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Business Council welcomes Fair Work amendment bills

“We welcome the Fair Work Amendment Bills introduced into Parliament today,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “The Fair Work Amendment (Repeal of 4 Yearly Reviews and Other Measures) Bill 2017 makes common sense changes, including repealing the unwieldy...

Penalty rates decision

“The Fair Work Commission has taken a step in the right direction towards modernising penalty rates to better reflect our 24/7 existence,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said following today’s decision on penalty rates. “The common-sense changes announced by...

Business Council welcomes activation of new trade agreement

“When an agreement has the potential to add $1 trillion to the world economy, it’s worth pausing to welcome its entry into force,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today. “The World Trade Organisation’s Trade Facilitation Agreement has that...

Crossbenchers show political guts by improving building code legislation

“We welcome the Senate voting to bring forward the transition to the new Building Code,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said after the passage of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Amendment Bill 2017 last night. “Senator Hinch...

No room for partisan politics in energy

Representatives of Australian communities, including civil society, households, workers, investors, business energy users and energy suppliers today challenged all political leaders to stop partisan antics and work together to reform Australia’s energy systems and markets to deliver the reliable, affordable...

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