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  • Big and Small Business: "Stronger Together"

    Businesses in Australia employ 10 million of the nation's 12 million workers, and trade between big and small business is valued at more than $550 billion annually. Here's how we are working together.

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  • Australian Supplier Payment Code

    The Business Council Australian Supplier Payment Code commits signatory companies to pay eligible Australian small business suppliers on-time and within 30 days of receiving a correct invoice.

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  • Tax Transparency Code

    The Tax Transparency Code is a voluntary initiative through which Australia's largest businesses are taking the lead in becoming more transparent and encouraging a more informed public debate about how company tax is paid.

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Latest Media

  • Jennifer Westacott, RN Breakfast

    Topics: energy, marriage equality More

  • Jennifer Westacott - Neil Mitchell, 3AW

    Topics: workplace diversity More

  • When David and Goliath Work Together

    Smaller businesses need big business and vice versa; it’s a complex ecosystem in which each member plays its part, Jennifer Westacott writes. More

  • We're Interested in Solutions, Not Personal Invective

    As Australians face the big challenges of this century – including technological disruption, demographic pressures and environmental sustainability – we desperately need to raise the level and tone of debate in this country, writes Jennifer Westacott. More

  • Statement on the West Australian Budget

    Western Australia is crying out for new investment, and the announced payroll tax and gold royalty hikes will erode its competitive edge and undermine investor confidence. More

  • Growth Figures a Call to Action for Political Leaders

    Australia is in an increasingly competitive battle to attract investment dollars. Unless we act to boost our competitiveness now, we risk committing ourselves to a low-growth, low-wage future. More

Our policy agenda

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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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    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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    Tax and Fiscal Policy

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Community and Diversity

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

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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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    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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    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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