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Common Ground, Uncommon Results: Closing the Gap

This report marks the second instalment of the Business Council of Australia’s reporting on the Indigenous engagement efforts of its membership. It confirms that BCA members are showing real leadership in committing their people and companies to playing a significant...

Supervision and Governance of the Health Sector

December 2009 This letter, to Health Minister Nicola Roxon, outlines why health care needs to be treated as a system, and why taking a microeconomic lens to the challenges facing that system add new policy options to those traditionally available....

Economic Success, Community Prosperity: Policy Benchmarks for the 2010 Federal Election

Can Australia be more economically successful and more socially responsible? Eighty-five per cent of respondents to a BCA-commissioned survey say Australia can do both. Australia stands on the threshold of a new era of growth and prosperity. The right policy settings...

Australia’s Population Future

April 2004 This report, Australia’s Population Future, was prepared for the Business Council of Australia by Professor Glenn Withers AO, ANU and Applied Economics Pty Ltd. Australia’s Population Future  

Foreign Attraction: Building on Our Advantages through Foreign Investment

Attracting the foreign investment required to support economic prosperity has long been one of Australia’s strengths. Foreign investment has added to domestic savings to provide the capital needed to invest in competitive businesses. It has supported stronger economic growth, contributing...

Five High-Level Principles for Taxation Reform

The Business Council of Australia has set out five high-level principles for taxation reform to support investment, jobs and growth, and more efficient national wealth creation. The five principles are that: 1. The tax system should support investment and growth...

BCA Budget Submission 2010–11: Balancing Act

As Australia emerges from a period of low growth and considerable fiscal stimulus, governments face a new challenge: successfully managing the recovery. In this environment, fiscal policy should seek to return the Budget to surplus and reset fiscal priorities to...

Embedding Workplace Collaboration: Good Faith Bargaining

Greater clarity is needed on how good faith bargaining should be approached under the new Fair Work Act if our workplaces are to fully contribute to lifting the nation’s productivity growth. The BCA discussion paper, Embedding Workplace Collaboration: Good Faith...

Engaging our Potential: The Economic and Social Necessity of Increasing Workforce Participation

22 October 2007 New policy thinking and concerted action is needed if Australia is to reduce the unacceptable number of Australians who are jobless or on the margins of the workforce at a time of record employment. This paper, Engaging...

Implementation of the National E-Health Strategy

BCA Chief Executive Katie Lahey has sent a letter to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd arguing that e-health –  using communication technology means to improve the flow of health information – is a key driver of future productivity gains in health.   The letter...

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