Media releases


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Launch of FTA negotiations with the Pacific Alliance

“The Business Council welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo, of the launch of free trade agreement negotiations with the Pacific Alliance,” Business Council...

Sensible changes to temporary skilled visa program

“We welcome the refinements announced by the Turnbull Government to the temporary skilled visa system,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today. “The changes are essential for building a...

Statement on the Great Barrier Reef's value

“We welcome the work by Deloitte Access Economics in conjunction with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to put a value on one of Australia’s most marvelous natural assets,” Business Council...

Funding breakthrough for schools in need

“We congratulate senators on voting for a simpler, fairer and more transparent schools funding model that will deliver the most taxpayer support to those students who really need it,” Business...

Cynical taxes expose lightweight leadership

“South Australia’s new bank levy exposes the desperation of a government that is unable to get its own budget and spending under control,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said....