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NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/bosses-urged-to-lead-the-b20-charge-for-change/story-e6frg6n6-122713005236011/21/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
Advsiers to the world's foremost economic group have issued a call to arms to the international business community to argue for reforms involving painful readjustments, and warned that governments cannot be expected to "shoulder this burden" alone.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-17/the-b-20s-so--called-sherpa-talks-to-the-business/589819211/17/2014ABC THE BUSINESSANDREW ROBERTSON
Robert Milliner, was the so-called "Sherpa" of the B-20 meeting of international business leaders which did a lot of the grunt work for the G-20. He speaks to Andrew Robertson.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/infrastructure-hub/589099011/15/2014RADIO NATIONAL SATURDAY EXTRAGERALDINE DOOGUE
Lawyer, businessman and B20 Sherpa, Robert Milliner discusses his involvement in the infrastructure hub.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=1135888011/15/2014THE NEW ZEALAND HERALDMARK ADAMSON
New Zealand business will have a seat at the table when the Business 20 (B20) presents its final recommendations for economic growth to the G20 Leaders' Summit in Brisbane.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000330282&play=111/14/2014CNBCORIEL MORRISON
Terry McGraw, chairman of McGraw Hill and the International Chamber of Commerce, says that he believes meaningful policy will come out of the G20 meeting in Australia.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000330287&play=111/14/2014CNBCORIEL MORRISON
Peder Holk Nielsen, CEO of Novozymes, says that business leaders at the so called B20 will continue to push economic growth policies.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000329854&play=111/14/2014CNBCORIEL MORRISON
Richard Goyder, CEO of Wesfarmers and David Thodey, CEO of Telstra, outline their expectations for the G-20 Summit in Brisbane this weekend.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/china-us-deal-makes-carbon-pricing-inevitable-goyder/589029211/14/2014ABC NEWSFRAN KELLY
Richard Goyder, chair of the B20 group of world business leaders, says the US-China climate deal is a significant breakthrough.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-14/richard-goyder-chair-of-the-b20-group-of-world/589074011/14/2014ABC NEWSMICHAEL ROWLAND
Richard Goyder, chair of the B20 group of world business leaders, spoke to News Breakfast about the issues that will be discussed at this weekend's G20 summit in Brisbane.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.smh.com.au/business/g20/infrastructure-hub-a-g20-legacy-for-sydney-20141114-11mhge.html11/14/2014SYDNEY MORNING HERALDMATT WADE
The concept of a G20 infrastructure centre is understood to have been mooted when G20 finance ministers and central bank governors met in Sydney in February.  The B20 – a business group affiliated with the G20 - also pushed for the creation of a hub with a global mandate "to facilitate the development and delivery of pipelines of bankable, investment-ready infrastructure projects."
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-14/g20-brisbane-who-are-the-other-20/589111411/14/2014612 ABC BRISBANEJESSICA HINCHLIFFE
The G is not the only letter involved in the G20 leaders' summit in Brisbane. Meet the other '20s'.

Five engagement groups have arrived in Brisbane to start a dialogue with G20 governments and their representatives during the event.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/opinion/infrastructure_hub_will_boost_projects_QSukWlzzdDNBhJ45tCzo3J11/12/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWDAVID THODEY
The privilege of working through the G20 process this year has shown me its great value. It has few rivals as a forum for drawing together government, business and community leaders into conversation about the medium-term challenges facing society and the global economy.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/latest/g20-could-create-building-body-thodey/story-e6frg90f-122712058039911/12/2014THE AUSTRALIANAAP
There are encouraging signs world leaders at the G20 Summit will support the creation of a global infrastructure hub to co-ordinate investment in new roads, ports and other major projects, Telstra boss David Thodey says.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/bhp-boss-urges-investment-in-traderelated-infrastructure/story-e6frg8zx-122711998921311/12/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
THE head of one of the world’s biggest mining companies has ­declared that investment in trade-related infrastructure will be ­“pivotal” to this week’s Group of 20 talks.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.theage.com.au/business/g20/g20-brisbane-leaders-to-consider-new-model-for-too-big-to-fail-banks-20141110-11jwzg.html11/11/2014THE AGECLANCY YEATES AND JAMES EYERS
G20 leaders gathering in Brisbane this weekend will consider a plan to protect taxpayers from bailing-out failing banks by making the world's most important lenders more able to absorb losses in a financial crisis.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/anz-chief-mike-smith-warns-banks-face-reputational-risk-from-emerging-market-alliances/story-e6frg8zx-122711880186811/11/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
ANZ chief executive Mike Smith has warned that a number of banks are retreating from correspondent banking relationships in emerging markets because of “perceived reputational risk”, adding to global concerns about “derisking” because of the anti-money laundering and counter-terror finance crackdown.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2014/s4125545.htm11/10/2014ABC 7:30 REPORTLEIGH SALES
Australia relies on China as a trading partner but the economy there is still growing, suggests Wesfarmers Managing Director Richard Goyder, adding that a free trade agreement between the countries would benefit Australia.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/in-depth/tony-abbotts-infrastructure-hub-a-g20-win/story-fnpebfcn-122711768147411/10/2014THE AUSTRALIANDAVID CROWE & DAVID UREN
AUSTRALIA has secured global support for a new centre to be set up in Sydney to unlock $2 trillion in private infrastructure spending as Tony Abbott clears the final hurdles on a deal at the G20 summit next weekend.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/in-depth/goyder-to-join-heavyweight-troika-to-drive-g20-progress/story-fnpebfcn-122711760122011/10/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
WESFARMERS chief executive Richard Goyder will be part of a troika of global business heavyweights meeting on the sidelines of this weekend’s G20 summit to ensure an ambitious reform blueprint to drive growth and jobs creation is advanced after Australia’s G20 presidency ends.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/australias-g20-growth-plan-revealed-ahead-of-leaders-summit/story-fnda1bsz-122711684416111/9/2014NEWS.COM.AUJOHN ROLFE
AUSTRALIA will attempt to lead the world by example, revealing a turbocharged growth plan at next weekend’s G20 leaders’ summit
All participating nations must submit growth plans at the Brisbane meeting, with the goal of increasing combined economic output over the next five years by an extra 2 per cent or more than $US2 trillion ($A2.3 trillion).
To assist with reaching this target, international teams of business leaders — led by Australian-based bosses — have made recommendations which would deliver even bigger benefits.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/national/business_to_back_new_global_corruption_X0Zo6XQNhfsyaapbeilNOL11/8/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWGREG EARL
Multinational companies are backing a plan to establish a global anti-corruption body early next year that will develop standards to weed out bribery and other corrupt business practices.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/in-depth/b20-group-pushes-for-coalition-of-the-willing-to-tackle-corruption-in-trade/story-fnpebfcn-122711640906611/8/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
SOME of the world’s biggest companies are being asked to back a business-led plan for a new anti-corruption “willing coalition” to tackle a $3 trillion problem that undermines investment and trade.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/national/global_tax_crackdown_could_backfire_btgi7a76BBZVsZTz5IAiRL11/7/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWBEN BOTTER AND JOANNA HEATH
Australia risks losing billions in tax ­revenues from resources sales to Asia if global efforts to stop multinational tax avoidance backfire, Wesfarmers chief executive Richard Goyder said.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
11/7/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
WESFARMERS chief executive Richard Goyder has issued an 11th-hour plea to G20 leaders meeting in Brisbane next weekend to reignite a stalled deal for slashing customs red tape and to do “a lot more” on labour reforms.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-06/extended-interview-with-richard-goyder/587325611/6/2014ABC THE BUSINESSTICKY FULLERTON
Quashing global tax avoidance is one of stated tasks of the upcoming G20, plus a few other small business issues like global growth, freer trade and financial stability. Richard Goyder, the B20 chairman and Wesfarmers managing director, speaks to Ticky.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.9news.com.au/national/2014/11/05/18/16/business-unions-lobby-abbott-over-tax11/5/20149 NEWSAAP
Unions and businesses have agreed company tax should be paid where profits are earned.

Representatives of the B20 and the L20 - the business and labour groups set up to advise the G20 leaders summit - have written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, setting out their common priorities.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/abbotts-g20-gender-goal-is-a-big-ask-for-developing-nations/story-e6frg6n6-122711140671911/4/2014THE AUSTRALIANDAVID UREN & DAVID CROWE
The business group advising Mr Abbott on the G20 agenda also backed the goal, with GE Mining chief executive Steve Sargent saying action was needed on workplace barriers such as poor access to childcare. “The B20 calls on governments to continue to undertake labour market reforms and to commit to enabling greater workforce participation by women globally,” said Mr Sargent, who chairs the B20 human capital taskforce.
NOVEMBER 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/foreign-affairs/b20-backs-tony-abbott-on-china-bank/story-fn59nm2j-122710904084411/3/2014THE AUSTRALIANDAVID CROWE
BUSINESS has backed Tony ­Abbott’s decision to turn down China’s invitation to join a ­$50 billion regional bank despite fears he has given up a valuable chance to engage directly with a key trading partner and rising world power.
OCTOBER 2014
  
http://www.itbdigital.com/opinion/2014/10/23/bbc-world-news-event-tackles-broad-range-of-issues/10/23/2014IN THE BLACK
CPA Australia chief executive Alex Malley joined BBC presenter Yalda Hakim and a high-powered panel in Sydney on Wednesday 22 October for a BBC World News event to discuss “Australia: People. Place. Power.” in the build-up to the G20 Leaders Summit next month.

The influential panel included Richard Goyder, Chief Executive and Managing Director of Wesfarmers; Tim Costello, CEO of World Vision Australia; and Robert Milliner, Senior Adviser at UBS and B20 Sherpa. 
OCTOBER 2014
  
http://www.asiancenturyinstitute.com/international/780-business-welcomes-g20-progress-on-global-infrastructure-initiative10/18/2014ASIAN CENTURY INSTITUTE
Business leaders have welcomed G20 commitments in Washington last week to progress a Global Infrastructure Centre or Hub as a mechanism to support the Global Infrastructure Initiative.
OCTOBER 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/infrastructure-hub-to-boost-global-economy-thodey/story-e6frg6n6-122709184309410/16/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
An Australia-led plan to help fun­nel trillions of dollars into much-needed infrastructure will help a “fragile” global economic recovery, but will need to be sufficiently resourced and draw on private sector expertise, says Telstra boss David Thodey.
OCTOBER 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/joe-hockey-banks-on-help-for-infrastructure-projects/story-fn59niix-122708824984910/13/2014THE AUSTRALIANDAVID CROWE
Telstra chief executive David Thodey, who chairs the infrastructure and investment taskforce within the B20, which advises G20 political leaders, warned last week that the failure of any one member country to back the new centre would result in weaker economic growth and lower standards of living.
OCTOBER 2014
  
http://www.couriermail.com.au/business/brisbane-g20-summit-to-play-key-role-in-boosting-global-growth-after-international-monetary-funds-weak-forecast/story-fnihsps3-1227084325132?nk=8ee5f10070ee6b775830b1e45e53465210/8/2014THE COURIER MAILANTHONY GOUGH
BRISBANE will be at the epicentre of a global push to boost international markets next month, with a top business delegate warning that the G20 must take strong steps to re-energise the world economy.
OCTOBER 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/thodey-urges-g20-to-back-global-infrastructure-initiative/story-e6frg8zx-122708181210710/7/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
TELSTRA chief executive David Thodey is urging leading world economies to get behind ­proposals for a new global ­infrastructure institution being pushed by Australia at this week’s G20 meeting in Washington.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/9/26/economy/what-does-b20-really-achieve?utm_source=exact&utm_medium=email&utm_content=926747&utm_campaign=kgb&modapt=9/26/2014BUSINESS SPECTATORALAN KOHLER, ROBERT GOTTLIEBSEN & STEPHEN BARTHOLOMEUSZ
B20 Chair Richard Goyder explains why the summit is a vital to global productivity growth, despite the skepticism surrounding the outcomes it really delivers.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/opinion/milliners-message-keep-the-wishlist-achievable/story-e6frg9io-12270708053549/26/2014THE AUSTRALIANJOHN DURIE
KEEP it simple will be the advice Robert Milliner gives his Turkish comrades when he meets them next week to start the B20 handover after what many would describe as a highly successful Australian reign.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/lifestyle/afrmagazine/richard_goyder_leads_captains_of_a6z83qenRbdUwzRAGJVMaK9/25/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWMICHAEL SMITH
Australia’s presidency of the G20, and its associated leaders’ summit to be held in Brisbane in mid-November, gives business a platform to make itself heard on the international stage.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://www.2gb.com/article/b20-sherpa-robert-milliner#.VCs8GGeSxWg9/24/20142GBROSS GREENWOOD
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://www.smh.com.au/business/joe-hockey-hails-global-infrastructure-plan-says-crackdowns-on-tax-evasion-on-track-20140921-10k0e1.html#ixzz3E6ir0WFf9/22/2014THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALDGARETH HUTCHENS AND JAMES MASSOLA
The G20 finance minister and central bank governors' meeting in Cairns concluded on Sunday, with Mr Hockey saying G20 finance ministers are now 90 per cent of the way towards meeting a 2 per cent target for additional global growth.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/in-depth/private-sector-best-for-funding-infrastructure-narev-and-thodey/story-fnpebfcn-12270658041099/22/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
TWO of the nation’s most influential chief executives are urging a new wave of private sector-led investment to plug gaps in vital infrastructure and help deliver a target to add 2 per cent to global growth to the G20 leaders’ summit in November.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/latest/g20-meeting-at-critical-time-business/story-e6frg90f-12270659655359/22/2014THE AUSTRALIANAAP
Business believes this weekend's meeting of finance ministers from the world's richest countries comes at a critical time for the global economy and must not be wasted.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/in-depth/hockey-intensifies-g20-efforts-to-create-infrastructure-hub/story-fnpebfcn-12270654907719/21/2014THE AUSTRALIANDAVID CROWE
AUSTRALIA is intensifying its effort to create a new “infrastructure hub” that could drive down the cost of funding major projects as part of a deal being discussed today by the world’s biggest economies.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=2421799/21/2014SHANGHAI DAILY
International business leaders on Sunday called on the G20 to commit to an ambitious policy reform agenda that would drive economic growth and create jobs.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-18/biggest-economies-plan-to-keep-g-20-growth-pledge-official-says.html9/20/2014BLOOMBERGRAYMOND COLITT AND THEOPHILOS ARGITIS
Global finance chiefs gathering in Cairns, Australia, face growing pressure to take steps to bolster growth as the global economic outlook dims.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://www.skynews.com.au/business/business/national/2014/09/20/g20-meeting--at-critical-time-for-business-.html9/20/2014SKY NEWSAAP
Business believes this weekend's meeting of finance ministers from the world's richest countries comes at a critical time for the global economy and must not be wasted.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://marketbusinessnews.com/b20-business-leaders-say-global-economy-needs-kick-start/331849/20/2014MARKET BUSINESS NEWSJOSPEH NORDQVIST
The B20 group of business leaders are asking the world’s richest countries to increase spending on infrastructure and reduce the amount of regulation and red tape to help give the global economy a kick-start.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/in-depth/g20-progress-on-review-of-financial-system-reforms/story-fnpebfcn-12270649927779/20/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
THE G20 is making “good progress” on proposals for a review of damaging and unintended side-effects of reforms to the global financial system, according to a pivotal business group.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/25066017/world-economy-needs-kick-start/9/20/2014THE WEST AUSTRALIANSHANE WRIGHT
Business leaders are demanding the world’s richest nations start spending up on infrastructure and cutting red tape to help kick-start a global economy that is showing more worrying signs of sluggishness.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/in-depth/richard-goyder-calls-for-bold-reform/story-fnpebfcn-12270646487459/20/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
WESFARMERS chief executive Richard Goyder is urging Group of 20 nations to be bold and act on reforms to help add up to $2 trillion to economic output and ­create jobs.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/national/australia_the_price_of_power_1xCWhkvdjWTqgbxJxwxv5O9/20/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWBEN POTTER & GREG EARL
On the eve of hosting what may be the biggest international show of his political career, Joe Hockey didn’t forget that domestic politics come first. “You wouldn’t believe how much it costs to put this on,” the Treasurer said on Thursday of the $400 million-plus budgeted cost of hosting finance ministers, central bankers and leaders of the G20 top economies for a year in Australia.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/national/hockey_gives_state_projects_kickstart_XBhKZWVhZ7iMrvAfI4uIPL9/20/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWLAURA TINGLE & BEN POTTER
Treasurer Joe Hockey has cleared the way for an early kickstart for the economy from infrastructure spending by allowing existing projects to get access to funding from the federal government’s $5 billion asset recycling fund.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/national/infrastructure_its_even_tougher_h2P93HQwaGcVDmHd9a5RtM9/20/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWBEN POTTER
After 25 years in oil and gas, and now in downstream energy as chief executive of Energy Australia, Catherine Tanna knows how hard it is to get a project up.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/call-to-get-behind-hockey-in-push-for-high-economic-growth/story-fn59niix-12270633637909/19/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
ONE of the nation’s most senior business women has called for Australia to tackle ambitious structural reform to help meet Joe Hockey’s target to boost global growth by 2 per cent.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=30003120429/19/2014CNBCMATTHEW TAYLOR
David Thodey, CEO of Telstra, describes what the G20 needs to tackle in order for infrastructure investment to stimulate global economic growth and jobs.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=30003120789/19/2014CNBCMATTHEW TAYLOR
Ahead of the G20 meeting in Cairns this weekend, Richard Goyder, Managing Director & CEO, Wesfarmers, outlines his expectations.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=30003096349/16/2014CNBC NEWSLINESQUAWK BOX
Mike Smith, CEO of ANZ, says the G20's target of lifting collective gross domestic product by an additional 2 percentage points over the next five years is still within reach.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/fAjV5KHMuTJGKqw0TMvbMN/A-one-trillion-dollar-opportunity-cost.html9/15/2014LIVE MINT & THE WALL STREET JOURNALROBERT MILLINER
The failure of World Trade Organisation (WTO) members to adopt the necessary protocol for agreement on trade facilitation (TFA) by 31 July is  extremely disappointing. There are no winners from foregoing the benefits of an agreement manifestly beneficial for global trade.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/opinion/time-for-right-policy-to-lift-jobs-market/story-e6frg9io-12270531600689/10/2014THE AUSTRALIANJOHN DURIE
SEEK boss Andrew Bassat is upbeat on the local economy, arguing some clouds had lifted and the time was right for positive decisions on the employment agenda.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-09/extended-interview-with-andrew-bassat/57321209/9/2014ABC THE BUSINESSTICKY FULLERTON
Jobs are the focus today at the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting in Melbourne and there are warnings that large employment gaps remain in most countries and concerns over widening wage and income inequality. SEEK's Chief Executive, Andrew Bassat, speaks to Ticky.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
https://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2014/9/9/economy/skills-mismatch-behind-youth-jobless-b209/9/2014BUSINESS SPECTATORHARRISON POLITES
Alleviating employers' aversion to hiring graduates has been identified by a B20 roundtable as one of the key issues affecting youth unemployment.

The roundtable built on comments from B20 chair and Wesfarmers' managing director Richard Goyder, who in July identified employment and youth unemployment as a key issue for the B20 and the developed world.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/joe-hockeys-g20-goal-likely-to-fall-short/story-e6frg8zx-12270495541559/6/2014THE AUSTRALIANDAVID UREN & BLAIR SPEEDY
JOE Hockey is preparing the ground for disappointment over his 2 per cent global growth target at the meeting of G20 finance ministers in Cairns in two weeks.

The Treasurer told a business lunch in Melbourne yesterday that raising world growth by 2 percentage points over the next five years had always been an ambitious goal.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/corporate-leaders-to-push-g20-for-change/story-e6frg8zx-1227046916044?sv=83d8aa2a5c4a67b0c7f5ca9c66dc738b#9/4/2014THE AUSTRAILANANNABEL HEPWORTH
BUSINESS leaders will meet with finance ministers and central bank heavyweights from the Group of 20 nations in Cairns this month to push reforms to boost global growth, amid signs of high-level support for measures aimed at closing the infrastructure gap.
SEPTEMBER 2014
  
http://www.charteredaccountantsanz.com/en/Site-Content/Innovative-Thinking/Acuity/Acuity-September-2014/Cleaning-up.aspx#.VAkT1sKSxWh9/1/2014CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALANDTONY MALKOVIC
Michael Andrew FCA is on the frontline of the international battle against corruption.
AUGUST 2014
  
http://asiancenturyinstitute.com/economy/732-business-recommendations-to-g208/26/2014ASIAN CENTURY INSTITUTE
The international business community ("B20") has laid out a blueprint for G20 leaders to promote global economic growth and employment outcomes and make the global economy more resilient.
AUGUST 2014
  
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/g20-countries-expected-to-cite-food-security-to-make-india-take-a-relook-at-its-wto-stance/articleshow/40440226.cms8/20/2014THE ECONOMIC TIMESVIKAS DHOOT
"The benefits of the trade pact and the momentum it could bring into the global trade process are too significant for people to say all that's over, and we are back to where we were before Bali with no progress on the Doha Round. It's time to take a deep breath," said Milliner.
AUGUST 2014
  
http://www.ethicalcorp.com/business-strategy/analysis-g20-lobby-%E2%80%93-b20-sets-out-its-stall8/15/2014ETHICAL CORPORATIONGILES CROSSE
Representatives of millions of businesses in the world’s G20 nations have put forward their proposals for economic progress, ahead of the November summit in Australia.
AUGUST 2014
  
http://oecd.einnews.com/article/217239286/fY7Zjj6IpC7BPDvE8/6/2014OECD NEWS TODAYPTI
NEW DELHI: The failure to ink the WTO's trade facilitation agreement (TFA) may cost the global economy $820 billion and 16 million in terms of new jobs.

"We have to be aware of the opportunity cost (involved in the WTO's Bali agreement)...The estimate is that the Bali agreement could add $820 billion to the global GDP and 16 million jobs," Australian B20 Sherpa Robert Milliner said.
AUGUST 2014
  
http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/australias-b20-urges-pressure-india-ratify-wtos-bali-package-ng-1602958/6/2014THE NATIONAL BUSINESS REVIEWNEVIL GIBSON
The Australian-led B20, which is advising the Group of 20 world ’s leading economies on business inititiaves, has urged member countries not to give up on the Bali trade package.
AUGUST 2014
  
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/let-australian-businesses-compete-globally-says-b20-chairman-richard-goyder/story-fni0dcne-12270141102638/5/2014HERALD SUNJANE HARPER
AUSTRALIAN businesses must be free to compete effectively with domestic and international rivals if they are to thrive, says B20 chairman and Wesfarmers managing director Richard Goyder.
AUGUST 2014
  
http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2014/s4060892.htm8/5/2014ABC AMMICHAEL BRISSENDEN
Richard Goyder is the chief executive of Wesfarmers and he also chairs the B20 advisory group.
AUGUST 2014
  
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2014/8/4/global-news/wto-failure-blow-goyder8/4/2014BUSINESS SPECTATORSTAFF REPORTER
Wesfarmers and B20 Australia head Richard Goyder has criticised moves to slow a push to reduce red tape surrounding global trade, The Australian reports.
AUGUST 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/companies/wto-failure-to-cut-red-tape-alarms-ceos/story-fn91v9q3-12270120938738/4/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
SOME of Australia’s leading chief executives have slammed the failure of World Trade Organisation nations to reach a deal on speeding up global trade by slashing customs red tape.
AUGUST 2014
  
http://www.iol.co.za/business/international/g20-to-add-extra-2-growth-1.17296438/3/2014BUSINESSREPORTPETER FABRICIUS
South Africa and the other members of the Group of 20 (G20) global forum will submit plans to the forum’s summit in November on how to grow their combined economies by 2 percent above current trajectories over the next five years.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/roadblocks-to-global-growth/story-e6frg8zx-1227006363358?nk=8c1b921085da9006244c6659120a77fe7/30/2014THE AUSTRALIANDAVID THODEY
Countries in the G20 are ­facing a common set of imminent challenges including rapid population growth, growing internat­ional trade and the urgent need to replace ageing infrastructure.
JULY 2014
  
http://thediplomat.com/2014/07/the-b20-summit-and-global-trade/7/27/2014THE DIPLOMATKEVIN PLACEK
Bringing together representatives from the largest international companies within the largest economies of the world, the B20 offers a unique opportunity for business leaders to articulate a clear set of priorities for the global economy and actively contribute to the G20’s policymaking process.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.fcpablog.com/blog/2014/7/24/b20-pushes-rewards-for-country-compliance.html#7/24/2014FCPA BLOGBROOK HOROWITZ
At this year’s B20 Summit, held last week in Sydney, 400 business leaders laid out a blueprint to promote global economic growth and employment outcomes and make the global economy more resilient to deal with future shocks.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/business/chanticleer/united_front_from_bosses_uCLue2HLG07SPY4OU7yN7K7/23/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWTONY BOYD
After spending a week rubbing shoulders with business leaders from 20 countries, it was probably comforting for the Australian contingent of chief executives to get their teeth into the less diplomatic cut and thrust of domestic business and politics.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/opinion/prepare_mining_boss_change_is_coming_6E7dzHDbntDFJ8skOGMSMP7/23/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWJENNIFER HEWETT
Steve Sargent likes to urge everyone to step back from ever busier lives for just long enough to realise just how much change they are experiencing. He likens it to the impact of the Industrial Revolution, but with more change coming far more quickly.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/business/companies/plugging_the_infrastructure_gap_gNEOUvqOk40WvdoGqYPMCO7/23/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWPERRY WILLIAMS
Telstra's David Thodey is charged with solving a $25 trillion shortfall in project funding.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.smh.com.au/business/anz-chief-mike-smith-tells-b20-meeting-banks-have-to-reearn-trust-20140722-3cdn8.html7/23/2014SYDNEY MORNING HERALDJAMES EYERS
Global banks must restore trust before politicians are convinced by business calls for regulation to be pared back to encourage lending for infrastructure and trade, ANZ chief Mike Smith says.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/business/companies/business_leaders_tell_senate_to_MNhKIV4fpThicZOBG87w0I7/22/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWDAVID RAMLI
Top business leaders are concerned the Senate budget impasse will deter foreign investment and make it harder for Australia to reach the growth target it wants the rest of the Group of 20 leading nations to adopt.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.2gb.com/article/richard-goyder-0#.VCtBBmeSxWg7/21/20142GBROSS GREENWOOD
JULY 2014
  
http://www.trust.org/item/20140721113826-4nomj/7/21/2014www.trust.orgMICHAEL ANDREW, GIUSEPPE RECCHI AND BROOK HOROWITZ
This year’s B20 recommendations published on 18th July to coincide with last week’s B20 Summit in Sydney, focus on structural reforms that will remove barriers and impediments to growth and create a more conducive environment for investment.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/videos/business/show/financial-review-sunday/b20-boss-goyder-says-delivery-is-critical-pxdgwzbzrlaykmar_jw87pol226wzz3u7/20/2014FINANCIAL REVIEW SUNDAY
Chairman of B20 summit Richard Goyder says political will to put ideas into action will be critical to boost jobs and economic growth.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/be-brave-bhp-boss-andrew-mackenzie-calls-for-g20-to-slash-trade-barriers/story-e6frg8zx-12269941172907/19/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
BHP Billiton chief executive Andrew Mackenzie has urged the Group of 20 leaders to spend political capital on slashing populist trade barriers.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/opinion/government-industry-must-work-together-to-maximise-trade-benefits/story-e6frg9if-12269940952887/19/2014THE AUSTRALIANANDREW MACKENZIE
FEW countries have benefited more from trade over the decades than Australia. Indeed, our standard of living is only possible thanks to the nation’s ability to export and import the goods and services that have seen Australia emerge as one of the world’s most robust economies.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/07/19/b20-recommendations-expected-drive-global-growth-create-jobs.html7/19/2014THE JAKARTA POSTTASSIA SIPAHUTAR
Global businesses put forward on Friday recommendations to leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies — including speeding up the implementation of the “Bali package” struck last year — which are expected to drive global growth and create jobs amid a bleak worldwide economy.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/b20-formula-would-boost-gdp-by-2pc/story-e6frg8zx-12269941210667/19/2014THE AUSTRALIANANDREW WHITE AND MICHAEL BENNET
Business leaders believe the world’s biggest economies could exceed the 2 per cent economic growth target demanded by Treasurer Joe Hockey if governments adopted in full a set of 20 recommendations designed to stimulate jobs and wealth creation.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/business-needs-to-step-up-to-plate-says-joe-hockey-at-b20-summit/story-e6frg8zx-12269940526217/19/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH AND SID MAHER
Joe Hockey has declared boosting business investment is the key to raising global economic growth after governments and central banks have largely exhausted the capacity of fiscal and monetary policy to boost their economies.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/national/business_backs_tn_growth_agenda_Oj2KDfi3t6f5PFJXDmrXFP7/19/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWBEN POTTER
Corporate leaders challenged Group of 20 governments to seize reform proposals they said could create $5.5 trillion of new economic activity around the world and more than 150 million jobs.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/18/g20-business-idUSL4N0PT1J0201407187/18/2014REUTERS
(Reuters) - World leaders must immediately ratify a pact to lower trade barriers, establish a global "infrastructure hub" to arrange and prioritise projects and agree to rules on stopping corruption, business leaders said on Friday.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/business-leaders-5point-plan-for-g20-govts-to-kickstart-growth/article6225860.ece7/18/2014THE HINDU R SRINIVASAN
Business leaders from the G20 group of developed and major emerging economies have asked their governments to kickstart financial reforms, lift barriers to trade and movement of capital and human resources and focus on infrastructure to lift growth in the member countries by 2 per cent over the next five years.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.skynews.com.au/business/business/world/2014/07/18/trade--labour-on-b20-business-wish-list.html7/18/2014SKY NEWS
Business leaders have told the world's governments they want trade barriers slashed, more flexible labour markets and help to invest in new infrastructure.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/more-jobs-will-be-lost-to-robots-says-seek-boss-20140718-zuger.html7/18/2014SYDNEY MORNING HERALDAAP
The head of Australia's largest online employment website says more people will lose their jobs and will have fewer opportunities to find work as businesses increasingly replace labour with technology.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/07/18/trade-facilitation-remains-challenge-global-trade-b20.html7/18/2014JAKARTA POSTTASSIA SIPAHUTAR
Trade facilitation remains a substantial challenge to global trade, as no significant improvement has been made since the Bali agreement, business leaders from the world’s 20 largest economies have said in a Business 20 (B20) Summit forum.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/international/business-leaders-urge-g20/1271062.html7/18/2014CHANNEL NEWSASIAAGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
SYDNEY: Business leaders in Australia Friday called on G20 leading economies to implement recommendations on structural reforms and free trade that could boost global growth by US$3.4 trillion and create millions of jobs.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/anz-bank-s-smith-on-b-20-australian-housing-market-EdSEmXp4Sxqj1Crv1fsR7g.html7/18/2014BLOOMBERG TV
Michael Smith, chief executive officer of Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd., talks about the B20 meeting of international business leaders taking place in Sydney, the importance of infrastructure for global economic growth, and Australia's housing market. Smith speaks with Paul Allen on Bloomberg Television's "On the Move."
JULY 2014
  
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f133098a-0e49-11e4-b1c4-00144feabdc0.html#axzz389Vi0zRY7/18/2014FINANCIAL TIMESJAMIE SMYTH
Global business has urged the world’s leading economies to rapidly implement a deal struck by trade ministers in Bali last year, amid renewed fears India could block its implementation.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.dw.de/global-business-leaders-lobby-g20-prior-to-australia-summit/a-177943227/18/2014DEUTSCHE WELLE
The B20 international business lobby has released a set of policy recommendations for the G20 to consider, calling for the removal of trade barriers and allowing the movement of skilled labor across borders.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=2305077/18/2014SHANGHAI DAILY
The international business community on Friday hammered out a blueprint for G20 leaders to promote global economic growth and employment
JULY 2014
  
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=30002937917/18/2014CNBC
Speaking to CNBC at the B20 meeting in Sydney, Joe Hockey , Treasurer of Australia, says it's important for the G-20 economies to stay engaged with the business community.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/opinion/delivers_an_effective_plan_m9dGN1iNBFwD2pnAY5KcyJ7/18/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWEDITORIAL
The B20 summit in Sydney this week was not just another high powered mingling of business suits. The recommendations which global business leaders have produced in the last couple of days will be central to the decisions taken when the world's most powerful national leaders meet at their G20 summit in in Brisbane in November.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/17/us-g20-business-growth-idUSKBN0FM05U201407177/17/2014REUTERSJANE WARDELL AND MATT SIEGEL
(Reuters) - The Group of 20 advanced and emerging countries has not enacted the policies needed to reach its growth targets, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday, casting fresh doubt on the ambitious roadmap laid out by the group earlier this year.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/17/us-g20-business-murdoch-idUSKBN0FM0GW201407177/17/2014REUTERSJANE WARDELL
(Reuters) - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Thursday criticized excessive financial regulation as stymieing free markets and urged Group of 20 governments to "take a back seat" to allow businesses to drive economic growth.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/loosen-postgfc-rules-says-mike-smith/story-e6frg8zx-12269914958947/17/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
EXCESSIVELY stringent rules imposed after the global financial crisis are limiting the provision of trade finance, business leaders warn as they gear up to push the Group of 20 leaders to commit to ambitious structural reforms.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/aap/article-2693869/Jobs-agenda-business-bosses-forum.html7/17/2014DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIAAAP
The head of the B20 forum of world business leaders says the gathering in Sydney is all about job creation.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/economics/business-calls-for-a-freetrade-blitz-to-create-jobs/story-e6frg926-12269915618657/17/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
RIO Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh has urged the world’s premier economic forum to press for a fresh round of free trade deals to drive jobs creation and unleash a “huge amount” of capital that is sitting on the sidelines.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/business/chanticleer/focusing_policy_is_must_iAJcuzdFyskXSXn2ZDNR4N7/17/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWTONY BOYD
Treasurer Joe Hockey's ambitious target for G20 countries to lift economic growth by 2 per cent over the next five years is noble appropriate, aspirational and achievable.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/national/how_to_get_from_to_iCSu53Cakz8iJZ9URe63IN7/17/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWBEN POTTER
Economies worldwide may have crashed during the financial crisis, but one group of business leaders believes it has the answers
JULY 2014
  
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000293414&play=17/17/2014CNBC
Zola Tsotsi, chairman of Eskom Holdings, says the private sector has a "vested interest" in government infrastructure projects.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/focus-is-global-independency-and-growth-milliner-2brRr8~jQOK4H3CLGG5gMA.html7/17/2014BLOOMBERG TV
B20 Australia Sherpa and UBS Senior Advisor Robert Milliner discusses the biggest buzz and the priorities of the participants at the Business 20 Summit in Australia with Rishaad Salamat on Bloomberg Television’s “On The Move.”
JULY 2014
  
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/free-and-fair-trade-critical-for-economy-ge-s-rice-zPg_GGRqStmOHRlTWFsBMQ.html7/17/2014BLOOMBERG TV
General Electric Vice Chairman John Rice discusses the takeaways from the B20 summit in Sydney. He speaks with Rishaad Salamat on "On The Move Asia".
JULY 2014
  
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/wesfarmers-ceo-on-strategy-australia-economy-b20-EHAWOl_wTQKJd6y~nJdKbg.html7/17/2014BLOOMBERG TV
Richard Goyder, chief executive officer of Wesfarmers Ltd., the Perth-based owner of retailers, chemical plants, coal mines and industrial-equipment suppliers, talks about the company's business strategy and the Australian economy. Goyder also talks about the topics discussed at the B20 summit, a meeting of about 400 international business leaders.
JULY 2014
  
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=30002921347/17/2014CNBC
Jennifer Westacott, Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia (BCA), is confident that the B20 summit will put together a "practical roadmap" that will aid the G-20's growth agenda.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/telstra-ceo-on-australia-economy-b20-summit-oNyUd7PpQ6~EJH~A_WYNnQ.html7/17/2014BLOOMBERG TV
David Thodey, chief executive officer of Telstra Corp., Australia's largest phone company, talks about the nation's economy. Thodey also talks about the topics discussed at the B20 summit, a meeting of about 400 international business leaders.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/16/g20-business-anz-bank-idUSL4N0PR01N201407167/16/2014REUTERSSWATI PANDEY
(Reuters) - Banks around the world should be obliged to follow a "bail-in" regime if it were to be implemented, and not just those "too big to fail", Michael Smith, chief executive of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, said on Wednesday.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/16/us-g20-business-idUSKBN0FL0BO201407167/16/2014REUTERSJANE WARDELL
(Reuters) - International business leaders are lobbying the Group of 20 bloc of advanced and developing countries to tackle a $57 trillion shortfall in global infrastructure, pressing for changes to funding rules they say would help big projects move ahead.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/investment-roadblock-costing-100m-jobs/story-e6frfku9-12269912620227/16/2014NEWS.COM.AU
UP to 100 million jobs could be created if governments and the private sector could bridge a gap between the money required for major infrastructure projects and the funding that is available, business leaders say.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/business/freer-trade-capital-flows-key-boosting-growth-jobs-business-leaders-say/7/16/2014JAKARTA GLOBEAGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
Business leaders from the Group of 20 major economies called on Wednesday for the freer movement of trade, capital and jobs to boost growth
JULY 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/opinion/why_the_outcome_of_the_matters_to_oyRit1XCkXhDoIwJAGmHdK7/16/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWMIKE SMITH
About 400 business people from around the globe will converge on Sydney on Wednesday for the opening of the Business 20 with one goal in mind: to improve economic growth.
JULY 2014
  
http://online.wsj.com/articles/bhp-billiton-chief-touts-stronger-trade-ties-with-china-14054904577/16/2014WALL STREET JOURNALRHIANNON HOYLE
The head of the world's largest mining company is pressing Australian leaders to work toward the maximum degree of free trade with China
JULY 2014
  
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000293079&play=17/16/2014CNBC
Speaking to CNBC ahead of the B20 meeting, Andrew MacKenzie, CEO of BHP Billiton, outlines his recommendations for the facilitation of world trade.
JULY 2014
  
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000293306&play=17/16/2014CNBC
Speaking to CNBC at the B20 forum in Sydney, Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of OECD, says the facilitation of global trade is pivotal to accelerating growth.
JULY 2014
  
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=30002922247/16/2014CNBC
Andrew Robb, Trade Minister of Australia, says the B20 meeting hopes to propose strategies that will help the G-20 achieve its agenda of boosting world growth
JULY 2014
  
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=30002933027/16/2014CNBC
John Rice, Vice Chairman of General Electric, describes why the firm is pushing for infrastructure investment and how governments can facilitate a conducive environment for businesses.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.skynews.com.au/business/business/national/2014/07/16/business-leaders-descend-on-sydney-for-b20.html7/16/2014SKY NEWSDAN MURPHY
Over 350 international business leaders are meeting in Sydney this week to refine and prioritise their policy recommendations for this year's G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane.
JULY 2014
  
https://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2014/7/16/australian-news/b20-focus-job-creation-goyder7/16/2014BUSINESS SPECTATORAAP
The head of the B20 forum of world business leaders says the gathering in Sydney is all about job creation. B20 chairman and Wesfarmers managing director Richard Goyder says the 400-strong B20 summit, where business formulates policy recommendations for the G20 group of government leaders, wants to drive growth to create jobs.
JULY 2014
  
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/jobs-focus-as-world-business-leaders-meet-20140716-3c139.html7/16/2014SYDNEY MORNING HERALDPETER TRUTE AND KARLIS SALNA
World business leaders say they have a plan for global jobs growth but governments must commit to cutting regulations and knocking down trade barriers.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/business/companies/what_is_the_and_should_you_care_oLFOlJq5vAmuM6rpomrTrI7/16/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWLUKE MALPASS
Australia plays host to this year’s G20 and B20 conferences, in a calendar that seems increasingly full of politico/business summits and forums featuring the great and the good. But you may have never heard of the B20, which begins this Wednesday afternoon July 16th. So here is everything you need to know.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/murky-barriers-must-be-cleared/story-e6frg8zx-1226990194459#7/16/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
AUSTRALIA is being urged to use its G20 presidency to wind back “murky” barriers to trade as hundreds of global business leaders start finalising an ambitious reform blueprint.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/policy/b20-leaders-must-be-bold-over-reforms/story-fn59nsif-1226990343467?nk=289bf89202e9a214bd82a2b58eb493dc#7/16/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
AUSTRALIA’S top chief executives will urge the world’s biggest economies to slash “murky” trade protectionism and plug the infrastructure gap, arguing that a bold reform agenda could see Joe Hockey’s ambitious target to add 2 per cent to global growth ­exceeded.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/national/us_australian_protectionism_hurting_g4q09h8Uca60CoCmGtwHUK7/16/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWBEN POTTER
Rich countries such as Australia and the United States are the worst offenders for erecting non-tariff trade barriers in defiance of a G20 leading nations “standstill” deal, BHP Billiton chief Andrew Mackenzie said.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/incentives-to-tackle-corruption-on-agenda/story-e6frg8zx-1226988947779?nk=64965ca10f273e3f74d971c7b71e7def#7/15/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
THE government’s B20 advisory forum has ramped up its agenda on how the world’s 20 biggest economies can fight corruption and is pushing plans that could see companies get incentives for anti-corruption compliance when they bid for major projects.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/b20-business-summit-richard-goydler/55971427/15/2014ABC RADIO NATIONAL BREAKFASTJAMES CARLETON
The B20 Summit of more than 300 global business leaders is one of a number of gatherings seeking to shape the agenda of the G20 meeting of government leaders to be held in Brisbane in November.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/national/make_or_break_for_summit_dq0U7U7p4kPDMl2ThhOByM7/14/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWBEN POTTER
Prime Minister Tony Abbott must pick a couple of issues to throw his weight behind if he wants to kick goals during Australia’s make-or-break G20 presidency, experts say.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/community-elders-call-for-investment-in-infrastructure/story-e6frg8zx-12269874928957/14/2014THE AUSTRALIANDAMON KITNEY AND ANNABEL HEPWORTH
BUSINESS leaders have urged the B20 Australia summit to endorse changing the way companies engage with their shareholders to help investors and financiers commit to bankrolling urgently needed multi-billion-dollar infrastructure projects.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/privatising-assets-for-roads-rail-viable/story-e6frg8zx-12269874947537/14/2014THE AUSTRALIANBRIDGET CARTER
THE former chief at one of Australia’s top law firms has thrown his support behind a move by governments to privatise billions of dollars of public assets to fund much-needed infra­structure, despite a backlash from unions, sweeping job cuts and price hikes to use certain infra­structure as a potential consequence.
JULY 2014
  
http://www.charteredaccountantsanz.com/en/Site-Content/Innovative-Thinking/acuity/acuity-July-2014/FEATURE-Business-leaders-focus-on-G20.aspx#.U7S8JpSSxWh7/1/2014CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS AUSTRALIA + NEW ZEALANDTONY MALKOVIC
What should global business leaders focus on when they meet in Sydney this month? And how can their ideas become coherent G20 strategies that can be implemented across borders?
JUNE 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/national/leaders_stick_to_growth_plan_Kqm72CVeWRv2PWYDCh5XjJ6/17/2014THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWGREG EARL
Australia’s business leaders are sticking with a tight focus on economic growth boosting measures in their planned report to Group of 20 leaders next month despite recent efforts to broaden the G20 agenda.
MAY 2014
  
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-29/an-bhp-chief-calls-for-end-to-trade-barriers/5486298?section=business5/29/2014ABC NEWS
The head of one of the world's biggest resources companies is urging G20 leaders to move quickly on rolling back protectionist trade barriers, imposed after the global financial crisis, to help boost trade.
MAY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/policy/bhp-chief-andrew-mackenzie-urges-g20-to-end-gfc-barriers/story-fn59nm2j-12269276038785/28/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
THE head of the nation’s biggest company is urging Group of 20 leaders to roll back protectionist trade barriers imposed after the financial crisis of 2008 to help boost trade by $US3 trillion ($3.2 trillion).
MAY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/murdoch-offers-g20-vision/story-e6frg8zx-12269232236785/20/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
MEDIA mogul Rupert Murdoch is expected to outline his vision on the role for business in shaping public policy to senior executives from across the world at a landmark summit for Australia’s Group of 20 presidency.
MAY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/reaching-out-to-asian-leaders-is-key/story-e6frg8zx-12269150735145/13/2014THE AUSTRALIANRICHARD GOYDER
WHEN the G20 was elevated to a meeting of leaders following the financial crisis in 2008, the benefits of having all the major advanced and emerging economies working together to address global issues were obvious.
MAY 2014
  
http://www.asiancenturyinstitute.com/economy/614-business-proposals-for-economic-recovery5/7/2014ASIAN CENTURY INSTITUTEJOHN WEST
Australian business leaders are driving an impressive international initiative to re-energize the global economy in discussions at the OECD Forum 2014 in Paris this week.
MAY 2014
  
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/business-leaders-fine-tune-g20-agenda/story-fni0xqll-12269081875975/7/2014AAPLIAM FITZGIBBON
BUSINESS leaders have met in Paris to fine-tune their policy recommendations for this year's G20 leaders summit in Australia.

Representatives of the B20 - the business advisory forum attached to the G20 - joined other prominent members of the international business community at this week's Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Forum in France.
MAY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/business-to-lobby-g20-on-trade-robb-to-meet-b20/story-e6frg8zx-1226901366573#5/1/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
BUSINESS leaders will meet with Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb at next week’s OECD forum in Paris to make the case for further reform of global trade, a reform that could boost the world economy by trillions of dollars.
APRIL 2014
  
http://www.charteredaccountants.com.au/News-Media/Charter/Charter-articles/Economy/2014-05-Why-job-figures-are-failing-us.aspx4/30/2014CHARTER MAGAZINEANTHONY O'BRIEN
The whole world knows the importance of the unemployment figures as a litmus test of the economy. Lurking beneath this number is a far more important one - the number of people underemployed. This can tell us far more about the effect of economic policy.
APRIL 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/opinion/private_money_can_unlock_infrastructure_gd8c6T2WlddKW0A8PLQBDM4/14/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWDAVID THODEY
Improving investment in infrastructure will be key to unleashing the productivity benefits that accelerate economic growth, encourage deeper and wider international trade and increase employment. When you consider the value of this multiplier effect, it becomes even more critical to find practical solutions to address the current global infrastructure deficit.
APRIL 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/national/business_warns_capital_rules_hurt_ABuolHM9MtQXaBu3Y0feqK4/4/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWGREG EARL
Australia’s business representatives at this year’s Group of 20 meetings have thrown their weight behind the growing concern in the financial services sector over the impact of the new global regulatory agenda.
APRIL 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/g20-urged-to-back-free-trade/story-e6frg8zx-12268740026654/4/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
AUSTRALIA must use its Group of 20 presidency to make the case for free trade, the corporate leader chairing a pivotal advisory forum has declared.
APRIL 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/b20-taskforce-puts-corruption-at-the-top-of-the-agenda/story-e6frg8zx-12268727872574/3/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
The government’s B20 advisory forum of corporate heavyweights has set up an anti-corruption group in a move aimed at making the issue a core part of the business agenda for creating jobs and building economic resilience.
MARCH 2014
  
http://www.charteredaccountants.com.au/News-Media/Charter/Charter-articles/Economy/2014-04-The-global-infrastructure-balance.aspx3/31/2014CHARTER MAGAZINEANTHONY O'BRIEN
Additional infrastructure is deperately needed to power the global economy, yet questions remain about how to pay for it.
MARCH 2014
  
http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/multimedia/indonesia-highlights/interview-b20-sherpa-robert-milliner-part-2/3/17/2014BERITASATU WORLDBHIMANTO SUWASTOYO
BeritaSatu World’s Bhimanto Suwastoyo interviews B20 Sherpa Robert Milliner. PART 2 of 2.
MARCH 2014
  
http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/multimedia/indonesia-highlights/interview-b20-sherpa-robert-milliner-part-1/3/17/2014BERITASATU WORLDBHIMANTO SUWASTOYO
BeritaSatu World’s Bhimanto Suwastoyo interviews B20 Sherpa Robert Milliner. PART 1 of 2.
MARCH 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/economics/b20-taskforce-tells-educationists-to-target-growth-areas/story-e6frg926-12268413844923/1/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
EDUCATION providers must target areas "where the growth is going to be, not where the growth isn't" as part of a multi-pronged strategy to avoid "jobless" economic growth, says the head of the human capital taskforce of B20, a forum of business leaders from the G20 nations.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/business/financial_services/top_regulators_may_re_assess_banking_s20z5lMrCs2ydS9yIEXHRK2/25/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWBEN POTTER
Risk weightings that make it harder to finance major construction are one obstacle to financing a trillion-dollar annual infrastructure funding deficit identified by Business20, a group of chief executives helping to shape the agenda for November’s G20 summit in Brisbane.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/national/hockey_wins_deal_on_global_growth_gvQqNPJp9NDfmOI8d6FTKM#prclt-i8Xg16SO2/24/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWJACOB GREBER
Treasurer Joe Hockey has brokered a global accord with the world’s biggest economies to boost world growth by 2 per cent, committing the Abbott government to a fresh wave of productivity-boosting workplace reform.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/reforms-will-free-trade-say-ceos/story-fnll17p4-12268354306132/24/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
BUSINESS leaders have declared that boosting global growth by at least 2 per cent over the next five years will require nations to redouble efforts to liberalise global trade and Australia to press ahead with an ambitious domestic reform agenda.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/business/chanticleer/laurels_for_hockey_for_momentum_iivLstvVhHIsegQ1FC2cUM#prclt-aDxA1MrG2/24/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWTONY BOYD
The meeting of the world’s 20 largest economies ended in Sydney at the weekend with lots of unfinished business, but TreasurerJoe Hockey deserves praise for giving the forum renewed momentum.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/macquarie-boss-backs-capital-idea-for-growth/story-fnll17p4-12268342357842/22/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
MACQUARIE Group head Nicholas Moore has backed efforts by the business summit that runs alongside the G20 to channel global capital into much-needed infrastructure projects.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/2/21/infrastructure/how-spend-it-australias-infrastructure-deficit2/21/2014BUSINESS SPECTATORCHRIS KOHLER
The David Thodey-led B20 infrastructure and investment taskforce is advising the G20 on a $US57 trillion investment on global infrastructure by 2030. The projects, according to the taskforce, are needed to curb the $US3 trillion per year being lost in international economic growth each year due to a backlog in projects.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.theage.com.au/business/business-leaders-call-for-us57-trillion-world-infrastructure-injection-20140220-3347p.html2/21/2014THE AGEGLENDA KWEK
Australian business leaders have called on international governments to boost infrastructure spending and unlock $US57 trillion ($63 trillion) of funding over the next two decades, as finance ministers and central bankers gather in Sydney for the annual G20 meetings.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2220c6d2-99ff-11e3-8232-00144feab7de.html?siteedition=intl#axzz2ttGmeD2p2/21/2014FINANCIAL TIMESJAMIE SMYTH
Australia is pressing its G20 partners to agree a plan to unlock up to $57tn in infrastructure investment by 2030 and set ambitious global growth targets as it strives to reinvigorate the body as the world’s premier troubleshooter.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2014/2/21/retail/goyder-backs-hockeys-growth-aim2/21/2014BUSINESS SPECTATOR
Wesfarmers Ltd chief executive and B20 Australia chairman Richard Goyder has thrown his support behind Treasurer Joe Hockey's call for the world's 20 biggest economies to agree on a global growth target at this weekend's G20 meeting of finance ministers in Sydney, The Australian reports.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/economics/infrastructure-funding-critical/story-e6frg926-12268332069392/21/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
SLOWING global economic growth and rising unemployment have made an infrastructure deficit of $US1 trillion every year "particularly problematic", Telstra chief executive David Thodey has declared.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/policy/go-for-big-growth-to-create-jobs-says-wesfarmers-boss/story-fn59nsif-12268331988212/21/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
THE head of one of the nation's largest employers has declared Australia needs to go for growth to spur "real job creation", instead of lifting taxes or creating big government.
Backing Joe Hockey's call for the world's 20 biggest economies to set a global growth target, Wesfarmers chief executive and B20 Australia chairman Richard Goyder said Australia needed growth above 2.5 per cent.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/economics/goyder-vows-g20-forum-no-business-gabfest/story-e6frg926-12268332015442/21/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
THE business leader chairing a key advisory forum for this year's G20 meeting in Queensland has vowed that it will not be a "business gabfest".
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-20/business-backs-hockeys-g20-push-for-global-growth-target/52709742/20/2014ABCELIZA BORELLO
Business is backing Treasurer Joe Hockey's push for the world's finance ministers to set a global growth target.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.smh.com.au/business/infrastructure-spending-spree-calls-to-unlock-57-trillion-20140220-332k8.html2/20/2014SYDNEY MORNING HERALDGLENDA KWEK
Australian business leaders have called on international governments to boost their infrastructure spending and unlock $57 trillion of funding over the next two decades, as finance ministers and central bankers descend in Sydney for the annual G20 meetings.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2014/2/19/financial-services/b20-wants-financial-reform-pause2/19/2014BUSINESS SPECTATOR
Members of the B20, the business summit that runs alongside the G20, are looking for financial system reform to be reassessed in order to lift confidence in markets, according to The Australian.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/economics/b20-to-campaign-for-speedy-reforms-to-restore-confidence-in-economy/story-e6frg926-12268309660862/19/2014THE AUSTRALIANRICHARD GLUYAS
BUSINESS chiefs will mount a concerted push this week for the speedy implementation of reforms to the global financial system as part of efforts to restore confidence in jittery markets and promote economic growth.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.businessinsider.com.au/joe-hockey-will-discuss-a-55-trillion-dollar-infrastructure-plan-at-a-secret-roundtable-on-friday-2014-22/18/2014BUSINESS INSIDER AUSTRALIAPETER FARQUHAR
Tony Abbott last month revealed he wants to be known as Australia’s “infrastructure prime minister”.

On Friday, he will take his first proper step towards that goal when his Treasurer Joe Hockey hosts a closed-door roundtable attended by some of the most powerful investors and business leaders in the world.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2014/2/18/infrastructure/business-makes-infrastructure-push2/18/2014BUSINESS SPECTATOR
Some of corporate Australia’s most well known names will press global finance ministers on infrastructure investment in a meeting on Friday, according to The Australian.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/business-chiefs-embark-on-infrastructure-drive/story-fn59niix-12268299086552/18/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
HEAVYWEIGHTS of corporate Australia will meet global finance ministers and central bank chiefs this week to advance plans to unlock trillions of dollars for infrastructure investment to stimulate global economic growth and create jobs.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/national/business_backs_big_trade_deals_more_mJrkH599CIcQtzBCdlaHqO2/7/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWBEN POTTER
BHP Billiton chief executive Andrew Mackenzie has backed a more open approach to trade in intellectual property, putting himself at odds with the US push for tighter IP rules in regional free trade talks.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2014/2/7/global-news/bhp-pushes-free-trade-agenda2/7/2014BUSINESS SPECTATOR
The chief executive of BHP Billiton, Andrew Mackenzie, has urged an end to protectionism measures so the global economy can seize the full benefits of free trade deals, according to The Australian.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.smh.com.au/business/simplifying-trade-a-focus-of-business-leaders-at-the-g20-meeting-in-brisbane-20140206-324lz.html#ixzz2saPc7akv2/7/2014SYDNEY MORNING HERALDBRIAN ROBINS
With the federal government looking to the G20 meeting in Brisbane later this year to outline measures to boost free trade, global business leaders are finalising a range of proposals such as improving trade handling procedures.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/economics/bhp-in-free-trade-crusade/story-e6frg926-12268200361602/7/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
BHP Billiton chief executive Andrew Mackenzie has declared that "an evangelism" is required to resist protectionism and capture the benefits of free trade that underpin economic growth and jobs creation.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/economics/simplify-labour-laws-to-save-jobs-g20-adviser/story-e6frg926-12268190477132/6/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
ONE of the corporate leaders from the business advisory forum for this year's G20 meeting in Brisbane says disentangling complex labour laws that get in the way of hiring workers is important to creating jobs.
FEBRUARY 2014
  
http://www.afr.com/p/national/jobs_change_to_be_focus_NVOjMyjPmdALD7duefYDwK2/6/2014AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWGREG EARL
Business leaders have outlined an employment market agenda for this year’s Group of 20 nations meetings which focuses on equipping people for rapid change in jobs.
JANUARY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/tony-abbott-tells-davos-let-business-lead-way/story-fn59niix-12268080698491/23/2014THE AUSTRALIANDENNIS SHANAHAN
TONY Abbott will call on G20 nations to avoid a "government-knows-best" attitude as he advocates "getting out of the way" of private business, in his keynote address to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland tonight.
JANUARY 2014
  
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/corporate-australia-joins-swiss-party/story-fni0dcne-12268080086251/23/2014THE HERALD SUNJOHN DAGGE
WESFARMERS chief Richard Goyder, Telstra's David Thodey and Westpac's Gail Kelly and are among top corporate leaders pressing the flesh with global powerbrokers at the World Economic Forum this week.
JANUARY 2014
  
http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/prime-minister-tony-abbott-aims-to-push-reform-agenda-showcase-australia-at-davos-forum-20140121-316xc.html1/22/2014THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALDJAMES MASSOLA
Prime Minister Tony Abbott will rub shoulders with about 40 global chief executives and captains of industry at a dinner in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday morning, Australian time.

Wesfarmers chief executive Richard Goyder - who chairs the ''B20'' business taskforce - Telstra chief executive David Thodey and Fortescue Metals chief executive Nev Power are among the Australian CEOs who will attend.
JANUARY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/economics/sherpa-robert-milliner-leads-corporate-charge-for-reform-at-davos-summit/story-e6frg926-12268071466271/22/2014THE AUSTRALIANANNABEL HEPWORTH
ONE of the Australian business leaders on a key advisory forum for this year's G20 meeting in Queensland says this week's world economic forum in Davos will help build consensus for reforms to create jobs and economic resilience.
JANUARY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/policy/g20-must-lead-to-change-says-tony-abbott/story-fn59nm2j-12268054544331/20/2014THE AUSTRALIANDENNIS SHANAHAN AND DAVID UREN
TONY Abbott says Australia must make "a practical difference" to the global economy, using its leadership of the world's premier economic group to showcase its reform plans and build prosperity and growth.
JANUARY 2014
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/opinion/davos-offers-rare-opportunity-to-push-for-economic-progress/story-e6frgd0x-12268053796471/20/2014THE AUSTRALIANRICHARD GOYDER AND HAROLD MCGRAW
ALL eyes will be on Tony Abbott this week when he addresses the gathering of business and political leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos. As this year's G20 host, the Prime Minister has both a heavy responsibility and a rare opportunity.
DECEMBER 2013
  
http://www.afr.com/p/opinion/breaking_down_the_barriers_to_trade_NSzCyJF5hLHTP0GrxYTtnJ12/19/2013AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWJOHN DENTON
Since the establishment of the WTO in 1995, more often than not it has seemed real and effective trade liberalisation is firmly in the “impossible” category.

As Australia prepares to host the G20 meetings next year, it can help make the impossible possible by influencing discussions on the future of the multilateral trading system in a real way.
DECEMBER 2013
  
http://www.farmweekly.com.au/news/agriculture/agribusiness/general-news/crane-invited-onto-b20/2681952.aspx12/17/2013FARM WEEKLY
CBH chief executive officer Dr Andrew Crane has been appointed a member of the B20 Leadership Group.
DECEMBER 2013
  
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2013/12/9/australian-news/b20-must-be-ambitious-goyder12/9/2013BUSINESS SPECTATORBY A STAFF REPORTER
Wesfarmers boss Richard Goyder has big plans for the B20, saying the group of business leaders should “be ambitious and optimistic” in its approach next year.
DECEMBER 2013
  
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2013/12/9/economy/kgb-richard-goyder12/9/2013BUSINESS SPECTATORALAN KOHLER & ROBERT GOTTLIEBSEN & STEPHEN BARTHOLOMEUSZ
Wesfarmers managing director and leader of the B20 advisory group Richard Goyder talks to Alan Kohler, Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz.
DECEMBER 2013
  
http://www.smh.com.au/business/richard-goyder-says-graincorp-decision-has-not-tarnished-australias-reputation-20131204-2yr3z.html12/5/2013THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALDELI GREENBLAT
Business 20 leaders, nicknamed the B20, and including Mr Goyder, ANZ chief executive Mike Smith and BHP Billiton boss Andrew Mackenzie, are working on a range of policy reform areas to present to political leaders in Brisbane in November when the Queensland capital hosts the G20 summit.
DECEMBER 2013
  
http://www.afr.com/p/business/companies/business_looks_to_push_growth_at_ODuJQA78Ayo5TIXci0PtCK12/5/2013AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWBEN POTTER
Wesfarmers chief executive officer Richard Goyder wants to use the clout of global corporate bosses to push a strong pro-growth agenda at next November’s Group of 20 leaders’ summit.
DECEMBER 2013
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/top-four-urged-to-boost-g20/story-e6frg6n6-122677542647612/5/2013THE AUSTRALIANRICHARD GLUYAS
B20 Australia chairman Richard Goyder has challenged the business advisory forum to advance the G20 global growth agenda, after naming leading Australian businessmen to chair four policy taskforces.
DECEMBER 2013
  
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2013/12/4/australian-news/big-picture-challenge-b2012/4/2013BUSINESS SPECTATORROBERT GOTTLIEBSEN
Wesfarmers’ Richard Goyder has done a remarkable job in assembling four top Australian chief executives to plot a path to greater Australian and global business growth as part of the B20.
DECEMBER 2013
  
http://http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2013/12/4/australian-news/b20-unveils-taskforce-chairs12/4/2013BUSINESS SPECTATORBY A STAFF REPORTER
Wesfarmers Ltd managing director and B20 Australia chairman Richard Goyder has announced the appointment of four Australian business leaders to co-ordinate taskforces on trade, human capital, financing growth and investment and infrastructure during Australia's G20 presidency.
DECEMBER 2013
  
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/business/breaking-news/goyder-leads-senior-aust-execs-for-b20/story-fni0xqe3-122677531221012/4/2013THE DAILY TELEGRAPHAAP
WESFARMERS managing director Richard Goyder will lead a group of senior business people to advise the government on policy as Australia takes over the presidency of the Group of 20 leaders forum next year.
NOVEMBER 2013
  
http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2013/s3891367.htm11/14/2013ABC LATELINEEMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER
Our guest tonight has been named the most important business leader in the country. Richard Goyder is the boss of Wesfarmers, Australia's biggest private sector employer and also the country's most significant conglomerate, spanning coal mining and retailing, with household brands like Coles, Kmart, Bunnings and Target. In February this year, the then Prime Minister Julia Gillard selected him to steer a group of senior Australian executives known as the B20, which will now advise the new Federal Government on policy in the leadup to Australia's presidency of the G20 next year.
OCTOBER 2013
  
http://www.afr.com/p/national/business_leaders_set_agenda_Ey2YmSA5gAzCZlo8EhFIvM10/29/2013THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWBEN POTTER
The B20 is trying to pare back the economic agenda for the G20 meeting in Brisbane next year in an effort to secure agreement on concrete steps and keep the body relevant in global affairs.
OCTOBER 2013
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/economics/hockey-tells-captains-to-set-the-tone-for-g20-meet/story-e6frg926-122674852773010/29/2013THE AUSTRALIANSARAH-JANE TASKER
AUSTRALIA'S business elite, grouped together to work on recommendations ahead of next year's G20 meeting in Brisbane, yesterday held its first official meeting with Joe Hockey to highlight the broader themes it is targeting.​
SEPTEMBER 2013
  
http://www.afr.com/p/opinion/must_push_for_free_trade_vIQpq5BFMuz38Qgbcdd2cK9/23/2013THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW
Editorial | It’s a fair bet that Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey haven’t spent too many hours pondering Australia’s hosting of the G20 summit in a little over a year. Yet, as former top Treasury official Mike Callaghan notes, the G20 Brisbane summit will be the biggest international economic meeting held in this country – as long as enough of the invited talent turns up.
SEPTEMBER 2013
  
http://www.afr.com/p/national/business_leaders_agree_on_agenda_m0aLVj0Udp2Rf0NudvLRRL9/20/2013THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWBEN POTTER
The Australian business leaders charged with shaping the agenda for the Group of 20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane next year have agreed to focus their efforts on boosting growth to create jobs.
SEPTEMBER 2013
  
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/australia-to-assume-b20-stewardship-in-december-JihwaEGvRnqSGCHgQopV~A.html9/20/2013BLOOMBERG
Wesfarmers CEO and Managing Director Richard Goyder discusses the U.S. markets and what Australia's business leaders are doing to prepare for the next G20 summit. He speaks to Zeb Eckert on Bloomberg Television's "First Up." ​
SEPTEMBER 2013
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/news/b20-focus-on-investment/story-e6frg906-1226723135416%E2%80%8B9/20/2013THE AUSTRALIANDAMON KITNEY
WESFARMERS chief executive Richard Goyder says the new Abbott government has a "brilliant opportunity" to showcase Australia as a destination for foreign investment as the nation prepares to host next year's G20 meeting in Brisbane.
SEPTEMBER 2013
  
http://www.afr.com/p/national/brisbane_summit_need_not_be_disaster_2qrgRTfoqej2UDLD6VcLpL9/19/2013THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWBEN POTTER
If you wanted to mount a push for pro-business global reform, you wouldn’t be starting from here. Australia hosts the Group of 20 major economies summit in Brisbane next year -- a golden opportunity to strut on the world stage. But it is taking over a body suffering rampant goal inflation and a yawning achievement deficit.
SEPTEMBER 2013
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/g20-advisory-board-eyes-outcomes-wesfarmers-chief-richard-goyder/story-e6frg8zx-1226722888687%E2%80%8B9/19/2013THE AUSTRALIANDAMON KITNEY
THE Australian business leaders heading the business advisory forum for next year's G20 meeting in Brisbane say they are determined to present a package of practical measures to delegates that can deliver the best returns for global growth.
SEPTEMBER 2013
  
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/breaking-news/b20-to-focus-on-trade-barriers-labour/story-fni0xqe4-12267225264719/19/2013THE HERALD SUNEVAN SCHWARTEN
BUSINESS leaders plan to use Australia's presidency of the G20 to forge international agreements on trade, infrastructure and labour issues in an effort to boost global economic and employment growth. ​
JUNE 2013
  
http://www.afr.com/p/national/legal_affairs/milliner_reaches_new_heights_as_0e2HnkDY0Ub3HmuSx4X1uK6/14/2013THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEWALEX BOXSELL
Robert Milliner once headed Mallesons Stephen Jaques, one of the oldest law firms in Australia, but his most recent role sees him assisting Richard Goyder with B20 Australia.​​
FEBRUARY 2013
  
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/economics/wesfarmers-richard-goyder-to-lead-b20-advisory-group/story-e6frg926-12265710817382/5/2013THE AUSTRALIANMATT CARMODY
WESFARMERS chief executive Richard Goyder will lead a group of senior business people, known as the B20, in advising the government on policy agenda in the lead up to Australia's presidency of the Group of 20 in 2014.
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