Skills and Education

The Cost of Dropping Out: Research Reports

January 2003 The Business Council of Australia commissioned research that found that without concerted action, at least 80,000 young Australians over the next decade are likely to leave school early...

BCA Urges Agreement on National Training Plan

The Business Council of Australia today urged the states and the Commonwealth to reach agreement on the seven-year strategic plan for vocational education and training. BCA Chief Executive, Ms Katie...

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BCA Endorses Higher Education and Tax Reform

The Business Council of Australia has welcomed the federal government’s Budget, particularly steps to improve Australia’s higher education sector and international taxation regime. “Overall we are pleased with the Budget...

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BCA Supports Smith Family Research

The Business Council of Australia has endorsed the findings of a report released by The Smith Family today which outlines the critical importance of education and training in helping low-income...

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The Cost of Dropping Out

Australia risks creating an underclass of people who face long-term unemployment and chronic poverty unless it curbs the number of young people dropping out of school early. Research commissioned by...