Economy

Hobble business, and hard working Australians suffer

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in theAustralian on Thursday 29 December 2018. As we reflect on the end of the year, we normally make...

Interview with Ticky Fullerton, Ticky, YourMoney

Event Interview with Tickly Fullerton, Ticky, YourMoney Speaker Jennifer Westacott Date 18 December 2018 Topics Year in review, workplace relations and inequality E&OE   Ticky: The Business Council of Australia...

MYEFO result a positive sign for the future

Today’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, signalling a return to surplus in 2019-20 after 11 years of deficits, is a welcome development but should be a call to action to...

Employment services can do more

The I Want To Work report released today makes welcome proposals to modernise the employment services system, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.    “For most people a job...

Business welcomes establishment of Modern Slavery Act

The establishment of a Modern Slavery Act is a critical step in ending the scourge of modern slavery and business welcomes its successful passage through Parliament today, Business Council chief...

The whole country benefits when business works together

The Business Council of Australia welcomes the government’s plan to use its purchasing power to ensure a fair deal for small business suppliers. “When business thrives, the whole country thrives....

Beware of all the growth spoilers

This opinion article by Business Council chief economist Adam Boyton was published in the Australian Financial Review on Thursday 22 November 2018. Australia is well placed to lower the jobless even...