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ACA appoints inaugural General Manager

The Australian Corrosion Association (ACA) will now be led by Ross Boucher, taking on the newly created General Manager role.Before joining the ACA in 2017 as Business Development Manager Mr Boucher held roles at Dulux Group as National Major Projects and Marketing Manager and later the position of Commercial and Contracts Manager – Heavy Industry.  Mr Boucher has over 35 years’ experience in the construction and engineering industry predominantly in the areas of concrete rehabilitation,…

Business NSW CEO departs

Business NSW CEO, Stephen Cartwright, has announced that he will be leaving his position at the end of August after 11 years as the leader of the state’s peak business organisation.“I have been discussing this change with the Chairman for some time, and we both agree that, after 11 very successful years, and with the transformation from the NSW Business Chamber to Business NSW and Business Australia now complete, this is the right time to hand over to a successor to take the organisation…

Partner News: Innovation for your Governance Voting Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen many organisations face challenges conducting their Governance Voting Programs and looking for innovative solutions for the delivery of their election, nominations process and AGM requirements. Setting up an online AGM is one thing, but how will members vote? CorpVote’s Integrated Meeting Service allows you to run physical, online or hybrid meetings, registering your visitors, collecting proxy votes prior to the meeting and collating in-meeting votes. Results…

Partner News: Higher Logic releases 2020 Engagement Trends Report

Discover 3 Online Community Engagement Trends and How to Apply Them What's the average engagement rate for an online community? Is the 90-9-1 rule for online engagement still true? How should we define engagement?We're excited to release the first edition of the Engagement Trends Report, a study that answers these questions and…

CBFCA and AFIF unite

The Boards of the Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia (CBFCA) and Australian Federation of International Forwarders (AFIF) have reached an agreement to form a single peak body and to change their current business names to the International Forwarders and Customs Brokers Association of Australia (IFCBAA) Ltd, which will commence operations on 1st  July 2020. Having listened to members over recent years, the Boards of both AFIF and CBFCA have…

Director Identification Numbers and Modernising Business Registers program

On 12 June, the Australian Federal Government passed legislation introducing the Director Identification Number (DIN) scheme, which will require each director to register to obtain a unique identifying number. The DIN will act as a unique identifier that will be kept permanently, even after the director has left the role.  The DIN requirement will allow companies to clearly identify all Board positions held by a director…

Partner News: ICC Sydney offers EventSafe operating solutions for event organisers

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has recently launched the ICC Sydney EventSafe Operating Framework, an industry leading set of operating principles that will enable the venue to safely run events in an environment transformed by the Coronavirus pandemic. The launch signals the readiness of Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and entertainment centre to recommence running face-to-face events, in line with the…

Palliative Care Victoria announces new CEO

Palliative Care Victoria, has announced the appointment of Adjunct Associate Professor Violet Platt as its new CEO, effective from 22nd June 2020. Most recently, Ms Platt worked as the Co-Director and Director of Nursing at WA Department of Health, where she was responsible for the strategic development of the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network. Within this role, she also led the development of national and state-wide cancer reforms. Ms Platt has over 30 years’ experience…

Music licensing in Australia

APRA AMCOS is keen to enlist the help of fellow associations to spread the facts about music licensing in Australia and is already in close contact with hundreds of membership bodies. APRA AMCOS is a national membership organisation, the trading name of APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) and AMCOS (Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society). This almost century-old music rights organisation grants licences for the live performance, broadcast,…

Red tape reduced for QLD charities and incorporated associations

There's more welcome news for QLD incorporated associations - changes will reduce red tape and improve internal governance for the more than 22,900 incorporated associations in Queensland, including the 3,750 that have registered as charities. These law changes were introduced by Queensland Parliament on 16 June 2020 with the passing of the Associations Incorporation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020. The legislation governing associations has not undergone substantial…

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