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Energy ministers on the right track

We are pleased that federal, state and territory energy ministers have reaffirmed their commitment to laying the groundwork for a secure, reliable, affordable and lower-emission energy supply for all Australians.The Finkel Review presents a major opportunity to implement a coherent...

Statement on Infrastructure Australia corridor protection report

“Infrastructure Australia’s ground-breaking new report, ‘Corridor Protection’, demonstrates the significant benefits from reserving land for future infrastructure use,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today. “Australia is in urgent need of good infrastructure planning to create more liveable communities...

Business Council welcomes Labor's rejection of protectionism

“We welcome the opposition’s recommitment to the values of open trade and international co-operation and its rejection of protectionism.” Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today in response to Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong’s address...

Bank tax opponents show real leadership

“We commend the South Australian opposition and crossbenchers for showing real leadership by putting local jobs first and opposing this simplistic, crude revenue grab,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said this evening. “South Australia faces 6.9 per cent unemployment...

Launch of FTA negotiations with the Pacific Alliance

“The Business Council welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo, of the launch of free trade agreement negotiations with the Pacific Alliance,” Business Council chief executive, Jennifer Westacott said. “An FTA with Pacific Alliance...

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