As an organisation that develops policy priorities and positions based on in-depth research and the views and expertise of its membership, the Business Council of Australia regularly releases reports and papers to stimulate debate and understanding of the need for reform in key policy areas.
The Australian community will face tough decisions about the funding and availability of health and aged care services in the future. [more]
Business Council of Australia Budget Submission 2013–14[more]
Report of a roundtable discussion on how to assist Australians who are disadvantaged in the labour market to gain the opportunity to find and keep real, meaningful paid employment. [more]
ACOSS, the ACTU and the BCA announce an alliance to tackle entrenched disadvantage.
Key ingredients of success and policy lessons for beneficial business–Indigenous engagement.
Indigenous engagement is fast becoming an essential aspect of business practice among Australia’s large companies. [more]
The Business Council of Australia is one of many voices speaking up for Australia’s long-term prosperity. [more]
Thirty standards for how the regulatory system should operate to produce outcomes that are in the public interest. [more]
Guide to the importance of cost–benefit analysis for major public policy decisions, regulations and projects. [more]
Australia is becoming a high-cost place to invest, and low labour productivity has reduced the competitiveness of project delivery.
Six initiatives that should be prioritised as part of future competition and regulatory reform efforts. [more]
Australia’s ability to weather the global financial crisis has been the envy of many countries, but current settings will not be sufficient to face the new challenges ahead. [more]
A competitive Australia is key to effective Asian engagement. [more]
BCA response to the Productivity Commission’s Final Inquiry Report on aged care services. [more]
BCA 2011 Indigenous Engagement Survey report. [more]
Progressing comprehensive tax reform in Australia. [more]
Four priorities to ensure the higher education sector is making the strongest contribution to lifting national productivity. [more]
Submission to the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities on the Development of Australia’s Sustainable Population Strategy. [more]
Healthcare reform is still not putting the patient first. [more]
Six recommendations aimed at fiscal sustainability, enhanced productivity and improved government.
A tool to help determine a national position on population.
An assessment of the regulation-making processes of federal, state and territory governments. [more]
Paper highlights the interdependence between small and large businesses. [more]
The strong common ground between business, the community and all sides of politics in the determination to close the gap is cause for real optimism. [more]
A blueprint for shared economic and social prosperity. [more]
How can we continue to meet our foreign investment needs? [more]
Memo to all political parties: don’t waste this precious opportunity to reform the tax system.
Five fiscal and policy priorities for the 2010 Budget and beyond.[more]
A call for greater clarity on good faith bargaining requirements.[more]
Subscribe to receive BCA news
Receive regular email updates from the BCA
Journalists, click here
The government’s execution of its fiscal strategy is not working and needs a major rethink.
Our board oversees the work of the organisation and determines its strategic policy agenda.
Our CEO members are highly skilled men and women who generate national wealth, create jobs and ensure Australia keeps up with rapid, ongoing change.
Handy links to events and initiatives being run by some of the organisations we know.