Tax and Fiscal Policy

Trump’s tax changes mean we all must knuckle down

This opinion article by Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott was published in The Australian on Wednesday 28 December 2016. When it comes to tumultuous years, 2016 certainly stands out. The essential challenge for...

Lower company rate tax key to higher living standards

This opinion article by Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott was published in The Courier-Mail on Tuesday 20 December 2016. Arguments for burdening enterprises with high taxes demand to be challenged. Last week columnist Paul...

Here’s A Reality Check: We Have To Pay Our Way

This opinion article by Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott was published in The Australian on Tuesday 20 December 2016. As if our politicians needed another reality check, the message from the mid-year economic and...

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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Easing Companies Burden Lifts The Load For Us All

This opinion article by Business Council Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott (pictured) was published in The Advertiser on 27 October 2016. Imagine what could be achieved with ... $300m in investment in SA...

Now's time to cut company tax

While usually fierce competitors, the 'big 4' professional services firms - all Business Council members - are joining forces to call for a company tax cut. This opinion article by...

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Australia Can't Afford Not To Cut Company Tax

This opinion article by Business Council Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott was published in The Australian Financial Review on 28 September 2016.  For many years, our two major political parties were united in their...

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