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

Sir Peter Cosgrove interview with Alan Jones, 2GB, The Alan Jones Breakfast Show

Event:  BizRebuild Chair General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK AC(Mil) CVO MC (RETD) interview on 2GB with Alan Jones Speaker: Sir Peter Cosgrove, BizRebuild chair; Alan Jones, host Date: 3 March 2020

Jennifer Westacott interview with Michael Clarke, ABC North Queensland

Event: Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott interview with Michael Clarke, ABC North Queensland Speaker: Jennifer Westacott, Business Council cheif executive; Michael Clarke, host Date: 3 March 2020  

Panel interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News

Event: Strong Australia panel interview with Kieran Gilbert Speaker: Jennifer Westacott, Business Council chief executive; Stuart Irvine, Lion chief executive officer; Patricia O'Callaghan, Townsville Enterprise chief executive; Jeff Reibel North Queensland Cowboys chief executive; Kieran Gilbert, Host Date: 3 March 2020  

Sir Peter Cosgrove interview on 2GB with Alan Jones

Event: Sir Peter Cosgrove interview on 2GB with Alan Jones Speaker: Alan Jones, host; Sir Peter Cosgrove, BizRebuild Chair; Andrew Constance MP, Member for Bega Date: 25 February 2020

Sir Peter Cosgrove interview on 3AW Mornings with Neil Mitchell

Event: Sir Peter Cosgrove interview on 3AW Mornings with Neil Mitchell Speaker: Sir Peter Cosgrove, BizRebuild; Neil Mitchell, Host Date: 25 February 2020

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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