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BCA Welcomes Agreement

The Business Council of Australia today welcomed the agreement reached between the Commonwealth and the New South Wales and Victorian Governments on the operation of Australia’s Corporations Law. The Executive Director of the BCA, Mr David Buckingham, congratulated the Prime Minister and...

BCA Statement on Welfare Reform

The Business Council of Australia today welcomed the federal government’s statement on welfare reform. The Executive Director of the BCA, Mr David Buckingham, said the statement was a sensible and balanced step in dealing with problems arising from the interaction...

Unprecedented Industry and Community Coalition Issues Statement on Preventing and Reducing Unemployment

An unprecedented new industry–community coalition of major business, labour movement, education and community welfare organisations is taking to government proposals for a comprehensive national strategy to tackle long-term unemployment. Their joint statement, ‘Pathways to work: preventing and reducing long-term unemployment’...

BCA Forum pushes for National Unitary Industrial Relations System

The continued failure to implement a unitary national industrial relations system would leave Australia languishing in a globalised community, the President of the Business Council of Australia, Mr Campbell Anderson, said today. Speaking at the BCA ‘A Unitary Industrial Relations...

BCA Welcomes CPI Outcome

Mr David Buckingham, Executive Director of the Business Council of Australia, welcomed today’s CPI outcome saying that containing this quarter’s price increase to 3.7 per cent was a very good outcome for the economy. Mr Buckingham said “Australia has digested...

The BCA’s Real Agenda: A Vigorous Economy with Jobs and Opportunity for All

The Business Council of Australia has hit back at ACTU criticism of its recent report, Managerial Leadership in the Workplace. The Executive Director of the BCA, Mr David Buckingham, said today that the ACTU criticism missed the point. “The core...

The Myth of the Short, Sharp Shock

Policy induced recessions in 1983 and 1991 were responsible for up to 80 per cent of today’s 200,000 long-term unemployed, according to a paper released today. In an article in the BCA Papers, Professor Bruce Chapman of the Australian National...

BCA to Press Ahead on Unitary National Workplace Relations System

The Business Council of Australia is to host a public forum in November on the issues involved in establishing a genuine, unitary national workplace relations system. The Executive Director of the BCA, Mr David Buckingham, said today the hodgepodge of...

Call to Improve Taxation of Offshore Income

The Business Council of Australia today called for an accelerated consideration of tax changes to improve the competitiveness of Australian-based companies and facilitate greater integration of Australian companies into the global economy. In an article in the BCA papers, Philip...

Final Report of the National Innovation Summit Implementation Group

The Business Council of Australia today welcomed the release of the Final Report of the National Innovation Summit Implementation Group. Executive Director Mr David Buckingham said today: “It is essential to Australia’s future that we create an ideas culture in...

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