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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…

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