ABI RULES AND ELECTIONS
ABI Rules amended as at April 2022.
- On 24 December 2021, Australian Business Industrial (ABI) notified the General Manager - Fair Work Commission of changes to its rules. The changes were approved by ABI Council at its 8 December 2021 meeting.
- On 27 April 2022 the delegate of the General Manager of the Fair Work Commission certified rules amendments under s159(1) of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009.
View the certificate here.
ABI began life as the Chamber of Manufactures of NSW (CMNSW) which was established in 1885 and the CMNSW registered as an industrial organisation in the NSW industrial system in April 1925. The CMNSW changed its name to the Chamber of Manufactures of NSW (Industrial) in November 1995 when the CMNSW separated into an industrial organisation and Australian Business Limited. In May 1999 the CMNSW(I) changed its name to Australian Business Industrial.
In July 2006 following the expansion of the federal industrial system, ABI gained transitional federal registration and in October 2009, ABI became fully registered in the national industrial system. In May 2012 ABI relinquished its registration in the NSW industrial system.
Past Elections - Councillor Vacancy Election E2017/162
The Council of ABI is elected from its membership each four years. The last elections for a new Council and then for the Council offices were held in September 2017. One of the newly elected councillors became ineligible to hold office as a councillor. On July 2017 FWC made arrangements with Australian Electoral Commission to conduct an election to fill the casual vacancy.
On 28 September 2017 the AEC declared the results of this election and on 13 October 2017 issued its Post-Election Report. The AEC is required to issue a report and also identifying any difficulties in the election or with the rules. These reports can be accessed below.
ABI Annual Reports and AGM
Australian Business Industrial reports to members within four months of the financial year ending.
The 2020-2021 Annual report contains the President's review of the year together with the financial report of the year's operations. View ABI's Annual Reports below: