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Submission to the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper: Assessing Australia’s Trade and Investment with Asia

Australia is well engaged with Asia, with Asian nations last year purchasing almost two thirds of our exports, worth $175 billion. But Australia is not moving fast enough to lift productivity and enable improvements in the competitiveness of industries already...

Assessing Australia’s Trade and Investment with Asia: Supplementary Information

In December 2011 the Business Council of Australia made a submission to the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper. The BCA report, prepared with assistance from ITS Global, was titled Assessing Australia’s Trade and Investment with Asia. Since that time...

Assessing Australia’s Trade and Investment with Asia

Australia is well engaged with Asia, with Asian nations last year purchasing almost two thirds of our exports, worth $175 billion. But Australia is not moving fast enough to lift productivity and enable improvements in the competitiveness of industries already...

Chasing the Fast Boat to Asia

The Age By Tony Shepherd President, Business Council of Australia Many Australian businesses exporting to Asia and doing business within Asian markets are succeeding, but they face enormous challenges, not the least of which are highly competitive markets. At the...

A Competitive Australia Is Key to Effective Asian Engagement

Improving the competitiveness of the Australian economy will be fundamental to making the most of opportunities for engagement with the world’s growth hub of Asia, Business Council of Australia President Tony Shepherd says. Mr Shepherd launched the report Assessing Australia’s...

Supporting India’s Growth a Boost to Australia’s Resilience

The Business Council of Australia welcomes the plans by Prime Minister Julia Gillard to change Labor Party policy to open the way to sell uranium to India with important safeguards. Council President Tony Shepherd said if agreed, the move would...

Australia Must Play a Constructive Role in the G20 Deliberations on Europe

“Australia must stand ready to play its part in the G20 deliberations on the European banking and sovereign debt crisis,” Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said today. “Resolution of the European crisis should be the highest global...

With Trade Barriers Reappearing, G20 Leaders Must Get Serious

The Age By John Denton Chairman Business Council of Australia Global Engagement Task Force The meeting of G20 leaders in France this week comes at a critical time for international trade and investment. While the global economy – buffeted by...

We Must Join the Asian Century

The Australian Financial Review By Graham Bradley President, Business Council of Australia The importance of collaboration between business and government in the development of a white paper on Australia in the Asian century was recognised last week in the Prime...

Government-Business Collaboration Will Strengthen Asia Links

The Business Council of Australia said the development of a white paper on Australia in the Asian Century provided important and timely impetus for strengthening our economic, strategic, diplomatic and cultural links with Asia. BCA President Graham Bradley welcomed today’s announcement...

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