2013 Media Releases

IR Changes Damaging to Jobs and the National Interest

Groups representing small, medium and large businesses employing millions of people across all sectors of the Australian economy are calling on the federal government to abandon changes to industrial relations...

All Pain for No Environmental Gain

Proposed amendments to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act represent another broken promise, and another sign that the federal government is making announcements that are just for show, said...

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Back to the Future with Government IR Changes

“Today’s media reports signal the government is more interested in meeting union demands than growing jobs and productivity, with industrial relations changes that hark back to the strike-ridden 1970s and...

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James Strong

On behalf of the members of the Business Council of Australia, President Tony Shepherd has offered his condolences to the family of James Strong. “James was an outstanding business leader,...

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Time Running Out to Get the Budget Back on Track

The government’s execution of its fiscal strategy is not working and needs a major rethink and urgent action, the Business Council of Australia’s submission to the federal budget says.“The budget...

Red Tape Not the Answer on Skills

“The changes to 457 visa arrangements announced by the federal government today are a classic regulatory overreach that risks damaging the competitiveness and viability of important projects and businesses,” Business...

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Statement of Support for Act of Recognition

Statement from Business Council of Australia President Tony Shepherd, Indigenous Engagement Task Force Chairman Michael Rose and Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott The Business Council of Australia welcomes today’s Act of...

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