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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 on 11 July 2024 We’re not fixing some of the real problems in Australia—cost of living, housing, investment—because we keep...

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 2024 Amid proposals to cut the number of students coming to Australia, calm heads must prevail so we don’t cannibalise...

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 Our relationship with China has a profound impact on every Australian’s life, particularly here in WA. China is our largest...

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 2024 More investment is required to drive productivity. We won’t get it without cutting red tape and making the Australian...

Hearings are for helping Australians, not showboating

This opinion article by Business Council President Geoff Culbert and Chief Executive Bran Black was published in The Australian Financial Review on 22 April 2024 In 1954, United States Senator Joseph McCarthy was asked the pointed question “have you no...

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