Pages tagged "Speeches - 2018"

Why growth matters, Business Council President Grant King

Thank you for your kind introduction and the opportunity to speak with you this evening. The broad theme for this discussion is that economic growth matters. It is only through growth that we can meet the expectations that we rightly...

President's address to the Business Council's 2018 annual dinner

I would like to welcome you all here this evening and particularly welcome the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and thank him for making the time available to talk to us this evening. I would also like to acknowledge and welcome...

Future-proof: the future of Australia's post-secondary education and skills system

I would like to start by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land we are meeting on today and pay respect to their elders past and present. I would also like to thank the University of New South Wales for...

Australia at work: managing adjustment and change

I would like to start by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land we are meeting on today, the Ngunawal and Ngambri people, and pay respect to their elders past and present. Thank you for that introduction and thank you...

Speech to the 2018 outlook summit

I wanted to reflect on why reform is so hard and then move to some risks, realities, and a focus on some propositions and priorities. Why is reform so hard? I’m not sure it’s just down to a lack of...

Albert Street lecture

Speaker: Jennifer WestacottVenue: St Kevin’s College, Heyington Campus, 31 Moonga Road, ToorakDelivery: Wednesday, 19 September 2018Version: Final, 19 September 2018   Introduction Thank you, Paul, for that kind introduction, and welcome to everyone here tonight. Can I acknowledge and pay tribute to my friend...

Australia-Canada economic leadership forum (AusCan) opening remarks

Speaker Jennifer Westacott AOVenue AusCan Economic Leadership Forum 2018Delivery Tuesday, 10 July 2018    It’s great to be here in Montreal at this sixth Australia–Canada Economic Leadership Forum. I’d like first to thank my friend and co-chair, Norman Steinberg, for his hospitality and...

CFO forum

Event: CFO ForumSpeaker: Jennifer Westacott Thank you Ayten for that introduction.  I want you to celebrate being the bean counters: The Chief Financial Officers of our nation’s leading companies. You are at the centre of every core decision a company...

Graduation Address, University of Technology Sydney

Event: Graduation Address, University of Technology SydneySpeaker: Jennifer WestacottDate 3 May 2018 I would like to start by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land we are meeting on today, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, and pay my...

Senate economics references committee hearing

BUSINESS COUNCIL STATEMENT Opening statement by Grant King, President of the Business Council of Australia, to the Senate Economics References Committee hearing **CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY** Thank you Chair. The Business Council and its members welcome the opportunity to reaffirm our...

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