Media Releases

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...

Energy sector needs certainty to invest

A price benchmark for electricity bills is a welcome step to drive lower power costs for families and small business but further action is needed to improve affordability, reliability and...

Business welcomes moves to clarify conditions for casuals

The Government has acted to give businesses and workers certainty about conditions for casual employees by intervening in Workpac v Rossato currently before the Federal Court, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott...

Business welcomes plan to bring tax cuts forward

Business commends the Government’s commitment to fast-track tax cuts for businesses with a turnover up to $50 million, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today. “The Government’s plan to...

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...