Economy

Business Council statement on budget 2017-18

“Treasurer Scott Morrison has delivered a practical and workable Budget in the face of sustained political gridlock in Canberra that has stifled much-needed, wider reform,” said Business Council chief executive...

What does a fair budget look like?

This essay by Jennifer Westacott was published in The Weekend Australian on May 6, 2017. It is part of the Priority for Prosperity series which explores core challenges for Australian society. Australians...

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Time to face up to Trump's tax plan

“There’s no doubt that a company tax reduction of this magnitude would profoundly change the arithmetic for global investors when they decide where to put their money,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said...

Submission to the foreign policy white paper taskforce

The Business Council welcomes this opportunity to provide a submission on the Foreign Policy White Paper. In today’s increasingly globalised economy, the Australian business sector regards international stability and predictability...

Submission to the better budgeting discussion paper

This is a submission to the Labor Party’s Better Budgeting discussion paper. The ultimate goal of government spending must be to improve community living standards through the provision of crucial services such...