ACCI Stands For:
A Strong, Dynamic Economy
& Globally Competitive Industry
Which provides business large & small with the commercial
freedom to take risks, invest & secure productive rewards
that benefits business owners and managers, their families,
employees, contractors & the community
Australia's economy has fundamentally transformed since the 1980s and is now deeply integrated
in regional and global trade.
Our economy is comprised of over a million individual business enterprises, most of which are small
businesses but some of which are amongst the largest and most successful corporations in the world.
Australian industry knows that it has to be competitive and productive to succeed in a globalised
economy and take advantage of the opportunities that trade and entrepreneurship provide.
ACCI's Economics and Industry Policy Unit is committed to making sure that the environment
for doing business in Australia gives our private sector business sector that a competitive and
We believe in economic reform and the leadership that government and the private sector
business organisations can provide in facilitating reform and community support for the
reform effort. ACCI is particularly concerned to ensure that Australia's tax and regulatory
systems support private entrepreneurship.
ACCI is keen to see the private sector continuously invest in physical infrastructure and
human capital that can add to economic growth as well as community and social wellbeing.
In the period following the global financial crisis of 2008-09, ACCI is also committed to
support our private sector and our governments to restore the health of the financial and
capital markets so that the flow of capital to Australian businesses large and small can fuel
a new wave of growth and economic prosperity.
ACCI's Economics & Industry Policy Unit
- Conducting national economic surveys of business conditions and trends in economic
- Supporting the SME sector to have a voice in the framing of national economic policy
- Making the case for economic reform and the adoption of policies that promote commercial
freedom, entrepreneurship and private sector investment
- Advocating a tax system that creates incentives for the private sector to flourish and
economic growth and an increase in employment
- Providing a wide range of forums and policy committees in which representatives of the
business sector can meet to discuss economic policy and submissions and other approaches
to government the parliament and regulators
- Analysing and making submissions on monetary and fiscal policy, including the size of
- Helping industry to value its environment and the sustainability of its resources and methods
of doing business