Pages tagged "Reports and Papers"

A Scorecard of State Red Tape Reform

27 May 2007 Australian businesses are being shackled by the failure of state and territory governments to get their continuing red tape blow-out under control, a Business Council of Australia report has found. The BCA’s red tape ‘scorecard’, which analysed...

Business Checklist for Commonwealth Regulatory Proposals

13 May 2007 Leading business groups concerned about the growth of red tape have joined together in an initiative to put federal government performance in cutting red tape under closer scrutiny. The Business Alliance for Red Tape Reform today released...

2006 AGMs: Review and Results

14 May 2007 A study of over 70 annual general meetings (AGMs) identifying practices and procedures that were used in AGMs in 2006 has been released today. The project, developed by Blake Dawson Waldron in conjunction with Chartered Secretaries Australia...

Strategic Framework for Emissions Reduction

April 2007 The Business Council of Australia has agreed on a policy position to tackle climate change involving sustainable emissions reduction strategies while protecting Australia’s economic base. The policy is multifaceted, based around a cap and trade emissions trading scheme, together...

Policy that Counts

17 April 2007 The BCA has developed a set of reform standards which it will use to assess policy commitments made by political parties in the 2007 federal election campaign. The standards relate to key areas of economic policy, including workplace...

Tax Nation: Business Taxes and the Federal–State Divide

9 April 2007 A new report on business taxation in Australia has found that the country’s business sector is being increasingly weighed down by a tax system that is inefficient, overly complex and levies too many taxes for little return....

Workplace Relations Action Plan for Future Prosperity

15 February 2005Australia’s peak business group has released an action plan for reform of workplace relations to underpin economic growth, employment opportunities and rising prosperity. The plan focuses on greater flexibility and choice for employees and employers in making workplace...

BCA Budget Submission 2007–08

In its submission to the 2007–08 Budget the BCA called on the the federal government to commit to real improvements in federal–state relations, as well as reversing Australia’s declining business tax competitiveness, as major reform priorities for 2007. In the...

New Pathways to Prosperity: A National Innovation Framework for Australia

22 November 2006 The Business Council of Australia today launched a national innovation framework to boost innovation outcomes and ensure Australia can meet the fast-emerging economic challenges of the 21st century. New Pathways to Prosperity: A National Innovation Framework for...

Blake Dawson Waldron Briefing Paper: Development and Implementation of National Competition Policy

A paper prepared for the BCA by Blake Dawson Waldron in relation to National Competition Policy. Download a copy here.

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