Pages tagged "Reports and Papers"

Preparing for a Better Future: Creating a Sustainable System of Aged Care Services for Australia

This paper sets out the Business Council of Australia response to the Productivity Commission’s Final Inquiry Report on aged care services, Caring for Older Australians. The Productivity Commission has recommended a fundamental shift in how aged care services are provided:...

Vision and Values: Working Together to Close 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. Cover...

Preparing for a Better Future: Progressing Comprehensive Tax Reform in Australia

As part of its submission to the Australian Government’s 2011 tax forum, the Business Council of Australia is calling for comprehensive changes to the tax system and a more efficient approach to government spending. The submission calls on the Australian...

Lifting the Quality of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

This Business Council of Australia paper identifies four priorities to ensure Australia’s higher education sector is making the strongest contribution to lifting national productivity. The priorities are: rewarding effective teaching and learning outcomes working with institutions to continue to improve the...

Development of a Sustainable Population Strategy

Our vision is to make Australia the best place in the world in which to live, learn, work and do business. Our view is that the main purpose of developing a national population strategy is to help chart a course...

Using Microeconomic Reform to Deliver Patient-Centred Health Care

The BCA has released two papers highlighting that Australia’s health reform process needs to deliver better value for money and the healthcare sector needs to have higher levels of productivity. The key theme of the papers is that health reform...

BCA Budget Submission 2011–12

The Business Council of Australia has today released its 2011–12 Budget Submission, which contains six recommendations for the government that are focused on the themes of fiscal sustainability, enhancing productivity and improving government. With recent events and challenges, including this...

Framework for the Development of Australia’s Population Strategy

As the federal government prepares to release a series of papers about Australia’s population, the BCA has developed a framework to help Australians weigh up choices for the future. The Framework for the Development of Australia’s Population Strategy offers a...

2010 Scorecard of Red Tape Reform

Australian businesses are continuing to be shackled by costly red tape, a new scorecard by the Business Council of Australia has found. The BCA 2010 Scorecard of Red Tape Reform provides an assessment, in summary and full form, of the regulation-making...

Working in Parallel: Large and Small Businesses Succeeding Side by Side

This paper highlights the shared interests of large and small businesses, exposing vast common ground on which progress can be made in strengthening Australia’s economy. The paper, Working in Parallel: Large and Small Businesses Succeeding Side by Side was developed to...

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