Media releases - 2018

Let's get on with business and invest in our future

It’s time to give Australia’s economy the firepower to create jobs, attract investment, improve productivity and wages growth, innovate and export, and strengthen the budget, Business Council of Australia chief...

Landmark education review will drive momentum for reform

David Gonski’s landmark education review will drive momentum for much needed reform across Australia’s education system, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today. “The Business Council congratulates David Gonski...

Business welcomes energy policy momentum

The agreement of state and federal governments to proceed to the detailed design stage for a National Energy Guarantee will help build certainty, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said...

It’s time to reset our energy policy

Business is calling for the state and federal governments to reach in-principle agreement on the National Energy Guarantee, so the country can end the energy policy uncertainty that’s led to...

Lift on territory fracking ban unlocks potential

We welcome the Northern Territory Government’s decision today to lift the ban on hydraulic fracking and accept the recommendations of the independent scientific inquiry, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott...

Commitment to the senate

We believe that a reduction in the corporate tax rate, as proposed through the Government’s enterprise tax plan, is urgent and vital to keep Australia competitive. If the Senate passes...