Media releases - 2019

2019 Election

The Business Council congratulates the Prime Minister and his team on the re-election of the Liberal-National Coalition Government. “We look forward to working with the government to drive even higher...

Bob Hawke

Statement by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott: The business community today pays tribute to Bob Hawke, one of Australia’s greatest leaders and an icon of Australian politics. Bob Hawke’s...

Stronger regions build a stronger Australia

The Business Council welcomes Labor’s commitment today to better planning and connectivity in Australia’s regions, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “Regional Australians are crying out for the infrastructure...

Arvi Parbo

Statement by Business Council President Grant King and Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott The business community today pays tribute to Sir Arvi Parbo, founding president of the Business Council of Australia...

WTO agreement a win for Australians

Australia’s accession to the World Trade Organisation’s Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) is a win for all Australians, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “By creating new opportunities for Australians...

Budget 2019

This is a strong and responsible budget that delivers a surplus, lowers personal income taxes and invests in jobs, health, education and infrastructure, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said....

Further climate policy detail welcomed

Australians want action on climate change, and they want a policy that delivers affordable and reliable energy, supporting industry, investment and jobs, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “We...