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Population and Cities

Submission to the Productivity Commission's Issues Paper on Migrant Intake into Australia

The Business Council’s submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into Australia's migrant intake argues that temporary and permanent migration are increasingly interconnected and both are needed to grow our economy. Effective policies for permanent and temporary migration are needed to...

Statement on G20 Leaders Communique

"The G20 meeting has reset the international growth agenda with sensible policies that can be applied both collectively and within individual nations," BCA Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said. "The agenda is about much more than setting a nominal growth target....

Cities, Competitiveness and Australia’s Comparative Advantage: Utzon Lecture by Jennifer Westacott

Cities, Competitiveness and Australia’s Comparative Advantage: Why We Must Get Cities Right in Australia 2014 Utzon Lecture by Jennifer Westacott Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott delivered the 2014 Utzon Lecture ‘Cities, Competitiveness and Australia’s Comparative Advantage: Why...

Statement on Second Sydney Airport

“The announcement of a second airport for Sydney is overdue recognition of the city’s long-term aviation needs and is a valuable investment in jobs and the future growth of Western Sydney,” Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said....

Decision Time on Infrastructure Funding and Financing

There is plenty of private capital available to help meet Australia’s future infrastructure needs – estimated to be at least $760 billion over the next 10 years – provided governments can get the regulatory and reform settings right, the Business...

BCA–Regional Australia Institute Consultations in Geelong

This opinion article by Business Council of Australia Deputy Chief Executive Maria Tarrant was published in the Geelong Advertiser on 29 October 2013 under the title 'Big Business Wants to Hear Your Ideas'. The Business Council of Australia is currently...

BCA–Regional Australia Institute Consultations in Townsville

This opinion article by Business Council of Australia Deputy Chief Executive Maria Tarrant was published in the Townsville Bulletin on 22 October 2013 under the title ‘Thinking Big to Cement Future’. The Business Council of Australia is currently taking part...

New Airport for Sydney: Jennifer Westacott’s Article in The Daily Telegraph

This opinion article by Jennifer Westacott, Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia, was published in The Daily Telegraph on 9 August 2013 under the title ‘Leadership Needed on New Airport for Sydney’. For almost two years now, this...

Action Plan for Enduring Prosperity: Read the Plan and Give Your Feedback

The Business Council of Australia’s Action Plan for Enduring Prosperity was released in July 2013 to generate discussion about the structural reform Australia needs to grow the economy and achieve broad social and economic aspirations. The plan was influenced by...

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