Opinion articles - 2019

Fix the kitchen table economy

This opinion article by Business Council chief economist Adam Boyton was published in the Financial Review on Wednesday 19 June 2019.  Australia is in a growth rut. And at the...

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Where's the election growth pitch?

This opinion article by Business Council chief economist Adam Boyton was published in the Financial Review on Monday 29 April 2019. Our ability to ensure all can enjoy Australia’s promise...

We can’t build a better Australia without business

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Financial Review on Thursday 11 April 2019. An anti-business and anti-growth agenda simply cannot deliver the...

Budget is not a zero-sum game

This opinion article by Business Council chief economist Adam Boyton was published in the Financial Review on Monday 8 April 2019. Given the importance of fairness, it's probably not surprising that...

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...