ACCI Stands For:
Fair, Productive & Creative Workplaces
Where the interests & efforts of employers, employees &
contractors combine to produce successful & productive
enterprises where those efforts are rewarded
Australia's one million employers engage over ten million employees and contractors in a dynamic
labour market that is diverse, complex and constantly changing.
Modern 21st century workplaces increasingly reflect the joint enterprise and common goals of
business and the workforce, employers and employees.
ACCI's Workplace Policy Unit works with our member business organisations to make sure that
employing enterprises are given a fair go in providing more jobs; reward for effort; good, flexible
and diverse working conditions that are sustainable and can meet the needs of business,
employees and a safe working environment.
We believe in a safety net of standards of behaviour and norms that underpin rights and
responsibilities in the workplace but which also don't detract from individual or enterprise
flexibility in workplace agreements.
ACCI also supports freedom of association and respect for the representative role of responsible
trade union activity.
Above all, ACCI supports enterprises large and small and their employees and contractors to
tailor remuneration and working arrangements in a way that provides the best chance for the
business and its employees to fully develop and prosper.
The core work of the Workplace Policy Unit includes:
Providing forums for workplace relations specialists in member organisations to meet and
consider industry views on proposed workplace legislation, regulation and industrial
To advocate and represent the views of employers on workplace matters before governments,
parliaments, regulators and tribunals including Fair Work Australia, the Fair Work
Ombudsman and the Australian Building and Construction Commission
Develop industry positions and act as primary national advocates on wages policy and
minimum wage reviews
Enable representatives of industry from different sectors and regions to exchange information
about best practice approaches to productive workplace relations
Represent Australian employers at international forums such as the International Organisation
of Employers (IOE), the Confederation of Asia Pacific Employers (CAPE) and the 'UN style'
International Labour Organisation (ILO)
Promote the benefits to both business and the community which result from safe systems
of work and workplaces with good safety records
Represent the interests of employers on matters concerning health and safety, including
advocacy to governments, parliaments and regulators such as Safe Work Australia
Monitor and advise member business organisations of important decisions by courts and
tribunals on matters concerning employment and workplace regulation
Promote workplace participation, inclusion and diversity through principles of equal
opportunity and a sensible framework of anti discrimination legislation
Represent the interests of employers on matters that concern their legitimate rights and
responsibilities with respect to the protection of property and business interests,
workplace privacy and information exchange