Communities & Relationships
Industry association membership fees
Our memberships are utilised for a broad range of purposes across the organisation, including knowledge sharing, networking, promoting industry development, and policy advocacy. We also seek to work with other parties to provide a unified industry view on energy, climate change and related policies. In May 2020 AGL conducted a review of our Industry Associations memberships, the results of which can be found here.
Membership fees paid during FY20 (GST inclusive)
Australasian Investor Relations Association
Australian Alliance to Save Energy
Australian Battery Recycling Initiative
Australian Energy Council
Australian Financial Market Association
Australian Industry Group^
Australian Network on Disability
Australian Pipeline and Gas Association
Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia (BCSD Australia)*
Business Council of Australia
Central Gippsland Essential Industry Group
Chamber of Commerce & Industry WA
Clean Energy Council
Committee for Economic Development of Australia
Committee for Gippsland
Corporate Tax Association
Diversity Council Australia Limited
Electric Vehicle Council of Australia
Energy Efficiency Council
Energy Users Association of Australia
Females in IT and Telecommunications
Gippsland Regional Executive Forum
Global Compact Network Australia
Group of 100
Hunter Business Chamber
International Gas Union^
Master Builders Association
Muswellbrook Chamber of Commerce
Pride in Diversity
Queensland Resources Council*
Rural Press Club Qld
Singleton Business Chamber
Strategic Industry Research Foundation
The Carbon Market Institute
^AGL paid the FY20 membership fees in FY21
*AGL has decided that it will not be renewing its membership of these industry associations for FY21. This decision is based on the findings of a recent review of its Industry Association memberships that was completed in May 2020. A copy of the Summary Report of the review can be found here.
During FY20, 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.
Due to the continuing integration of Perth Energy and Southern Phone Company, their industry association memberships have not been included in this list. In addition, due to resource constraints, a small number of minor industry association memberships may not be included in the above list.
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.
During FY20, 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 our 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.
GRI Reference: 102-13; 102-42