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RSL National President steps down

The President of registered charity The Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL National), Mr Robert Dick, resigned at the charity's board meeting on Thursday 19 July.Mr Dick's final day as President and Chair of the RSL National Board was Thursday 19 July.The announcement comes amid the ACNC’s investigation into RSL National, which was confirmed by the ACNC Commissioner, the Hon Dr Gary Johns, in February this year. Mr Dick’s decision to resign from RSL National…

New ACTU President elected

Michele O'Neil has been elected the President of Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).  "My history tells you that I will bring to the ACTU a thirst for justice. A belief in the power of solidarity, in the importance of building connections, alliances and finding new allies in working class ethnic communities, in our neighbourhoods and country towns and in our global movement. Workers, our members, our families, our communities want change and are ready to fight for it," O'Neil said…

ACWA Board announces retirement of CEO

The Board of the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has announced the retirement of long serving CEO Andrew McCallum, effective as of December 7, 2018. Mr McCallum’s decision to retire will bring to a close a career in the child and family welfare sector that has spanned 40 years, 37 of these as a CEO including the past 12 at the helm of ACWA. ACWA Chair Bob Mulcahy said Mr McCallum has led ACWA since 2006 with great foresight and passion, in a time of significant…

Australian Alpaca Association welcomes new CEO

The Australian Alpaca Association (AAA) has appointed Amanda Olthof as Chief Executive Officer to drive its next phase of growth. Amanda brings over 20 years’ experience from roles in both government and agricultural peak body associations. Most recently this has included Wool Producers Australia where she was Policy Director, responsible for key areas including animal health, welfare and biosecurity. AAA President Ian Frith said “We are thrilled…

DAA welcomes new CEO

The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) is pleased to announce Robert Hunt as their new Chief Executive Officer. After commencing as the interim CEO in May, Robert will continue in this position, based at the Association’s National Office in Canberra. From his past roles as the CEO of St John Ambulance Australia, the Australian Institute of Building and Director of Corporate Services and Publishing at the Australian Medical Association, Robert brings with him…

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