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Environmental law reform needs to improve outcomes and not risk future investment
Australia’s environmental laws need to strengthen environmental outcomes, while also providing greater certainty for future investment in projects linked to...
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Competitive settings must be central to Government’s IRA response
Addressing Australia’s competitiveness settings must be at the heart of the Government’s new Future Made in Australia approach to ensure...
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Merger reform achieves a balance of economic and regulatory needs with further consultation required
The Business Council says the Government’s proposed reform to company mergers achieves a balance between economic and regulatory needs, however...
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New climate financial reporting standards will provide more certainty to investment
The Business Council supports the implementation of climate financial reporting to better enhance investment decisions in projects linked to Australia’s...
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Bran Black interview with Scott Haywood, Money News, Nine Radio Network
Event: Bran Black interview with Scott Haywood, Money News, Nine Radio NetworkSpeakers: Scott Haywood, host, Money News; Bran Black, Chief...
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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 Kieran Gilbert, News Day, Sky News
Event: Bran Black interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky NewsSpeakers: Kieran Gilbert Host, Sky News; Bran Black Chief Executive, Business Council...
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**DOORSTOP** Bran Black, ASEAN-Australia Summit
Event: **DOORSTOP** Bran Black, ASEAN-Australia SummitSpeakers: Bran Black, Chief Executive, Business Council of AustraliaTopics: ASEAN-Australia Summit E&OE Bran Black, Chief...
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Hearings are for helping Australians, not showboating
This opinion article by Business Council President Geoff Culbert and Chief Executive Bran Black was published in The Australian Financial...
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Imagine an Australia without successful businesses
This opinion article by Business Council Chief Executive Bran Black was published in The Australian on 8 April 2024 Corporate...
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Greens’ supermarket break-up bill poses threat to prices, jobs
This opinion article by Business Council Chief Executive Bran Black was published in The Australian on 25 March 2024 This...
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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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BCA President Geoff Culbert AFR Business Summit Speech
***Check against delivery*** This is my first speech as President of the BCA, and I’m going to make some pretty direct comments. But before I start, I want to make it absolutely clear that what I’m about...
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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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BCA Submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry to Early Childhood Education and Care
Preparing and caring for our future generations, while supporting more adults into the workforce, is critical to our future prosperity....
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Submission to the National Skills Passport Business Case
The Business Council of Australia (BCA) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to a business case for a National Skills Passport....
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BCA submission to Carbon Leakage Review: consultation paper
The Business Council of Australia (BCA) welcomes the opportunity to make this submission to the Carbon Leakage Review consultation paper....
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Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics inquiry into government amendments to Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Multinationals...
The Business Council of Australia (BCA) welcomes the opportunity to make this submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics...
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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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