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Outbreak of peace in Canberra is a massive opportunity

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Australian Financial Review on Wednesday 24 September 2019  After more than a decade of bruising, and at times venomous, politics, a welcome sense of calm has...

Road to managing infrastructure

This opinion article by Business Council Infrastructure Committee Chair and WSP CEO Guy Templeton was published in the Australian on Wednesday September 11 2019  Why is it that we commonly refer to the health system, the education system and the justice system...

We need an investment booster

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Financial Review on Thursday 5 September 2019. A carefully designed investment allowance, calibrated as part of the budget, would help address Australia’s flagging productivity without risking...

Surplus betrays investment stall

This opinion article by Business Council chief economist Adam Boyton was published in the Financial Review on Wednesday 28 August 2019. One of the last of the 1980s economic bugbears looks likely to bite the dust – at least temporarily....

Give VET its worth for sake of our future

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Townsville Bulletin on Saturday 24 August 2019. AS ONE of the nation’s most important second-tier cities, Australia needs Townsville to thrive and anchor job creation, development...

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