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Let's not slip into neutral

This opinion article by Business Council executive director Jess Wilson was first published in The Herald Sun on Saturday 22 January 2021  2022 has not started the way we had hoped. Much anticipated holidays cancelled, local businesses forced to close due...

As a nation of investors, we need transparency around proxy advice

This opinion article by Business Council President Tim Reed was first published in The Australian Financial Review on Thursday 20 January 2021  The Morrison government’s reforms to inject greater transparency and accountability around proxy advice are a common-sense step to improve...

We must hold our nerve to stay on a path to growth

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was first published in The Australian on Thursday 23 December 2021  Right now, the economy is emerging strongly from Covid lockdowns, but the longevity of the recovery depends squarely on our...

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 on 15 October 2021  Ensuring Australia keeps pace with the global shift to net-zero carbon emissions, and making the most...

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  Right now, Australian businesses are quickly moving towards net zero emissions by 2050. It’s exactly the same direction our investors,...

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