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CBD needs workers to make it vibrant, safe and prosperous

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age on 10 February 2020. Through good management and its people being able to pull together in times of crisis, Australia...

Lockdown uncertainty is crippling confidence

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in The Sydney Morning Herald on 22 December 2020 Throughout the twists and turns of this pandemic, the business community has demonstrated our priority is, and remains, the...

IR package is a way forward through the middle ground

This opinion article by chief executive of the Business Council Jennifer Westacott was published in The Australian Financial Review on Friday 11 December 2020 For decades, attempts at industrial relations reform have generated full-throated noise and division, often with little gain....

Update corporations law to fast-track Australia out of recession

This opinion article by the Business Council's corporate governance working group chair Robert Johanson, Herbert Smith Freehills immediate past global CEO Mark Rigotti, and Ashurst partner Michael Sloan was published in the Australian Financial Review on 6 October 2020.

Tax reform, open borders: we need people working again

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott and Council of Small Business Organisations Australia chief executive Peter Strong was published in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age on 25 September 2020 

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