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Boosting female workforce participation for a $5 billion economic boost

Australia could grow the economy by $5 billion, make it easier for women to get back into work and give families more control over how they raise their kids by fixing the broken child care and paid parental leave systems....

Above and beyond – Biggies winners announced

The outstanding efforts of the people who work for ATCO, Coles and Woolworths were recognised on Monday night when over 350 business, government and community leaders came together for the Business Council’s annual dinner and inaugural Biggies awards. The Biggies...

More flexible paid parental leave a win-win

New research from KPMG shows a more flexible paid parental leave scheme could help close the workforce participation gap and grow the economy, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “KPMG’s work shows that a more flexible paid parental leave...

How Team Australia can succeed in Asia

  COVID-19 pandemic and complexity in Australia-China relations provides rationale for greater economic engagement with Asia Diversifying our trade partnerships is now an economic and geostrategic necessity and priority should be given to building stronger business connectivity with Japan, Indonesia,...

Time to lock in a sustainable recovery

As JobKeeper ends, businesses across the economy and of all sizes will need to take the lead when it comes to new job creation, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “JobKeeper has been a lifeline, saving tens of thousands...

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