The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) is a peak industry association in Australia which along with its affiliates represents the interests of more than 60,000 businesses in an expanding range of sectors including:
- manufacturing and engineering;
- construction and automotive;
- food and transport;
- information technology and telecommunications;
- call centres and labour hire;
- mining equipment and supplies;
- and other industries.
The businesses which we represent employ more than 1 million people.
We are an organisation committed to helping Australian industry with a focus on building competitive and sustainable industries through global integration, skills development, productive and flexible workplace relations, infrastructure development and innovation. Our legitimacy comes also from our role in and connection with the broader community.
Our organisation provides practical information, advice and assistance to help members run their businesses more effectively. It ensures through policy leadership that members have a voice at all levels of government, by representing and promoting their interests on current and emerging issues.
Ai Group members operate small, medium and large businesses across a range of industries.
Ai Group is closely affiliated with more than 50 other employer groups in Australia alone and directly manages a number of those organisations.
Our organisation has formal and long standing links with more than 80 overseas employer organisations such as the Confederation of Indian Industry; the Chinese Machinery Industry Federation; The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry; the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers; the US National Association of Manufacturers; the Confederation of British Industry and Business New Zealand.
Ai Group employs more than 300 staff and 550 apprentices and trainees through its training arm, Australian Industry Group Training Services. Our professional staff includes workplace relations advisers, lawyers and employment and business specialists who provide services to members in the areas of: workplace relations; legal; human resource management; occupational health and safety; workers’ compensation; the environment and energy; international trade and export; economics; business growth and skills.
Ai Group is the market leader in Australia’s industry representation. We understand business and industry, better than anyone else.
Being a member of Ai Group makes good business sense.