Opinion articles - 2019

Don't base policy on labour market myths

This opinion article by Business Council chief economist Adam Boyton was published in the Australian Financial Review on Thursday 18 July 2019 The jobs market has remained strong over the...

Time’s ripe for tax cuts

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Daily Telegraph on Friday 28 June 2019.  A simpler, fairer tax system will not just benefit...

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...