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New label to promote authentic Margaret River produce

A new brand aimed at promoting authentic, Margaret River region-sourced and produced goods has been launched by the Margaret River Producers Association, with early adopters saying they are thrilled to bear the prestigious label. The Margaret River Produce stamp may only be used by parties authorised by…

New RACGP President to support General Practice

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has announced its new President-Elect Dr Nicole Higgins. Dr Higgins will officially take on the role at the conclusion of the RACGP’s 2022 Annual General Meeting on Thursday 24th November, when current President Adj. Professor Karen Price’s two-year term comes to an end. Dr Higgins has worked across the depth and breadth of general practice in urban and rural Australia, and owns a teaching practice in Mackay, regional…

New CEO announced for AAA

The Australian Airports Association (AAA) has appointed James Goodwin as its new Chief Executive Officer. AAA National Chairman Tom Ganley said Mr Goodwin would bring deep experience in public policy, advocacy and stakeholder engagement to the role. Mr Goodwin has been Chief Executive of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) since 2015. “We are delighted to welcome James to the AAA following strong interest in the role,” Mr Ganley said. “He will bring a strong understanding…

Association business continuity during COVID-19

Kathy Nguyen, Manager - Client Services  Associations Forum The spread of the novel coronavirus has already impacted all associations around Australia. During these times of rapid change, it is important to be prepared to respond in the best interest for your staff, volunteers and community. 1. Communicating with staff As we are constantly being updated on the situation regarding COVID-19, communicating with your staff and prioritising health…

ASIC releases new AGM guidelines

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released new guidelines for meeting upcoming AGM and financial reporting requirements due to the impacts of COVID-19. For associations that are companies limited by guarantee with December year end, ASIC has confirmed that it: Will take no action if the AGMs are postponed for two months; that is, until the end of July Supports the holding of AGMs using appropriate technology. ASIC does…

Partner News: AIME Hosted Buyer Registrations Close 15 November!

The AIME 2020 Hosted Buyer registrations close on 15 November – don’t miss out! This is your last opportunity to be part of a truly unique buyer program that has been distinctly design with you in mind. Register today. Benefit from a curated pre-scheduled appointments diary, access to exclusive…

Hepatitis NSW CEO retires

Hepatitis NSW CEO Stuart Loveday has announced his retirement in this month's edition of Hepatitis NSW's e-newsletter.  "It is with sadness, but with a great deal of hope and optimism, that I say farewell and thank you, to the communities of people in NSW affected by hepatitis C and hepatitis B, and to the very many friends and colleagues with whom I have worked for the past 25 years," said Mr Loveday. "When I joined the Hepatitis C Council of NSW in October 1994, as Executive Officer,…

Partner News: Meetings with altitude at Brisbane Airport Conference Centre

The Brisbane Airport Conference Centre is the largest venue in the airport precinct and offers 1800sqm of architecturally designed event space. With the capacity to host a boardroom meeting for 2, up to 330 guest’s cocktail style, each event is tailored to provide a memorable and unique experience. In tribute to its location in the heart of the airport precinct, the dynamic events centre includes a series of specially commissioned…

Partner News: Right-of-Use Assets of Not-for-Profit Entities

The Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) has issued AASB2018-8 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards – Right-of-Use Assets of Not-for-Profit Entities to provide a temporary option for not-for-profit lessees to measure a right-of-use asset arising under “concessionary leases” at initial recognition. Concessionary leases have been defined as those leases that have significantly below-market terms and conditions principally to enable an entity to further its objectives. The…

Partner News: How to Make your Conference Interesting, On-Topic and Professional

From Catherine McGrath a conference hosting expert and Association specialist. Associations put huge time and planning into conferences. The logistics are complex. Who will speak, where will it be held? How do you best drive registrations? What catering and entertainment do you need? These are all important. But often by the time these things are considered, there is not enough energy…
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