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AusAgritech Association appoints new committee to lead the peak body for the agritech sector

The Australian Agritech Association (AusAgritech) has formally announced the election of its new Committee for 2022-2023 after its inaugural Annual General Meeting last Friday after member voting. AusAgritech welcomed to the Committee returning members Andrew Coppin, Managing Director of Farmbot Monitoring Solutions, Lewis Frost, Chief Operations Officer at Ceres Tag, Matthew Pryor, General Partner at Tenacious Ventures and Fiona Turner, Co-Founder and CEO of Bitwise Agronomy. New additions…

Karen Hayes AM DSJ resigns from Guide Dogs Victoria

The Guide Dogs Victoria Board announces that CEO Karen Hayes AM DSJ has resigned and is leaving the organisation that she has led with great passion and energy for 10 years. Chairman Iain Edwards said Karen has made an incredible contribution to Guide Dogs Victoria, most notably putting in place a much-needed campus redevelopment program to meet the demands of the future. “Karen leaves a great legacy of modernising the organisation and having a genuine commitment to supporting Victorians…

Joel Fitzgibbon joins AFPA Board

Former Cabinet Minister and long serving Labor MP, The Hon Joel Fitzgibbon, will join the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) Board as an independent non-executive director, Chair of AFPA, Greg McCormack announced today. Greg McCormack said, “I’m truly delighted to make this announcement. Joel brings to our organisation two extremely important attributes. He is a passionate supporter of forest industries right around Australia and understands intimately how we can assist the…

DBYD transforms to Before You Dig Australia

For over three decades, DBYD state and national entities have provided an essential service to their members and the industry, protecting utility assets and preventing harm to people. To ensure they remain relevant and provide the best possible service to their members, the combined DBYD boards came together to consider how to challenge the status quo. While they have a proud history, effective service, and enviable brand, they were challenged by members on their future focus and efficiency.…

Head of Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission to step down

The head of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission the Hon Dr Gary Johns has announced he will step down from the role at the end of July. Dr Johns said it has been a great privilege to serve as Commissioner, supporting charities to undertake their extraordinary work in communities across Australia. “I am proud to have led the Commission at a time when transparency and accountability in the sector, critical to maintain public support for charities, has been more…

Emeritus Professor Linda Worrall appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia

Speech Pathology Australia congratulates Emeritus Professor Linda Worrall on her appointment on the Queen’s Birthday as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia (General Division). Professor Worrall nomination was supported by Speech Pathology Australia and her selection is a fitting reward for her dedication and service to the speech pathology profession. Professor Worrall is a (retired) Professor Emerita of Speech Pathology at The University of Queensland in Brisbane and is the past Chair…

Disaster assistance extended for flooded Queensland small business and not-for-profit organisations

Low interest disaster assistance and essential working capital loans of up to $100,000 are now available to more small businesses and not-for-profit organisations following the latest round of devastating floods to inundate southern Queensland. The assistance is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). Federal Minister for Emergency Management, Senator the Hon Murray Watt said major flooding from several local catchments…

PRONIA celebrates 50 years

PRONIA, the association that empowers, advocates and cares for the Australian Greek community, launched its 50th anniversary year celebrations for 2022 with a special evening at the Hellenic Museum. The event was hosted by PRONIA’s president Ms Kris Pavlidis and the list of guests included dignitaries, community leaders, PRONIA’s co-founders, media representatives as well as PRONIA staff. PRONIA’s CEO Mrs Tina Douvos-Stathopoulos opened the event thanking everyone for their attendance…

Head of Australia's charity regulator to step down

The head of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) the Hon Dr Gary Johns has announced he will step down from the role at the end of July. Dr Johns said it has been a great privilege to serve as Commissioner, supporting charities to undertake their extraordinary work in communities across Australia. “I am proud to have led the Commission at a time when transparency and accountability in the sector, critical to maintain public support for charities, has been…

Partner News: Positive pipeline one year from Tākina opening

Bookings are flowing in for Wellington’s new purpose-built convention and exhibition centre, Tākina (www.takina.co.nz), as opening approaches.Construction is on track to open mid-2023 and conference organisers are locking in dates, with more than 60 conferences already penciled in at the central city venue.Among the lineup of events confirmed for Tākina is the 22nd International Sedimentological Congress (ISC) in 2026, expected to attract up to…

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