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.

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Joint press conference with MCA, ACCI, MBA

7 December 2023

Event: Joint press conference with MCA, ACCI, MBASpeakers: Bran Black Chief Executive Business Council of Australia; Tania Constable Chief Executive Officer Minerals Council of Australia; Andrew McKellar Chief Executive Officer...

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Government rushes workplace changes to avoid scrutiny and claim Christmas ‘win’

7 December 2023

The Government is rushing significant workplace relations changes through the Senate today without consultation or scrutiny, which will add more costs to business, hit jobs and drive-up costs. Business Council...

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Joint Media Statement: Employer groups slam Government actions which will hit Australians with cost-of-living increases

7 December 2023

Joint statement from:Business Council of AustraliaAustralian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Australian Energy Producers Australian Industry GroupAustralian Retailers AssociationCouncil of Small Business Organisations AustraliaMaster Builders Australia Minerals Council of AustraliaNational...

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Fragile economy cannot withstand radical workplace relations changes

6 December 2023

Today’s National Accounts figures confirmed the economy has all but stalled and with productivity still very weak, Australia is now facing a difficult future with lower living standards and higher...

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