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Partner News: Six new additions to vibrant Wellington

From award-winning eateries, craft beer, wine and a love of coffee to world-class conference and events venues and an array of accommodation, it’s all right here in Wellington. The New Zealand capital is known for being vibrant and energetic, and the most recent additions complement Wellington’s offerings. Among the newcomers…

Property Council appoints new Chief Executive

The Property Council of Australia announced the appointment of Mike Zorbas as the new Chief Executive of the organisation. Mr Zorbas, who is currently the Property Council’s Group Executive Policy & Advocacy, will commence in the role. He is the fifth CEO in the 54-year history of the organisation, which proudly represents all parts of the industry nationally and in every state and territory. Mr…

Inaugural CEO announced to lead newly merged Huntington's Australia

Following the recent announcement about State Association memberships agreeing to proceed with a national merger, Huntington’s Australia (HA) has appointed a new CEO to lead the new association. Lenni Duffield, from Huntington’s WA, has been unanimously endorsed by the HA Board as the inaugural CEO of Huntington’s Australia. Lenni has…

State Huntington's Associations agree to merge

Members who attended recent AGMs of the five Huntington’s State Associations – SA&NT, WA, Tasmania, NSW/ACT and Queensland – have agreed to merge into a new, single entity, Huntington’s Australia (HA). The merger will bring together five associations with a shared vision of enabling those impacted by Huntington’s disease to live their best lives. It is a momentous occasion - a culmination…

AFPA congratulates Mark Rogers on appointment as CEO of New Forests

AFPA congratulates Mark Rogers on appointment as Chief Executive Officer of New Forests, pays tribute to outgoing David Brand. The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) congratulates Board Director and forest industries leader, Mark Rogers on his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of New Forests – taking on the role from David Brand who will become New Forests Chair following…

AMA: Addressing the elective surgery backlog

New analysis performed by the Australian Medical Association reveals that the number of people waiting for elective surgery has ballooned across Australia and is expected to reach more than 500,000 by 30 June this year if no action is taken by governments. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, patients were waiting longer than the clinically recommended time for elective surgery in public hospitals, which indicates there was already unmet need for surgical care (also referred…

Partner News: Fringe Benefits Tax Update

Fringe Benefits Tax Update Important FBT Considerations  As we farewell the Christmas festivities, and welcome in the New Year, it is timely reminder to consider the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) consequences on meal entertainment so there are no surprises when your Annual FBT return is prepared. We have seen a greater level of social activity following the pandemic,…

New label to promote authentic Margaret River produce

A new brand aimed at promoting authentic, Margaret River region-sourced and produced goods has been launched by the Margaret River Producers Association, with early adopters saying they are thrilled to bear the prestigious label. The Margaret River Produce stamp may only be used by parties authorised by…

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