Skills and Education

Strategic commitment to Asia welcomed

Labor’s pledge to boost Asian languages and literacy as part of its FutureAsia policy is a welcome strategic commitment to building and strengthening Australia’s ties with Asia, Business Council chief...

Teacher quality key to better schools

This opinion article by Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott was published in The Advertiser on Monday 12 December 2016. The latest figures showing Australian schoolchildren have further slipped down the global education rankings would...

Global Challenges, Smart Solutions

This is the text of a speech given by Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott to the Crawford School of Public Policy today.   Check against delivery.   Acknowledgements   Distinguished guests....

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Business Bashers Must Explain The Consequences

This opinion article by Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott was published in The Australian Financial Review on Monday 21 November, 2016. Populist politicians who target business should tell their voters to expect...

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The True Value of Humanities

Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott gave this speech to a University of Sydney Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Australian National University Humanities Research Centre, forum on the role of...

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City's Growth At Stake

This opinion article by Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott was published in The Townsville Bulletin on 4 November. Queenslanders, particularly those from the north of the state, are famous for their “have a...

Why Our Children Need a Strong ABCC

This opinion article by Business Council Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott was published in The Daily Telegraph on 20 October 2016. The Prime Minister wrote in a column this week that the case...

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