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China–Australia Free Trade Agreement Will Support Growth

“Today’s signing of the free trade agreement (FTA) with China provides us with a substantial opportunity to grow and diversify our economy over the next decade,” Business Council of Australia President Catherine Livingstone said. “As Australia transitions from the mining...

Response to Modernisation Options Paper on Australia’s Foreign Investment Framework

The Business Council has made a submission that responds to the federal government’s request for feedback on options to modernise and simplify the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (Cth) (“FATA”), Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Regulations and Australia’s Foreign Investment...

Submission to the Government's Options Paper: Strengthening Australia’s Foreign Investment Framework

This submission provides the Business Council’s views on agriculture only. It does not offer any views on proposed changes to overseas investment in residential real estate. It is appropriate for the government to develop a methodical, evidence-driven response to community...

BCA supports signing Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank MOU

“The Business Council of Australia supports the government’s decision to sign the Memorandum of Understanding for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank,” BCA Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said.“The decision allows Australia to sit with other foundational members to shape the rules,...

Process Lacking on Foreign Investment Change

The Business Council is concerned the government is sending the wrong message to overseas investors by lowering the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) screening threshold for agricultural land to A$15 million without proper process, according to Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott....

Process Lacking on Foreign Investment Change

The Business Council is concerned the government is sending the wrong message to overseas investors by lowering the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) screening threshold for agricultural land to A$15 million without proper process, according to Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott....

Submission to the Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper

Australia's agriculture sector has been, and continues to be, a source of competitive advantage for Australia and makes a strong contribution to our national prosperity. Our submission calls for the government's Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper to set out a vision...

Korea–Australia Free Trade Agreement Hands Australian Business an Early Christmas Gift

Joint statement by Kate Carnell, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Ian Birks, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Services Roundtable; Catherine Livingstone , President, Business Council of Australia; Brendan Pearson, Chief Executive, Minerals Council of Australia; and Brent...

Free Trade Agreements Are an Opportunity for Australia: Article by Jennifer Westacott

This opinion article, by Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott, was published in The Australian on 22 November 2014 under the title ‘Free Trade Agreements Open Window of Opportunity for Australia’. Australia has had a very good week....

CEO Roundtable Meeting with the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi: Remarks by Jennifer Westacott

These are opening remarks made to a roundtable meeting of CEOs with the Honourable Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, in Melbourne. Check against delivery Your Excellency, Governor Chernov. Prime Minister Modi. On behalf of the members of the Business...

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