Economy

Statement on Infrastructure Australia corridor protection report

“Infrastructure Australia’s ground-breaking new report, ‘Corridor Protection’, demonstrates the significant benefits from reserving land for future infrastructure use,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today. “Australia is in urgent...

Business Council welcomes Labor's rejection of protectionism

“We welcome the opposition’s recommitment to the values of open trade and international co-operation and its rejection of protectionism.” Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today in...

Launch of FTA negotiations with the Pacific Alliance

“The Business Council welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo, of the launch of free trade agreement negotiations with the Pacific Alliance,” Business Council...

Sensible changes to temporary skilled visa program

“We welcome the refinements announced by the Turnbull Government to the temporary skilled visa system,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today. “The changes are essential for building a...

Funding breakthrough for schools in need

“We congratulate senators on voting for a simpler, fairer and more transparent schools funding model that will deliver the most taxpayer support to those students who really need it,” Business...

Canberra needs eyes wide open

This opinion article by Brendan Lyon and Jennifer Westacott was published in The Australian on 16 June 2017. Sydney is getting its long-overdue second airport and that is very good news...

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