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2023 - 2024 policy platform

The Business Council will anchor its advocacy priorities in the following key policy platforms:

  • Australia remains an open, competitive, trading nation that supports private enterprise, free markets and innovation and entrepreneurship through efficient supply chains and access to talent.
  • A modern, diversified and resilient economy underpinned by stronger productivity, research, innovation and competitiveness, a tax system that drives investment and a regulatory environment that makes it easier to do business and meets community expectations.
  • Australia pursues a national goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, including working on a 2035 target, through a coordinated and well managed transition that drives investment in new technologies, develops new export industries, preserves energy security and affordability and actively supports regions and communities.
  • A simplified workplace relations framework that supports productive, inclusive, flexible and diverse workplaces that maximise the potential of employees and businesses, supports innovation and competitiveness, and includes policy settings to encourage equity through greater economic participation.
  • Australia should lead the world in talent, skills and capabilities, driven by a world class modern education, research and training system and complemented by an effective, targeted skilled migration program that tackles immediate workforce shortages and resets skilled migration to drive innovation and productivity.
  • Empowerment of Indigenous Australians through full participation in the Australian economy and constitutional recognition of a Voice to the parliament.

Personal connection at the heart of our relationship with China

20 June 2024

This opinion article by Business Council Chief Executive Bran Black was published in The West Australian on 20 June 2024 Our relationship with China has a profound impact on every...

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Australia-China CEO Roundtable statement

18 June 2024

Australian and Chinese business leaders met in Perth today for the seventh Australia-China CEO Roundtable, facilitated by the Business Council of Australia in partnership with China Development Bank. BCA Chief...

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Long-term 2050 roadmap needed alongside nuclear debate

19 June 2024

The Business Council says there should be a technology agnostic approach to the transition to net zero emissions, including nuclear and all forms of energy, however the priority must be...

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Australia-China CEO Roundtable in Perth - Bran Black closing remarks

18 June 2024

Event: Closing remarks – Australia-China CEO Roundtable PerthSpeakers: Bran Black Chief Executive, Business Council of AustraliaTopics: Australia-China CEO Roundtable E&OE Thank you to our Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and thank...

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