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Policy Priorities

Responsible, competitive and smart policy solutions are needed to build a more resilient Australian society and economy, which is better positioned to withstand future crises and provide opportunities for all Australians.

As Australia and the rest of the world recover from the Coronavirus pandemic and look to the future, we have an opportunity to learn from the crisis, challenge our traditional ways of thinking and build a more robust society and economy that not only aids our recovery and gets people back to work, but which shapes a more resilient Australia.

With its direct links to all parts of the Australian supply chain, the chemistry industry is central to maintaining Australia’s long-term economic prosperity, community health and high standard of living.

We advocate for policy settings that provide a more confident operating environment for investment and growth of the chemistry sector, its customers and the broader economy they enable.


Positioning Australia for Success - Chemistry Australia Policy Priorities

Policy Priorities

Chemistry Australia has identified key policy themes it believes will position Australia for success beyond COVID-19.

Under these themes – responsible, competitive and smart – actions in nine policy areas are needed to address the immediate and longer-term challenges and make Australia more resilient:


  • Sovereign Capability
  • Climate Change
  • Environment


  • Balanced Regulation
  • Affordable Gas and Electricity
  • Taxation
  • Fair and Open Trade


  • Innovation and Manufacturing
  • Education and Skills

About Us

Chemistry Australia is the pre-eminent national body representing the $38 billion Australian chemistry industry, one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the country.

Our members are positioned across the entire value chain including manufacturers, importers and distributors, logistics and supply chain partners, raw material suppliers, fabricators, compounders, recyclers, research academia and service providers to the industry. Their businesses range from small family-owned companies to leading national and multinational enterprises.


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