People and Workplaces

IR Isn’t Working So Let’s All Fix It

The Australian 20 July 2012 By Jennifer Westacott Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia Business wants to work with government to raise wages by boosting productivity AUSTRALIA’s workplace relations system...

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Productivity Lift Overdue

The Australian Financial Review 28 June 2012 By Jennifer Westacott Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia After two decades of remarkable economic growth fuelled by fundamental reforms from successive governments,...

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People Hungry for a New Vision

The Australian 5 April 2012 Tony Shepherd President, Business Council of Australia This is an edited extract of a speech to the Australia–Israel Chamber of Commerce  that was published in...

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Supplementary Submission to the Review of the Fair Work Act

The Business Council of Australia is committed to policies that foster productivity and competitiveness and deliver shared prosperity. Access for all Australians to secure income and employment opportunities is fundamental...

Submission to the Review of the Fair Work Act

The Fair Work Act is not supporting Australian businesses to stay competitive in a particularly challenging economic environment. This is the chief message of the Business Council of Australia submission to the...