Pages tagged "Media releases - 2017"

New energy plan offers hope

“For years now, the Business Council has been calling for an energy policy that can endure the vagaries of politics while ensuring reliability, improving affordability and meeting the government’s emissions target. This approach, well implemented, can deliver those outcomes,” Business...

Why Australia needs a competitive company tax rate

Australia is at imminent risk of having the 3rd highest company tax rate in the developed world if the Parliament leaves the top rate frozen in time at 30%, warns Jennifer Westacott, chief executive of the Business Council of Australia....

A new plan for a skilled Australia

Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott will today propose a new tertiary education and training system to prevent Australians falling through the cracks as technology continues to transform the economy. Ms Westacott will launch the Business Council’s discussion paper, Future-proof:...

Business Council welcomes deeper engagement with Asia

The Business Council of Australia welcomes Labor’s recommitment today to deeper engagement with Asia and recognition that securing our future prosperity will rely on our ability to deepen our ties to the region. “Chris Bowen is right, we cannot simply...

Treasurer highlights need for enterprise tax plan

“A more competitive company tax system is critical for increasing investment, boosting productivity and lifting real wages,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said in response to the Treasurer’s address to Business Council members last night. “The Treasurer has rightly...

Appointments to the Business Council board

Business Council of Australia President Grant King has announced the new appointment of Tim Reed of MYOB and Joanne Farrell of Rio Tinto to fill two vacancies on the Business Council Board. Mr King, who announced the appointments to Business...

Trump tax plan a call to action - we must reform now

“Australia’s tax competitiveness is already woeful and our broader competitiveness ranking is mediocre at best. US company tax reductions of this magnitude will only push us further behind” said Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott after the Trump administration unveiled...

Business Council statement on West Australian Budget

We acknowledge the new government has inherited a difficult budget position, and they are clearly making a genuine effort to control spending. We also commend the Treasurer for resisting misguided calls for a state bank tax, which would have further...

Growth figures a call to action for political leaders

“These numbers are encouraging but certainly aren’t cause for complacency – one swallow does not make a summer,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today following the release of the June quarter National Accounts. “There are hopeful signs that...

Big and small business combine forces

The country’s biggest and smallest businesses are joining forces to advance sensible economic reform to drive a new wave of prosperity for Australians. The Business Council of Australia and the Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA) will today sign a...

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