Media releases - 2017

Paris agreement remains in Australia's interest

The Australian Climate Roundtable today welcomed continued bipartisan commitment to the Paris Agreement. The Roundtable brings together representatives and advocates for a broad swathe of the community, including the Australian...

Big business means big employment

Australia’s big employers have become the only segment of the private economy to boost its overall number of employees last financial year, new statistics show. The latest data from the Australian Bureau...

Big businesses commit to fast, fair payments

Australia’s leading large businesses have joined forces to help solve one of the greatest problems facing small business owners and operators. The Australian Supplier Payment Code, unveiled today by the Business...

Business Council statement on budget 2017-18

“Treasurer Scott Morrison has delivered a practical and workable Budget in the face of sustained political gridlock in Canberra that has stifled much-needed, wider reform,” said Business Council chief executive...

School funding pledge a welcome breakthrough

“We welcome this positive breakthrough by the Turnbull government to cement political consensus around the principle of a sustainable, needs-based funding model in school education,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer...

A sustainable higher education system

“We congratulate the government on announcing reforms that will ensure higher education will be made available to all Australians, and that cost is no barrier to participation,” Business Council chief...

Statement on Australian domestic gas security mechanism

“Affordable and reliable gas supply is essential to Australia’s energy security and economic growth. Gas is a major input to large industrial companies which provide jobs to thousands of Australians,”...

Time to face up to Trump's tax plan

“There’s no doubt that a company tax reduction of this magnitude would profoundly change the arithmetic for global investors when they decide where to put their money,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said...