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New cancer alliance launches as it's uncovered Aussie patients are self-funding treatments to the tune of $200M

The National Oncology Alliance will champion a health system that keeps up with science to provide all cancer patients with the treatment, support and care they deserve, and can afford. Access to treatment shouldn’t be determined by bank balances: A new survey of Australian Oncologists has found major problem with access to cancer medicines; that over 6,000 Australians are unable to afford the…

UDIA WA CEO RESIGNS

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA WA) has announced the resignation of CEO Allison Hailes. “Allison has been integral to UDIA’s continued success and growth as the leading organisation representing the property development industry in Western Australia,” UDIA WA President Nick Allingame said. “Allison has been an excellent ambassador for the development industry in her ability to build relationships across the spectrum…

Tasmanian principal to lead the Australian Primary Principals Association from 2019

The Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) announced today that Tasmanian principal, Malcolm Elliott, would become its new president from January 2019. Mr Elliott replaces Dennis Yarrington, who will finish his term as President after leading the association over the past four years. Mr Elliott, currently President of the Tasmanian Principals Association, was elected unopposed by the national, state and territory sector principals’ associations that make up the Australian Primary…

Screenrights CEO steps down

Screenrights Chair Jill Bryant announced today that she had received Chief Executive Simon Lake’s resignation. “It is with great reluctance that we’ve accepted Simon’s decision to resign to address a serious health issue.” During Simon’s two decades as leader, Screenrights has developed into a highly respected company which last year paid over 40 million dollars to rightsholders, with over 4,000 members in 60 countries. Screenrights has also built a range of innovative services that promote…

RSL National President steps down

The President of registered charity The Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL National), Mr Robert Dick, resigned at the charity's board meeting on Thursday 19 July.Mr Dick's final day as President and Chair of the RSL National Board was Thursday 19 July.The announcement comes amid the ACNC’s investigation into RSL National, which was confirmed by the ACNC Commissioner, the Hon Dr Gary Johns, in February this year. Mr Dick’s decision to resign from RSL…

New ACTU President elected

Michele O'Neil has been elected the President of Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).  "My history tells you that I will bring to the ACTU a thirst for justice. A belief in the power of solidarity, in the importance of building connections, alliances and finding new allies in working class ethnic communities, in our neighbourhoods and country towns and in our global movement. Workers, our members, our families, our communities want change and are ready to fight for it," O'Neil said…

ACWA Board announces retirement of CEO

The Board of the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has announced the retirement of long serving CEO Andrew McCallum, effective as of December 7, 2018. Mr McCallum’s decision to retire will bring to a close a career in the child and family welfare sector that has spanned 40 years, 37 of these as a CEO including the past 12 at the helm of ACWA. ACWA Chair Bob Mulcahy said Mr McCallum has led ACWA since 2006 with great foresight and passion, in a time of significant…

Australian Alpaca Association welcomes new CEO

The Australian Alpaca Association (AAA) has appointed Amanda Olthof as Chief Executive Officer to drive its next phase of growth. Amanda brings over 20 years’ experience from roles in both government and agricultural peak body associations. Most recently this has included Wool Producers Australia where she was Policy Director, responsible for key areas including animal health, welfare and biosecurity. AAA President Ian Frith said “We are thrilled…

DAA welcomes new CEO

The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) is pleased to announce Robert Hunt as their new Chief Executive Officer. After commencing as the interim CEO in May, Robert will continue in this position, based at the Association’s National Office in Canberra. From his past roles as the CEO of St John Ambulance Australia, the Australian Institute of Building and Director of Corporate Services and Publishing at the Australian Medical Association, Robert brings with him…

New CEO appointed to FIA

Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) has appointed Katherine Raskob as Chief Executive Officer to drive its next phase of growth. Katherine brings 20 years’ experience from roles in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors including most recently at the Australian Alliance for Data Leadership, incorporating ADMA, the Association for Data-driven Marketing & Advertising, where she has been Director, Communications and Customer Experience, responsible for key areas of growth including…

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