Media releases - 2018

Business welcomes talent scheme for skilled workers

Business commends the Federal Government for listening and engaging effectively with industry to develop the Global Talent Scheme, which will be critically important for attracting highly skilled workers in a...

Australia needs business to thrive

The business community commends the Government’s continued commitment to deliver Australia a competitive company tax system, Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today. “We are disappointed the...

Important first step on tax reform

We commend the Senate today for taking the first of two critical steps in improving our tax system by passing the income tax changes and urge the Parliament to take...

GST floor important first step

The opposition’s commitment to lock in a GST floor for Western Australia is an important first step in fixing a broken system, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today....

Supporting TPP-11 will boost Australia's economic future

The Parliament must support the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP-11) agreement to lock in the benefits of increased trade for all Australians, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott...

EU free trade negotiations welcomed

The European Union’s agreement to open free trade negotiations can be a win for all Australians, says Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott.  “Free trade agreements already cover most of...