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Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia rebrands as the Australian Wild Game Industry Council

The Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia (KIAA) is proudly announcing its transformation into the Australian Wild Game Industry Council (AWGIC). The change reflects the industry’s commitment to the expansion of its national membership base, representing the interests of wild game meat and skin processors throughout Australia. As the peak representative body for the commercial industry, AWGIC will bring together the…

Australia's peak social workers' association appoints first Aboriginal president  

The Australian Association of Social Workers has appointed Bigambul woman Linda Ford as the first Indigenous president in the association's history. Ms Ford brings experience and expertise to her new role, having served on the Association (AASW) Board since 2017, demonstrating "strong leadership and a deep commitment to social work", the organisation said on Wednesday. Ms Ford said that as the first Aboriginal President of AASW, she is "honoured and excited to…

Wine Industry Suppliers Association (WISA) CEO resigns

We wish to inform you that Cameron Hills has resigned from his role as Executive Officer of the Wine Industry Suppliers Association, with his last day scheduled for Friday, February 16th. On behalf of the WISA Management Committee, we extend our best wishes to Cameron as he embarks on his future endeavours and express our gratitude for his contributions to our Association and the broader industry. As we transition during this period, the Management Committee will temporarily assume the…

Vegetable growers allege 'non-binding' agreements with supermarkets create oversupply and waste

Every year Australians waste about 7.68 million tonnes of food — that's about 312 kilograms per person. And Australia's supermarket duopoly could be making waste worse, according to peak vegetable grower groups. "Our biggest customer is the rubbish bin," one vegetable grower recently told the ABC. They said they didn't want to be identified for fear of retribution from Coles and Woolworths. "The supermarket…

ACAud & HAASA Unite

The Australian College of Audiology (ACAud) and the Hearing Aid Audiology Society of Australia (HAASA) are excited to announce our decision to amalgamate.    This union represents a strong and strategic partnership to better serve and protect members, improve educational pathways, grow the workforce, and advocate for all hearing health clinicians. Both organisations have recognised the need for greater infrastructure and resources in the

AIDH appoints new CEO

The Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) Board is pleased to advise that Anja Nikolic will soon be joining the Institute as CEO. Anja has had an extensive career in membership organisations, working across Business Development, Conference/Events Management, Product, Member Services and Communications. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA); a national organisation with over 30,000 members. Anja…

RACGP names new CEO

After an extensive search for the right candidate, Georgina van de Water will take over as the RACGP’s chief executive officer. Ms van de Water will officially begin in her new role on 5 April, taking over from interim CEO Adjunct Associate Professor David Hillis, who will finish the day before. The appointment comes after former CEO Paul Wappett’s sudden departure from the college in November. RACGP Board Chair Dr Lara Roeske congratulated…

The Law Society of NSW appoints new CEO

The Council of the Law Society of NSW has approved the appointment of Kenneth Tickle as CEO of Australia’s largest legal profession membership organisation. Kenneth joined the Law Society in 2006 and has held a number of positions since that time including Chief Financial Officer and a decade as Chief Operating Officer. He has been Acting CEO since October last year. Mr Tickle’s longevity at the Law Society brings an unequalled depth of corporate knowledge to…

Damages awarded for discrimination against former Dogs Victoria committee member

A long serviceman of dog training, obedience and competitions has been reimbursed for damages after being unable to take a senior committee position because of a spent conviction. Life member of the Croydon and District Obedience Dog Club and Dogs Victoria, Frank Tipping, took the latter organisation to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) for not allowing him to nominate for vice president due to his convictions. The now 84-year-old was in his…

Australian Constructors Association pushes toward net zero for construction industry

The Australian construction sector accounts for about 18.1% of Australia’s carbon footprint, according to a paper published in ScienceDirect titled 'The Carbon Footprint of Australia's Construction Sector' by Man Yu et al. The Australian Constructors Association (ACA) has recognised the need for organised, systemic reform in the construction industry to reduce the carbon impact of the sector and fulfil Australia’s net zero ambitions, today releasing a pivotal report detailing the subject. Multi-pronged…
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