Pages tagged "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 Aluminium Council, the Australian Conservation Foundation, the Australian Council of...

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 of Statistics show large businesses created 80,000 jobs in net...

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 Council of Australia, is an industry-led initiative that will ensure...

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 Jennifer Westacott. “This Budget lays the foundation for better living...

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 Westacott said following today’s announcement by the Prime Minister and...

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 executive Jennifer Westacott said today. “This is the kind of...

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,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “The Australian government...

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 after the Trump Administration’s announced plans to cut the US...

ASX report highlights business action on cyber security threats

“The ASX should be congratulated for its ASX 100 Cyber Health Check. It is a landmark report that for the first time shows us how the business community is responding to cyber risk,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said...

New cadetship program to open doors for disadvantaged students

The Business Council and The Smith Family have joined forces on a new program to give young Australians from disadvantaged backgrounds the best chance to kickstart their careers. The Cadetship to Career program, to be launched in Sydney today, will initially place...

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