Media Releases

Pop up mall to support Mogo businesses

A 213-tonne convoy transporting 10 demountable buildings donated by ATCO through the BCA’s BizRebuild project will travel 357 kilometres to the bushfire devastated village of Mogo on Saturday, marking the start of work on the new Mogo pop up mal...

Rebuilding for a stronger Australia

The business community’s BizRebuild initiative is working to quickly restore the jobs and small businesses that hold communities together to ensure bushfire affected towns do not fold and fade away. BizRebuild, chaired by General the Honourable...

Business community working to rebuild communities

The business community is waiving debts and speeding up payments to bushfire affected small and family-owned businesses to assist them with immediate cash flow and help communities get back on their feet, Business Council of Australia President Ti...

Business community initiatives to support those suffering

Businesses – big and small, across Australia and the Business Council of Australia are acting to help Australians suffering from the bushfire crisis, by coordinating to provide support and relief.“Right now, people from our member companies ar...

Reducing red tape to power up Australia’s economy

The Prime Minister’s moves to streamline regulations and cut unnecessary red tape will power up Australia’s economy by allowing businesses to compete, invest in new projects, create new jobs, and build stronger communities, Business Council ch...

Transcripts

Strong Australia Wagga panel interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News

Interview with David Speers, Speers, Sky News

Event Interview David Speers, Speers, Sky News Speaker Jennifer Westacott, David Speers Date 13 March 2019 Topics Economy, minimum wage, energy E&OE  

Strong Australia Townsville panel interview with Ticky Fullerton, Sky News

Event: Strong Australia Townsville panel interview with Ticky Fullerton Speakers: Jennifer Westacott, Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia; Patricia O'Callaghan, Chief Executive Officer, Townsville Enterprise; Marnie Baker, Managing Director, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank; Mark Steinert, Managing Director and CEO, Stockland Date: 14 July 2020 Topics: Regional economic recovery

Sir Peter Cosgrove interview on ABC AM with Sabra Lane

Event: BizRebuild Chair General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK AC(Mil) CVO MC (RETD) interview on ABC AM with Sabra Lane Speaker: Sir Peter Cosgrove, BizRebuild Chair; Sabra Lane, Host Topics: BizRebuild, bushfire recovery

Sir Peter Cosgrove interview with Nick Rheinberger, ABC Illawarra

Event: BizRebuild Chair General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK AC(Mil) CVO MC (RETD) interview on ABC Illawarra with Nick Rheinberger Speaker: Sir Peter Cosgrove, BizRebuild Chair; Nick Rheinberger, host  Topics: BizRebuild, bushfire recovery  

Opinion Articles

Potential lies in regional Australia

This opinion article by Marnie Baker, chair of the Business Council's Regional Development working group and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Managing Director, and Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in The Australian on Fr...

Bush at centre of economic transformation

This opinion article by incoming Business Council president Tim Reed was published in Australian Community Media newspapers on 2 November 2019.The economy is changing and so is the way we work. After 18 months travelling around regional Australia,...

Give VET its worth for sake of our future

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Townsville Bulletin on Saturday 24 August 2019.AS ONE of the nation’s most important second-tier cities, Australia needs Townsville to thrive and an...

We can’t build a better Australia without business

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Financial Review on Thursday 11 April 2019. An anti-business and anti-growth agenda simply cannot deliver the wider horizons that Australians look for...

Putting Townsville tradies first

This opinion article is by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott and Aon Australia chief executive James Baum. Last month’s flood has rocked Townsville to its very core.However, the stories coming out of the region at this diffi...

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