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Climate related financial disclosures must align with international standards
The Business Council supports the continuous improvement in the quality of climate related financial disclosures to facilitate climate risks and...
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The Australian Universities Accord offers a unique opportunity to reshape the higher education sector
The Business Council says the Australian Universities Accord, released today, offers a unique opportunity to reshape the higher education sector...
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BCA calls for new national fund to drive better services and outcomes for businesses and consumers
The Business Council is calling for the establishment of a new national fund to provide states and territories with financial...
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Prime Minister’s comments welcomed on an Australian response to the US Inflation Reduction Act
The Business Council of Australia welcomes the Government’s intent to compete harder for global renewables investment, in the context of...
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**DOORSTOP** Bran Black, Parliament House Canberra
Event: **DOORSTOP** Bran Black, Parliament House CanberraSpeakers: Bran Black, Chief Executive, Business Council of AustraliaTopics: Industrial relations; right to disconnect...
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Bran Black interview with Kieran Gilbert, News Day, Sky News
Event: Bran Black interview with Kieran Gilbert, News Day, Sky NewsSpeakers: Kieran Gilbert, Host, News Day, Sky News; Bran Black,...
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Bran Black interview with Laura Jayes, AM Agenda, Sky News
Event: Bran Black interview with Laura Jayes, AM Agenda, Sky NewsSpeakers: Laura Jayes, Host, AM Agenda; Bran Black, Chief Executive,...
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Bran Black interview with Ross Greenwood, Business Now, Sky News
Event: Bran Black interview with Ross Greenwood, Business Now, Sky NewsSpeakers: Ross Greenwood Host, Business Now; Bran Black Chief Executive,...
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Incentives are the key to growth
This opinion article by Business Council Chief Executive Bran Black was published in The Daily Telegraph on 23 February 2024...
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Unpick tortuous red tape patchwork to cure housing woes
This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Bran Black was published in The West Australian on 19 February 2024 No...
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Radical industrial relations reform an economic risk Australia can’t afford
This opinion article by Business Council Chief Executive Bran Black and the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia Chief Executive...
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We need to rediscover our competitive settings to achieve prosperity
This opinion article by Business Council chief executive Bran Black was published in The Australian on 13 December 2023 On...
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BCA President Tim Reed 2023 Annual Dinner speech
**CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY** Thank you Jennifer, welcome Prime Minister, welcome Treasurer and a very warm welcome to all guests and...
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Opening address to the Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum Toronto
Speaker: Jennifer Westacott AO, chief executive of the Business Council of Australia Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto Introduction Thank you,...
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Jennifer Westacott keynote address to the Simplified Trade Summit
Speaker: Jennifer Westacott, chief executive of the Business Council of Australia Event: Simplified Trade Summit I would like to begin by...
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Tim Reed speech to the BCA 2022 Annual General Meeting
Speaker: Tim Reed, president of the Business Council of Australia Event: The Business Council of Australia’s Annual General Meeting Thank...
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Submission to the Climate-related financial disclosure: exposure draft legislation
The Business Council of Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide views on the climate related financial disclosure exposure draft legislation...
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Submission to Merger Reform consultation
The Business Council of Australia believes that Australia's merger control regime has served Australia well. The low-cost and flexibility of...
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Submission on the Digital Identity Bill
The Business Council of Australia supports the Government implementing an economy-wide digital identity system. This substantial reform is poised to...
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Submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Modern Slavery Amendment (Australian Anti-Slavery Commissioner) Bill 2023
The Business Council of Australia (BCA) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional...
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Regulation Rumble 2023 - A guide to national best practice
This is the first edition of the BCA’s Regulation Rumble, a jurisdictional scorecard that ranks regulation and business taxes across...
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Seize the moment
The purpose of the Business Council of Australia is to ensure the country is economically strong to support a fair,...
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Improving employment outcomes for people with disability
With a range of skills and experiences, people with disability represent one of Australia’s greatest underrepresented talent pools. However, Australia...
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Migration makes Australia stronger
Migration is an essential element in the success of Australia. In an economic sense, young skilled migrants help manage our...
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Chief economist's update - October 2021
Key points Management of the Delta variant of COVID remains the dominant factor influencing the Australian economy. The costs of...
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Chief economist's update - June 2021
Key points The global and Australian economies are bouncing back. Australia's recovery is evident in the March quarter National Accounts....
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Labour market update - February 2021
The February 2021 labour force data showed employment surged with 89,000 Australians finding work and the unemployment rate dropping sharply...
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Economic update - 2 December 2020
GDP growth rose 3.3% in the September quarter 2020 – the largest quarterly rise since 1976 and at the upper...
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The Microsoft Traineeship Program brings diversity to the technology sector
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The Biggies: Woolworths stacks up as ‘quiet hero’
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The Biggies: EY’s practical support comforted fire victims
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The Biggies: BP Australia makes big impact in crises
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