Media releases - 2018

Business welcomes COAG's reliability obligation

We welcome the COAG Energy Council’s decision to support the retailer reliability obligation, an important step forward in solving the policy paralysis that has plagued the energy sector for over...

MYEFO result a positive sign for the future

Today’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, signalling a return to surplus in 2019-20 after 11 years of deficits, is a welcome development but should be a call to action to...

Employment services can do more

The I Want To Work report released today makes welcome proposals to modernise the employment services system, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.    “For most people a job...

Businesses paying more tax than ever

Company tax data released today shows that large companies in Australia are paying almost two thirds of all company tax, providing $45.7 billion in government revenue to fund services and...

Changes must be carefully considered

Labor’s plan to ignore the expert ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce and arbitrarily increase penalties for corporate offences is unnecessary regulatory overeach said Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott today. “With...

Business calls for action on Constitutional recognition

Business acknowledges the work of the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition in producing its final report and continues to call for long overdue recognition for Indigenous Australians. “As outlined...

Business welcomes establishment of Modern Slavery Act

The establishment of a Modern Slavery Act is a critical step in ending the scourge of modern slavery and business welcomes its successful passage through Parliament today, Business Council chief...

Business welcomes a step towards skills reform

We welcome the government’s announcement that it will undertake an independent review of Australia’s vocational education and skills system and act to boost the number of apprentices, Business Council chief...

Business welcomes a step forward in the energy debate

We welcome the announcement by Labor today that they will take the National Energy Guarantee to the next election, said Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott. “The Business Council and...