Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Performance of the broad and diverse Community Associations and Other Interest Groups industry has been mixed over the past five years. While some sectors of the industry have recorded declining income, the variety of organisations and groups that operate in the industry, from small and local clubs to large charities with international arms, has helped stabilise industry revenue. A steady rate of government funding has flowed through to the industry in the form of competitive grants and this has enabled many organisations to provide vital services. However, the unstable economic climate in the aftermath of the financial crisis has made fundraising tough. This is the main reason revenue is expected to climb more slowly over the five years through 2013-14 than it did prior to the crisis... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The different product segments in this industry (i.e. automobile associations, community groups, political parties and others) have different levels of concentration. For example, there is one automobile association in each state that has an effective monopoly in the provision of traditional roadside assistance services in that state. Similarly, Australia's five major political parties together account for over 95% of formal political power.
Locally, there are a myriad of small special interest groups, such as environmental lobby groups, community groups, ethnic groups, historical societies and various others, often engaged in specific activities, both topically and geographically; these industry segments tend to exhibit much lower industry concentration... purchase to read more