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Don't base policy on labour market myths

This opinion article by Business Council chief economist Adam Boyton was published in the Australian Financial Review on Thursday 18 July 2019 The jobs market has remained strong over the past year despite some softness in economic growth. Thursday's labour...

Time’s ripe for tax cuts

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Daily Telegraph on Friday 28 June 2019.  A simpler, fairer tax system will not just benefit those suffering from bracket creep, but the whole economy. Every...

Fix the kitchen table economy

This opinion article by Business Council chief economist Adam Boyton was published in the Financial Review on Wednesday 19 June 2019.  Australia is in a growth rut. And at the heart of our growth problem is weakness in private sector...

Where's the election growth pitch?

This opinion article by Business Council chief economist Adam Boyton was published in the Financial Review on Monday 29 April 2019. Our ability to ensure all can enjoy Australia’s promise will either be limited, or enhanced, by how rapidly we...

We can’t build a better Australia without business

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Financial Review on Thursday 11 April 2019. An anti-business and anti-growth agenda simply cannot deliver the wider horizons that Australians look for. Rarely have Australians faced...

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