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Australian Business Industrial

Australian Business Industrial (ABI) is the industrial relations affiliate of NSW Business Chamber. ABI is federally registered under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009.

ABI has three main functions:

  • Representation – of members' interests in test cases, award matters and inquiries before Fair Work Australia and the New South Wales Industrial Relations Commission. View recent results.
  • Advocacy and Lobbying – on behalf of employers' interests to federal and NSW government departments, regulatory authorities, ministers and opposition representatives about workplace and industrial relations issues. View recent submissions to government.
  • Information and Education – of members regarding developments in industrial relations legislation and other workplace law. ABI also assists members to comply with this legislation.

ABI’s main role is to develop workplace policy and to shape debate on major workplace relations issues. As an organisation of employers, it will always develop or respond to workplace issues from the perspective of business.

Australian Business Industrial develops policy by: 

  • responding to the needs and concerns of our members
  • working with other employer/ business organisations to make joint or consistent submissions in circumstances where doing so will better serve members and the interests of business
  • capitalising on the experience of ABI Councillors who are from a variety of industries and are members elected by members who understand the practical reality of and issues facing business.

ABI policy is based on research, consultation with members and dialogue with government ministers, heads of department and industry leaders.

We seek to respond appropriately whenever regulation likely to impact on the workplace is being considered by government, and to persuade government to make necessary changes to existing regulation. It works to ensure that our policy positions are founded on practical business experience and command respect in government.

How to become a member of Australian Business Industrial 

As a member of NSW Business Chamber you can become a member of Australian Business Industrial free of charge – NSW Business Chamber will pay your subscription.

All you need to do is fill in the Australian Business Industrial section of the NSW Business Chamber membership form. View ABI's current rules.

If you're already a NSW Business Chamber member and want to activate your ABI membership, please call the Business Hotline on 13 26 96. 


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