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It’s time to reopen, reunite and recover: a pathway out
New research from the Business Council of Australia shows almost 80 per cent of Australians want lockdowns and restrictions phased...
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Welcome progress on respect at work
The Business Council commends federal parliament for taking strong action today towards stamping out sexual harassment and discrimination in Australian...
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Reopening vital to recovery
“Our economy is resilient and by sticking to the national plan to safely reopen as vaccination rates increase, we can...
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An open letter from the business community
We, the undersigned, represent businesses which employ almost one million Australians, and provide products and services to people right across...
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Interview with Gareth Parker, 6PR Breakfast
Event: Jennifer Westacott interview with Gareth Parker, 6PR Breakfast Speakers: Gareth Parker, host 6PR Breakfast; Jennifer Westacott, chief executive Business...
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Interview with Laura Jayes, Sky News AM Agenda
Event: Jennifer Westacott interview with Laura Jayes, Sky News AM Agenda Speakers: Laura Jayes, host Sky News AM Agenda; Jennifer...
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Interview with Neil Breen, 4BC
Event: Jennifer Westacott interview with Neil Breen, 4BC   Speakers: Neil Breen, host Breakfast with Neil Breen; Jennifer Westacott, chief...
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Interview with Laura Jayes, Sky News AM Agenda
Event: Jennifer Westacott interview with Laura Jayes, Sky News AM Agenda Speakers: Laura Jayes, host Sky News AM Agenda; Jennifer...
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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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Six big shifts to get growth out of the slow lane
This opinion article by Business Council President Tim Reed was first published in The Australian Financial Review on Wednesday 7...
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Growth is in the air as western Sydney hub booms
This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was first published in The Australian on Friday 18 June...
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Stronger regions mean a stronger Australia
This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was first published in The Canberra Times on Wednesday 26...
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Business Council speech: Growth is the only way forward - PwC Federal Budget Insights
Speaker: Jennifer Westacott, Business Council of Australia chief executive Venue:  Online event, Sydney   When:  Wednesday, 12 May 2021 Topics:...
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Tim Reed speech, address to the 2021 annual dinner
Speaker: Tim Reed, Business Council of Australia President Venue:  The Fullerton Hotel, Sydney   Topics: Economic recovery, Business Council policy...
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Jennifer Westacott speech to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Business Envoy Speaker Series
Speaker: Jennifer Westacott AO, chief executive, Business Council of Australia Venue: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra Synopsis After...
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Jennifer Westacott, opening comments to the Senate committee on education and employment
Speaker: Jennifer Westacott AO, chief executive, Business Council of Australia Venue: Australian Parliament House, Canberra Topics: Workplace relations reform, enterprise...
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Consumer Data Right Strategic Assessment
This is the Business Council’s submission to the Treasury regarding the Strategic Assessment for the implementation of an economy-wide Consumer...
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Evaluation of the 2021 foreign investment reforms
The Business Council of Australia (BCA) welcomes the opportunity to provide the Department of Treasury with assessments on the impact...
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Strengthening Australia's Cyber Security Regulations and Incentives
This is the Business Council’s submission regarding the Commonwealth Government’s discussion paper on strengthening Australia’s Cyber Security Regulations and Incentives....
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Submission to Victorian Government Independent Inquiry into Economic Equity
This is the Business Council’s submission to the Victorian Government Independent Inquiry into Economic Equity.
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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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Making Australia a world-leading digital economy
The Government is aiming for Australia to become a leading digital economy by 2030. The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the role...
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Asia Taskforce: How Team Australia can succeed in Asia
In October 2019, the Business Council of Australia and Asia Society Australia with PwC and the University of Sydney Business...
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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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Trends in Australian capital markets
*as at October 2019  Summary The value of unlisted equity has soared as a share of GDP since the end...
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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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