Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The AusNCP is currently monitoring the progress of COVID-19 and how this impacts our daily business. Due to the current circumstances it is likely our timeframes will be delayed and we remain in contact with stakeholders regarding any procedural delays. Businesses are encouraged to utilise our new OECD Guidelines summary checklist as a tool to support high quality decisions during this period of social and economic change.

Governance and Advisory Board

The AusNCP Governance and Advisory Board (Board) provides advice and assistance to the AusNCP and its Independent Examiner, particularly in relation to the handling of complaints and identifying opportunities for promotional work. Members also use their own networks, events and publications to promote the Guidelines and the AusNCP’s services.

The Board helps to ensure that the AusNCP is visible, accessible, transparent and accountable, in accordance with its obligations under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Members may be called on to conduct procedural reviews of AusNCP complaints and may be consulted on various operational and administrative matters as needed.

The Board meets biannually and meeting minutes can be found on the publications page.


A full list of current Board members is available. Organisations with permanent representation on the Board include:

(Chair) Department of the Treasury
Attorney-General’s Department
Australian Human Rights Commission
Department of Home Affairs 
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 
Export Finance Australia
Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science


(Observer) AusNCP Independent Examiner

Non-government – business
Pillar Two temporary until position filled
proxy - vacant 

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
proxy Business Council of Australia


Non-government – civil society
Australian Council of Trade Unions
proxy Construction Forestry Maritime Mining Energy Union
Australian Corporate Accountability Network
proxy Transparency International Australia

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