Budget submission 2021-22: Building on our success

Growing our economy by just one per cent extra a year would leave each Australian $770 better off per year and help us return to full employment.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)
These are challenging times and the business community is leading by example, demonstrating our commitment to the community and our core business of keeping the economy moving.
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Australian supplier payment code
We have developed the supplier payment code to ensure small businesses get paid promptly and on time. Any business, not-for-profit or government organisation can sign-up to the code at any time.
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Strong Australia Network
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BizRebuild
BizRebuild is a business-led initiative, developed by the Business Council of Australia, to provide practical and on the ground assistance to small and local businesses left devastated by the bushfires.
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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.
Vision

The Business Council of Australia strives for a stronger Australia.

Role

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.

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.

Mission

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.

Strong Australia Network
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The Biggies
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BizRebuild
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Australian supplier payment code
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Newsroom

UK trade deal makes post-Brexit history

16 June 2021

The Prime Minister's announcement on a Free Trade Agreement with the United Kingdom is a win for Australian exporters, businesses and workers, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.

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Helping people get the business skills they need on the NSW South Coast

11 June 2021

More Bega Valley business owners have an opportunity to get skills in business planning thanks to a $15,000 funding boost from the Business Council of Australia’s bushfire recovery charity BizRebuild...

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NSW property tax reform submission

15 June 2021

The Business Council welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the NSW Property Tax Reform consultation paper. The BCA has long advocated for replacing stamp duties with a broad-based...

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NSW shows leadership again

10 June 2021

Once again the NSW government has led the way with their announcement today to launch a pilot program to welcome back international students, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said....

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