The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) is a peak industry association in Australia which along with its affiliates represents the interests of more than 60,000 businesses in an expanding range of sectors including food and confectionery. 

The Ai Group Confectionery Sector delivers confectionery advocacy, news and information and assistance with technical confectionery mattersFor Further information on Ai Group Confectionery Sector email or phone: (03) 9867 0147. 

In addition, Ai Group has more than 400 members in the food and beverage sector (from agriculture to manufacturing) who actively engage in Ai Group's services. Ai Group brings these companies together through regular forums and events.  
The sector aims to help the industry meet its increasing market needs and pressures, to create opportunities and to improve industry intelligence across the food and beverage industry. 

Ai Group also provides all its members with on-the-spot industrial relations advice relevant to the food and beverage sector. This includes advice on: 

  • Award coverage and rates of pay to assist in providing quotations to clients; 
  • How to manage employees engaged in a client's business; and 
  • General employment law issues associated with employee arrangements. 

Food Manufacturing and Fast Food Industries

Ai Group runs a number of Workplace Relations policy industry meetings on a sector basis. For more information on the Food Manufacturing and Fast Food industries meetings contact National Manager WPR Advocacy & Policy Brent Ferguson  or National Workplace Relations manager Vasuki Paul

Need help?

The Workplace Advice Line is Ai Group’s national telephone advisory service for all your on the spot workplace related questions.

Call the Workplace Advice Line
1300 55 66 77 and press option 1
(Overseas: +61 3 9867 0100). Email:

Weekdays from 8.30am to 5.30pm
(Australian Eastern Daylight/Standard Time)

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