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We need an investment booster

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Financial Review on Thursday 5 September 2019. A carefully designed investment allowance, calibrated as part of the budget, would help address Australia’s flagging productivity without risking...

Surplus betrays investment stall

This opinion article by Business Council chief economist Adam Boyton was published in the Financial Review on Wednesday 28 August 2019. One of the last of the 1980s economic bugbears looks likely to bite the dust – at least temporarily....

Give VET its worth for sake of our future

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Townsville Bulletin on Saturday 24 August 2019. AS ONE of the nation’s most important second-tier cities, Australia needs Townsville to thrive and anchor job creation, development...

In the absence of tax cuts, investment allowance is key

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Financial Review on Tuesday 13 August 2019. The growth discussion is back. And in light of ongoing global trade tensions it’s unlikely to go away anytime...

Productivity matters and we need to lift it

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in The Weekend Australian on Saturday 10 August 2019  Australians will have their own views about this year’s federal election ­result but there can be little doubt it...

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