Media releases - 2017

Momentum builds towards modern slavery act

“We welcome the Turnbull government’s announcement that it will pursue a Modern Slavery Act, an initiative that we have vocally supported,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “Greater global...

Facts matter in tax reform debate

“Politicians can have differing opinions in the company tax debate, but they shouldn’t mislead the public about the facts,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said after Opposition Leader Bill...

Energy ministers on the right track

We are pleased that federal, state and territory energy ministers have reaffirmed their commitment to laying the groundwork for a secure, reliable, affordable and lower-emission energy supply for all Australians.The...

Statement on Infrastructure Australia corridor protection report

“Infrastructure Australia’s ground-breaking new report, ‘Corridor Protection’, demonstrates the significant benefits from reserving land for future infrastructure use,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today. “Australia is in urgent...

Business Council welcomes Labor's rejection of protectionism

“We welcome the opposition’s recommitment to the values of open trade and international co-operation and its rejection of protectionism.” Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today in...

Bank tax opponents show real leadership

“We commend the South Australian opposition and crossbenchers for showing real leadership by putting local jobs first and opposing this simplistic, crude revenue grab,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott...

Launch of FTA negotiations with the Pacific Alliance

“The Business Council welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo, of the launch of free trade agreement negotiations with the Pacific Alliance,” Business Council...

Sensible changes to temporary skilled visa program

“We welcome the refinements announced by the Turnbull Government to the temporary skilled visa system,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today. “The changes are essential for building a...