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Workplace bill will add unwanted complexity

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was first published in The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday 23 November 2022 I want, and the Business community wants, higher wages and better living standards for all Australians. That’s good...

IR changes are not going to lift pay

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was first published in The Australian Financial Review on Friday 28 October 2022 The Business Council wants Australian workers to have more money in their pockets. To grow real wages...

What a Jobs Summit ‘win’ would look like

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was first published in The Australian Financial Review on Monday 15 August 2022 The Jobs and Skills Summit is an important opportunity to find common ground. I believe we can....

Business is not profiting at the expense of workers’ wages

This opinion article by Business Council chief economist Stephen Walters was first published in The Australian Financial Review on Monday 8 August 2022 Who benefits most from a growing economy, workers or business? Of course, the answer is both. This...

Release handbrakes on growth to drive nation’s prosperity

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was first published in The Australian on Friday 29 July 2022 With heightened global uncertainty the new normal, the only way Australia can forge ahead and fortify its resilience is...

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