2016 Media Releases

Business Council statement on the 2016-17 federal budget

 “The 2016-17 Federal Budget is a solid, responsible budget that balances holding the line on spending growth with new initiatives to improve the nation’s economic growth prospects,” Business Council Chief...

Business Council statement on measures to bolster ASIC

“The government’s package announced today to bolster the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) is a sensible and measured approach to enhancing financial services regulation,” Business Council Chief Executive Jennifer...

Statement on the Australia–China CEO roundtable

“Australian and Chinese business leaders agreed that continued deepening of their relationships and cooperation was essential to successfully navigate the economic transition underway in both countries,” Australia’s Co-Chair of the...

Australians deserve a balanced debate on company tax

“Australians want a stronger economy that can meet global challenges and deliver opportunity, jobs and wages. That’s why they deserve a balanced debate on company income tax,” Business Council Chief...

Royal Commission unwarranted and risky

Establishing a Royal Commission into financial services when there is already robust regulatory oversight in place risks undermining confidence at a critical time in the economic cycle, and could have...

Business Council statement on passage of Senate voting reforms

“Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has shown leadership and vision in spearheading changes to our Senate voting system that will strengthen the integrity of Australia’s parliamentary democracy,” Business Council Chief Executive...