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Launceston part of a strong Australia

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Launceston Examiner on Wednesday 13 February 2019. Snuggled in Tasmania’s breathtaking North, Launceston is one of the nation’s treasures. As the state enjoys strong economic growth, business...

Strong business for better lives

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Hobart Mercury on Monday 11 February 2019. Business confidence is high on the island state, and it's clear that one of the biggest challenges facing Tasmanians is to...

Five reasons to be cheerful about the Australian economy

This opinion article by Business Council chief economist Adam Boyton was published in the Financial Review on Thursday 24 January 2019. Economics is sometimes known as the dismal science. Which is a shame, because at its heart economics is ultimately about...

Pointless raising carbon targets with no road to get there

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in The Australian Financial Review on Monday 16 January 2019. After a decade of dysfunction and gridlock on climate and energy policy in Australia, it’s about time commentators, some...

It's just immoral to lock people into unemployment

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in The Australian Financial Review on Monday 7 January 2019. The question of what type of workplace relations system Australia needs is back in the frame again. The contest...

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