Opinion articles - 2019

We need an investment booster

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Financial Review on Thursday 5 September 2019. A carefully designed investment allowance, calibrated as part of...

Surplus betrays investment stall

This opinion article by Business Council chief economist Adam Boyton was published in the Financial Review on Wednesday 28 August 2019. One of the last of the 1980s economic bugbears...

Give VET its worth for sake of our future

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Townsville Bulletin on Saturday 24 August 2019. AS ONE of the nation’s most important second-tier cities,...

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...