Submission to the State Parliament inquiry into the Government’s investment attraction policies

While Business SA recognises the need for investment attraction, we believe it should be industry based and not just about incentives to individual companies with SA competing in a zero sum game with other more financial states. We also firmly believe the Government should not just focus on attracting businesses or industries, but on how to retain existing businesses and industries. We need to value what we have, particularly the multi-generational family businesses which have built foundation upon which the South Australian economy rests today.

Business SA lobbies on behalf of members to ensure the voice of South Australian business is heard and that we achieve the best environment in which to do business. A significant part of that lobbying effort is through written submissions we make to all levels of government and other organisations such as utility companies, either in response to formal reviews of for example, legislation, or proactively where we wish to progress a particular issue not high enough on the government’s agenda. This might include submissions before the State Budget or where say, the government is reviewing options to reduce red-tape. We also make regular submissions to the Fair Work Commission to advocate the interests of our members with respect to Modern Awards and other industrial matters.

Business SA’s policy team relies heavily on member input into our submissions to ensure that we have the most comprehensive and current perspective from members for any position we take on your behalf. So if you are asked to complete a survey, speak with a policy team member on the phone or participate in a member forum, we appreciate your involvement as it all helps to strengthen the case of business.

Submission to the State Parliament inquiry into the Government’s investment attraction policies

Date Published: September 2018

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