Welcome to the Business Consultation website

The Business Consultation website connects businesses, individuals, industry associations and not for profits with Australian Government departments and agencies. It provides opportunities for them to work together to develop and improve Australian Government policies and regulations. more »

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Businesses & individuals

If you're an Australian business owner, individual, industry association or not for profit interested in business, the Australian Government wants to find out what you think about policies and regulations that may affect you or your business.

By registering with the Business Consultation website, you will:

  • Be better informed about policy and regulations affecting your business.
  • Have the opportunity to influence the development of new policy and regulation.

Register now to have your say. For further information visit our business & individuals page.

Government agencies

If you're an Australian Government department or agency, you can use this site to consult with businesses and individuals about business-related policy and regulation.

By registering you will:

  • Be able to reach a wider and more diverse audience.
  • Consult more easily with your stakeholders.

Register now to start consulting with businesses and individuals. For further information visit our government agencies page.

Public Consultations RSS


  • Skills and Workforce Development Agreement
    The study is to examine how well the Australian, State and Territory governments have achieved their goals for the vocational education and training (VET) system as set out in the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development, and the suitability of this agreement for the future.

    As part of this task, the Commission is to examine several related issues, including how governments can better coordinate their support for VET, options for improving funding and pricing arrangements, and how to ensure that government investment in VET produces the best returns for the community.
  • Payment Times Reporting Framework
    The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business is inviting small and large business owners to have their say on the final design of a new Payment Times Reporting Framework.
    Cash flow is important to the prosperity and health of any business, in particular small businesses. Unreasonable payment terms between businesses increases the cost of doing business and constraint a business’ ability to invest and grow.
    The new Payment Times Reporting Framework will improve payment time transparency and will require Australia’s 2,500 largest businesses to publish how and when they pay their small business suppliers. Australian businesses with an annual turnover of $100 million or more, including foreign companies and government entities, will be covered by the scheme.
    You can provide feedback on the final framework design by lodging a written submission to a discussion paper by 2 December. You can also register to attend a consultation workshop in Perth (15 November) or Sydney (26 November).
    Find out more information at www.employment.gov.au/PaymentTimes.
  • TR 2019/D5
    Fringe benefits tax: car parking benefits

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