Living on borrowed time
The Business Council has released a discussion paper designed to kickstart a nationwide conversation about the best ways to shift Australia into the fast lane of growth.
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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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Review of the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020

8 July 2021

This is the Business Council’s submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security regarding the Bill seeking to amend the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 (the SOCI...

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Jennifer Westacott interview with Oliver Peterson, 6PR Breakfast

7 July 2021

Event: Jennifer Westacott interview with Oliver Peterson, 6PR Breakfast Speakers: Oliver Peterson, host; Jennifer Westacott, chief executive Business Council of Australia Date: 7 July 2021 Topics: Vaccine rollout, COVID management,...

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Six big shifts to get growth out of the slow lane

7 July 2021

This opinion article by Business Council President Tim Reed was first published in The Australian Financial Review on Wednesday 7 July 2021. The Business Council’s Living on borrowed time discussion...

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Jennifer Westacott interview with Fran Kelly, ABC RN Breakfast

7 July 2021

Event: Jennifer Westacott interview with Fran Kelly, ABC RN Breakfast Speakers: Fran Kelly, host; Jennifer Westacott, chief executive Business Council of Australia Date: 7 July 2021 Topics: Vaccine rollout, COVID...

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