Policy & Advocacy

We exist to create a stronger South Australia. 

We develop smart policy and advocate fiercely in pursuit of economic prosperity.

Why our Policy and Advocacy is so Important

Business SA exists to create a stronger South Australia by supporting the business community and helping businesses to grow. 

As the peak body representing the interest of employers and business owners in SA, we develop smart policy and advocate fiercely on your behalf.

We are constantly seeking to answer that enduring question: what’s next for business in South Australia?’. We help shape the answer to that question through our policy and advocacy

Our policy and advocacy work is broad-based, representing the smallest micro-businesses, up to the largest multinational companies, across the broad spectrum of 19 different industry sectors. At Business SA, we’re for the many, not the few.

Primarily funded by membership and the sale of our products and services, Business SA remains fiercely independent of the policy agendas of government or opposition parties. We only exist to represent the interests of our membership and the broader business community. 

Business SA regularly challenges the status quo, and we do so without fear or favour. Our role is to ensure that every possible step is taken to shift the dial of economic growth in South Australia. 

A founding member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Business SA ensures the voice of South Australian business community is heard through ACCI and acted upon at the national level.

We are committed to achieving long-term sustainable growth outcomes on behalf of our constituents to position South Australia as not only a leading jurisdiction within Australia in which to do business, but a leading jurisdiction across the world.

If you’d like to get in touch with our Policy and Advocacy Team, please submit an online enquiry and one of our staff will get back in touch with you.

Latest Policy and Advocacy Articles

21 Jul 2022 | Business SA Today
‘Summerfield’ Bill provides certainty for South Australian businesses
6 Jul 2022 | Business SA Today
COVID Winter Guide for employers
16 Jun 2022 | Business SA Today
What is going on with Australia’s energy supply right now?

South Australia's Most Definitive Report on Business Confidence

One of South Australia's most influential and important business publications, the quarterly Business Now report contains detailed findings from a survey of South Australian businesses. Download your free copy and find out what our members are currently thinking about business conditions in this state.

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Recent Policy and Advocacy Publications 

COVID Winter Guide 2022
Download PDF 7.64MB
2022/23 State Budget Summary, June 2022
Download PDF 2.41MB
Business Now Report from the Survey of Business Expectations (SOBE) – March Quarter, 2022
Download PDF 3.93MB
2022/2023 Federal Budget Summary, March 2022
Download PDF 2MB
Business Now Report from the Survey of Business Expectations (SOBE) - December Quarter, 2021
Download PDF 2.82MB
Business SA submission: Review of the Public Sector Data Sharing Act 2016
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Business Now Report from the Survey of Business Expectations (SOBE) - September Quarter, 2021
Download PDF 2.38MB
Business SA Pre-election Charter22: For a more prosperous South Australia 2022
Download PDF 12.36MB
Lockdown in July 2021: Estimating the impact of the July 2021 Lockdown on South Australian business
Download PDF 1.57MB
Business Now Report from the Survey of Business Expectations (SOBE) - June Quarter, 2021
Download PDF 2.97MB

Key Focus Areas

Education, skills and migration

Infrastructure and transport

Public sector and government

Sustainability and energy

Tax, industry and small business

Trade and tourism

Workplace relations and WHS

Publications and submissions

Election Charters

Media Releases

Regional Voice

Reports & Research

State & Federal Budgets


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Survey of Business Expectations (SOBE)

All Publications & Submissions

Kendall Crowe

Director, Policy and Advocacy
Business SA

Contact our Policy and Advocacy team

Submit the enquiry form and one of our staff will get in touch with you.