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Communities & Relationships

Industry association membership fees

Through our membership of industry associations we seek to work with other parties to provide a unified industry view on energy and related policies.

Industry association

Membership fees paid during FY19

Business Council of Australia

$85,000

Australian Industry Group

$30,000

Clean Energy Council 

$61,500

Australian Energy Council

$375,000

The Carbon Market Institute

$8,000

Committee for Economic Development of Australia

$18,695

Australian Financial Market Association

$17,500

Group of 100 

$8,250

Corporate Tax Association 

$14,300

Diversity Council Australia Limited

$6,352

Global Compact Network Australia

$12,600

Business SA

$6,669

Rural Press Club Qld

$507

Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce

$110

Chamber of Commerce WA

$5,000

Australian Alliance to Save Energy

$15,000

Electric Vehicle Council of Australia

$15,000

Energy Users Association of Australia

$14,500

Master Builders Association

$3,500

Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia (BCSD Australia)

Member during FY19. Payment outside of financial year.

  • AGL’s view may differ on some issues from the industry groups to which we belong. Where this occurs on material issues, we aim to ensure that stakeholders are aware of these differences of view.

  • AGL will continue to monitor the positions of industry associations to which it is a member. This monitoring will include policy positions and public advocacy statements. AGL will continue to disclose differences between our position and that of industry associations.

  • During FY19 AGL has made contributions to various (non-government) industry associations for work done on particular issues or projects. These contributions are not included above. In addition, the associations are not included above except where AGL has also paid annual membership fees to them.

  • During FY19, the key area where AGL's views differed to those of the industry associations of which we are (or were) a member was Climate Change Policy. There is general agreement among AGL and its industry associations about the principles that should guide Australia’s greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and climate change policy framework. There is also general agreement that Australia’s climate change objectives are most efficiently managed at a national level, rather than by state governments developing jurisdictional targets and policies. There may, however, be some disagreement among these associations about the particular mechanisms to achieve these outcomes and the prioritisation of particular principles to guide the policy pathway, with different organisations prioritising industry competitiveness, the use of market-based mechanisms, accelerating the use of renewable energy, energy affordability, policy stability, or the integration of climate change and renewable energy policies. Most organisations agree that a sectoral approach for electricity generation is appropriate. Our Greenhouse Gas Policy states that a range of regulatory and market-based policies is likely to be needed to achieve decarbonisation and modernisation in the electricity sector.

GRI Reference: 102-13; 102-42

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