Pages tagged "Reports and Papers"

Improving Indigenous Economic and Employment Outcomes: Lessons from Business Experience

Since 2009 the Business Council of Australia has surveyed its member companies on the contribution they are making to improve the economic capacity and social wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.Business is ‘learning by doing’ what makes for success in these endeavours.To...

BCA 2012 Indigenous Engagement Survey

Cover artwork: Yuyuya Nampitjinpa, Women’s Ceremony, 2011© 2012 Yuyuya Nampitjinpa licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Limited The Business Council of Australia has released the fourth annual report of the Indigenous engagement efforts of the membership of the BCA. In key...

BCA 2012 Annual Review: One Country. Many Voices.

The Business Council of Australia has launched its 2012 Annual Review.The review’s theme of ‘One Country, Many Voices’ reflects the fact that the Business Council of Australia draws on the expertise of its diverse membership and that the organisation is...

Policy Essentials: Standards for Rule Making

A good regulatory system will respond to emerging risks in a rational, predictable, efficient and effective manner. It will allocate the risks that society faces to those who are best able to manage them.In a good regulatory system, regulators will...

Policy Essentials: Cost–Benefit Analysis

Over many years, the Business Council of Australia has promoted the importance of using cost–benefit analysis to evaluate major public expenditure and regulatory decisions, particularly in relation to infrastructure. Policy Essentials: Cost–Benefit Analysis explains what we mean when we call...

Pipeline or Pipe Dream: Securing Australia’s Investment Future

The Business Council of Australia has released a study titled Pipeline or Pipe Dream? Securing Australia’s Investment Future, which highlights how important the effective delivery of major projects will be to the future shape and health of the economy and living...

Discussion Paper for the COAG Business Advisory Forum

This paper puts forward the Business Council of Australia’s views on how competition and regulatory reform should be pursued and prioritised in order to overcome the problems experienced while implementing the National Partnership to deliver a Seamless National Economy. The...

Assessing Australia’s Trade and Investment with Asia: Supplementary Information

In December 2011 the Business Council of Australia made a submission to the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper. The BCA report, prepared with assistance from ITS Global, was titled Assessing Australia’s Trade and Investment with Asia. Since that time...

BCA Budget Submission 2012–13: Preparing for a Better Future

This year’s budget could be a watershed for Australia but it requires the government to do more than stay on the same path of fiscal consolidation that it outlined previously. Australia’s current situation suggests we face a difficult conundrum. We...

Assessing Australia’s Trade and Investment with Asia

Australia is well engaged with Asia, with Asian nations last year purchasing almost two thirds of our exports, worth $175 billion. But Australia is not moving fast enough to lift productivity and enable improvements in the competitiveness of industries already...

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