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.
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.
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...
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...
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....