Media Releases

Changes must be carefully considered

Labor’s plan to ignore the expert ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce and arbitrarily increase penalties for corporate offences is unnecessary regulatory overeach said Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott today. “With...

Business calls for action on Constitutional recognition

Business acknowledges the work of the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition in producing its final report and continues to call for long overdue recognition for Indigenous Australians. “As outlined...

Business welcomes establishment of Modern Slavery Act

The establishment of a Modern Slavery Act is a critical step in ending the scourge of modern slavery and business welcomes its successful passage through Parliament today, Business Council chief...

Business welcomes a step towards skills reform

We welcome the government’s announcement that it will undertake an independent review of Australia’s vocational education and skills system and act to boost the number of apprentices, Business Council chief...

Business welcomes a step forward in the energy debate

We welcome the announcement by Labor today that they will take the National Energy Guarantee to the next election, said Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott. “The Business Council and...

The whole country benefits when business works together

The Business Council of Australia welcomes the government’s plan to use its purchasing power to ensure a fair deal for small business suppliers. “When business thrives, the whole country thrives....

Wages growth a matter of basic economics

The Wage Price Index data released today is proof that a productive economy is the best path to securing the living standards and growing wages Australians deserve, Business Council chief...

Strategic commitment to Asia welcomed

Labor’s pledge to boost Asian languages and literacy as part of its FutureAsia policy is a welcome strategic commitment to building and strengthening Australia’s ties with Asia, Business Council chief...