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National accounts

Australia is in a low productivity, low growth rut, which is holding our economy back from delivering higher wages growth and improved living standards for all Australians, Business Council chief...

Australia's productivity challenge

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is spot on to highlight Australia’s productivity challenge and has moved to restore the confidence of business to invest, Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott...

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Tim Fischer AC

Statement by Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott AO   The business community today pays tribute to Tim Fischer AC, a great Australian and a true gentleman. The...

Business welcomes EU trade negotiations

We strongly support the negotiation of a comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU) which will further enhance Australia’s vital trade and investment interests, Business Council chief...

$3 billion boost for Indigenous businesses

Some of Australia’s biggest businesses will collectively spend over $3 billion with Indigenous suppliers over 5 years under the Business Council’s Raising the Bar initiative, launched today by Minister for...

Unnecessary regulation drag on productivity and job creation

We welcome the Morrison government’s announcement to establish a Productivity Commission review into streamlining regulation in the resources sector, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today. “The resources sector...

Tax changes good for workers, good for the economy

Australians will have more money in their pockets and the economy will receive a much-needed boost as a result of yesterday's successful passage of personal income tax reforms, Business Council...

National accounts

Australia’s economy is not growing fast enough to deliver higher wages growth and better opportunities for all Australians, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.   “These numbers are clear,...