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Joint statement with the Smith Family on schools funding

The Business Council of Australia and The Smith Family: • Strongly endorse the principle of needs-based school funding. • Welcome the additional $18.6 billion for Australian schools committed by the Commonwealth Government over the next decade. • Acknowledge that education...

Strong businesses underpin lasting jobs

“Australia must keep laying the groundwork for future business growth if recent employment gains are to be sustained,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said following the release of labour force data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. “These statistics...

Finkel report our best chance to end ideological wars in energy

“Australia hasn’t a moment to lose now that we have a comprehensive, independent blueprint to restore the security, reliability and affordability of our electricity system,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said following the release today of Chief Scientist Alan...

We all have a stake in moving forward with the Finkel Review

The energy industry, its customers and other stakeholders agree: the imminent Finkel Review deserves full and fair consideration before governments take decisions that will have major implications for the security, reliability and affordability of Australia’s electricity system. Our organisations believe...

Growing support for Modern Slavery Act

We welcome Labor's commitment to support an Australian Modern Slavery Act. Australians’ living standards have risen enormously through greater international trade. However, it has also increased the risk that products and services sold here are tainted by the use of...

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