Pages tagged "Media releases - 2017"

Trump plan pushes Australia to the back of the pack

It is no longer credible for Parliament to leave Australia’s top company tax rate frozen in time and one of the highest in the world as other nations move dramatically to increase their global competitiveness says Business Council of Australia...

Climate change policy review provides practical plan for the future

The Climate Change policy review released today outlines a sensible and practical plan to ensure Australia remains on track to meet its international emissions reductions targets, but it will require political leadership and a bipartisan approach says Business Council chief...

MYEFO highlights that a stronger budget needs stronger businesses

“The Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) shows welcome signs of improvement but it also signals the key role the business community will play to strengthen the budget in the future,” said Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott. “MYEFO...

Have your say: Business Council consulting on our future tertiary system

Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott is encouraging people to have their say on designing a more responsive tertiary education and training system to prevent Australians falling through the cracks as technology continues to transform the economy. Public consultations on...

AGL investment plan the right way forward for NSW

AGL’s plan to replace their ageing and unreliable Liddell coal-fired plant with a mix of renewables, gas and storage is the sort of innovation we will see under the National Energy Guarantee, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today....

Business ready to work with government on a consumer data right

Australian business stands ready to work with the government on the design of the new Consumer Data Right announced by Assistant Minister Angus Taylor, according to Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott. “We support the principle that consumers should have...

Ministers must build on energy reform momentum

The chief executive of the Business Council of Australia Jennifer Westacott has urged political leaders to build on the progress made at the COAG Energy Council meeting in Hobart today. “Ministers who have agreed to work together towards reform should...

COAG energy council must end policy paralysis

The chief executive of the Business Council of Australia Jennifer Westacott is urging Australia’s political leaders to work together at Friday’s COAG Energy Council meeting to end the deadlock on climate and energy policy. “I hope State and Territory ministers...

White paper provides a strong strategic direction for the future

The Turnbull Government has unveiled a powerful new foreign policy strategy in its White Paper released today, repositioning Australia in its changing Indo-Pacific context and providing a full-throated renunciation of protectionism. “Today’s White Paper significantly repositions Australia in its Indo-Pacific...

Plans for a unified brand Australia welcomed

The chief executive of the Business Council of Australia, Jennifer Westacott, has congratulated the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment on his announcement that the government will build a unified national brand for Australian products. “It simply makes sense to...

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