Opinion Articles

Putting Townsville tradies first

This opinion article is by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott and Aon Australia chief executive James Baum. Last month’s flood has rocked Townsville to its very core. However, the stories coming out...

All roads lead back to productivity

This opinion article by Business Council chief economist Adam Boyton was published in the Financial Review on Tuesday 26 March 2019. Last week saw the unemployment rate drop below 5 per...

A new look at the west

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Daily Telegraph on Tuesday 12 March 2019. Western Sydney is frustrated with commutes and congestion. Time for...

Launceston part of a strong Australia

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Launceston Examiner on Wednesday 13 February 2019. Snuggled in Tasmania’s breathtaking North, Launceston is one of the...

Strong business for better lives

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Hobart Mercury on Monday 11 February 2019. Business confidence is high on the island state, and it's clear...

It's just immoral to lock people into unemployment

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in The Australian Financial Review on Monday 7 January 2019. The question of what type of workplace relations system...

Hobble business, and hard working Australians suffer

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in theAustralian on Thursday 29 December 2018. As we reflect on the end of the year, we normally make...