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Commitment to independent wages system welcomed

Labor’s announcement today that it will maintain an independent minimum wage system is welcome, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “Full-time workers deserve a wage that allows them to...

Planning for growth can boost our regions

A focus on our regions and vital infrastructure are welcome additions to Australia’s population debate, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “Australia needs a strategic population plan that doesn’t...

Business welcomes employment services reform

Employers welcome the government’s announcement that it will reform the employment services system to give disadvantaged job seekers the best chance to find work, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott...

Common sense decision will help protect jobs

Yesterday’s decision by the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to withdraw their reckless carbon emissions guidelines will help protect jobs and investment, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said....

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...

Guidelines risk stalling the economy

It was a reckless decision by Western Australia’s Environment Protection Authority to release their carbon emissions guidelines yesterday, particularly when economic figures are already sluggish, Business Council chief executive Jennifer...

Stronger economic growth needed to boost wages

Today’s national accounts figures reveal a sluggish economy growing too slowly to deliver the growing wages and new jobs Australians deserve, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “Australians are...

Planning decisions must remain independent

The NSW Opposition’s commitment to ignore independent planning processes if elected and block the $3 billion investment in the Narrabri gas project undermines the confidence and jeopardises the investment needed...