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.

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Changes must be carefully considered

Labor’s plan to ignore the expert ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce and arbitrarily increase penalties for corporate offences is unnecessary regulatory overeach said Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott today. “With...

Business calls for action on Constitutional recognition

Business acknowledges the work of the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition in producing its final report and continues to call for long overdue recognition for Indigenous Australians. “As outlined...

Business welcomes establishment of Modern Slavery Act

The establishment of a Modern Slavery Act is a critical step in ending the scourge of modern slavery and business welcomes its successful passage through Parliament today, Business Council chief...

Business welcomes a step towards skills reform

We welcome the government’s announcement that it will undertake an independent review of Australia’s vocational education and skills system and act to boost the number of apprentices, Business Council chief...