2005 Media Releases
BCA Submission to the Japan Free Trade Agreement Feasibility Study

The Business Council of Australia today made a submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on issues relevant to the feasibility of a free trade agreement between Australia and Japan. To view a copy of the submission click here...

World Business Leaders Call For Urgent Action to Save Doha Trade Round

Six of the world’s leading business organisations today called on member nations of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to intensify their efforts to achieve a successful conclusion to the Doha Development Agenda (DDA). In a policy statement titled ‘Advancing the...

Business Council of Australia: Trade Principles

The Business Council of Australia's Trade and International Relations Task Force has determined the following principles with which to guide BCA trade policy. Business Council of Australia Trade Principles

Australia’s Infrastructure in Need of an Audit: BCA

21 August 2005 The Business Council of Australia has called for a biennial ‘state of the nation’ audit to assess the adequacy and performance of Australia’s key infrastructure. The BCA has set out the structure and criteria for the audit...

Principal for a Day Program Celebrates 5th Birthday

Ms Katie Lahey, Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia, today participated in this year's Principal for Day program at Preston Girls Secondary College, Victoria. Principal for a Day        

Victoria Setting the Pace in Education and Training – But for How Long?

Joint media release by the Dusseldorp Skills Forum, the Education Foundation and the Business Council of Australia Victoria leads the nation in the educational attainment of young people and in successful transitions from school, according to the most comprehensive analysis...

BCA Backs National Competition Plan for Infrastructure

Business today welcomed moves by the federal government to make reform of Australia’s vital infrastructure a central part of a reinvigorated national competition policy. The BCA agreed with Treasurer Peter Costello’s assessment that solving Australia’s infrastructure shortfalls would be imperative...

Business Backs Extended Parliamentary Terms

Four-year parliamentary terms would be good for government and business decision-making and should be supported, the BCA said today. Extending federal terms from three to four years, as proposed, would provide greater certainty for Members of Parliament (MPs), business, policy...

Australia Needs a More Dynamic COAG Process

A series of committees established by COAG last week should have tighter reporting timelines and be subject to greater transparency in order to achieve the reform outcomes that are needed to lock in prosperity. BCA President, Mr Hugh Morgan said...

Youth Education and Training Completions Provide Intergenerational Economic Benefit

Boosting the proportion of young people completing school or an apprenticeship to 90 per cent by the end of the decade would increase workforce numbers by 65,000, boost economic productivity, and expand the economy by nearly $10 billion (in today’s...

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