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  • Jennifer Westacott - Fran Kelly, ABC Breakfast

    Topics: marriage equality, company tax, business reputation, workplace diversity More

  • Decision to shelve the South Australian bank tax welcomed

    Decision to shelve the South Australian bank tax welcomed. More

  • Treasury Report Confirms - Australia Needs A Competitive Company Tax Rate

    It is a simple fact that without reform we are risking the economic growth needed to create Australian jobs and wages growth. More

  • Women in leadership: 10 actions that really drive change

    New research shows Australian companies that lead their industry in women’s leadership representation do 10 things in common, starting with making a compelling case about why gender equality is good for the organisation. More

  • South Australia Needs Investment in Local Jobs

    This state has so much potential, but unexpected tax grabs like this signal to investors that South Australia is hostile to business investment. More

  • Business Council Welcomes Labor Commitment to Open Trade

    Australian prosperity over more than three decades has been built on economic reform and an openness to trade. We welcome Labor’s recommitment to these values. More

  • Census Jobs Data Reveals Indigenous Employment Gains

    New census data reveal a 76 per cent leap in the number of Indigenous professionals over the past decade, complementing significant Indigenous job growth across industries. More

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    We must enhance Australian's skills and education, boost participation, and create an environment where people can innovate and be productive at work.

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    Energy policy must maximise competitive advantage via efficient markets and drive growth in exports, while managing emissions in line with global efforts.

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    Tax and Fiscal Policy

    The Business Council of Australia has long highlighted the economic necessity of a competitive tax system.

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    People and Workplaces

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    Population and Cities

    Australia needs to commit to well-managed population growth in our cities and regions. How well we manage that pathway of population and growth will determine the quality and sustainability of our economy, our societies and our environment.

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    Workplace Diversity

    Businesses want diverse workforces that reflect the community, as well as attract and retain the best and brightest from all backgrounds and circumstances.

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    Jobs

    Australia needs to undertake a suite of policy reforms to help us respond to disruption, grow our economy and ensure all Australians are equipped to work.

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    Indigenous Engagement

    The Business Council of Australia believes business can help create the social and economic conditions in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can prosper and thrive.

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    The Business Council of Australia advocates for a world-class, financially sustainable Australian health care system that increases life expectancy and quality of life.

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    Australian businesses have a role to play in fostering community wellbeing and promoting social and economic inclusion.

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    Budget

    Budget policy gives governments capacity to deliver the services and public investments that maximise community value today and into the future.

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    Federation

    A better functioning federation is the only way of making services more efficient and sustainable, while achieving better outcomes for the people who use them.

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    Retirement Incomes

    Australia’s retirement income system is based around the three pillars of superannuation, the age pension, and voluntary retirement savings.

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