THE Australian Chamber’s 2016 Business Leaders Annual Dinner took place in Canberra last Wednesday, providing a valuable opportunity for AMMA chief executive Steve Knott to catch up with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on various resource sector and broader business issues.
Mr Turnbull was guest speaker at the event, which each year brings together leading representatives from Australia’s business community with political and policy stakeholders in the nation’s capital.
As well as being chief executive of AMMA, Mr Knott is also a board director of the Australian Chamber, a position which sees him represent the interests of resource industry employers under the umbrella of Australia’s national representative group for all State Chambers of Commerce and major National Industry Associations.
“AMMA’s membership of the Australian Chamber is of high benefit to all our members, with many of the industry’s policy priorities aligning to those of employers from other sectors of the economy,” Mr Knott said.
“The 2016 Business Leaders Annual Dinner was another exceptional event by the Australian Chamber, and provided excellent opportunities to discuss policy and business issues with not only the Prime Minister, but other political stakeholders and leaders of industry.”
Mr Knott’s relationship with the Prime Minister also extends to the AMMA head’s longstanding appointment to the National Workplace Relations Consultative Committee – Australia’s peak consultative forum bringing together senior representatives of government, employers and employees to advise on major workplace relations and labour market matters.