Media Releases

Indigenous constitutional recognition is overdue

Meaningful recognition of Indigenous Australians is long overdue, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today. “We have long supported constitutional recognition to ensure Indigenous Australians have a greater voice...

Take the brakes off South Australia

South Australian businesses can compete with anywhere in the world but to continue powering ahead they must be able to attract vital investment to grow, create jobs and find new...

Business welcomes proposed GST changes

Business welcomes the Federal Government’s proposed changes to the GST distribution, which potentially end years of inter-state bickering, Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today. “The combined...

More confusion about company tax

The federal Opposition has created confusion and will hurt business confidence with its decision today to wind back already legislated tax cuts and enshrine a two-tier company tax system, Business...

Business welcomes talent scheme for skilled workers

Business commends the Federal Government for listening and engaging effectively with industry to develop the Global Talent Scheme, which will be critically important for attracting highly skilled workers in a...

Australia needs business to thrive

The business community commends the Government’s continued commitment to deliver Australia a competitive company tax system, Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today. “We are disappointed the...

Important first step on tax reform

We commend the Senate today for taking the first of two critical steps in improving our tax system by passing the income tax changes and urge the Parliament to take...