Seize the Moment
The Business Council has released a significant contribution to Australia’s public policy agenda, Seize the moment is our best thinking on how to build a brighter future for our nation.
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Business is vital for
a strong Australia
Employs 11 million of the 13 million Australians who work – 6 out of every 7 jobs.
Contributes about 80 per cent of Australia’s final economic output.
Pays $88 billion a year in company tax.
Activity between small, medium & large business is around $550 billion a year.
Responsible for Australia’s export income.
Over 5 million everyday Australians own shares in Australian companies.
Around $380 billion in everyday Australians’ superannuation investments are in Australian listed companies.

The Business Council of Australia strives for a stronger Australia.


The Business Council will actively collaborate with other community and business groups, political leaders at all levels of government and engage directly with the community to achieve our vision and purpose.


We work to ensure Australia is economically strong to support a fair, free and inclusive society for all Australians. Achieving this requires successful, well-run businesses that create meaningful jobs and inclusive work environments which reflect and are accountable to the broader Australian community.

The Business Council champions the role that responsible businesses play in generating sustainable economic growth and advocate for policy settings that are in the national interest.


We believe the role of business is to generate returns for shareholders over the medium to long term, and that doing this requires businesses to be good corporate citizens, and for big and small business to work together across our cities and regions.

This means to act in good faith, have products and services that are fit for market, represent those products fairly and balance the needs of all stakeholders and interests including employees, shareholders, customers, suppliers, the community and the environment.

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Business concerned by Nature Positive legislation

29 May 2024

The Business Council is concerned by the Nature Positive legislation introduced into the Parliament today which includes less accountability for environmental decisions.    BCA Chief Executive Bran Black said if...

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Business Council of Australia call on more certainty for offshore approvals

17 May 2024

Following the Senate passing the Petroleum Resources Rent Tax (PRRT) last night, the Business Council of Australia is concerned about an uncertain approval process for major offshore projects.  BCA Chief...

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Rio Tinto Australia CEO Kellie Parker joins BCA Board as BHP CEO Mike Henry steps down

21 May 2024

The Business Council of Australia has appointed Rio Tinto’s Chief Executive, Australia, Kellie Parker, as a director, replacing BHP CEO Mike Henry, who has stepped down. Business Council President Geoff...

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The one standout success metric for the budget

13 May 2024

This opinion article by Business Council Chief Executive Bran Black was published in The Australian Financial Review on 13 May 2024 More investment is required to drive productivity. We won’t...

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