Policy that Counts

17 April 2007

The BCA has developed a set of reform standards which it will use to assess policy commitments made by political parties in the 2007 federal election campaign.

The standards relate to key areas of economic policy, including workplace reform, education, climate change and federal–state relations.

They represent a package of policy recommendations oriented around a single, basic objective: elevating the country’s living standards into the world’s top-five band by 2012.

Use the links below to download the speech by BCA President Michael Chaney launching Policy that Counts, as well as full and summary versions of the standards.

Policy that Counts: Reform Standards for the 2007 Federal Election (full version)

Policy that Counts: Reform Standards for the 2007 Federal Election (summary pamphlet)

Policy that Counts: Assessing Election Commitments in 2007 (speech by BCA President Michael Chaney)