1. About the ILO in Australia

    Australia is a founding member of the ILO and a major contributor to the work of the organization both technically and financially through the Australian Government-ILO Partnership Agreement (2010-2015) and through bilateral support for technical cooperation projects in recent years, most notably in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and the Pacific Island countries. Australia has ratified 63 ILO Conventions, including seven of the eight fundamental Conventions. The country’s most recent ratification was registered on 21 December 2011, the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC).