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Accelerated industry-university research collaboration is critical

The Business Council is a strong supporter of the government’s focus on research commercialisation and today’s investment will be crucial to our economic success for decades to come, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “The government’s $2.2 billion package...

WA decision is a national setback

Western Australia’s decision to keep itself cut-off from the rest of the nation indefinitely ignores the reality that Australia must live with the virus, Business Council President Tim Reed said. “The virus is here to stay and the longer restrictions...

Planning to live with COVID crucial

National Cabinet’s sensible decisions today will help further ease supply chain pressures and workforce shortages, but leaders must continue adjusting as the situation changes, Business Council executive director Jess Wilson said. “National consistency is critical to managing these challenges because...

Visa changes a critical step

Attracting student and working holiday maker visa holders back into the country and letting those already here work more hours are critical steps to keeping shelves stocked and supply chains functioning, Business Council executive director Jess Wilson said. “We welcome...

Step towards national consistency welcome

National Cabinet’s delivery of a nationally consistent, updated definition of a close contact is a much needed and welcome change, Business Council executive director Jess Wilson said. “By delivering a nationally consistent definition of a close contact, state and federal...

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