Pages tagged "Media releases - 2017"

Lower tax rate will create more jobs and investment says CEO survey

Four out of five CEOs said they would boost investment and 70 per cent said they would hire more people if the Senate votes to give Australia a more competitive company tax rate. According to a survey of Business Council...

Decision to shelve the South Australian bank tax welcomed

“South Australians will be relieved at news today that their government’s proposed investment-sapping bank tax will be abandoned,” said Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott after the South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill shelved the proposed bank tax. “The South Australian...

Women in leadership: 10 actions that really drive change

New research shows Australian companies that lead their industry in women’s leadership representation do 10 things in common, starting with making a compelling case about why gender equality is good for the organisation. Women in Leadership: Lessons from Australian companies...

Treasury report confirms - Australia needs a competitive company tax rate

“Today’s report from the Treasury adds to an already burgeoning body of evidence in favour of making our tax system more competitive. It is a simple fact that without reform we are risking the economic growth needed to create Australian...

Business Council welcomes Prime Minister's address to Asia Pacific Regional Conference

“The Prime Minister spoke powerfully about the ability of trade to boost wages and lift living standards for all Australians. Only by embracing the values of liberal trade and international co-operation  will we secure our future living standards,” said Business...

South Australia needs investment in local jobs

“The South Australian parliament has a golden opportunity to begin restoring their state’s reputation among investors as it considers the state government’s ill-conceived bank tax this week,” said Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott today. “This state has so much...

Census jobs data reveals indigenous employment gains

“New census data reveal a 76 per cent leap in the number of Indigenous professionals over the pastdecade, complementing significant Indigenous job growth across industries,” Business Council chiefexecutive Jennifer Westacott said today. “The data show a marked increase in Indigenous...

Business Council welcomes NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian

“Gladys Berejiklian has demonstrated a masterful understanding of what it takes to create a better society – strong business investment creating more jobs and better jobs,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said following the Premier’s speech to the Business...

Productivity focus essential to lift wages

“Treasurer Scott Morrison is right to refocus on the urgent need to boost productivity across the economy – the only way to sustainably deliver better jobs and higher incomes for all Australians,” said Jennifer Westacott, chief executive of the Business...

Small and big business unite behind company tax plan

Small business has united with the nation’s largest companies in urging the federal parliament to back a competitive tax rate of 25% for all Australian companies. Peter Strong, chief executive of the Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia (COSBOA),...

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