OUR POLICY: A strong, dynamic and globally competitive Australian economy can only be achieved by advancing economic reform. We must lower and simplify taxes, streamline the federation, reduce the size of government, cut excessive red tape, improve efficiency and enhance our national productivity.
OUR POLICY: Developing innovative and proactive programs that improve workforce participation, encourage apprenticeships and provide for better transitions from learning to work. Focusing on greater employment of young or disadvantaged job seekers, including mature-age workers, people with a disability and indigenous Australians.
OUR POLICY: Supporting Australia’s two million small businesses that employ seven million people and are the backbone of the economy. Focusing on cutting red tape, simplifying the tax system, improving access to finance, making it easier to employ people and building better infrastructure - all supporting jobs and growth.
OUR POLICY: Recognising the importance of sustainable development that maintains the capacity of society, the economy and the environment to satisfy the needs of current and future generations. Focusing on improving transport infrastructure and services to ensure our growing cities are efficient, productive and liveable.
OUR POLICY: Promoting global free trade as a principal driver of economic prosperity and peace, with greater cooperation facilitated through multilateral, plurilateral and bilateral trade liberalisation. Focusing on ensuring better, easier and more seamless access to new markets, investment opportunities and innovations for Australian businesses.
OUR POLICY: Providing a world-class workplace relations system that promotes individual flexibility, greater job opportunities and more productive and effective workplaces. Focusing on ensuring modern workplace laws reflect and address 21st century business and community needs without undue third-party interference or lost competitiveness.
OUR POLICY: Our member network is committed to ensuring that every person, every day, returns home safely from work; work where everyone is continually looking for better ways of doing things and improving work health and safety culture, and performance - including in the area of psychological health. Business supports nationally consistent WHS legislation and supports non-regulatory approaches where all parties, employers, employees and others have mutual and collective responsibilities for health and safety.