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No time to repeat mistakes of the past
After two years of stop-start measures to control COVID-19 it’s time to put the lessons of the pandemic into practice...
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NSW charging ahead
The New South Wales Government’s decision to further ease restrictions from December 15th shows a state leading the way, Business...
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Smart move to attract talent and boost Australian jobs
The Business Council welcomes the government’s decision to keep much needed temporary and skilled workers in the country, Business Council...
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New directors for BCA board
The nation’s leading business group has backed President Tim Reed for another two-year term and added the expertise of three...
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Jennifer Westacott interview with Neil Mitchell, 3AW Mornings
Event: Jennifer Westacott interview with Neil Mitchell, 3AW MorningsSpeakers: Neil Mitchell, host 3AW Mornings; Jennifer Westacott, chief executive Business Council...
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Jennifer Westacott interview with Chris Kenny, The Kenny Report
Event: Jennifer Westacott interview with Chris Kenny, The Kenny Report  Speakers:  Chris Kenny, host; Jennifer Westacott, chief executive Business Council of Australia...
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Jennifer Westacott interivew with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News
Event: Jennifer Westacott interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News Agenda  Speakers:  Kieran Gilbert, host; Jennifer Westacott, chief executive Business Council of Australia...
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Tim Reed panel interview with Stan Grant, Towards Zero, ABC
Event: Tim Reed panel interview with Stan Grant, Towards Zero, ABC Speakers: Stan Grant, host Towards Zero; Kelly O'Shanassy, Chief...
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Jobs, trade to benefit if Australia acts on wealth of clean energy resources
This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott and ACTU President Michele O’Neil was first published in The Age...
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Aussie industry leading the way
This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was first published in The Daily Telegraph on 15 October 2021 ...
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Business backs bigger 2030 target to put us in decarbonisation box seat
This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott and President Tim Reed was first published in The Australian Financial...
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We all must ensure economic recovery
This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was first published in The Australian on Friday 27 August...
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President's address to the AGM and introduction to the Prime Minister
Speaker: Tim Reed, Business Council President   Event Business Council of Australia Annual General Meeting     Delivery: Wednesday 24...
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Address to the Australian Information Industry Association
Speaker: Jennifer Westacott AO Delivery: Thursday 18 November 2021 Venue: Online **Check against delivery** I would like to start by...
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2021 John Monash Oration - We can and we must: securing Australia’s economic future
Speaker: Jennifer Westacott, Business Council of Australia chief executive Venue: Online event, Sydney  When: Wednesday, 3 November 2021 Topics: Securing...
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Address to the Regional Universities Network Conference
Speaker:  Jennifer Westacott AO, Business Council chief executive Venue: Via zoom Delivery:  Friday 17 September, 2021 Topics: Tertiary education, regional...
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Modernising document execution: submission to the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet consultation process
This is the Business Council of Australia's submission in response to the consultation paper "Modernising document execution: consultation on a...
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Submission on exposure draft legislation: Treasury Laws Amendment (Measures for Consultation) Bill 2021: Litigation funders
This is the submission of the Business Council of Australia in response to the exposure draft Treasury Laws Amendment (Measures...
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Joint AICD-BCA submission: Review of the Insolvent Trading Safe Harbour
This is the AID and BCA's joint submission to the Review of the Insolvent Trading Safe. Our strong view is...
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Treasury Laws Amendment (Measures for Consultation) Bill 2021: Use of technology for meetings and related amendments
This is the Business Council of Australia submission to the Treasury consultation process on the exposure draft of the Treasury...
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Sunshot : Australia’s opportunity to create 395,000 clean export jobs
Together, ACF, WWF-Australia, ACTU and BCA are today releasing Sunshot: Australia’s opportunity to create 395,000 clean export jobs, charting a...
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Achieving a net zero economy
The Business Council of Australia (BCA) supports achieving a net zero emissions economy by 2050. This paper sets out a...
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Be smarter about managing the virus
Protecting the health of Australians must remain our number one priority but a smarter, consistent and more predictable approach to...
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Living on borrowed time
Australians would be $10,000 better off over a decade if we fixed our productivity problem and stopped it acting as...
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Chief economist's update - October 2021
Key points Management of the Delta variant of COVID remains the dominant factor influencing the Australian economy. The costs of...
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Chief economist's update - June 2021
Key points The global and Australian economies are bouncing back. Australia's recovery is evident in the March quarter National Accounts....
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Labour market update - February 2021
The February 2021 labour force data showed employment surged with 89,000 Australians finding work and the unemployment rate dropping sharply...
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Economic update - 2 December 2020
GDP growth rose 3.3% in the September quarter 2020 – the largest quarterly rise since 1976 and at the upper...
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The Biggies: Woolworths stacks up as ‘quiet hero’
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The Biggies: EY’s practical support comforted fire victims
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The Biggies: BP Australia makes big impact in crises
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The Biggies: Doctor Simon Doyle brought human touch in time of rare contact
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