Business Council of Australia

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The Business Council of Australia (BCA) is a lobby group for the largest corporations operating in Australia.

In a 2009 report the Climate Institute stated that:

"Over the last twelve months the Business Council of Australia (BCA) and several of its big polluting members have sought to stall and undermine Australia’s progress to a low-carbon economy.
The BCA has successfully lobbied for special treatment for a select group of its members under the Government’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS), securing unlimited free permits for Big Polluters who need only make minimal carbon efficiency improvements. Initial estimates are that $1.9 billion in 2010 alone will be effectively redirected from public funds and given to just 18 members of the BCA in the form of free permits.
Meanwhile, many of the businesses who have been lobbying the hardest for free permits are sitting on millions of dollars of potential savings through affordable energy efficiency measures."'



The membership of the BCA comprises the chief executives of approximately 100 of Australia's largest companies. At at April 2005 members included:

Contact Details

Level 42, 120 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

GPO Box 1472,
Melbourne, VIC 3001
Email: info AT
Telephone: 03 8664 2664
Facsimile: 03 8664 2666

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