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China–Australia Free Trade Agreement a Historic Opportunity

“Today’s conclusion of the free trade agreement with China provides Australia with a huge global competitive advantage, and a historic opportunity to grow and diversify our economy over the next decade,” said Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott....

Statement on the Australia–China CEO Roundtable

“The Australia–China CEO Roundtable which met in Canberra this morning will play a significant role in realising the opportunities created by today’s signing of the free trade agreement,” said ANZ CEO Mike Smith, who co-chaired the roundtable on behalf of...

Statement on G20 Leaders Communique

"The G20 meeting has reset the international growth agenda with sensible policies that can be applied both collectively and within individual nations," BCA Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said. "The agenda is about much more than setting a nominal growth target....

Trans-Pacific Partnership an Economic Opportunity: Article in the AFR

This opinion article by BCA Global Engagement Task Force Chairman and Corrs Chambers Westgarth CEO John W.H. Denton, American Chamber of Commerce CEO Niels Marquardt and US Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice-President Tami Overby was published in the Australian Financial...

Submission to the Inquiry into the Japan Australia Economic Partnership Agreement

This is the Business Council of Australia submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties Inquiry into the Japan–Australia Economic Partnership Agreement.The agreement will be beneficial for Australia and that the BCA fully endorses its outcomes, and is a key...

Address by the BCA CEO to the ANU–BCA Forum on Chinese State-owned Enterprises and Global Investment

Address by Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott to the ANU–BCA Forum on Chinese State-owned Enterprises and Global Investment These remarks, made by BCA CEO Jennifer Westacott to a forum on Chinese state-owned enterprises and foreign investment that...

Discussion Paper on Foreign Investment and State-owned Enterprises

The Business Council of Australia is today releasing its Discussion Paper on Foreign Investment and State-owned Enterprises: Managing the Risks to Maximise the Benefits. The discussion paper was launched at a forum in Sydney co-hosted by the BCA and ANU...

Statement on Economic Diplomacy Policy

“The government’s Economic Diplomacy policy will help Australian businesses gain a better foothold in emerging markets and expand trade with our major partners,” Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said. “Economic growth in Australia is driven by business,...

Actions Needed to Build Australia’s Comparative Advantages

Continuing Australia’s remarkable run of economic growth will require businesses and governments to take more deliberate and purposeful steps in response to global forces of change, Business Council of Australia President Catherine Livingstone said today. Ms Livingstone used her first...

BCA Welcomes B20 Recommendations

“The B20’s recommendations presented to the Australian Government provide clear and actionable measures governments should take to remove significant barriers and impediments to growth,” said Business Council of Australia President Catherine Livingstone. “These recommendations are absolutely vital to restore growth...

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