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.

2024-25 pre-budget submission: Reclaiming our competitiveness
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Submission to the NSW Freight Reform Program

10 June 2024

The Business Council of Australia (BCA) welcomes the NSW Government’s commitment to a revised strategic reform agenda and action plan to support the movement of freight. We represent Australia’s largest...

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Climate trigger will make it harder for renewable approvals in Nature Positive reform

30 May 2024

The Business Council is concerned the Government may be considering including a climate trigger as part of the Nature Positive reform, making it harder for all projects, particularly renewable energy...

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Upcoming Australia-China CEO Roundtable to focus on stronger economic and trade ties

12 June 2024

The Business Council of Australia will facilitate the seventh Australia-China CEO Roundtable in Perth on 18 June, bringing together prominent companies from both countries alongside leaders of the Australian and Chinese Governments.   BCA Chief Executive Bran Black said...

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Submission to the Payment Times Reporting Act 2020 primary legislation amendments

30 May 2024

The Business Council of Australia (BCA) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the Payment Times Reporting Act 2020 primary legislation amendments. The proposed changes will improve the Payment Times...

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