Media Release

Business Council welcomes NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian

“Gladys Berejiklian has demonstrated a masterful understanding of what it takes to create a better society – strong business investment creating more jobs and better jobs,” Business Council chief executive...

Energy ministers on the right track

We are pleased that federal, state and territory energy ministers have reaffirmed their commitment to laying the groundwork for a secure, reliable, affordable and lower-emission energy supply for all Australians.The...

Four-year penalty rates transition is sensible

The Fair Work Commission has outlined a sensible transition for Sunday penalty rates that can create more jobs, more work hours and greater opportunity for Australian workers.The Commission has taken...

MYEFO: a reality check for parliament

“The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook is yet another reality check for the parliament that this nation cannot spend what it can’t afford,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said....

Energy reform is urgent to avert systemic crises

Representatives of Australia’s communities, households, business energy users and energy suppliers today called on the Commonwealth Government, the States and all other stakeholders to support reform of Australia’s energy systems and markets...

Statement on COAG Meeting

Competition reforms “We applaud state and territory jurisdictions that have joined the federal government to collaborate on competition and productivity-enhancing reforms. Their citizens can expect to enjoy better infrastructure, better...

Statement on company transparency report for 2014-2015

“Companies should pay every single dollar of tax that is required of them,” Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “The Australian public should feel assured that companies...