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There’s a way to cut power bills, so let’s get on with it

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Weekend Australian on Sunday 1 December 2018. Business wants lower electricity prices. We want Australians to have lower power bills. Our electricity and gas supplies are the...

Beware of all the growth spoilers

This opinion article by Business Council chief economist Adam Boyton was published in the Australian Financial Review on Thursday 22 November 2018. Australia is well placed to lower the jobless even further. But it is threatened by those who don't understand...

Australian business must act fast to manage changing workplace landscape

This opinion article by Jennifer Westacott was published in the Geelong Advertiser on Monday, 5 November 2018. Work is at the centre of all economic policy, and rightly so. We spend much of our lives in our workplaces, we look...

So what’s fair in work and pay?

This opinion article by Business Council chief economist Adam Boyton was published in the Australian Financial Review on 18 October 2018. Australians have a strong concept of fairness. It shapes much of our dialogue, from sport to policy. Few things cut...

Now you are students but you must prepare to lead

This opinion article by Jennifer Westacott was published in Herald Sun on 20 September 2018. I am bewildered by what has played out in our national capital. We have to rise above any attempts to entrench a small-minded political culture, characterised by...

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