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Sensible changes to temporary skilled visa program

“We welcome the refinements announced by the Turnbull Government to the temporary skilled visa system,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today. “The changes are essential for building a globally competitive economy for all Australians. “They relate to highly...

Statement on the Great Barrier Reef's value

“We welcome the work by Deloitte Access Economics in conjunction with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to put a value on one of Australia’s most marvelous natural assets,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “While most Australians would already...

Funding breakthrough for schools in need

“We congratulate senators on voting for a simpler, fairer and more transparent schools funding model that will deliver the most taxpayer support to those students who really need it,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “The destructive school funding...

Cynical taxes expose lightweight leadership

“South Australia’s new bank levy exposes the desperation of a government that is unable to get its own budget and spending under control,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “The confused rationales for the tax are risible, and the...

Energy policies must support new investment

“Everyone wants to see more affordable electricity, but governments should be extremely cautious about intervening in markets at a time when businesses are not investing because of a lack of policy certainty,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today....

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