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No time for the meek as health budgets blow out

This opinion article by Rohan Mead, group managing director of Australian Unity and chairman of the Business Council's Healthy Australia Taskforce, was published in The Australian on 9 February 2017. Just days into their new roles, it may already be...

Enterprise Bargaining on the Brink of Failure

This opinion article by Jennifer Westacott was published in The Australian Financial Review on 2 Febuary 2017 When a highly respected senior member of the Fair Work Commission such as vice-president Graeme Watson resigns and makes such a damning assessment...

Jennifer Westacott: Priorities for Prosperity

This essay, published in The Weekend Australian on 28 January 2017, is the first in a series exploring the challenges for Australian prosperity. Australians who travel to New Zealand, as I did over Christmas, are often taken aback at just...

Rejuvenating the Innovation Debate

This opinion article by Tim Reed, chief executive of MYOB and chairman of the Business Council Innovation Task Force, was published by Business Insider on January 18.  When Malcolm Turnbull launched the National Innovation and Science Agenda in December 2015,...

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