2015 Media Releases

Statement on the Australian Infrastructure Audit

“The audit released today by Infrastructure Australia lays bare our infrastructure challenges and should be used by governments to plan and invest for Australia’s future,” Business Council of Australia Chief...

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Statement on the 2015-16 Federal Budget

General response: “The 2015-16 federal budget is a sound, sensible and thoughtful budget which takes pragmatic steps to get Australia’s fiscal strategy back on track while investing in jobs, participation...

Business Calls for a RET Compromise

Peak business groups have today called on the Federal Government and Opposition to resolve the current Renewable Energy Target (RET) impasse, and provide much needed certainty to industry.The business groups...

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Post-2020 Target Needs to Strike the Right Balance

“Australia has an important role to play in reducing global carbon emissions, but future emissions reduction targets must be set in a way that is both environmentally and economically responsible,”...

STEM Skills Critical to Australia’s Future

“The Office of the Chief Scientist’s report STEM Skills in the Workforce: What do Employers Want? highlights the importance of STEM skills to businesses and the overall competitiveness of the...

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Statement on Efficiency in Health Research Paper

“The Productivity Commission’s (PC) research paper Efficiency in Health demonstrates that multiple opportunities exist to improve health outcomes while also achieving efficiencies in the system,” BCA Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott...

Statement on the East-West Link Agreement

“Today’s agreement between the Victorian Government and the East West Link consortium on costs incurred under the project’s contract resolves the immediate uncertainty over this major infrastructure investment, but serious...

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