Pages tagged "Reports and Papers"

Recommendation for an Independent National Health Commission

November 2009 The BCA has made a submission to the Minister for Health, the Honourable Nicola Roxon, on the merits of establishing an independent national health commission. The submission expands on a specific health governance recommendation contained in the BCA paper, Fit for the Job. Among other...

Implementation of the National E-Health Strategy

Australia needs to commit quickly to implementing the national e-health strategy. In a letter sent to the Prime Minister last month, BCA Chief Executive Katie Lahey says e-health –  using communication technology means to improve the flow of health information –...

Many Connections, One Goal: Closing the Gap

The Business Council of Australia (BCA) acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures, and to the elders both past and present. October...

Groundwork for Growth

25 October 2009 Australia has a unique opportunity to confront its infrastructure challenges ahead of the next wave of economic growth. The BCA has launched a report titled Groundwork for Growth: Building the Infrastructure that Australia Needs. Groundwork for Growth...

Embedding Workplace Collaboration: Preventing Disputes

August 2009 This new discussion paper is the first in a series of papers exploring the theme of more collaborative approaches to workplace relations. The paper sets out that Australia risks slower economic growth in the years ahead unless the new...

Unrealised Gains: The Competitive Possibilities of Tax Reform

In October 2008 the BCA made its Initial Submission to the Australia’s Future Tax System Review (also known as the Henry review). That initial submission outlined Australia’s major challenges, the features of an effective tax system, problems with the current...

Fit for the Job

17 March 2009 Chronic disease and the ageing of the population threaten to jeopardise future economic prosperity by reducing the numbers of people able to participate in the workforce and the productivity of those working.  But Australia’s health care is...

BCA Budget Submission 2009–10: Budgeting for Revival

30 January 2009 The current economic downturn demands a coordinated response by all levels of government, federal, state and territory, if Australia is to avoid the worst aspects of the global recession. The budget needs to combine short-term stimulus measures...

Health Is Everybody’s Business

A healthy population is critical to Australia’s economic prosperity. Individuals will lead more fulfilling and prosperous lives if we can improve the current system. Businesses will be more productive and the national economy will prosper, benefiting all Australians.Business values a...

Modelling Success: Designing an ETS that Works

This paper, Modelling Success: Designing an ETS that Works, incorporates research from Port Jackson Partners Limited (PJPL) examining the impacts of the proposed emissions trading scheme on 14 businesses across a range of sectors including minerals processing, manufacturing, oil refining, coal...

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