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Victoria Law Foundation Awards $130,000 to Diverse Legal Projects

Victoria Law Foundation has awarded $130,000 to four diverse legal projects aimed at helping people better understand the law. Sunshine Youth Legal Centre, Youthlaw, the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria and Fitzroy Legal Service each received between $20,000 and $55,000 for targeted legal education projects. Sunshine Youth Legal Centre will partner with local schools to find out why young people are accruing public transport fines, and the reasons they can’t pay them.

Newcastle, Port Stephens and Hunter Valley Launch New 'Altogether Perfect' Campaign in the Nation’s Capital!

23 July 2014 Regional Group Attends Two Major Business Events in Canberra More business travellers could soon be a reality in Newcastle, Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley following the first two showcases for the region’s new ‘Altogether Perfect’ campaign which aims to boost high-yield business tourism across the greater Hunter Region. Representatives of the Altogether Perfect team from the…

Not-for-profit staff encouraged to apply for governance scholarships

23 July 2014 Governance Institute of Australia is inviting individuals who are interested in pursuing postgraduate studies in governance to apply for the Chant Legacy scholarship program which is open until October 2014. The Scholarships are available to applicants keen to pursue postgraduate governance studies at any government-accredited tertiary institution anywhere in the world and are based on merit and financial need. Successful applicants will…

MCI Opens New Office in Chile, Expanding Services in Latin America

Geneva, 18 July 2014 MCI, a key driver of innovation in the global meetings, events, association and congress industries, today announced the opening of a new office in Santiago, Chile. MCI has expanded rapidly in Latin America since its 2009 debut and today serves a growing client-base through five offices in Brazil and Argentina. According to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Rankings,…

Associations Forum celebrates its 10 years

It's been ten years since Associations Forum was established in 2004. On 18 June 2014, over one hundred representatives from associations plus friends of AF celebrated this ten-year milestone at Sydney’s Luna Park. Associations Forum General Manager, John Peacock, was delighted that this significant gathering could be held at Luna Park. “Luna Park Sydney is an Australian icon in prime Sydney waterfront location. For this special occasion, we were pleased to secure the services of SMA Productions,…

Announcement of Australian Institute of Company Directors' new CEO

11 July 2014 On behalf of the National Board of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, I am very pleased to inform you that John Brogden AM MAICD has been appointed as our new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. John, who will take up the role early next year, succeeds John Colvin FAICD after his six outstanding years at the helm of our Institute. The responsibility of appointing the next leader of Company Directors has demanded and received the most…

Australia’s peak HR body launches new media brand and website

2 July 2014 The Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) is the latest brand to become a digital publisher, launching Human Resources Media in partnership with content marketing agency Mahlab Media. The Human Resources Media platform includes the content hub www.hrmonline.com.au, weekly enewsletters, fortnightly video, social media channels and a revamped print publication, HRMonthly magazine. The launch of the new media brand is part of a strategy that will see AHRI…

Google’s $2M Aussie NFP Challenge

4 July 2014 Global online technology giant Google is offering Australian Not for Profits a share in $2 million in grants to turn their technology-driven ideas into reality. Google’s Impact Challenge Australia will offer the four winning submissions mentoring and technical support from Google employees and $AU500,000 grant funding to help bring their project to life. Applications are open for Not for Profits with DGR status who can apply online…

The Australian Sonographers Association becomes the Australasian Sonographers Association Ltd!

4 July 2014 It was an exciting step in our journey when the membership voted to change the associations name to the Australasian Sonographers Association Ltd (ASA) at the recent Special General Meeting in May.  The ASA Board of Directors is pleased to advise that this change is now effective. This change recognises our increasing New Zealand membership, branches and volunteers, yet allows us to retain our…

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