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Partner News: Associations Incorporated as a CLG Need to be Aware of Recent Reforms

Associations incorporated as a company limited by guarantee need to be aware of recent reforms. Ensure your constitution is up to date and your association is in the position to take advantage of these new reforms. Contact Governology for a constitution health check, update or redraft. The Corporations Amendment (Meetings and Document) Bill 2021 has been passed, making permanent temporary measures that were put in place for associations to hold…

Advisers Association Appoints New Chair

Founder and managing director of SEQ Advice, a Queensland-based financial advice and services practice, Bill Beimers, has been appointed the new chair of the Advisers Association (TAA). Mr Beimers has served on the TAA board as vice chair since 2020 and was also a board member of TAA's forerunner, AMPFPA, from 2019. TAA CEO Neil Macdonald described Beimers as "a practising financial adviser with over 23 years' experience in financial services and has expert knowledge of the industry,…

Permanent Reforms Enable Virtual AGMs and Electronic Documents

The Corporations Amendment (Meetings and Documents) Bill 2021 passed Parliament on 10 February 2022. The amendment makes permanent, the temporary changes introduced at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. These welcomed changes allow organisations, still affected by the pandemic’s restrictions, to make use of technology to hold virtual or hybrid meetings, as well as execute, sign and transfer documents electronically.The act allows documents to be signed in flexible and technology neutral…

Not-For-Profit Organisation Celebrates 139 Years of Changing Lives in Melbourne

Sparkways, Melbourne based non-profit organisation delivering Early Learning services and Programs for youth in need, announced that this week marks their 139th anniversary. Started in 1883 by William Mark Forster, who was concerned for the plight of underprivileged children. His simple idea, “that with opportunity and guidance all young people could accomplish, all they had to do was try,” was bold for its time and would pioneer youth welfare work in Australia. Forster’s legacy…

BECA Appoints New Independent Chair

The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) is excited to announce the appointment of Dr Leo Jago OAM as the new Independent Chair of the peak industry body. Dr Jago has a strong research background in business events and the visitor economy. He is widely recognised for his leadership in the inaugural landmark National Business Events Study as Deputy CEO and Director for Research of the Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism. He also helped establish the UNWTO guidelines…

Queensland Council of Parents and Citizens’ Association Celebrates 75 Years

This year, the Queensland Council of Parents and Citizens’ Association (QCPCA) will celebrate its 75th year of countless contributions to state school communities. Over the past 73 years, QCPCA, through P&Cs Qld and more recently School Councils Qld, has engaged with thousands of state school P&C members, parents, children, principals, education stakeholders and Departmental representatives. To celebrate their 75th year in 2022, P&Cs Qld is collecting QCPCA histories, stories and memorabilia…

SA Music Industry Body Announces Changes to its Senior Management Team

South Australian music industry body Music SA has announced changes to its senior management team. Their General Manager, Kim Roberts, will be stepping down after four years within the Music SA team to continue her postgraduate studies. Kim has worked within the organisation as the Head of Training, as well as General Manager. Kim led the not-for-profit’s dedicated team since the beginning of the COVID-pandemic – arguably the most challenging time that the South Australian music industry…

Partner News: G2 named Higher Logic an Online Community Management Software leader for the 11th quarter in a row

G2, the leading B2B technology review platform, just released their Winter 2022 Grid® Report, and announcing that Higher Logic has been named a Leader in Online Community Management for the 11th consecutive quarter. This ranking is important as it is based on reviews directly from Higher Logic customers. “The backing of G2 and our customers proves we’re achieving our mission: making organisations successful…

Housing Industry Association - Using Digital Transformation as a Secret Weapon to Improve Member Experiences

As digital natives become the norm, Associations are looking at new digital offerings to create seamless digital experiences for their members. The Housing Industry Association (HIA) is shifting its traditionally face-to-face membership model by expanding digital experiences and services it offers online to better serve their 23,000+ members.   HIA partnered with Switch, an award-winning customer experience…

Sleep Health Foundation Announces Appointment of its Inaugural CEO

The Sleep Health Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Moira Junge as its first CEO and Director Australian Sleep and Alertness Consortium. Moira takes on this dual new role to lead the Foundation into the next phase of its journey and will be concentrating her efforts in the first 12 months on developing key partnerships to promote the importance of sleep for physical and mental health and translating research outcomes into industry and clinical settings. She will focus on…

Peter Clark Becomes New PVCA President

Former founder and owner of heatset web business AIW, Peter Clark, is the new president of Print & Visual Communication Association. Kuhn Corp owner Walter Kuhn, who held the presidency for the previous two terms, is now vice president, with Spot Press managing director John Georgantzakos honorary treasurer, and Stuart Fysh, managing director of Perth-based The Label Factory, the honorary secretary. Peter Lane, owner of Lane Print in Adelaide, returns to the PVCA board, representing…

Gymnastics Australia CEO Kitty Chiller AM Announces Departure

After more than four years leading Gymnastics Australia (GA), CEO Kitty Chiller AM will be leaving GA to take on a new opportunity in sports leadership. Gymnastics Australia President Ben Heap has praised Kitty for her leadership during some of the sport’s most challenging times, including managing through and recovery from the effects of COVID and the commissioning of the Australian Human Rights Commission cultural review. “On behalf of the GA Board and the broader gymnastics…

Queensland Not-For-Profit Organisations Encouraged to Apply for Grant

The latest round of the Investing in Queensland Women grant program is now open, with grants of up to $15,000 on offer for local organisations to deliver initiatives to empower and support women and girls. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Women and Violence Prevention Shannon Fentiman encouraged Queensland organisations to apply for the grants to address the diverse issues faced by women and girls. “We know gender inequality persists in our communities and women…

Friendly Society Private Hospital Chairman Announces Appointment of New CEO

The Friendly Society Private Hospital Board Chairman, Les Hancock, has announced the appointment of Simone Finch to replace Alan Cooper in his role as CEO. Mr Cooper submitted his resignation into retirement in July last year which initiated the search for his replacement. Les stated that “after extensive recruitment, he is pleased to welcome Simone into the role. Simone brings a significant level of experience as an executive across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors,…

CVIAA Welcomes New National President

The Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Australia (CVIAA), welcomes Mr Clive Polley to the position of newly elected CVIAA President, and thanks outgoing President Mr Phill Hodges for his tireless advocacy on behalf of the CVIAA national membership. Mr Polley is a committed advocate for the commercial vehicle industry, having previously held the position of CVIAA President, Executive Board member of the Motor Trades Association of South Australia (MTA SA) since 1990 and a member…

GPSA Appoints New CEO

The Board of Grain Producers SA (GPSA) has appointed policy and communications expert Brad Perry as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer, starting 17 January 2022. Mr Perry brings experience in politics and journalism, recently working as Senior Adviser to South Australia’s past two Ministers for Primary Industries and Regional Development, as well as a newspaper editor and journalist in regional South Australia. GPSA Chair Adrian McCabe said Mr Perry’s long association…

NSW Government Releases COVID-19 Business Support Package

Businesses, workers, and the performing arts across NSW are all set to benefit from a major financial support package of more than $1 billion to help those that have been hardest hit by the Omicron wave. The package includes financial support for small business to offset the cost of rapid antigen tests (RATs) to help keep…

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