Business Council of Australia


THE NEWS WRAP: Business Council of Australia chief calls for major reforms and cuts to public service

9:00AM | Friday, 21 September 2012 |  The head of the Business Council of Australia has called for government bureaucracy to be radically reformed, claiming that Australian firms are unable to plan for the long term because they are “second guessed” by public servants.

Three ways businesses can cash in on the Asian Century

9:45PM | Wednesday, 12 September 2012 |  A new report identifies ways in which Australian businesses can take advantage of “Asian economic transformations”, including finance, infrastructure, manufacturing, tourism and food.

Tax breaks on the agenda for October forum

7:44PM | Friday, 29 July 2011 |  Tax breaks and personal tax changes are on the cards for October’s tax forum, but not all industry groups are happy about how the summit is being handled or who is invited.

SMEs highlight disdain for carbon tax

5:19PM | Friday, 6 May 2011 |  SMEs have highlighted their concerns about the Federal Government’s proposed carbon tax, with a new survey revealing more than half believe the tax will hurt their business.

Budget submissions demand less tax, more growth

5:09PM | Monday, 2 May 2011 |  Business and industry groups have presented their pre-budget submissions ahead of the Federal Budget next week, with a strong focus on productivity and innovation.

Small businesses turn their back on Gillard

4:00AM | Thursday, 21 April 2011 |  Less than a quarter of SMEs would vote for the Gillard Government if an election was held in the near future because they have become the “forgotten majority”, according to a new survey.

THE NEWS WRAP: Household bills rise at double the rate of inflation: Report

4:09AM | Monday, 18 April 2011 |  Household bills are rising at double the rate of inflation, according to a new report.

Swan warns budget will be tough for business

4:19PM | Monday, 11 April 2011 |  The Federal Government is warning businesses to brace for a tough budget next month as new figures show a $4.5 billion revenue shortfall, prompting the need for harsh spending cuts.

Business anguish over budget cuts

1:31PM | Friday, 28 January 2011 |  The Federal Government will cut or delay multiple projects, funds and grants in order to cover the cost of Queensland’s $5.6 billion flood damage bill, on top of its controversial flood levy.

South Australia outlines Small Business Commissioner plan

11:12PM | Thursday, 25 November 2010 |  SA could become the second state to appoint a Small Businesses Commissioner, following the launch of a high-level steering committee on the issue.