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Our policy agenda

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    Tax and Fiscal Policy

    The Business Council of Australia has long highlighted the economic necessity of a competitive tax system.

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    Innovation

    Australia needs to create an effective innovation system that will provide individuals and businesses with the capabilities and incentives to drive innovation.

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    People and Workplaces

    Australia needs a modern workplace relations system which enables enterprises to change their business models to meet these global challenges.

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    Skills and Education

    We must enhance Australian's skills and education, boost participation, and create an environment where people can innovate and be productive at work.

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    Infrastructure

    Better planning of infrastructure is needed to support growth, productivity and improved living standards.

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    Energy and Climate Change

    Energy policy must maximise competitive advantage via efficient markets and drive growth in exports, while managing emissions in line with global efforts.

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    Trade and Investment

    Trade and investment is critical to Australia’s ongoing prosperity. Business and government need to adopt a global outlook in everything they do.

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    Population and Cities

    Australia needs to commit to well-managed population growth in our cities and regions. How well we manage that pathway of population and growth will determine the quality and sustainability of our economy, our societies and our environment.

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    Business Regulation

    Poorly designed and administered regulation imposes significant costs on the community in terms of less consumer choice, higher prices, lower wages and reduced job creation

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Topics

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    Budget

    Budget policy gives governments capacity to deliver the services and public investments that maximise community value today and into the future.

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    Community and Diversity

    Australian businesses have a role to play in fostering community wellbeing and promoting social and economic inclusion.

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    Federation

    A better functioning federation is the only way of making services more efficient and sustainable, while achieving better outcomes for the people who use them.

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    Health

    The Business Council of Australia advocates for a world-class, financially sustainable Australian health care system that increases life expectancy and quality of life.

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    Indigenous Engagement

    The Business Council of Australia believes business can help create the social and economic conditions in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can prosper and thrive.

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    Jobs

    Australia needs to undertake a suite of policy reforms to help us respond to disruption, grow our economy and ensure all Australians are equipped to work.

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    Retirement Incomes

    Australia’s retirement income system is based around the three pillars of superannuation, the age pension, and voluntary retirement savings.

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    Workplace Diversity

    Businesses want diverse workforces that reflect the community, as well as attract and retain the best and brightest from all backgrounds and circumstances.

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Latest Media

  • BCA STATEMENT ON BREXIT VOTE

    Australian businesses are carefully monitoring global markets, following the British decision to leave the EU last week. More

  • What Will Brexit Mean For Australian Business?

    Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott is interviewed on BBC World News. More

  • REDUCE COMPANY TAX AND OUR ECONOMY WILL TAKE OFF

    BCA Member, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, writes in the Herald Sun newspaper about how a trip to his homeland of Ireland reminded him why lower company tax will help Australia's economy take off. More