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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Climate related financial disclosures must align with international standards

26 February 2024

The Business Council supports the continuous improvement in the quality of climate related financial disclosures to facilitate climate risks and opportunities when making investment decisions and is calling for close...

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The Australian Universities Accord offers a unique opportunity to reshape the higher education sector

25 February 2024

The Business Council says the Australian Universities Accord, released today, offers a unique opportunity to reshape the higher education sector into one that is agile and responsive to industry and...

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Submission to the Climate-related financial disclosure: exposure draft legislation

26 February 2024

The Business Council of Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide views on the climate related financial disclosure exposure draft legislation and accompanying explanatory materials. Our members support continuous improvement in...

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Incentives are the key to growth

23 February 2024

This opinion article by Business Council Chief Executive Bran Black was published in The Daily Telegraph on 23 February 2024 No one needs to be told how bad our housing...

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