14 Feb 2011

Budget cuts instead of flood levy urged by Business Council

12:35 pm on 14 February 2011

The Australia Business Council says cuts to disability services and foreign aid should be considered as alternatives to a proposed flood levy.

The federal government says a $A1.8 billion tax is needed to help pay for flood and cyclone reconstruction in Queensland and Victoria.

The Business Council represents Australia's top 100 companies.

President Graham Bradley says the Government should make hard decisions on spending cuts before pushing ahead with a flood levy.