Productivity or Complacency: Speech by BCA President Graham Bradley to the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce

12 Oct 2011

Speech by Graham Bradley, President of the Business Council of Australia, to the Australia–Israel Chamber of Commerce on 12 October 2011 titled ‘Productivity or Complacency: Which Path for Australia’s Future?’

It is a pleasure to be here today, and I thank the chamber for providing me a second occasion to speak as President of the Business Council of Australia. My first address was in February last year. Since then, I have had the privilege of leading the chamber’s mission to Israel last April.

That experience inspired me in many ways. It showed me what a nation can do if it makes the most of its strongest competitive advantages – in Israel’s case, its human capital.

My speech here 20 months ago was about Australia’s opportunities and the policies needed to fulfil our great national potential. Since then, the need for clear-sighted leadership on economic policy has become even more pressing.

Twenty months ago my principal concern about our economy was looming capacity constraints. Today we are grappling with a much more uncertain global environment and the realities of a multi-speed economy.

Read or download the full text of the speech, titled ‘Productivity or Complacency: Which Path for Australia’s Future?’ via the link below.

‘Productivity or Complacency: Which Path for Australia’s Future?’ – Speech by BCA President Graham Bradley to the Australia–Israel Chamber of Commerce

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