BlueScope paid approximately $1.35 million in membership fees to a wide range of industry associations in Australia in FY2019. The key memberships include the following six associations: the Australian Steel Institute (ASI); the Australian Industry Group (AiGroup); the Business Council of Australia (BCA); Manufacturing Australia (MA); Energy Users’ Association of Australia (EUAA); and the Australian Industry Greenhouse Network (AIGN).
Of these, the largest individual membership fee payment was to the Australian Steel Institute – the principal body representing the domestic steel supply chain, including steel manufacturers, processors, fabricators and allied professionals. The ASI plays a leading role in developing product and technical standards for steel, professional development, and industry advocacy to support the Australian steel industry’s future growth.
The average membership fee paid to the other five associations was approximately $60,000.