Media Releases

Skills breakthrough builds a stronger Australia

Employers welcome the release of the Australian Qualifications Framework review which makes recommendations to help deliver the stronger skills system Australians deserve, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.“This review can...

Excessive red tape and unnecessary regulation costs us all

Excessive red tape and unnecessary regulation is costing all Australians, undermining the creation of more jobs, the delivery of products and services at cheaper prices, and the ability of existing businesses to grow and new businesses to open the...

Regional communities brimming with potential

Australia’s regions are brimming with potential to drive a fresh wave of innovation but only businesses investing can unleash that capacity, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.“As Australia’s political leaders meet in C...

Tax changes good for workers, good for the economy

Australians will have more money in their pockets and the economy will receive a much-needed boost as a result of yesterday's successful passage of personal income tax reforms, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “I congrat...

New investment helping build a stronger Broadmeadows

We are pleased our Strong Australia community event has made a real difference to Melbourne’s northern suburbs, bringing together business and community leaders and inspiring the Pelligra Group to redevelop the iconic Ford Australia site in Broa...

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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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