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Radical casual work overhaul will cost jobs

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Bran Black was published in Australian Financial Review on Wednesday, 18 October 2023  There are countless flaws with the Federal Government’s radical overhaul of the workplace relations system, but the biggest by...

Send Fair Work changes back to drawing board

This opinion article was published in The Australian on Thursday 21 September 2023 and was co-authored by Bran Black, chief executive of the Business Council, Luke Achterstraat, CEO of the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia, Innes Willox, chief executive of Ai Group, Andrew McKellar, CEO of the Australian Chamber of...

Workplace changes need review

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Bran Black was published in The Daily Telegraph on Friday, 15 September 2023  This week I started my new role as Business Council chief executive and I've been reading up to hit...

Business has role to play in Voice debate

This opinion article was co-authored by Tim Reed, president of the BCA; Jennifer Westacott, chief executive of the BCA and Danny Gilbert, managing partner of Gilbert+Tobin and BCA board member and was published The Australian Financial Review on Thursday, 3 August 2023....

Why is Labor attacking the right to work casually for higher pay?

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott AO was published in The Australian Financial Review on Thursday, 6 July 2023  Higher take home pay and the flexibility to work when Australians want could be at risk under...

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