Economy

$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...

Unnecessary regulation drag on productivity and job creation

We welcome the Morrison government’s announcement to establish a Productivity Commission review into streamlining regulation in the resources sector, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today. “The resources sector...

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...

Tax changes good for workers, good for the economy

Australians will have more money in their pockets and the economy will receive a much-needed boost as a result of yesterday's successful passage of personal income tax reforms, Business Council...

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...

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...

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