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.

2024-25 pre-budget submission: Reclaiming our competitiveness
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Cleaning up the CFMEU starts with clear eyes about the challenge ahead

23 July 2024

This opinion article by Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Bran Black was published in The Australian on 23 July 2024. I’m on the record calling for a judicial inquiry...

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CFMEU allegations of corruption and crime deserve more than an administrator

17 July 2024

The Government’s decision to start a process to appoint an external administrator to deal with the CFMEU does not provide the transparency and public accountability required to properly stamp out...

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Submission to inquiry into the Nature Positive bills

18 July 2024

The Business Council of Australia's membership ranges across the economy, with many sectors that have a direct involvement in EPBC assessment and approvals processes.  The BCA has been engaged with...

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Bran Black interview with Ali Moore, ABC Melbourne Drive, ABC

15 July 2024

Event: Bran Black interview with Ali Moore, ABC Melbourne Drive, ABC Speakers: Ali Moore Host ABC Melbourne Drive, ABC; Bran Black Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia Date: 15 July...

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