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Findings of Australia’s .au domain review released

The Turnbull Government has released the findings of the review into Australia’s .au domain. The not-for-profit .au Domain Administration (auDA) oversees the operation of Australia’s .au domain, an intrinsic part of the identity of many Australian businesses and organisations operating on the internet. The Minister for Communications and the Arts, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, said “The central finding of the review is that auDA’s current management framework is no longer fit-for-purpose…

Aged Care Guild announces new CEO

Ross Johnston, Chairman of the Aged Care Guild (the Guild), has announced the appointment of Mr. Matthew Richter as its new CEO. Mr. Richter will start at the Guild from June 1, 2018, taking over from interim CEO, Mr. Lee Hill. “On behalf of our members, I want to welcome Matthew to the Aged Care Guild. We believe his wealth of experience in the government, health and financial sectors will serve the Guild well as we continue to grow the Guild’s profile and work alongside policy makers…

New Chief Executive for Minerals Council

Minerals Council of Australia Chair Dr Vanessa Guthrie has announced the appointment of Ms Tania Constable PSM as the MCA’s new Chief Executive. Ms Constable has extensive experience in the resources sector, having most recently worked as the Chief Executive of the Co-operative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC). She previously worked as a senior executive in the Australian Public Service, including as a Chief Adviser in the Revenue Group of The Treasury and…

New partnership for Australia and US scientific bodies

For the first time, the peak scientific bodies from Australia and the USA have struck a partnership to facilitate better cooperation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Science & Technology Australia (STA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) have today pledged to combine their voices to enhance the role of STEM on the global…

Master Builders WA Executive Director to retire

Master Builders Executive Director, Michael McLean, has announced his intention to retire at the end of December this year. Mr McLean commenced his employment with the Master Builders Association in August 1983 as its Industrial Relations Manager and was appointed Executive Director in September 1996 when his predecessor, the late Harvey McLeod, retired. Mr McLean said that his pending retirement from his current position was the culmination of a three-year exit strategy which…

ACSA partners with AAG

The Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) and Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) enabling future collaboration to advance the understanding and experience of ageing in Australia. The MoU between AAG and ACSA facilitates the sharing of organisational knowledge and expertise to support evidence-informed approaches to improving aged care practice. In a practical sense the MoU means that AAG and…

Jodie Long announced as CEO of ASA

The ASA Board has announced the appointment of their new Chief Executive Officer Jodie Long, effective Monday 26 March 2018. Jodie is a highly accomplished executive healthcare leader with over 25 years’ experience in the allied health sector. She has the ideal mix of both business and clinical experience, plus the drive to take the ASA to the next level of growth and operational excellence for our members.

AVA CEO moves to PSA

Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), Mr Graham Catt, has announced that he will be moving on from the AVA to a new role as CEO of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA). AVA President, Paula Parker, acknowledged Mr Catt’s achievements, saying he has shown strong leadership of the organisation. “The Board congratulates Graham for his effective and strategic leadership of the AVA and his commitment to our profession over many years. I’m sure…

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