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Partner News: Onsomble: Making the process of running thriving small organisations easy

We exist to make the process of running thriving small organisations easy for association Boards. At onsomble, we specialise in supporting those with a small team.  We understand the unique challenges of growing a thriving association, particularly where the Board is working hard to be all things to all people.  onsomble provides all the support you need.  We give associations the power of a full team - from secretariat to CEO - without the full-team price tag, allowing Boards to focus…

SCA QLD farewells Executive Officer

Katrin Watson, Executive Officer at the Strata Community Association (SCA QLD), has announced her resignation after 9 years at the helm. "The achievements of this company over the past decade are on many levels, the quality of education and the strength of advocacy are what I am most proud of having achieved alongside employees, volunteers and the Board.  In my role I have been fortunate to work with experienced professionals like you that have inspired me to grow and become the professional…

YHA wins MAPDA award

YHA recently won an award in the film category at the Museums Australasia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards (MAPDA) for the Archaeology at The Big Dig documentary which tells the story of the site that Sydney Harbour YHA is located on. This unique historic site dates to the early European settlement days of the Australian colony, and the documentary about it, which premiered on SBS, was selected for this prestigious…

ADAVB welcomes new President

The Australian Dental Association Victoria (ADAVB) congratulates Dr Jeremy Sternson, who has been announced as the new ADAVB President.  Dr Jeremy Sternson graduated from The University of Melbourne in 1995 and has worked in both public and private practice. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and has been an examiner and committee member. Dr Sternson was a clinical demonstrator for seven years at The University of Melbourne and is an honorary fellow at…

Coalition Government strengthens governance standards for charities

The Coalition Government has strengthened laws to ensure that Australian charities that engage in or use their resources to actively promote unlawful behaviour face enforcement action. The new regulations will empower the Commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not‑for‑profits Commission (ACNC) to investigate charities engaging in or promoting serious unlawful acts of trespass, vandalism, theft or assault and threatening behaviour. The regulations will amend ACNC governance…

ACA CEO announces resignation

Pete Griffiths will be stepping down as CEO of the Australian Camps Association (ACA) after five and a half years in the role.   During his time he has driven a more inclusive approach for the outdoor sector in Australia, including building programs for people living with disability and senior Australians.   He has also nurtured lasting links between camps and…

Victorian industry underwhelmed by latest grants announcement

This week the Victorian Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Martin Pakula, announced new grants for event organisers saying, “Event organisers have done it tough and they deserve this across-the-board support – from big companies with dozens of workers to individual contractors it will provide critical cash injections when they are needed most. Victorians love turning out to events and we are backing the sector and its workers to recover stronger than ever.”

WISA announces new Executive Officer

The Wine Industry Suppliers Australia (WISA) has announced the appointment of new Executive Officer, Shirley Fraser.  WISA is the peak national, not for profit, industry Association representing suppliers to the Australian grape and wine sector. Its members are active and committed to adding value to the grape and wine community. Incorporated in 2000, WISA has grown to become a strong and relevant body. It offers a number of industry inclusive and accessible initiatives…

Association Leaders Awarded Order of Australia in Queen's Birthday Honours List

The Queen's Birthday 2021 Honours List was announced on June 14th, 2021 and recognises 1,190 Australians.  The Governor General announced the list and congratulated the recipients on behalf of all Australians, commenting, "Each of these individuals are unique and their story deserves to be shared widely and celebrated. Collectively, they speak to who we are as a nation. There are countless examples of selflessness, commitment and dedication. There is diversity and there are examples of…

ACTA appoints new Chair and Director

The Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) is delighted to announce Prof Steve Webb MBBS MPH PhD FCICM FRACP FAHMS as its new Chair at the Clinical Trials 2021: National Tribute and Award Ceremony. Prof Webb is a founding Director of ACTA. After seven years of service, Prof John Zalcberg OAM, MBBS PhD FRACP FRACMA FAHMS FAICD, Founding…

AIRAH welcomes new President

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has held its board elections for the 2021–2023 term and voted in Paul Jackson, as the new president. He will succeed Ian Harwood, whose term ends in May. Also appointed…

Not-for-profits – enhancing the transparency of income tax exemptions

On 11 May 2021, as part of the 2021–22 federal Budget, the Australian Government announced reforms to the administration of not-for-profit (NFP) entities that self-assess as income tax exempt. The measure is designed to enhance trust and confidence in the sector by ensuring only eligible NFPs access income tax exemptions, and that NFP and for-profit entities operate on a level playing field. From 1 July 2023, NFPs with an active Australian business number (ABN) will be required to lodge…

The 2021 Brisbane Truck Show leads the return of large indoor events

In the aftermath of the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show (BTS), history will show that, despite the ongoing threat of COVID-19 outbreaks putting paid to events at late notice, the show did go on – drawing tens of thousands of attendees in the process. Having gone off without a hitch, the efforts of organisers Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA), exhibitors and visitors didn’t go unnoticed by federal assistant freight and road safety minister Scott Buchholz, who voiced his endorsement after…

ASAE announces new President and CEO

Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE, current President and CEO of the Chicago-based Association Forum, will become the American Society of Association Executives' (ASAE) next President and CEO effective September 1, 2021. She succeeds Susan Robertson, CAE.“After a thorough and extensive search process, the Board of Directors has voted unanimously to name Michelle Mason as its next President and CEO. Throughout her career, Michelle has demonstrated a commitment to the association…

IPWEA NSW appoints new President

IPWEA NSW and ACT elected their new 2020-2023 Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting. Mr Grant Baker, Director Infrastructure Services at Blayney Shire Council was elected as the new IPWEA NSW and ACT President. Grant has spent time working at Guyra Shire Council, Bathurst Regional Council and Blayney Shire Council where he has developed his leadership skills as part of the Executive team and as…

Partner News: Job opportunities spike – but where are all the candidates?

The recruitment landscape in 2021 has turned a new corner. At Beaumont People, we are seeing a huge spike in new job opportunities across Administration, Membership Service, Membership Management and Strategy, Marketing, Policy, Advocacy, HR and Executive Leadership roles. View our latest job opportunities with association and membership organisations, here. Whilst…

Partner News: ICC Sydney: Top 8 Tips to plan an event during a pandemic

ICC Sydney has the support of NSW Health to operate at one-person per two square metres without a capacity limit in our Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre while running at 100 per cent capacity in our theatres. With our EventSafe Operating Guide in place, the team remains ready to host association events safely. Top 8…

ALA appoints new President

The Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the election of a new President, Associate Professor Liz Dylke. Liz has been a board member since 2018 and held the role of Vice President in 2019 and 2020. Liz has also held a number of roles on ALA committees and is the current Editor of the ALA’s publication,…

SSA announces new President

School Sport Australia (SSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of its new President, Gary McSweeney. Gary is currently a Special Projects Manager in the NSW Catholic Schools Office Armidale, has been a School Principal in four schools over 28 years, senior vice-president of the New South Wales Primary Schools Sports Association from 2010 -2021 and Board member of School Sport Australia in 2019 & 2020.…

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