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Unpick tortuous red tape patchwork to cure housing woes

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Bran Black was published in The West Australian on 19 February 2024 No one needs to be told how bad our housing crisis is. What we need are some practical solutions and they...

Radical industrial relations reform an economic risk Australia can’t afford

This opinion article by Business Council Chief Executive Bran Black and the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia Chief Executive Officer Luke Achterstraat was published in The Australian on 22 January 2024. Bad policy does not discriminate: radical industrial relations reform...

We need to rediscover our competitive settings to achieve prosperity

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Bran Black was published in The Australian on 13 December 2023 On Tuesday, in these pages, Treasurer Jim Chalmers wrote that he was working to “make our economy more productive, more competitive...

US, China visits pave way for economic benefits

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Bran Black was published in The Australian on 13 November 2023 Last weekend a contingent of Australian businesses and CEOs arrived in Shanghai for the China International Import Expo and a Business...

IR changes don’t fix fundamental policy flaws

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Bran Black was published in The Australian on Wednesday, 1 November 2023 The best thing said about the Government’s supposed concessions on the omnibus workplace relations bill is the acknowledgement of serious...

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