Read keynote speeches delivered by the BCA and speakers hosted at events held by the Business Council of Australia.
28 February 2013 – why innovation and collaboration, and education, skills and workplaces, are things that Australia has to get right. [more]
17 April 2013 – Speech outlines why when business works, Australia works. [more]
Address by BCA President Tony Shepherd to the Reconciliation Australia Government and Business Luncheon
Speech by BCA President Tony Shepherd to the Business Council of Australia 2012 Annual Dinner. [more]
Speech by BCA Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott to the Business Council of Australia 2012 Annual Dinner. [more]
What are the keys to a more effective housing market? [more]
The lesson from the Whitlam era for Australian leaders of today is that if you don’t match a strong vision with sound economic performance and fiscal discipline, you limit how much can be achieved.
10 October 2012 – Speech by Jennifer Westacott to the Cranlana Programme ‘Good Society’ Speech Series, which was also broadcast on the ABC Radio National Big Ideas program. [more]
20 September 2012 – Speech by BCA Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott to the IPAA 2012 International Congress in Melbourne. [more]
7 September 2012: speech by Graham Bradley to the Infrastructure Partnerships Australia ‘Partnerships 2012: Infrastructure and Investment Conference’ in Melbourne. [more]
Ms Westacott addresses comments made by the Prime Minister on the need to lift Australia’s productivity as a key to ensuring a more competitive, resilient economy. [more]
‘We May Never Have Had It So Good, But We Could Be Great: A Plan to Lock in Australia’s Prosperity’. [more]
Address by BCA President Graham Bradley to the Business Council of Australia 2011 Annual Dinner.
Business and the community sector need to work together to ensure that a wealthy country like Australia doesn’t leave people behind. [more]
Reflections on three of the women who have made the most impact on Jennifer Westacott’s life. [more]
Speech by Business Council of Australia President Graham Bradley to the Australia–Israel Chamber of Commerce. [more]
Opening Remarks by BCA CEO Jennifer Westacott to the Business Tax Session of the Australian Government 2011 Tax Forum.
The BCA co-hosted a forum with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. [more]
How can we break the vicious cycle that discourages the public and private sectors from working in partnership to develop prosperous cities? [more]
Australia’s fate is linked to Sydney’s, and to the success of our largest businesses. If they don’t work, the economy fails and if the economy fails, prosperity dries up. [more]
Address by BCA President Graham Bradley to the Business Council of Australia 2010 Annual Dinner. [more]
A smart country doesn’t wait for a crisis to act resolutely, argues BCA President Graham Bradley. [more]
Speech by BCA President Graham Bradley to the National Press Club. [more]
Speech by BCA Chief Executive Katie Lahey on the topic of women in leadership. [more]
How can businesses better connect with the national interest? [more]
Speech to the National Press Club by BCA President Graham Bradley. [more]
How might Australia’s private sector shape foreign policy priorities and opportunities? [more]
Speech by BCA President Graham Bradley to the Australia–Israel Chamber of Commerce [more]
To reap the full benefit of Australia’s ‘blessed’ position, the government must focus its energy and commitment on the task of pursuing growth. [more]
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s address to the Business Council of Australia 2009 Annual Dinner.[more]
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd sets out the government’s view of Australia’s situation in the global downturn, and the effect of the federal government’s responses.[more]
The speech argues for medium-term spending discipline in the federal Budget and for reforms to boost productivity, competitiveness and workforce participation. [more]
What policies are needed to support economic revival and resilience in the face of the global economic slowdown? [more]
Speech by Greig Gailey, BCA President, to the BCA 25th Anniversary Dinner. [more]
Speech by the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, to the BCA 25th Anniversary Dinner.[more]
Making federalism work is a prosperity imperative. Poor federal–state relations impact people’s lives, as well as their pockets. Poor federal–state relations cost businesses time and money, and distracts them from more productive activities.[more]
We need a frank discussion of how to deal with and minimise the real costs which an emissions scheme will impose on the economy, Greig Gailey says. [more]
We live and work and communicate and relate in a globalised and globalising world. Globalisation is a process and not an end. [more]
Why the introduction of a national emissions trading scheme is the single most important policy decision the Rudd Government will make before the next election.
Treasurer Wayne Swan discusses the economic challenges and opportunities Australia faces.[more]
In the midst of prosperity it is easy to overlook the many Australians who continue to confront a vastly different reality.[more]
Companies whose brands address social, economic and environmental issues that consumers care about as citizens will be preferred over brands that simply satisfy a functional or personal emotional need.[more]
A package of policy recommendations aimed at elevating Australia’s living standards into the world’s top-five band by 2012. [more]
Corporate social responsibility is a natural and vital extension of the competencies and core values of business.[more]
Copy of the address by Mr Kevin Rudd MP, Leader of the Opposition, to the Business Council of Australia in February 2007.[more]
Transcript of the address by the Hon. John Howard MP, Prime Minister of Australia, to the BCA 2006 Annual Dinner.[more]
The BCA President’s address to the organisation’s 2006 Annual Dinner on reform progress during 2006, covering emerging policy directions and climate change. [more]
BCA Deputy Chief Executive Steven Münchenberg outlines why reforming Australia’s federal system is important for business and the community.[more]
25 October 2006: Michael Chaney outlines how Australia can and should harness the confident and more capable mindset that is emerging in the community. [more]
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17 April 2013 – Speech outlines why when business works, Australia works.
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