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International student caps will hurt the economy while not fixing housing supply
Further cuts to the intake of international students will only damage the economy, impacting all Australians and the broader business...
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BCA appoints HSBC Australia and New Zealand Chief Executive Antony Shaw as new Chair of Global Engagement Committee...
The Business Council of Australia has appointed HSBC Australia and New Zealand Chief Executive Antony Shaw as the new Chair...
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Long-term 2050 roadmap needed alongside nuclear debate
The Business Council says there should be a technology agnostic approach to the transition to net zero emissions, including nuclear...
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Australia-China CEO Roundtable statement
Australian and Chinese business leaders met in Perth today for the seventh Australia-China CEO Roundtable, facilitated by the Business Council...
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Australia-China CEO Roundtable in Perth - Bran Black closing remarks
Event: Closing remarks – Australia-China CEO Roundtable PerthSpeakers: Bran Black Chief Executive, Business Council of AustraliaTopics: Australia-China CEO Roundtable E&OE...
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Australia-China CEO Roundtable in Perth - Bran Black opening remarks
Event: Australia-China CEO Roundtable in Perth Speakers: Bran Black Chief Executive, Business Council of AustraliaTopics: Australia-China CEO Roundtable E&OE Good...
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Bran Black interview with Peter Stefanovic, First Edition, Sky News
Event: Bran Black interview with Peter Stefanovic, First Edition, Sky NewsSpeakers: Peter Stefanovic Host, First Edition, Sky News; Bran Black...
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Bran Black interview with Michael Rowland, ABC News Breakfast, ABC News
Event: Bran Black interview with Michael Rowland, ABC News Breakfast, ABC NewsSpeakers: Michael Rowland Host, ABC News Breakfast, ABC News;...
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Stop fishing for red herrings and start fixing the issues
This opinion article by Business Council Chief Executive Bran Black was published in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age...
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Slashing foreign student numbers would be economic self-harm
This opinion article by Business Council Chief Executive Bran Black was published in The Australian Financial Review on 3 July...
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Personal connection at the heart of our relationship with China
This opinion article by Business Council Chief Executive Bran Black was published in The West Australian on 20 June 2024...
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The one standout success metric for the budget
This opinion article by Business Council Chief Executive Bran Black was published in The Australian Financial Review on 13 May...
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Bran Black keynote address to the Business Hunter Annual Summit 2024
Speaker: Bran Black, Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia **CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY** Thank you very much for having me here...
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BCA President Geoff Culbert AFR Business Summit Speech
***Check against delivery*** This is my first speech as President of the BCA, and I’m going to make some pretty direct comments. But before I start, I want to make it absolutely clear that what I’m about...
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BCA President Tim Reed 2023 Annual Dinner speech
**CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY** Thank you Jennifer, welcome Prime Minister, welcome Treasurer and a very warm welcome to all guests and...
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Opening address to the Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum Toronto
Speaker: Jennifer Westacott AO, chief executive of the Business Council of Australia Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto Introduction Thank you,...
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Submission to the Australian Sustainable Finance Taxonomy V0.1
The Business Council of Australia welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Australian Sustainable Finance Institute’s Australian Sustainable Finance Taxonomy...
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Submission to Australia's International Education and Skills Strategic Framework
The international student sector is our fourth largest export industry, worth $48 billion in 2023. It provides considerable income for...
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Submission to Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Quality and Integrity) Bill 2024
The international student sector is our fourth largest export industry, worth $48 billion in 2023. It provides considerable income for...
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Submission to Inquiry into the Digital Transformation of Workplaces
Technological change in Australia continues at a rapid pace. The ongoing digital revolution is changing work, providing new ways to...
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Regulation Rumble 2023 - A guide to national best practice
This is the first edition of the BCA’s Regulation Rumble, a jurisdictional scorecard that ranks regulation and business taxes across...
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Seize the moment
The purpose of the Business Council of Australia is to ensure the country is economically strong to support a fair,...
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Improving employment outcomes for people with disability
With a range of skills and experiences, people with disability represent one of Australia’s greatest underrepresented talent pools. However, Australia...
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Migration makes Australia stronger
Migration is an essential element in the success of Australia. In an economic sense, young skilled migrants help manage our...
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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 Microsoft Traineeship Program brings diversity to the technology sector
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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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