Economy

Time to pull the plug on energy culture war

This essay by Jennifer Westacott was published in The Australian on 12 April, 2017. It was the fifth in the 'Priorities for Prosperity' series, which explored key policy issues affecting Australia's future success as...

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Statement on youth jobs PaTH

“We welcome today’s launch of Youth Jobs PaTH, an important practical initiative to help address youth unemployment,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “Going from study to work has...

Statement on company tax negotiations

“We welcome this historic step towards rebooting Australia’s international competitiveness and prosperity,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said following Finance Minister Mathias Cormann’s announcement in the Senate this afternoon....

Pathway to prosperity

The Business Council's president Grant King delivered this speech to the Ausralia Israel Chamber of Commerce in Sydney on 31 March, 2017.   From time to time we are dramatically...

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No place for modern slavery

The Business Council’s president, Grant King, and chief executive, Jennifer Westacott, have urged a comprehensive approach to combating modern slavery. “We strongly believe that Australia needs a comprehensive approach, including...

Business leaders fight for Australian prosperity

More than 70 chief executives representing the nation’s biggest employers are meeting with government and opposition this week to discuss priorities for a more competitive economy and strategies to lift...