Advocacy

Our committees and board develop positions on issues affecting our members, from trade to tax to industry standards. Through these positions, we advocate for our members to government both here and in the United States. To participate on a committee, you must work for a Financal Member Company of the Chamber. Current committee members enjoy exclusive access to thought leaders and government in order to address issues affecting their business. 

Committees

NameDescription
Defence and Security Working GroupThis working group, aimed at defence, security and dual-use industry members, will provide a forum to identify opportunities, challenges and topics of concern that hinder their ability to work with either the U.S. or Australian governments.DEF_SEC_WGCOMMITTEE/DEF_SEC_WG
Energy and Resources CommitteeThe Energy & Resources Committee is a national committee that is based in Perth and commenced in 2015. The Goals of the Energy & Resources Committee are to: - Establish a national committee with a focus on research and debate regarding Energy & Resource issues; - Educate and inform AmCham members on the Energy & Resources sector; - Establish a steering committee with national representation; and - Define a communications strategy to ensure members are informed and engaged. ENERCOMMCOMMITTEE/ENERCOMM
Food and Beverage CommitteeThe objectives and goals of the Food and Beverage Committee are to look at a range of issues within the food sector that may include country of origin, food labelling laws, government regulations and import/export issues. The committee will provide members with an exclusive platform to discuss current issues, connect with leaders and peers of their industry and share industry insights.FOOD_BEVCOMMITTEE/FOOD_BEV
Health CommitteeThe American Chamber of Commerce in Australia’s Health Committee focusses on policy engagement in areas of relevance to the Healthcare sector. The Healthcare products industry has a large number of US based companies with similar challenges from both a policy perspective and from the perspective of trade interests based on their origin. Similarly there may be Australian based companies with an interest in doing business in the US. Whilst all have access to broader Industry Association representation across the sectors they operate in, the committee works as a complementary adjunct to these industry associations to focus on the specific interests of companies as they cross over with US and Australian government trade policy and priorities, and covers issues such as regulatory coherency.HEALTHCOMMITTEE/HEALTH
Human Capital CommitteeThe Human Capital Committee will look at a range of issues around the rapidly changing workforce and the continuing requirement for new skills that are needed in today's modern enterprises. Consideration may be given to areas like skills and re-skilling, training, participation, mobility, working visas, incentives, technology and regulatory frameworks.HUMAN_CAPITALCOMMITTEE/HUMAN_CAPITAL
Innovation CommitteeThe Committee aims to develop innovation-related topics for AmCham speakers to address, identify innovation thought leaders for our members to access, and develop advocacy positions that support increased innovation in Australia. Key Mission: Advocacy - Local Level • State/Federal policy regulation - Global Level • Offshore investors/Other organisations to invest in Australia Access - Networks • Provide a network for start-up companies and environment to foster Innovation - Funding • Find sources of capital for start-up organisations - Access • Educate the rest of our membership and provide them with opportunities through Information/ Trade MissionsINNOVATIONCOMMITTEE/INNOVATION
Interschools CouncilThe American Chamber of Commerce in Australia has formed an Interschools Council (including Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Thunderbird and Yale, among other universities). The Interschools Council has access to the crème of their respective Alumni. The purpose of this council is to bring together graduates from these prestigious USA universities that reside in Australia to important and topical events at AmCham.INTERSCHOOLSCOMMITTEE/INTERSCHOOLS
NEXT:Network for Future Leaders Committee - NSWOur mission is to connect and develop future leaders by offering networking and professional development opportunities. NEXT: Network for Future Leaders supports the development of AmCham's younger members. Our goals are to: - connect future leaders within the Australian and American business communities - provide access to industry leaders, established professionals and thought leaders - provide useful resources, support and opportunities for networking, education and professional development - broaden its members' professional skills and knowledge - provide a forum to raise and address common issues faced by its members NEXT: Network for Future Leaders is open to: - anyone starting out, or not yet established, in their career; - anyone who considers themselves "young".NEXT_NSWCOMMITTEE/NEXT_NSW
NEXT:Network for Future Leaders Committee - QLDOur mission is to connect and develop future leaders by offering networking and professional development opportunities. NEXT: Network for Future Leaders supports the development of AmCham's younger members. Our goals are to: - connect future leaders within the Australian and American business communities - provide access to industry leaders, established professionals and thought leaders - provide useful resources, support and opportunities for networking, education and professional development - broaden its members' professional skills and knowledge - provide a forum to raise and address common issues faced by its members NEXT: Network for Future Leaders is open to: - anyone starting out, or not yet established, in their career; - anyone who considers themselves "young".NEXT_QLDCOMMITTEE/NEXT_QLD
NEXT:Network for Future Leaders Committee - VICOur mission is to connect and develop future leaders by offering networking and professional development opportunities. NEXT: Network for Future Leaders supports the development of AmCham's younger members. Our goals are to: - connect future leaders within the Australian and American business communities - provide access to industry leaders, established professionals and thought leaders - provide useful resources, support and opportunities for networking, education and professional development - broaden its members' professional skills and knowledge - provide a forum to raise and address common issues faced by its members NEXT: Network for Future Leaders is open to: - anyone starting out, or not yet established, in their career; - anyone who considers themselves "young".NEXT_VICCOMMITTEE/NEXT_VIC
NEXT:Network for Future Leaders Committee - WAOur mission is to connect and develop future leaders by offering networking and professional development opportunities. NEXT: Network for Future Leaders supports the development of AmCham's younger members. Our goals are to: - connect future leaders within the Australian and American business communities - provide access to industry leaders, established professionals and thought leaders - provide useful resources, support and opportunities for networking, education and professional development - broaden its members' professional skills and knowledge - provide a forum to raise and address common issues faced by its members NEXT: Network for Future Leaders is open to: - anyone starting out, or not yet established, in their career; - anyone who considers themselves "young".NEXT_WACOMMITTEE/NEXT_WA
SustainabilityThe Sustainability Committee provides a forum to facilitate best practice sharing and promote the ways in which AmCham members are committed to socially and environmentally sustainable business practices.SUSTAINABILITYCOMMITTEE/SUSTAINABILITY
Taxation CommitteeThe objectives and goals of the Tax Committee are to provide members with updated and relevant information regarding legal and tax issues impacting foreign investors in Australia. The Committee also seeks to work with government officials to improve the tax and legal climate for foreign investors and promote further cooperation between the United States and Australia.TAXCOMMITTEE/TAX
Trade Advisory BoardAmCham's Trade Advisory Board - "Evaluating opportunity, solving challenges" The Trade Advisory Board (TAB) strives to identify and evaluate the key issues affecting members. The TAB also carries out planned initiatives including; regular meetings, events and produces business briefings. The aim for the Board is to advise members of where is good to invest within the US or Australia. The TAB works with State and City Chambers of Commerce in the United States, with the intention of further expanding trade and business opportunities for AmCham's members. TABCOMMITTEE/TAB
Trade and Government CommitteeThe Trade and Government Committee is responsible for developing and promoting AmCham policy on trade issues and also liaising with Government on issues affecting members.TAGCOMMITTEE/TAG
Women in Leadership Committee - NSWAmCham Women in Leadership (WIL) is a collective of business professionals focused on providing skill development, experience-sharing and networking opportunities to empower women in the Australian business community.WIL_NSWCOMMITTEE/WIL_NSW
Women in Leadership Committee - VICAmCham Women in Leadership (WIL) is a collective of business professionals focused on providing skill development, experience-sharing and networking opportunities to empower women in the Australian business community.WIL_VICCOMMITTEE/WIL_VIC
Women in Leadership Committee - WAAmCham Women in Leadership (WIL) is a collective of business professionals focused on providing skill development, experience-sharing and networking opportunities to empower women in the Australian business community.WIL_WACOMMITTEE/WIL_WA