Pages tagged "Reports and Papers"

Corporate Taxation: An International Comparison

10 December 2006 Urgent reform is needed to avoid Australia’s corporate tax burden climbing to levels not seen since business taxes were cut following the Ralph Review in 1999, a new BCA report says. The BCA’s Corporate Taxation: An International...

Reshaping Australia’s Federation: A New Contract for Federal–State Relations

28 October 2006 The BCA has called for a new approach to fix endemic problems in federal–state relations that are costing Australia billions in wasted government spending and lost economic opportunity. Reshaping Australia’s Federation: A New Contract for Federal–State Relations proposes...

Water Under Pressure

18 September 2006 Fixing the nation’s water supply system is achievable and would boost our economy by $9 billion, according to a new report released by the Business Council of Australia. The BCA report has found that instead of taking...

Modernising the Australian Federation: A Discussion Paper

24 June 2006 Australia will face many challenges in the 21st century, from an ageing population to intensifying global competition. There will also be new opportunities, such as new markets opening up in the region. No government can respond successfully...

Regulatory Reform: A Scorecard to Measure Australia’s Progress

26 June 2006 National progress in cutting red tape could stall if commitments on reform are not translated into concerted action before the end of this year, the BCA has warned in a red tape reform scorecard issued today. The...

Keeping a Permanent Watch on Australia’s Tax System

30 March 2006 The Business Council has called for Australia’s tax system to be put under ‘permanent watch’ to make sure it remains internationally competitive. In a paper on tax reform released today, the BCA said it continued to be...

Benchmarking the Progress of Infrastructure Reform: Challenges, Milestones and Outcomes

22 March 2006 Failure to act on recent agreements aimed at improved infrastructure planning and development will cost Australia $10 billion a year in lost economic growth, according to a Business Council of Australia report released today. The report, which examines the...

New Concepts in Innovation: The Keys to a Growing Australia

13 March 2006 Australia is at the international frontier of innovation in business but much of our achievements go unrecognised because the fundamental concept of innovation is misunderstood, the Business Council of Australia said in a major report on innovation...

Benchmarking Reform Action and Budget Submission 2006–07

The Business Council of Australia has identified the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting next month and the federal Budget in May as the litmus tests for reform action, saying Australia could not afford to pass up either opportunity to...

General Meetings: Code of Conduct

September 2003 The Business Council of Australia has released a code of conduct for annual general meetings. The General Meetings: Code of Conduct, developed by the BCA’s Chairmen’s Panel, is designed to increase the value of AGMs for shareholders, boards...

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