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Action Plan for Enduring Prosperity: Summary Report

This is the summary report of 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 growth and...

Key Issues for a Free Trade Agreement: Speech to the Australia–China Free Trade Agreement Conference

In this speech to the Australia–China Free Trade Agreement Conference, Business Council of Australia President Hugh Morgan explores: why should we be pursuing deeper economic integration with China why might this take the form of a free trade agreement or...

Action Plan for Enduring Prosperity: First Column in The Australian

This column by BCA Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott was published in The Australian on 20 April 2013 under the title ‘Nation Deserves More Than Policies Based on Class Warfare and Self-Interest’. It is the first in a series of columns...

Australia–China CEO Roundtable Meeting

The third meeting of the Australia–China CEO Roundtable, held today at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing, has been hailed a success by co-hosts the Chairman of China Development Bank, Mr Chen Yuan, and the President of the Business...

Direct Trading of Australian and Chinese Currencies Welcome

The President of the Business Council of Australia, Tony Shepherd, welcomed the announcement by the Prime Minister today that Australian and Chinese currencies will be directly traded on the Chinese mainland for the first time. Mr Shepherd, who is currently...

Asian Strategy a Sound Platform for Enduring Prosperity

The federal government’s Australia in the Asian Century White Paper highlights how the rise and growth of Asia presents immense opportunities to shape Australia’s destiny, Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said today. “Lifting Australia’s competitiveness and productivity...

Time to Put in Hard Yards for China

The Australian Financial Review 12 September 2012 By Tony Shepherd President, Business Council of Australia The Australia in the Asian Century White Paper should attach a high priority to what governments can achieve by working with the private sector to...

Asia Pacific Has to Be in Focus

The Age 19 June 2012 By Tony Shepherd President, Business Council of Australia If Australian businesses are to create wealth and generate new jobs now and in the future, then we must be internationally competitive. Governments have a key role...

Investment in Asian Learning Will Strengthen Our Ability to Engage with Asia

The Business Council of Australia (BCA) said today that additional federal government funding to encourage the learning of Asian languages and about cultures in schools was an initiative worthy of strong support from business. BCA Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said...

New Economic Opportunities from Australia-Malaysia Agreement

The Business Council of Australia (BCA) said today’s signing of the free trade agreement (FTA) between Australia and Malaysia would make an important contribution to strengthening economic relations between the two nations. BCA Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said the FTA...

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