Media releases - 2017

New energy plan offers hope

“For years now, the Business Council has been calling for an energy policy that can endure the vagaries of politics while ensuring reliability, improving affordability and meeting the government’s emissions...

A new plan for a skilled Australia

Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott will today propose a new tertiary education and training system to prevent Australians falling through the cracks as technology continues to transform the economy....

Business Council welcomes deeper engagement with Asia

The Business Council of Australia welcomes Labor’s recommitment today to deeper engagement with Asia and recognition that securing our future prosperity will rely on our ability to deepen our ties...

Treasurer highlights need for enterprise tax plan

“A more competitive company tax system is critical for increasing investment, boosting productivity and lifting real wages,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said in response to the Treasurer’s address...

Appointments to the Business Council board

Business Council of Australia President Grant King has announced the new appointment of Tim Reed of MYOB and Joanne Farrell of Rio Tinto to fill two vacancies on the Business...

Trump tax plan a call to action - we must reform now

“Australia’s tax competitiveness is already woeful and our broader competitiveness ranking is mediocre at best. US company tax reductions of this magnitude will only push us further behind” said Business...

Business Council statement on West Australian Budget

We acknowledge the new government has inherited a difficult budget position, and they are clearly making a genuine effort to control spending. We also commend the Treasurer for resisting misguided...

Growth figures a call to action for political leaders

“These numbers are encouraging but certainly aren’t cause for complacency – one swallow does not make a summer,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today following the release of...

Big and small business combine forces

The country’s biggest and smallest businesses are joining forces to advance sensible economic reform to drive a new wave of prosperity for Australians. The Business Council of Australia and the...