Media Release

Planning for growth can boost our regions

A focus on our regions and vital infrastructure are welcome additions to Australia’s population debate, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “Australia needs a strategic population plan that doesn’t...

Guidelines risk stalling the economy

It was a reckless decision by Western Australia’s Environment Protection Authority to release their carbon emissions guidelines yesterday, particularly when economic figures are already sluggish, Business Council chief executive Jennifer...

Business welcomes energy announcements

The government’s announcement today that it will provide additional funding to help deliver a second Bass Straight Interconnector is a welcome step towards a more stable and reliable energy system...

Statement on recent St Kilda protests

The business community condemns racist demonstrations in Melbourne over the weekend. Migrants are valued members across the entire community, including in the business sector, where they are some of our...

Strong Australia - Toowoomba

Toowoomba will host the next Strong Australia community forum run by the Business Council of Australia in conjunction with Sky News. The forum will take place on Thursday 27 September...

Supplier payment code review

Businesses are invited to make submissions to an independent review of the Business Council’s Australian Supplier Payment Code, which is working to improve payment times and strengthen relationships with small...

TPP-11 can boost growth if political leaders act

New modelling shows why the parliament must double down and fast track legislation implementing the TPP-11 to lock in higher incomes and lift living standards, Business Council chief executive Jennifer...

Senate selling Australian workers short

The losers from the Senate’s failure to give Australia a competitive company tax rate will be Australian workers, through lower investment, fewer jobs and slower wage growth, Business Council chief...