Australia’s largest business lobby responds to current political environment

21 Aug 2018 |

“Businesses of all sizes across the country represented by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry more than ever need long-term positive policy certainty to give them the confidence to invest in their businesses and give people jobs,” Australian Chamber CEO, James Pearson, said today in light of the political events in Canberra of the past few days.

“Good long-term policy – to encourage business to invest in cheaper, more reliable energy while meeting our emissions targets; and to stimulate business through tax cuts – has been taken hostage by short-term politics.

“While the current focus is on the Coalition, the Labor Party has contributed to this outbreak of political opportunism too.

“The Labor governments of Queensland, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory have held out on approving the National Energy Guarantee; and Federal Labor refuses to back company tax cuts despite their previous support.

“If we are going to make Australia the best place in the world to do business – so that Australians have the jobs, living standards and opportunities to which they aspire – our politicians need to start putting good policy and the long-term national interest first.”

Duncan Bremner

Director - Public Affairs and Advocacy

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