Regulation

Competitive project approvals

The Business Council is calling for COAG to commit to reform major project planning approvals systems in the States and Territories. Competitive Project Approvals report sets out a best practice...

Competitive project approvals

The Business Council is calling for COAG to commit to reform major project planning approvals systems in the States and Territories. Competitive Project Approvals report sets out a best practice...

Misuse of market power law must get the words right

Federal Shadow Treasurer, Chris Bowen, in The Australian Financial Review today, has articulated well the risks to the economy and to consumers if the Harper review recommendation to amend Section...

Submission on Competition Law Reforms

The Business Council has made a combined submission to: the Treasury on the exposure draft of the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Bill 2016, and  the Australian Competition...

Submission to the Australian Consumer Law Review

This is the Business Council of Australia’s submission to the Australian Government Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand’s Issues Paper consulting on the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) Review.The Business Council...

Business Council statement on measures to bolster ASIC

“The government’s package announced today to bolster the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) is a sensible and measured approach to enhancing financial services regulation,” Business Council Chief Executive Jennifer...

Royal Commission unwarranted and risky

Establishing a Royal Commission into financial services when there is already robust regulatory oversight in place risks undermining confidence at a critical time in the economic cycle, and could have...