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Evolution for APNA

The Australian Practice Nurses Association Incorporated has changed its name to the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association Incorporated. The association will continue to be known as APNA, however the P now stands for "primary health care" rather than "Practice." This change reflects the shift in the number of APNA members working as primary health care nurses in the general practice setting as APNA maintains their focus on member needs. It also is a continuation of the association's…

New branding at Palliative Care Australia

Under a new brand, launched today, Palliative Care Australia hopes to promote a strong, united voice for its members and the state and territory palliative care organisations. For the first time in it's 23-year history, all state and territory palliative care organisations will be united under a national brand. It is hoped the new branding, which will be phased in over the next few months, will highlight the challenges faced by the palliative care sector.  "There is a lot of change…

Newcastle named World Festival and Event City

The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) has announced Newcastle's recognition as a World Festival and Event City, a title only six other cities in the World can claim.  In recognition of their success at uniting local communities to host major events, the list includes Dubai in the UEA, Sao Paulo in Brazil, Dublin in Ohio, Philadelphia in Pennsylvania and Sydney, Australia.  “Newcastle has been recognised officially as a 2014 IFEA World Festival & Event City in…

Space Industry Association of Australia hosts International Astronautical Congress

In partnership with the State Government of South Australia and the Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA), the Adelaide Convention Bureau (ACB) has won a bid to host the 2014 International Astronautical Congree (IAC2014) in September, 2017.  "The IAC2014 is the world's most important annual interdisciplinary meeting for the space industry, regularly attracting over 3000 participants from more than 70 countries, including space professionals, academics, major corporations, government…

Optometry Victoria's new Executive Officer

Pete Haydon has been elected new Optometry Victoria's new Executive Officer. After working as the Manager of the RACV Community Foundation for 5 years, Mr Haydon said he was excited to be stepping into such a broad role.  "I'm energised to be starting something new. I'm very much looking forward to using my experience across a range of industries to help Optometry Victoria through the next phase of its evolution," said Mr Haydon. Mr Haydon has also previously held positions with…

REIQ announces partnership with realestateVIEW.com.au

A new partnership has emerged between the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) and realestateVIEW.com.au in a bid to increase content sharing. RealestateVIEW.com.au already partners with REINSW and REIV, however each has its own portal. REIQ's portal will have about 100,000 listings, adding to realestateVIEW.com.au's 350,000-strong sale and rental property listings.  The partnership also means that REIQ will be connected to The…

AIIA offering national publication support grant

The Research Committee of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) is now accepting expressions of interest for a publication support grant. Worth up to $7,500, the grant will be used to facilitate the publication of an original and high quality book on a contemporary topic of major relevance to Australian foreign policy and must incorporate some transnational or comparative perspectives.  Funds can be utilized as a publishing subvention or spent on hosting a workshop…

AMAA CEO steps down

After working at the Audited Media Association of Australia for 16 years, CEO Paul Dovas has stepped down to pursue opportunities in digital media. He was CEO for 4 years. Dr Stephen Hollings, Chairman of AAMA, said "Paul has been a key figure in delivering accountability and transparency for the media the AMAA represents, particularly in the complex digital space. Paul's knowledge, commitment and passion for digital media and advertising provides a solid legacy for the AMAA to follow." During…

AAMT elects new Treasurer

  The Australian Association of Maths Teachers has elected a new Treasurer without the need for a vote.  Ms Allason MacNamara from Victoria has moved into the role uncontested nd will take up the role after her official recognition during the AGM. Mr MacNamara will hold the role until May 2016. Returning Officer and Life Member, Mr Steve Thornton will officially recognised Ms MacNamara's election.

National Boards and AHPRA publish health profession agreements

The National Boards and AHPRA have published the Health Profession Agreements which outlines their partnership and the services AHPRA will provide to the National Boards in 2014/2015. The National Boards and AHPRA work together to implement the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, (National Scheme), which is the scheme regulating registered health practitioners in Australia, in the public interest. The guiding principles of the National Law require the National Scheme…

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