Media releases - 2019

Guidelines risk stalling the economy

It was a reckless decision by Western Australia’s Environment Protection Authority to release their carbon emissions guidelines yesterday, particularly when economic figures are already sluggish, Business Council chief executive Jennifer...

Stronger economic growth needed to boost wages

Today’s national accounts figures reveal a sluggish economy growing too slowly to deliver the growing wages and new jobs Australians deserve, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “Australians are...

Planning decisions must remain independent

The NSW Opposition’s commitment to ignore independent planning processes if elected and block the $3 billion investment in the Narrabri gas project undermines the confidence and jeopardises the investment needed...

Business welcomes energy announcements

The government’s announcement today that it will provide additional funding to help deliver a second Bass Straight Interconnector is a welcome step towards a more stable and reliable energy system...

Business welcomes Royal Commission report

The business community welcomes the final report of the Royal Commission into the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “Commissioner Hayne’s common-sense but...