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Australia must grow faster and spend less, and encouraging private enterprise is the best way forward

This opinion article by Jennifer Westacott was published in the Daily Telegraph on 8 May 2018.  Politicians like to say budgets are about choices, and they are. But instead of only focusing on the decisions our politicians make, we need to look...

Engine of Australia's prosperity in need of support

This article appeared in The Australian on 1 May 2018. As Australians we are incredibly lucky. We’ve spent the last few decades reaping the benefits of uninterrupted economic growth, relatively high standards of living and growing prosperity. It is tempting...

Cut company tax and all benefit

This opinion article originally appeared in The Australian on the 25 April 2018. The Business Council and its members welcome the opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to invest more in Australia if a reduction in the corporate tax rate is...

Skills, education focus in making Strong Australia

This was originally published in the Herald Sun on 9 April 2018. Wishful thinking doesn’t create better jobs or put extra dollars into pay packets. It doesn’t attract investment, open factories, find export routes or convince someone to take a...

Australia at crossroads with only one path likely to lead to growth

As a nation we are at a fork in our national journey, weighing up competing philosophies as we contemplate the paths ahead. Paved in the sugar-coating of populism, one route appears far easier to navigate and promises all things to...

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