Industry associations can be an effective way to reach and advocate for a common industry view on key policy matters.
Industry associations often have a broad range of members and views. Origin uses its memberships to understand the views of other industry participants and present and advocate its views on relevant policy. While there may not be full alignment across industry representatives on some key policy areas, we may remain a member of an industry association with whom we don’t have complete alignment on the basis that there is opportunity for constructive industry dialogue and advocacy.
It is our policy to be a member of an industry association only where that association:
- gives Origin access to industry insights, expertise or information that may improve commercial, technical, or operational performance; or
- provides Origin with insight or access into new markets; or
- enhances Origin’s ability to advocate for sound and/or commercially beneficial policy outcomes.
As a pre-condition to joining (or remaining a member of) an industry association, Origin must understand the public environmental and/or climate change policies of the industry association. We have undertaken that review for all current memberships listed below. While we may not always agree with every element of an industry association’s response to climate change issues, where we believe there is a benefit to Origin in constructive industry dialogue or advocacy, we will maintain our membership. We keep a register of all industry association memberships and review memberships annually.
We spent around $1.4 million on industry association memberships in the 2019 financial year.
Our Industry association memberships
Australian Energy Council (AEC)
Peak energy industry body
Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA)
Peak oil and gas industry body
Business Council of Australia (BCA)
Peak body for large businesses
Clean Energy Council (CEC)
Peak body for renewables
Gas Energy Australia (GEA)
Peak body for LPG
Queensland Resources Council (QRC)
Peak body for Queensland resources
Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA)
Peak body for financial markets
Australian Industry Greenhouse Network (AIGN)
Business network on climate change
Australian Institute of Energy (AIE)
Promotes understanding of energy issues
Australian Logistics Council (ALC)
Peak industry body for logistics
Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA)
Peak body for pipelines
Australian PV Institute (APVI)
Access to PV data and information
Carbon Markets Institute (CMI)
Promotes carbon markets
Energy Efficiency Council
Peak body for energy efficiency, cogeneration and demand management in Australia
Energy Policy Institute of Australia (EPIA)
Not-for-profit energy policy body
Electric Vehicle Council (EVC)
Peak body for electric vehicles
Future Business Council (FBC)
Innovative and sustainable businesses
Group of 100 (G100)
Australia’s peak body for chief financial officers and senior finance executives
Hydrogen Mobility Australia (HMA)
Peak industry body for organisations with an interest in hydrogen.
International Gas Union (IGU)
Peak international gas body
Maritime Industry Australia
Representing maritime businesses, primarily those operating maritime assets or facilities from Australia, and including organisations that move products by ship.
Smart Energy Council (SEC)
World LPG Association (WPLNGA)
Peak body for LPG globally