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  • Australian Supplier Payment Code

    The Business Council Australian Supplier Payment Code commits signatory companies to pay eligible Australian small business suppliers on-time and within 30 days of receiving a correct invoice.

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  • Tax Transparency Code

    The Tax Transparency Code commits Australia's largest businesses to greater disclosure of their tax affairs and help educate the public about large business compliance with the nation's tax laws.

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  • Action Plan for Enduring Prosperity

    Our action plan for Australia’s future, identifying nine policy areas we must get right to achieve our goal of securing enduring prosperity for all Australians.

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Latest Media

  • Make Our Future Work

    Australians are asking why wages are stagnating, and what the age of drones, robots and artificial intelligence herald for them and their families, Jennifer Westacott writes for The Weekend Australian. More

  • Business Council Welcomes Referendum Council Report on Constitutional Reform

    The final report of the Referendum Council, which follows a rigorous and extensive process of consultation and discussion, is a welcome addition to the national dialogue on Indigenous recognition More

  • Energy Ministers on the Right Track

    We are pleased that federal, state and territory energy ministers have reaffirmed their commitment to laying the groundwork for a secure, reliable, affordable and lower-emission energy supply for all Australians. More

  • Statement on Infrastructure Australia Corridor Protection Report

    If governments have the foresight to plan ahead and reserve corridors for future infrastructure use, they can realise huge savings when those infrastructure projects are ultimately rolled out. More

  • Business Council Welcomes Labor's Rejection of Protectionism

    Labor’s commitment to lower trade barriers and focus on economic growth is welcome in an era in which those calling for protectionism are becoming increasingly vocal. More

Our policy agenda

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    Skills and Education

    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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    Infrastructure

    Better planning of infrastructure is needed to support growth, productivity and improved living standards.

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    Energy and Climate Change

    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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    Innovation

    Australia needs to create an effective innovation system that will provide individuals and businesses with the capabilities and incentives to drive innovation.

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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

    Australia needs a modern workplace relations system which enables enterprises to change their business models to meet these global challenges.

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    Trade and Investment

    Trade and investment is critical to Australia’s ongoing prosperity. Business and government need to adopt a global outlook in everything they do.

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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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    Business Regulation

    Poorly designed and administered regulation imposes significant costs on the community in terms of less consumer choice, higher prices, lower wages and reduced job creation

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Topics

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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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    Health

    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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    Community and Diversity

    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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