The AusNCP offers a mechanism to help parties resolve conflicts where other grievance processes may have failed. Complaints are also known as Specific Instances and examine allegations of non-observance of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
National Contact Points (NCPs) are not judicial bodies. The AusNCP has no authority to operate a legal process when hearing complaints and is not responsible for providing redress. NCPs focus on bringing parties together for mutually beneficial dialogue (referred to as good offices) that increases awareness of the Guidelines and encourages resolution.