Area(s) of Responsibility

The Council researches, develops and presents the Conference’s annual submission to the National Minimum Wage review with particular consideration to the needs of families and the low paid.

The Council provides advice as required to the Commission as follows:

  1. Promotion of the life and mission of the Catholic Church in Australia in the area of work and the employment relationship.
  2. Advocacy in support of work and the employment relationship in Australian society based on Catholic Social Teaching.

Please be aware that by visiting and using the ACCER website (the Site) you agree to be bound by and abide by the following terms and conditions:


When visiting the Site, please be aware that some information about your visit may be recorded. Such information may include, but is not limited to, your server address, the date and time of your visit, the pages accessed and the documents downloaded. The information collected will be used solely to identify how the Site is being used and to assist the ACCER in maintaining an effective Site. Please be assured that the information collected will not be used to identify specific individuals who access the Site.

The Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations (ACCER) is established by and responsible to the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) through the Bishops Commission for Administration and Information (BCAI).

In 1986 the Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference (ACBC) established a working party to examine the industrial relations needs of the Catholic Church in Australia.

Catholic Social Teaching is a set of principles and teachings based on Christian values, which aim to bring about a good and fair society for the benefit of all. In general terms, Catholic Social Teaching takes the message of the Gospel and applies it to a particular set of social situations or problems.