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.
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...
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,...
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...
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...