Media releases - 2017

Decision to shelve the South Australian bank tax welcomed

“South Australians will be relieved at news today that their government’s proposed investment-sapping bank tax will be abandoned,” said Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott after the South Australian Premier...

South Australia needs investment in local jobs

“The South Australian parliament has a golden opportunity to begin restoring their state’s reputation among investors as it considers the state government’s ill-conceived bank tax this week,” said Business Council...

Census jobs data reveals indigenous employment gains

“New census data reveal a 76 per cent leap in the number of Indigenous professionals over the pastdecade, complementing significant Indigenous job growth across industries,” Business Council chiefexecutive Jennifer Westacott...

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...

Productivity focus essential to lift wages

“Treasurer Scott Morrison is right to refocus on the urgent need to boost productivity across the economy – the only way to sustainably deliver better jobs and higher incomes for...

Small and big business unite behind company tax plan

Small business has united with the nation’s largest companies in urging the federal parliament to back a competitive tax rate of 25% for all Australian companies. Peter Strong, chief executive...