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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
The Association of Consulting Architects (ACA) leads the discussion on business matters in architecture in Australia and is the key body representing architectural employers in 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)
As the peak industry body for the digital industry in Australia, AIIA actively assumes a role of leadership and influence in the advocacy of the sector and its priority areas of interest, concern and opportunity
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA)
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects champions quality design for public open spaces, stronger communities and greater environmental stewardship.
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)
The Australian Institute of Company Directors is committed to excellence in governance. They make a positive impact on society and the economy through governance education, director development and advocacy.
Australian Steel Institute (ASI)
The Australian Steel Institute is the nation’s peak steel industry body, representing the complete steel supply chain, from the steel mills right through to end users in the building and construction, heavy engineering, manufacturing, distribution and fabrication industries.
Australian Subcontractors Association (ASA)
Membership of the Australian Subcontractors Association provides many benefits, most notably having your say in establishing fairer business practices. Work is done on behalf of members to improve contractual conditions for subcontractors, working with the Government, industry and wider business community.
Brand South Australia
Brand South Australia is a not-for-profit, membership-based organisation that uniquely acts as a connector between all of the State’s stakeholders, to positively promote South Australia.
Business SA
Business SA is South Australia’s peak Chamber of Commerce and Industry body as well as Chamber of Manufacturers and the South Australian Employers’ Federation.
Civil Contractors Federation SA (CCF)
The Civil Contractors Federation South Australia (CCF SA) represents, promotes and protects companies and other organisations with business interests in the civil construction industry.
Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
The Construction Industry Training Board is a whole-of-industry led organisation that brings together employers, unions and government representatives to support the South Australian building and construction industry by providing leadership in training and skills development for its workforce.
Consult Australia
Consult Australia is the industry association for consulting companies in the built environment sector, including engineers, architects, project managers, planners, environmental scientists and quantity surveyors, among others.
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)
The Design Institute Australia brings together design practitioners with people and organisations who employ, commission, support and promote designers. Membership includes design practitioners and participants in Australia’s design industry.
Engineers Australia
Engineers Australia is the largest and most diverse body of engineers in Australia with around 100,000 professionals at every level, across all fields of practice.
Housing Industry Association (HIA)
Housing Industry Association (HIA) is the official body of Australia’s home building industry. HIA supports members, helps the residential housing industry speak with a united voice, and promotes industry standards
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 Builders SA represents South Australia’s building and construction industry which is made up of commercial builders, civil contractors, residential builders and specialist contractors as well as industry suppliers and manufacturers.
Master Electricians Australia
Master Electricians Australia connects electrical contractors with local services to build business success, providing industry development and representation across Australia.
Master Landscapers of SA (MLSA)
The Master Landscapers of SA (MLSA) is the peak professional landscaping body in South Australia, dedicated to promoting professionalism. Members are involved in trades, services, products, design, contracting and management in the landscape industry.
Master Plumbers SA (MPASA)
The Master Plumbers Association of South Australia promotes and develops the on-going protection of community health and safety through the provision of quality plumbing services both state and federal, and representation throughout South Australia.
National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA)
The National Electrical and Communications Association is the peak industry body representing the needs and interests of electrical and communications contractors, Australia-wide, from business people to technicians.
Planning Institute of Australia SA Chapter (PIA)
Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) is the national body representing planning and the planning profession. Through education, communication and professional development, PIA is the pivotal organisation serving and guiding thousands of planning professionals in their role of creating better communities.
Property Council of Australia (PCA)
The Property Council of Australia is the leading advocate for Australia’s biggest industry – property. The property industry represents one ninth of Australia’s GDP (the largest of any sector), employs 1.1 million Australians (more than mining and manufacturing combined) and generates $72 billion in tax revenues to fund community services.
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)
The objective of Steelwork Compliance Australia is to provide quality compliance certification for the supply, fabrication and erection of structural steelwork to be used in Australia, giving clients the ability to select steelwork fabricators who have been independently assessed as having capability to achieve compliance to the relevant Australian Standards required to complete the Construction Category for their project.
Supply Nation

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)
Founded in 1951, the AIB is the leading institute for building and construction professionals, acknowledged for its ability to bring individuals together who share a common interest in improving the standing of the building profession and their career within Australia and overseas.
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
The Water Industry Alliance is a globally-recognised hub of water expertise and research based in South Australia, which drives growth for its members and the Australian economy.
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