The Chemical Federation of Australia Inc. (CFA) was incorporated to promote science-based enterprise relating to 'chemicals' (eg. titanium dioxide, diesel from gas, alumina, nickel, PVC, pesticides and ammonia).
CFA is a not-for-profit association managed by a Board of five professionals experienced in industry, consulting, technology, academe and government. The success of broad industry-professional associations such as the American Chemical Society and as shown by CIP, point to the effectiveness of the combined relationship of professionals and industry.
To achieve its aims, CFA supports professional and industry associations.
|to advance enterprise involving chemicals, promoting opportunities, technologies, excellence and innovations in Australia to assist linking industry, institutions and government:|
to promote public awareness, consultation and debate on issues relevant to the chemicals and their application.
|to promote cooperation, education and discussion concerning and involving chemicals in Australia to promote excellence, innovation, entrepreneurship skills, pioneering, research and activities of value to the community in relation to the use and understanding of chemicals;|
|to promote the advancement of management, administration, technology and marketing in all branches of the chemical and related enterprise by the dissemination and application of knowledge gained from experience, experiment, education and research;|
|to promote study and discussion of procedures, practices and processes in the Australian chemical industry and any related enterprise with a view to their improvement for the benefit of the Australian community;|
|to work in conjunction with other organisations to achieve all of the objects of the Association.|
Supports value adding
Over the past three decades employment in the chemical industry and its contribution to GDP has plummeted. Limited new investment points to a failure of the system. Australia has an enormous resource base per capita, one of the largest in the world, but limited value adding. (eg. potential).
CFA is committed to promoting the conditions to promote investment, skills and awareness.
Promotes R&D and development of advanced products
CFA recognises the importance of R&D that is typically less than one-quarter that of parent chemical companies operating in Australia.
As part of a network, CFA shares and promotes the conditions for the development of R&D to promote advanced products.
Recognises important roles for government
As the guardian manager of Australia's resources, government has failed to attract many world-class investment.
CFA believes government has a role to promote the conditions for investment including the provision of common user infrastructure and the quality of education and support services.
CFA recognises government as the custodian of the Australia's capacity to adapt to change.
Government can also influence the regulatory environment of business to promote more advanced products. Regulations need not be simply cost imposts on Australian enterprise.
To responsibly advance enterprise involving 'chemicals' - promoting opportunities, technologies, excellence and innovation.
CFA supports existing networks to help link professions, industry and government.
Excellence and Enterprise
What can be achieved by cooperation... The importance of recognising the value of niche products... The best ever" - Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, pointing to effective government/industry cooperation in Australia. Australia, with just 19 million people, winning the Sydney 2000 Paralympics
Competitiveness is often more than a low dollar.
CFA links commerce, industry, academe and government to promote excellence and value adding in Australia.
Mission Statement Membership
The CFA mission is to:
Advance enterprise involving 'chemicals' - promoting opportunities, technologies, excellence and innovation.
Promote value-adding activities that draw on advanced skills, knowledge and relationships.
Links industry, institutions and government to promote cooperation and commerce. Shares information on cutting edge knowledge, developments and opportunities involving chemicals. Promotes excellence, innovation, entrepreneurship, skills, pioneering research and activities of value to the community.
Responsibly advancing enterprise and excellence.
Membership is available to:
Individuals that are members, or eligible for membership, of the Supported Associations.
Corporations that employ persons that are members, or eligible for membership of the Supported Associations.
Eligible for membership of CFA at one-half (50%) of the Standard Membership Fee are:
Financial members of the Supported Associations.
Employees of Corporate members of CFA.
Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Australian Institute of Energy (AIE) AVCARE (ag vet chemicals) Australian Consumer and Specialties Products Association Australian Paint Manufacturers Federation Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Australian Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers Association Institution of Chemical Engineers in Australia (IChemE) Institution of Engineers, Australia Plastics & Chemical Industries Association (PACIA) Surface Coatings Association of Australia The Royal Australian Chemical Institute
Chairman: Vice Chairman Secretary Director Finance Director Technical Director International Interstate representation
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