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Association Awards Recipients And Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Association of the YearTM 2022 was awarded to the Australian Physiotherapy Association. The APA is the national peak body organisation representing the interests of over 39,000 Australian physiotherapists and their patients. Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19 and remote working conditions of all staff, the APA achieved a strong surplus and retention and growth in their number of members.

Small Association of the YearTM 2022 was awarded to the Ricegrowers' Association of Australia Inc. (RGA). The RGA is Australia’s leading association for the Rice-growing industry and represents more than 1200 voluntary members, supporting growers on issues affecting the viability of their business and communities.

The Australian Aged Care Collaboration (AACC) was awarded the 2022 Association External Campaign of the YearTM . The AACC is a group of six aged care peak bodies and collectively represents more than 1,000 organisations that are responsible for roughly 70% of the services delivered to the 1.3 million Australians receiving aged care.

Huntington’s NSW ACT was awarded the 2022 Association Turnaround of the YearTM. Their association develops support and educational programs for people affected by Huntington’s Disease (HD) in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. They assist families to understand and cope with HD, and provide a strong, united voice for those families affected by it.

For their long and exemplary service to associations, the following outstanding individuals were inducted into the Associations Hall of FameTM: Julie Barker, Adrian Hart, Ken Morrison, Margy Osmond and Wendy Rowland.

The Association Awards and Hall of FameTM provides due recognition for the excellence and accomplishment by associations and outstanding individuals. The four award categories acknowledge different areas of achievement in the sector.

John Peacock AM, Chief Executive Officer of Associations Forum, noted that the Association Awards have had record applications this most difficult of years, with severe impacts on revenue and association resources. “Associations Forum is proud to play a role in honouring achievement and contribution through the Association Awards and Hall of Fame as associations are an often unsung and under-recognised sector of society.” said Mr Peacock.

Associations Forum would like to thank this year’s Association Awards and Hall of Fame sponsors; Lasercraft Australia, Sydney Masonic Centre, Nexia Australia, National Australia Bank, MCG Events and Governology.

Associations Forum would also like to acknowledge the runner-up recipients for each award category:

Association of the YearTM

Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

Small Association of the YearTM

Independent Tertiary Education Council

Association Turnaround of the YearTM

Melons Australia

Association External Campaign of the YearTM

Tech Council of Australia


About Associations Forum
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