Let's get one shot closer
The business community is getting behind the national vaccine rollout and doing whatever we can to help you stay safe and bring us back together again.
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An open letter from the business community
The business community is asking governments to work together to implement the National Plan and chart a path out of the current lockdowns.
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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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No time to repeat mistakes of the past

29 November 2021

After two years of stop-start measures to control COVID-19 it’s time to put the lessons of the pandemic into practice as we respond to the omicron variant, Business Council chief...

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NSW charging ahead

25 November 2021

The New South Wales Government’s decision to further ease restrictions from December 15th shows a state leading the way, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “Everyone in NSW knows...

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Jennifer Westacott interview with Neil Mitchell, 3AW Mornings

29 November 2021

Event: Jennifer Westacott interview with Neil Mitchell, 3AW MorningsSpeakers: Neil Mitchell, host 3AW Mornings; Jennifer Westacott, chief executive Business Council of AustraliaTopics: Omicron COVID-19 variant E&OE Neil Mitchell, host 3AW...

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Smart move to attract talent and boost Australian jobs

25 November 2021

The Business Council welcomes the government’s decision to keep much needed temporary and skilled workers in the country, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “As we have long called...

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