Economy

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...

Economic update 4 September

GDP growth was 0.5% in the June quarter 2019 to be up just 1.4% over the year. That’s the slowest pace of yearly growth since September 2009. Yearly GDP growth...

National accounts

Australia is in a low productivity, low growth rut, which is holding our economy back from delivering higher wages growth and improved living standards for all Australians, Business Council chief...

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...

Australia's productivity challenge

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is spot on to highlight Australia’s productivity challenge and has moved to restore the confidence of business to invest, Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott...

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$3 billion boost for Indigenous businesses

Some of Australia’s biggest businesses will collectively spend over $3 billion with Indigenous suppliers over 5 years under the Business Council’s Raising the Bar initiative, launched today by Minister for...