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Trade and Investment

Business Council welcomes AUKMIN statement embracing trade and co-operation

“The strong commitment from both Australian and United Kingdom today to the principles of trade and co-operation, along with the acknowledgment that this is our prime avenue to prosperity, is welcome” said Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott in response...

Business Council welcomes Labor's rejection of protectionism

“We welcome the opposition’s recommitment to the values of open trade and international co-operation and its rejection of protectionism.” Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today in response to Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong’s address...

Bank tax opponents show real leadership

“We commend the South Australian opposition and crossbenchers for showing real leadership by putting local jobs first and opposing this simplistic, crude revenue grab,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said this evening. “South Australia faces 6.9 per cent unemployment...

Launch of FTA negotiations with the Pacific Alliance

“The Business Council welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo, of the launch of free trade agreement negotiations with the Pacific Alliance,” Business Council chief executive, Jennifer Westacott said. “An FTA with Pacific Alliance...

Jennifer Westacott: Priorities for Prosperity

This essay, published in The Weekend Australian on 28 January 2017, is the first in a series exploring the challenges for Australian prosperity. Australians who travel to New Zealand, as I did over Christmas, are often taken aback at just...

Submission on the trans pacific partnership

The Business Council strongly supports trade and investment liberalisation. Open markets deliver material benefits to consumers through greater competition and access to a greater variety of goods and services. Access to new markets provides our exporters with opportunities for expansion....

MAKE BUSINESS STRONG AND WE ARE ALL WINNERS

This joint opinion article by James Pearson, CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jennifer Westacott, Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia, and Innes Willox, CEO of the Australian Industry Group, was published in the Herald Sun, and the...

AUSTRALIA HAS TO COMPETE IN THE RACE FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT

BCA Member and CEO of Corrs Chambers Westgarth writes in today's Australian Financial Review about the need, amid global uncertainty, for Australia to be a competitive place for foreign investment. Global uncertainty in the wake of Brexit reinforces the imperative for consistent policies...

Building Australia's Comparative Advantages: A 21st Century Agrifood Sector

Building Australia’s Comparative Advantages: A 21st Century Agrifood Sector, the first sector ‘deep dive’ flowing from the 2014 Building Australia’s Comparative Advantages report. The paper focuses on how we can realise the enormous potential of Australia’s agrifood sector as the...

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