2008 Media Releases
BCA Welcomes Joint Statement on Skills Priorities

The Business Council of Australia has expressed support for the joint statement ‘Facing up to Australia’s Skills Challenge’ released by the Australian Industry Group, the Dusseldorp Skills Forum, the Australian Council of Trade Unions, Group Training Australia and the Australian Education...

Bold New Vision Needed to Frame 2020 Summit Potential

BCA President Greig Gailey has challenged the Australia 2020 Summit to be the catalyst for articulating a new bold, collective vision for the nation. Launching the BCA’s submission to the summit, titled Anticipating Success, Mr Gailey said from a policy...

Roadmap for Skills Charts the Right Course for Australia

The Business Council of Australia welcomes the release of the federal government’s discussion paper on reform directions for vocational education and training. BCA Chief Executive Katie Lahey said the establishment of Skills Australia, together with the setting of targets for...

Revitalised COAG Agenda Lays Foundation for Success

Commitments by federal, state and territory leaders at yesterday’s COAG meeting represent significant progress towards a reinvigorated national reform agenda. BCA President Greig Gailey welcomed these steps, which the BCA believes will provide the foundations for sustained growth and prosperity...

One Economy Needs One Set of Rules for Business

The BCA wants Australia’s state and federal governments to attack the growing tangle of business red tape and put in place a single, seamless set of rules for all businesses by 2010. The fragmented economy we currently have creates a...

Opportunity for Australia to Budget for Future Prosperity

There is a real opportunity and challenge for the new federal government to undertake major fiscal reforms in the 2008–09 federal Budget to pave the way for greater future prosperity, Business Council of Australia President, Greig Gailey, said.  Launching the...

Trade Review an Important Chance to Assess Australia’s Global Priorities

The Business Council of Australia welcomes the whole-of-government review of Australia’s trade policies and programs announced today by Trade Minister Simon Crean. The Chairman of the BCA’s Trade Task Force, John Denton, said the broad-based examination of trade policy settings...

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