Deposit Z187 - Confederation of Australian Industry deposit 1

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AU NBAC Z187

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Confederation of Australian Industry deposit 1

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  • 1916 - 1981 (Creation)

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142 boxes

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(1903 - 1977)

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The Federal Council of the Chambers of Manufactures of the Commonwealth of Australia was formed in August 1903 to promote protection for infant local industries, and was renamed the Associated Chambers of Manufactures of Australia in 1908. It amalgamated with the Australian Industries Protection League in 1920 retaining the same name until a further amalgamation on 1 December 1977, with the Australian Council of Employers' Federations created the Confederation of Australian Industry. In 1992 the Confederation of Australian Industry merged with the Australian Chamber of Commerce to form the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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(1977 - 1992)

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The Confederation of Australian Industry was formed on 1 December 1977 following an amalgamation of the Associated Chambers of Manufactures of Australia and the Australian Council of Employers' Federations. On 31 August 1992 the Confederation merged with the Australian Chamber of Commerce to create the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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(1885 -)

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In 1885, the Chamber of Manufactures of NSW was founded to lobby on behalf of its members, primarily for a better deal on tariff policies. It adopted a new constitution in 1895, maintaining a non-political stance to champion the broader interests of NSW businesses. In 1912, the Chamber of Manufactures of NSW set up the Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Company (MMI). The insurance company arm was established primarily to indemnify employers against claims that might be made by their employees who were injured at work, and was in direct response to the new Workmen's Compensation Act of 1910. The Chamber continued to expand in NSW over the following years, opening offices in Newcastle, Lismore, Wollongong and Ballina. In 1995, the Chamber of Manufactures of NSW broke its tie with MMI, selling its shares of the company and changing its name to Australian Business Limited. In 2006, Australian Business Limited merged with the State Chamber of Commerce (NSW) to become Australian Business Limited (incorporating the State Chamber of Commerce) then later ABL/State Chamber. In January 2007, ABL/State Chamber changed its name to the NSW Business Chamber.

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Subject files of the Associated Chambers of Manufactures and the Confederation of Australian Industry (1949-1981) including minutes, rules, correspondence with government and other organisations, photographs and printed material, tariff files, press releases and cuttings. Records of the Chamber of Manufactures of New South Wales (1916-1977) relating to their membership of the Associated Chambers of Manufactures including correspondence, papers of Executive meetings and conferences and correspondence relating to the Canberra Letter. Also includes records of the Pre-Cast Concrete Manufacturers Association, the Australia/Malaysia-Singapore Business Co-operation Committee, the Australian Textile, Apparel and Related Industries Conference, the Housing Industry Association and the Venetian Blind Manufacturers Association of Australia.

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Entered from deposit description 5 December 2012

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