a strong Australia
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.
A pragmatic approach to securing critical infrastructure
29 September 2021
The parliament’s intelligence and security committee has made sensible recommendations to secure Australia’s critical infrastructure, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “Getting this right is crucial to position Australia...
Interview with Brooke Corte, Money News, 2GB
28 September 2021
Event: Jennifer Westacott interview with Brooke Corte, Money News, 2GB Speakers: Brooke Corte, host; Jennifer Westacott, chief executive Business Council of Australia Date: 27 September 2021 Topics: NSW road map...
NSW emissions target backed by action
29 September 2021
An ambitious emissions reduction target in NSW shows what can be achieved with a clear vision and a detailed plan, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.
NSW decision delivers hope
27 September 2021
The Berejiklian Government’s plan to unlock the state gives people the certainty they need to get on with their lives, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.