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

A new look at the west

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Daily Telegraph on Tuesday 12 March 2019. Western Sydney is frustrated with commutes and congestion. Time for a new understanding of the region Weste...

Launceston part of a strong Australia

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Launceston Examiner on Wednesday 13 February 2019. Snuggled in Tasmania’s breathtaking North, Launceston is one of the nation’s treasures. As the...

Hobart - Strong business for better lives

This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott was published in the Hobart Mercury on Monday 11 February 2019. Business confidence is high on the island state, and it's clear that one of the biggest challenges facing...

Geelong Advertiser – Australian business must act fast to manage changing workplace landscape

This opinion article by Jennifer Westacott was published in the Geelong Advertiser on Monday, 5 November 2018. Work is at the centre of all economic policy, and rightly so. We spend much of our lives in our workplaces, we look for jobs which are r...

The Observer - Gladstone at the centre of nation’s growth

This opinion article by Grant King was published in The Observer on 24 July 2018. Australia is one of the energy superpowers of the world. We have some of the world's best endowment of energy resources and these resources have in turn been a maj...

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