Media releases - 2019

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...

Commitment to independent wages system welcomed

Labor’s announcement today that it will maintain an independent minimum wage system is welcome, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “Full-time workers deserve a wage that allows them to...

Planning for growth can boost our regions

A focus on our regions and vital infrastructure are welcome additions to Australia’s population debate, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “Australia needs a strategic population plan that doesn’t...

Business welcomes employment services reform

Employers welcome the government’s announcement that it will reform the employment services system to give disadvantaged job seekers the best chance to find work, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott...

Common sense decision will help protect jobs

Yesterday’s decision by the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to withdraw their reckless carbon emissions guidelines will help protect jobs and investment, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said....

Business welcomes sensible changes to skilled visas

The economy will receive a welcome boost from changes that give businesses with proven track records of investing in the Australian economy faster access to the skills they need, Business...