The success of the Office of the Industry Advocate has been largely through engagement with business and industry sectors in the State. This was no more evident than in the support provided by business and industry sectors in the State for the introduction of the Industry Advocate Bill to the State Parliament in 2017.
This collaboration will continue to ensure the objectives of the South Australian Industry Participation Policy and the Industry Advocate Act are being implemented in a way to benefit all relevant stakeholders and the economy of South Australia.
The Industry Advisory Panel is a group of Industry Leaders who provide input into the development of new initiatives from the Industry Advocate and to ensure the objectives of the South Australian Industry Participation Policy are being delivered. This provides an efficient and effective means of the Industry Advocate receiving feedback from a range of business leaders.
Below is a list of our current partners and links to their websites for further information.
Aboriginal Business Connect
Aboriginal Business Connect is a one-stop-shop for anyone looking to procure from a South Australian Aboriginal business.
It is an online forum to connect the Aboriginal business sector to procurement and contracting or sub-contracting opportunities and also provides a valuable resource for Aboriginal businesses seeking to enter joint ventures with established businesses.
Adelaide Business Hub
Adelaide Business Hub has evolved from the State’s inaugural business advisory service to its current not-for-profit structure whose commitment is to facilitate the growth of small business, by building business capability and ensuring priority access to Government funded programs.
They work with established small businesses to foster innovation, commercialisations, exports and jobs, as well as their Business Incubator working to accelerate the growth of start-up companies.
Air Conditioning & Mechanical Contractor's Association (AMCA)
The Air Conditioning & Mechanical Contractor’s Association (AMCA) is a nation wide trade association serving companies that operate in the commercial/industrial sector of the industry.
AMCA acts as the industry’s voice in dealing with governments at all levels, other construction and service industry groups and the unions
Associations of Consulting Australia
Australian Industry Group (AI Group)
The Australian Industry Group is a peak employer organisation representing traditional, innovative and emerging industry sectors.
AI Group is a representative of Australian industry. Members are small to large businesses in sectors including manufacturing, construction, engineering, transport & logistics, labour hire, mining services, the defence industry, civil airlines and ICT.
Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA)
Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)
The Australian Institute of Architects is the peak body for the architectural profession in Australia.
The Institute works to improve the built environment by promoting quality, responsible, sustainable design.
Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
Australian Steel Institute (ASI)
Australian Subcontractors Association (ASA)
Brand South Australia
Civil Contractors Federation SA (CCF)
Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Defence Teaming Centre
The Defence Teaming Centre (DTC) is a nationally-focused member organisation enabling and supporting Australian industry to develop capability and increase overall competitiveness in domestic and global defence markets.
DTC’s members include Prime Defence Contractors, Small-to-Medium Enterprises, Professional Service Providers and Academic Institutions that are involved in supplying and supporting Defence capability.
Design Institute of Australia (DIA)
Housing Industry Association (HIA)
Industry Leaders Groups SA (ILGSA)
Industry Leaders Groups (IGLs) are made up of committed and influential business leaders with strong links to industry, employers and the community.
ILGs improve the way industry, regional organisations, and government work together to respond to skills, training, and employment issues at the local level.
Local Government Association (LGA)
The Local Government Association (LGA) of South Australia is a membership organisation which provides quality service and leadership relevant to the needs of member Councils.
The LGA is guided by the LGA Board, supported by staff and represented by a number of nominees on a large number of State, Federal and community boards, committees and commissions.
Master Builders Association
Master Electricians Australia
Master Landscapers of SA (MLSA)
Master Plumbers SA (MPASA)
National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA)
Planning Institute of Australia SA Chapter (PIA)
Property Council of Australia (PCA)
Regional Development Australia (RDA)
RDA Boards in South Australia are a unique tripartite partnership between the Australian and South Australian Governments, and the Local Government Association of South Australia on behalf of its members.
They are administered by the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, the South Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA, and the Local Government Association of South Australia.
Small Business Commissioner SA (SASBC)
Small businesses need a competitive and fair operating environment to grow. The Office of the Small Business Commissioner will provide services whereby disputes can be resolved with as little stress as possible to small business operators.
The Commissioner also provides information to improve the capacity of small businesses to manage their affairs and inform their decision making, so that disputes are less likely to occur.
Steelwork Compliance Australia (SCA)
With a depth of knowledge and experience working with Indigenous businesses and procurement teams from government and corporate Australia, Supply Nation has shaped the Indigenous business sector.
Endorsed by the Australian Government as the leading directory of Indigenous businesses for their procurement teams to fulfill their targets under the new Indigenous Procurement Policy, Supply Nation is an equally trusted partner for our corporate members.
The Australian Institute of Building (AIB)
Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA SA)
The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) is the leading representative body for the urban development industry, representing the interests of the private sector in close collaboration with all levels of government and other organisations with complementary agendas.
The UDIA has an important national voice in development matters. Members include major public corporations, financial institutions, small companies, professional practices and private individuals directly involved in the production, financing and marketing of urban property developments.
Water Industry Alliance
- Testimonial - Liddiard Group We are very appreciative of the practical and strategic work the Office of Industry Advocate does in supporting the potential for our Aboriginal owned small to medium enterprises. It is this strategic support that will help our business to grow and increase in capacity to employ more Aboriginal workers across South Australia.