2015 Media Releases
BCA Statement: RET Uncertainty Must Be Urgently Resolved

It has been more than one year since the Federal Government announced a review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET). As a coalition of peak business associations representing renewable energy investors and electricity users, we are calling for both major...

BCA and Supply Nation Drive Supplier Diversity Discussion

Today a joint Business Council of Australia (BCA) and Supply Nation event hosted by NAB  saw over 100 representatives from Australian businesses discuss the future of supplier diversity in Australia and meet with Indigenous businesses. “Supporting the development of the...

BCA Statement: RET Uncertainty Must Be Urgently Resolved

It has been more than one year since the Federal Government announced a review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET). As a coalition of peak business associations representing renewable energy investors and electricity users, we are calling for both major...

A Workplace Framework for the Future

“Australia needs a visionary approach to workplace relations that rises above the ideological issues of the past and delivers a system that’s fit for the 21st century,” BCA Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said. In releasing the Business Council’s submission to the Productivity...

Statement on the Government’s Response to 457 Visa Review

“The government’s proposed changes to the 457 visa scheme will improve its operation and reduce business costs, but it has missed the opportunity to do away with redundant regulation,” BCA Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said. “A well functioning 457 visa...

Statement on Autumn Repeal Day

“The government’s third Repeal Day continues the significant progress being made in reducing red tape costs on business,” BCA Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said. “While the net cost savings are lower than they were for previous Repeal Days, it is...

Reform to Higher Education Should Not End Here

“The failure of the government’s Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014 cannot be the end of the crucial process of reforming our higher education sector,” Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said. “Irrespective of who is in...

Statement on the Government’s Response to 457 Visa Review

“The government’s proposed changes to the 457 visa scheme will improve its operation and reduce business costs, but it has missed the opportunity to do away with redundant regulation,” BCA Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said. “A well functioning 457 visa...

Landmark Strategy to Make Graduates More Job Ready

University and business leaders today announced a comprehensive, national strategy to build the productive capacity of Australia's workforce, improve graduate job prospects and meet the skills needs of employers. Universities Australia, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Australian Industry Group,...

Statement on the Intergenerational Report

“Today’s Intergenerational Report (IGR) reinforces the magnitude of the task of putting the budget on a sustainable and equitable footing for future generations,” BCA President Catherine Livingstone said. “Importantly, however, the report does show that timely policy action can claw...

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