Media releases

Media releases include announcements of new reports, submissions and policy positions as well as day to day reactions to developments in policy areas related to the Business Council of Australia agenda.

Visit the media releases archive for news releases published prior to 2016.

For media enquiries:

Media Team
(02) 8224 9214 


Statement on recent St Kilda protests

The business community condemns racist demonstrations in Melbourne over the weekend. Migrants are valued members across the entire community, including in the business sector, where they are some of our...

Business welcomes COAG's reliability obligation

We welcome the COAG Energy Council’s decision to support the retailer reliability obligation, an important step forward in solving the policy paralysis that has plagued the energy sector for over...

MYEFO result a positive sign for the future

Today’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, signalling a return to surplus in 2019-20 after 11 years of deficits, is a welcome development but should be a call to action to...

Employment services can do more

The I Want To Work report released today makes welcome proposals to modernise the employment services system, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.    “For most people a job...

Businesses paying more tax than ever

Company tax data released today shows that large companies in Australia are paying almost two thirds of all company tax, providing $45.7 billion in government revenue to fund services and...