Policy Agenda

People and Workplaces

The Australian economy is facing significant opportunities and challenges as a result of globalisation, digitisation and demographic shifts. These three forces are fundamentally transforming the nature of work and workplaces. 

To realise our national potential, Australia needs policy settings that help drive economic growth and create the jobs of the future. We need to unlock the potential of people and workplaces, and create an environment where innovation can thrive. 

Our workplace relations system is a vital part of this. Australia needs a modern workplace relations system that delivers a safety net for workers, recognises the shared interests of managers and workers in an enterprise's success, and gives all enterprises the agility they need to compete and succeed. 

The Business Council's people and workplaces policy agenda is focused on ensuring Australia's workplace relations system drives collaboration, innovation, and ultimately productivity – the key to job creation and wages growth. 

The BCA Secretariat contact for people and workplaces policy issues is Megan Kirchner, Executive Director Policy, Human Capital.