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Statement on Investment in Australian Agriculture

“The legislation passed by the Parliament to lower the screening threshold for agribusiness and agricultural land will reduce investment in sectors that need foreign capital to reach their full potential,” BCA Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said. “The Business Council has...

Australian Agriculture Needs Investment to Reach its Potential

“The Shadow Trade Minister’s commitment to amend the government’s proposed requirements for Foreign Investment Review Board screening of investments in agribusiness and agricultural land, is welcome recognition of the important role foreign investment will play in the future of the...

Business Council Welcomes ChAFTA Bipartisanship

“The government and Opposition should be congratulated for negotiating in good faith to secure the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) in what will be a win for Australian jobs, businesses and a strong economy for years to come,” Business Council...

Joint Senate Report Clears the Way for ChAFTA Ratification

“The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties’ (JSCOT) report on the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) has cleared the way for a speedy ratification of the biggest bilateral trade deal in our history,” BCA Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said. “The Senate...

BCA Response to ALP's ChAFTA Conditions

“The release of amendments to the Migration Act proposed by the ALP as a precondition for its support of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) provides much needed clarity on changes the ALP is seeking,” BCA Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott...

Trans-Pacific Partnership to Unlock a New Wave of Growth

“The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) puts Australia firmly in the front seat of the biggest global trade deal in 20 years,” Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said.“This is an extraordinary deal for our future prosperity and we’ve done...

A Business Case for ChAFTA

China has been Australia’s largest trading partner since 2007, with two-way trade valued at almost $160 billion in 2013-14. This accounts for almost 24 per cent of Australia’s total trade. China is Australia’s number one export market, number one import...

Trade Equals Opportunity from ChAFTA Enabling Legislation

“The passage of enabling legislation for the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), introduced in Parliament today, will ensure Australia seizes the full opportunities from its biggest ever bilateral trade deal,” Business Council Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said.“There has never been...

BCA Launches Campaign In Support of ChAFTA

The Business Council of Australia today launched a communications and advertising campaign in support of the most important bilateral trade deal Australia has ever done – the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).“The Business Council has taken the extraordinary step of...

China-Australia Free Trade Agreement Must be Passed: Article by Jennifer Westacott

This opinion article by Jennifer Westacott, Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia, was published in The Daily Telegraph on 7 September 2015 under the title ‘ChAFTA is a must-do deal for Australia.' When I think about the China-Australia...

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