Policy & Advocacy

We exist to create a stronger South Australia. 

Business SA works for the best outcomes for the South Australian business community. 

Our Policy and Advocacy work

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 advocate on your behalf.

Our team of experts obtains feedback from businesses on critical issues, then conducts research, analyses, and consults to determine our policy positions. Once we have identified a policy beneficial for the state’s business environment, we commence an advocacy campaign. Our advocacy efforts are tailored to each specific policy issue, ensuring that we adopt a targeted approach to influence the outcome in an efficient and effective manner. 

Our advocacy efforts include a combination of face-to-face meetings with ministers and other high-level decision-makers, presentations to the State Cabinet, media campaigns, opinion articles in prominent publications, and working together with other industry groups to present a united voice for business. 

Business SA’s most recent advocacy success is the outcome of the Summerfield case’, which culminated in South Australia’s Parliament passing the Return to Work (Scheme Sustainability) Amendment Bill 2022 on 5 July, resulting in savings of thousands of dollars in ReturnToWorkSA premiums for South Australian businesses. You can read more about it here.

Our policy and advocacy work is broad-based. We represent 3,900 Business SA members across 19 industry sectors, from the smallest micro-businesses to the largest multinational companies. 

We are 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.

At Business SA, we’re for the many, not the few.

If you would 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.

Read our latest priorities ahead of the 2023 – 2024 State Budget

Latest Policy and Advocacy Articles

27 Nov 2023 | Business SA Today
Glassblower Dale Chihuly to blow big economic benefit into SA
28 Sep 2023 | Business SA Today
Government to fix flaw in energy rebate initiative
27 Sep 2023 | Business SA Today
Allied health businesses demand equal payroll tax amnesty treatment as GPs

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.

South Australian business confidence has displayed a slight rebound in the September quarter after a significant decline in June.

According to the latest Business SA, William Buck Survey of Business Expectations released today, confidence levels rose to 83.9 points, bouncing back from 77.3 just three months earlier.

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Recent Policy and Advocacy Publications 

Business Now Report for the Survey of Business Expectations (SOBE) - September Quarter 2023
Download PDF 7.36MB
2023 / 2024 State Budget Summary
Download PDF 1.08MB
Business SA's Recommendations for the 2023/24 State Budget
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Business Now Report from the Survey of Business Expectations (SOBE) - March Quarter 2023
Download PDF 7.21MB
Business Now Report from the Survey of Business Expectations (SOBE) - December Quarter 2022
Download PDF 5.63MB
Business Now Report from the Survey of Business Expectations (SOBE) - September Quarter 2022
Download PDF 3.68MB
Federal Budget 2022/2023 In Brief
Download PDF 0.31MB
Federal Budget 2022/23 In Depth
Download PDF 0.64MB
COVID Winter Guide 2022
Download PDF 7.64MB

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


SA Business Journal in The Advertiser

Survey of Business Expectations (SOBE)

All Publications & Submissions

Policy and Advocacy Lead

Kendall Crowe

General Manager, Policy, Advocacy and International Services
Business SA

Contact our Policy and Advocacy team

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