Education and skills

Give VET its worth for sake of our future

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Townsville Bulletin on Saturday 24 August 2019. AS ONE of the nation’s most important second-tier cities,...

Business welcomes sensible changes to skilled visas

The economy will receive a welcome boost from changes that give businesses with proven track records of investing in the Australian economy faster access to the skills they need, Business...

Interview with Brian Carlton, Tasmania Talks, 7AD

Event Interview with Brian Carlton, Tasmania Talks, 7AD Speaker Jennifer Westacott, Brian Carlton Date 14 February 2019 Topics Post-secondary education, Tasmanian economy, big and small business, Strong Australia E&OE  ...

Strong business for better lives

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Hobart Mercury on Monday 11 February 2019. Business confidence is high on the island state, and it's clear...

Business welcomes a step towards skills reform

We welcome the government’s announcement that it will undertake an independent review of Australia’s vocational education and skills system and act to boost the number of apprentices, Business Council chief...