Pages tagged "Trade and Investment"

Conclusion of Free Trade Agreement with South Korea to Boost Bilateral Trade and Investment

“The conclusion of negotiations on a bilateral Free Trade Agreement with South Korea is a shot in the arm for regional Australia, agri-business, the resources and services sectors and other parts of the economy,” said Business Council of Australia Chief...

Treasurer’s Decision to Reject ADM’s Proposed Acquisition of GrainCorp

Statement by BCA Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott on the Treasurer’s Decision to Reject ADM’s Proposed Acquisition of GrainCorp “On the face of it, the Treasurer’s decision to reject ADM’s proposed acquisition of GrainCorp risks undermining the federal government’s statement that...

Foreign Investment: Article by Jennifer Westacott in Business Spectator

This opinion piece by Jennifer Westacott Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia, was published in Business Spectator on 25 November 2013 under the title ‘The $600 Billion Question for Canberra’. The new government has come into office with...

Prime Minister’s Pledge to Speed Conclusion of Australia–China FTA

Statement by Jennifer Westacott on Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s pledge to speed the conclusion of the Australia–China Free Trade Agreement “Foreign investment and trade have been the backbone of Australia’s economic success,” Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott...

Submission to the Senate on the Fair Trade (Workers’ Rights) Bill 2013

The Business Council of Australia has made a submission to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Standing Committee regarding the Fair Trade (Workers’ Rights) Bill 2013.The Bill proposes that trade agreements with another country include a binding agreement for...

Indonesian Visit Shows Australia Open for Business

“The Prime Minister Tony Abbott has sent a very clear message on his first overseas trip, to Indonesia, that Australia is open for business and wanting to engage more effectively within our region,” Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer...

Article on Trade Liberalisation by John Denton in the AFR

Opinion article by John W.H. Denton, Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Corrs Chambers Westgarth published in The Australian Financial Review on 19 September 2013. The incoming government’s commitment to injecting a measure of pragmatism into our key trade negotiations is...

Action Plan for Enduring Prosperity: Embracing Global Engagement

This booklet, Action Plan for Enduring Prosperity: Embracing Global Engagement, is a chapter of the full report of the Business Council of Australia’s Action Plan for Enduring Prosperity. The action plan identifies 93 recommendations across nine policy areas that can...

Action Plan for Enduring Prosperity: Read the Plan and Give Your Feedback

The Business Council of Australia’s Action Plan for Enduring Prosperity was released in July 2013 to generate discussion about the structural reform Australia needs to grow the economy and achieve broad social and economic aspirations. The plan was influenced by...

Action Plan for Enduring Prosperity: Recommendations Report

This is a list of the recommendations contained in the Business Council of Australia Action Plan for Enduring Prosperity. This economic action plan has the overarching vision of securing enduring prosperity for all Australians.This will depend on maintaining strong economic...

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