Scott Barklamb leads the Australian Chamber’s Workplace Policy team, working to ensure the regulation of work in Australia is globally competitive, and supports investing, creating jobs and doing business in this country. A critical part of this is working with the Chamber’s unique network of employer representatives to develop the policy ideas and approaches that will support business in delivering work opportunities and high standards of living now and into the future.
Scott and his team regularly advocate on behalf of the Australian business community to parliamentary committees, industrial tribunals and a wide range of inquiries and reviews on major national workplace relations matters. Scott also represents the Chamber network on Australia’s National Workplace Relations Consultative Council (NWRCC) and its sub-committees on workplace relations legislation and international labour relations.
Internationally, Scott is one of 14 elected employer members of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the leading agency of the United Nations responsible for employment and workplace standards throughout the world. This role sees him work closely with national business organisations from Asia and Australia’s fellow OECD economies.
Prior to re-joining the Australian Chamber in 2017, Scott oversaw workplace policy and public affairs with the Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA), Australia’s largest national resources and energy industry employer group.
Between 2009 and 2012, Scott was senior adviser to the Geneva-based International Organisation of Employers (IOE), representing employers globally at the International Labour Organisation (ILO), OECD, G20, WTO and World Bank.
Preceding this, Scott worked in the Australian Chamber’s workplace relations team during the 1990s and 2000s, and with the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Western Australian state government.