Opinion articles - 2018

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...

Power down prices

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Daily Telegraph on Wednesday 5 December 2018. A simple, no-frills way to reduce the pain of electricity...

Beware of all the growth spoilers

This opinion article by Business Council chief economist Adam Boyton was published in the Australian Financial Review on Thursday 22 November 2018. Australia is well placed to lower the jobless even...

So what’s fair in work and pay?

This opinion article by Business Council chief economist Adam Boyton was published in the Australian Financial Review on 18 October 2018. Australians have a strong concept of fairness. It shapes much...

Now you are students but you must prepare to lead

This opinion article by Jennifer Westacott was published in Herald Sun on 20 September 2018. I am bewildered by what has played out in our national capital. We have to rise above...

The Australia Institute: climate wreckers

This opinion article by Jennifer Westacott was published in The Australian Financial Review on 30 August 2018. It’s important that groups like the Business Council are clear on the policies that matter...