Economy

Proposed "effects test" puts pressure on household bills

“The Turnbull government seems intent on putting pressure on the household bills of every Australian,” Business Council president Grant King said as parliament prepares to debate the Competition and Consumer...

Penalty rates ploy puts politics before people

“Labor and the Greens are putting political expediency ahead of good policy by walking away from new jobs, extra hours and fresh opportunities for small business, especially in regional Australia,”...

2017-18 budget submission: Better services, better value

In our Budget submission, we set out a responsible five-pronged strategy to promote stronger growth, better services and increased value from government spending, with the ultimate goal of achieving higher...

Statement on the rule of law

Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott today addressed comments made by ACTU secretary Sally McManus on the ABC’s 7.30 last night. “These grossly irresponsible comments can have dangerous real-world consequences, signalling to...

The numbers stack up, now let's get moving on infrastructure

“Infrastructure Australia has released a roadmap for addressing our nationally significant infrastructure challenges that must be fully grasped by governments and the private sector,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott...