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Dietitians Australia welcomes new Board Directors

Dietitians Australia are pleased to welcome Tracey Spicer AM, award-winning journalist, and Margot Richardson, Fellow of CPA Australia as new independent Board Directors. Bringing a wealth of experience in their respective fields, both Tracey and Margot will be invaluable as the organisation works towards its vision as the leading voice of nutrition in Australia. “We’re excited for our organisation to be guided by some of the best in the business, and on behalf of our board…

ISNSW celebrates 130 Years

Established in 1891, the Institution of Surveyors NSW (ISNSW) proudly celebrates its 130th year this year. The surveying and geo-spatial information profession in Australia has a very long history. Starting from the early infancy of the colony, surveyors have played a very important role in the shaping and growth of Australia. From its humble beginnings ISNSW has grown into the leading professional association for surveyors in NSW. ISNSW CEO Amy Lowe says “It’s an honour to work…

RMIA announces new CEO

Risk Management Institution of Australasia (RMIA), the leading professional institution and industry association for Risk Managers in the Asia Pacific region, has appointed Simon Levy to become its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. Mr Levy is a widely-respected, highly-successful leader with 25 years risk management and executive experience gained whilst working…

Music industry association calls for event shift: Australian music on stage

Post COVID-19, OneMusic Australia is calling for Australian event organisers to focus on home-grown music talent to entertain and inspire at awards, conference and networking events in 2021 and beyond. What songs are played as awards winners and CEOs mount the stage is in the hands of Australian event organisers and suppliers. A switch to all-Australian music costs nothing but the move is momentous and worthy of good PR. Australian…

ASORC appoints new CEO

The Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors (ASORC) Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Bernadine Euers as its new Chief Executive Officer. Bernadine replaces Cristina Schwenke, who is farewelled after 9 years in the position. National President Dr Boris Fedoric commented of the appointment, "we are looking forward to working with Bernadine to implement our strategic objectives, manage the operational functions and continue the promotion…

Partner News: Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate 

If you are a sole trader, the owner of a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in NSW, you may be eligible for a small business fees and charges rebate of $1500. This rebate helps businesses recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and encourages growth by reducing the cost of running a business. Eligible businesses or not-for-profits only need to apply for the rebate once, but can submit multiple claims until the full value of $1500 is reached. Funds can be…

Work car Fringe Benefits Tax obligations 

Providing a work car to your employees can be a great incentive. If you provide a car to an employee for their private use, you may need to pay fringe benefits tax (FBT).   You make a car available for private use by an employee on any day that the car is either: actually used for private purposes by an employee available for the private use of the employee. A car is considered available for your employee's private use when it is: used to…

Partner News: Business Events Geelong launches Support Fund under You Belong in Geelong campaign

Geelong and The Bellarine is open for events and incentives - that’s the message that Business Events Geelong wants to spread under its all-new recovery campaign; You Belong in Geelong. In response to recent challenges, Business Events Geelong has established a generous $30,000 funding program that will support events of up to 100 pax by providing financial support to the value of $50 per delegate. Event managers, PCOs, EAs and PAs must request funds to cover actual event…

Partner News: Higher Logic helps AHRI save $111k in costs with automated email campaigns

The Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) is a non-profit association dedicated to Australian HR professionals. Throughout 2020, they have seen incredible return on investment from their use of Higher Logic’s Communications platform. Indeed, by employing automated email campaigns, AHRI has seen impressive time and cost-savings, including: 360 hours of staff time saved $100K saved in print collateral costs $11K saved in mailing costs "​Marketing…

TSANZ welcomes new CEO

The Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand (TSANZ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Graham Hall as its new Chief Executive Officer.  Graham brings great experience and knowledge, including an impressive 20 years working in lung health. He has worked as the Deputy Director and Co-Head of Children’s Lung Health at one of the largest and most successful medical research institutes in Australia, Telethon Kids Institute. Over the course…

Changes to org.au eligibility for not-for-profits

The org.au namespace serves Australia’s large and important not-for-profit and charity sectors so it is key that the community can have trust and confidence in org.au. auDA's role is to administer the rules for who can register an org.au domain name. A new set of rules for .au domain names is coming into effect on 12 April 2021. These new rules streamline and build on our existing rules and contain some key changes to help build and maintain trust in the .au domain. In…

Trans-Tasman travel allows family and friends to reunite

Today’s announcement that quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand will resume on Sunday 18th April from 11.59pm is a welcome step towards the recovery of tourism in New Zealand.  It is expected that the first people to take up travel will be those wanting to reconnect with friends and family and modelling shows that while visitor numbers aren’t anticipated to return to previous levels overnight,…

Commonwealth Government advances Deregulation Agenda

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has been working with Hon Ben Morton MP, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Cabinet, on the important issue of deregulation and the Government’s New Deregulation Agenda.   The Deregulation Taskforce is currently looking to find ways to regulate effectively at the lowest cost to business.  A key part of this work is identifying areas of dual regulatory impost.  Businesses often need to comply with regulations covering…

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