2016 Media Releases

MYEFO: a reality check for parliament

“The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook is yet another reality check for the parliament that this nation cannot spend what it can’t afford,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said....

Energy reform is urgent to avert systemic crises

Representatives of Australia’s communities, households, business energy users and energy suppliers today called on the Commonwealth Government, the States and all other stakeholders to support reform of Australia’s energy systems and markets...

Statement on COAG Meeting

Competition reforms “We applaud state and territory jurisdictions that have joined the federal government to collaborate on competition and productivity-enhancing reforms. Their citizens can expect to enjoy better infrastructure, better...

Statement on COAG Meeting

Competition reforms “We applaud state and territory jurisdictions that have joined the federal government to collaborate on competition and productivity-enhancing reforms. Their citizens can expect to enjoy better infrastructure, better...

Statement on company transparency report for 2014-2015

“Companies should pay every single dollar of tax that is required of them,” Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “The Australian public should feel assured that companies...

World-class model for major project approvals

The Business Council of Australia today released a new blueprint for streamlining the planning and approvals system, saying it was unacceptable that more than $375 billion of proposed projects across...