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News from January 2024

ARA continues to dominate the retail media landscape

At the Australian Retailers Association (ARA), we are thrilled to share the remarkable impact and reach of our media coverage throughout the Christmas and Boxing Day period.   Our dedication to providing insightful commentary, tireless advocacy and accurate retail trade information has led to a significant media presence, setting us apart as the leading retail association in Australia. 

The Australian Coffee Traders Association on bringing itself closer to the coffee community​​​​​​​

The Australian Coffee Traders Association details how it intends to bring the association closer to the coffee community. November 2023 was a busy month for the Australian Coffee Traders Association (ACTA). The association invited members and non-members to its annual Golf Day on 3 November at Oatlands Golf Course, followed by its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 23 November. The annual Golf Day included an Ambrose competition,…

The NFP Year Ahead – 2024

The NFP Year Ahead – 2024 As we head into new year organisations are expected to navigate a range of increasingly difficult challenges. These include regulatory complexity, geopolitical risk and the blurred line between board and management, as well as rapidly evolving expectations of corporate accountability and stakeholder engagement. Based upon an environmental scan of a number of…

Can a member request motions to be included in the AGM Agenda?

Companies limited by guarantee are a common legal structure for not-for-profit organisations in Australia. Members play an important governance role in holding the board accountable. To this end, members hold certain rights, including the right to call general meetings and to propose resolutions. Under section 249D of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), members holding at least 5% of the…

STA CEO Misha Schubert to take up new role

After four stellar years as Science & Technology Australia's CEO, Misha Schubert has announced her resignation in the new year to take up another major CEO opportunity. STA President Professor Mark Hutchinson said it was with deep sadness that the Board of STA had accepted her resignation. "In her four years as CEO, Misha has taken STA to new heights as an influential policy advocacy voice that is highly respected across the breadth of the Parliament and policymaking,"…

Appointment of Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch CEO, Ilsa Hampton​​​​​​​

The ADAVB is pleased to announce that Ilsa Hampton has been appointed to the position of CEO. Ilsa is an experienced health sector leader who has held senior executive and CEO roles across multiple member associations. Her previous roles include CEO of Optometry Victoria/SA, where she drove positive change within the organisation including delivering the OMEGA23 - World Congress of Optometry here in Melbourne. Prior to that, Ilsa was CEO at Meaningful Ageing Australia…

WIOA appoints new CEO

The Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA), is delighted to announce the appointment of Dean Barnett as their new Chief Executive Officer. Dean took over the role on Monday 31st July 2023, and brings over 30 years of water industry experience, previously leading the Intelligent Water Networks Program on behalf of the Victorian and Tasmanian water industry, in addition to previous Board, Management and Executive roles. "We would also like to acknowledge…

Speech pathologists champion phonics and increased presence in schools as key to addressing Australia's reading crisis

In response to the alarming findings unveiled by the Grattan Institute's report on Australia's literacy crisis, Speech Pathology Australia is stepping forward to advocate for a national evidence-based phonics approach and more certified speech pathologists in schools. With one-third of Australian children struggling to read proficiently, the dire implications of this challenge underscore the urgent need for evidence-based interventions. As specialists in language development and communication…

Osteopathy Australia appoints new President and Vice President & Changes to Board

Changes to the Board of Directors at Osteopathy Australia Dr Michelle Funder (Osteopath) has stepped down as the dedicated President from the Osteopathy Australia Board, after six years. Michelle Funder concluded her tenure with Osteopathy Australia after completing two full terms of service. Michelle’s leadership as President, and continuing role on our New Course Committee been instrumental in steering Osteopathy Australia…

Meals on Wheels Queensland loses almost 50 per cent of its volunteers

Charity provider Meals on Wheels has reported an almost 50 per cent decline in volunteers for its Queensland branch since the COVID-19 pandemic. Meals on Wheels Queensland chief executive Evan Hill told 9news.com.au the charity had lost 4500 volunteers since the onset of the pandemic in 2020. "We have seen a decline in the number of volunteers across the state since the pandemic…

Ports Victoria appoints new CEO

The Victorian Government has welcomed the appointment of a new CEO for Ports Victoria.  Craig Walker has been appointed to the position and will commence in his new role in February 2024. Victorian Minister for Ports and Freight, Melissa Horne, said that Mr Walker’s appointment will bring extensive leadership and experience to the commercial ports role.  In previous positions, Mr Walker has held various advisor roles within government and as Chief…

Governology makes submission into NFP Inquiry

Governology, a law firm specialising in legal and governance advice to associations and charities, has recently made a submission to a Commonwealth Government inquiry into not for profits. Some of the points in the submission included: The disparate Associations Incorporation Acts in each state and territory add unnecessary complexity to the governance of associations. A more consistent national framework…

All DGR Categories are now administered by the ATO

On 1 January 2024, the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Registers Reform new measure comes into effect, transferring administrative responsibility of 4 unique DGR categories from 4 other government departments to the ATO. The changes also repeal provisions that require each of the 4 government departments to maintain a separate register. Currently, we're responsible for administering 48 of the 52 DGR categories. From 1 January 2024 we'll be responsible for administering…

Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia rebrands as the Australian Wild Game Industry Council

The Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia (KIAA) is proudly announcing its transformation into the Australian Wild Game Industry Council (AWGIC). The change reflects the industry’s commitment to the expansion of its national membership base, representing the interests of wild game meat and skin processors throughout Australia. As the peak representative body for the commercial industry, AWGIC will bring together the…

Australia's peak social workers' association appoints first Aboriginal president  

The Australian Association of Social Workers has appointed Bigambul woman Linda Ford as the first Indigenous president in the association's history. Ms Ford brings experience and expertise to her new role, having served on the Association (AASW) Board since 2017, demonstrating "strong leadership and a deep commitment to social work", the organisation said on Wednesday. Ms Ford said that as the first Aboriginal President of AASW, she is "honoured and excited to…

ASSOCIATIONS Magazine Releases 64th Edition

Associations Forum is pleased to publish the 64th edition of its bi-annual magazine, ASSOCIATIONS. Since its production in 2004, the magazine informs associations and not-for-profit organisations in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. It contains important news and updates across the industry, practical advice on association management issues and feature articles from association leaders. For the 64th Edition,…

RCPA welcomes Dr David Andrews as new CEO

The Board of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) is pleased to announce the appointment of a successor to its long-standing Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Debra Graves, OAM. After a comprehensive executive search process, Dr David Andrews (PhD) will join the RCPA on 1 March 2024, working closely with Dr Graves and the team, before taking over the CEO role on Friday 29 March 2024. Dr Andrews is an experienced leader in specialist medical adult…

Wounds Australia appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Antcliff will join the organisation from the St Vincent de Paul Society in 2024. Peak health body Wounds Australia has appointed Jeff Antcliff as its new Chief Executive Officer, joining the organisation on 17 January 2024.   Mr Antcliff has had a long and diverse career in a range of sectors including health, retail and welfare support, most recently with leading charity the St Vincent de Paul Society. He described the new role as “a privilege”. “I’m truly…

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