2016 Media Releases

Labor must support government's full tax plan

“The Labor Party should act in the interests of a stronger economy for all the community by not opposing the full package of reforms in the government’s 10-year tax plan,”...

Misuse of market power law must get the words right

Federal Shadow Treasurer, Chris Bowen, in The Australian Financial Review today, has articulated well the risks to the economy and to consumers if the Harper review recommendation to amend Section...

Joint statement: energy challenges need cooperation

Organisations representing Australia’s energy industry and consumers of all sizes have united in calling for a cooperative and strategic response to Australia’s energy transition and challenges, as Australia’s energy ministers...

Business Council welcomes energy independent review

The Business Council welcomes the COAG Energy Council’s commitment to an independent review by Dr Alan Finkel to develop a national electricity market blueprint that will support the markets' transformation...

Statement on VET student loans program

The Business Council of Australia welcomes the Turnbull Government’s announcement today of a new VET Student Loans program, and urges the Senate to urgently pass these much needed reforms to...

Business Council statement on company tax

If the Parliament abandons the 10-year enterprise tax plan it is effectively giving up on Australia’s global competitiveness. “The Business Council is focussed on building prosperity for all Australians. Introducing...