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Entries Open for Premier's Sustainability Awards 2015

Entries open for Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2015 Victorians who have shown leadership in sustainability and a commitment to improving the environment are encouraged to enter the 2015 Premier's Sustainability Awards and share their work. Sustainability Victoria CEO Stan Krpan said the awards were a great way of acknowledging and rewarding individuals and companies that have made practical and innovative efforts…

Governance Institute Chief Executive Stepping Down

After 15 years in the top job transforming the former professional association for chartered secretaries into a governance powerhouse, Governance Institute of Australia chief executive Mr Tim Sheehy has announced he will be stepping down later this year.   “Tim has done an outstanding…

AMA welcomes deal between Country Doctors and SA Government

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) says a deal between Country Doctors and the South Australian Government is a major breakthrough. The deal keeps bush-trained doctors in the bush and recognises their financial needs.  “A doctor who trains in the bush stays in the bush,” said SA president Dr Patricia Montanaro. “Now they will be able to train the doctors, the doctors will get the recognition and they will be able to be paid.” The agreement also addresses the financial implications…

Accolades for Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval has taken out four out of four state awards at the MEA (Meetings & Events Australia) Industry Awards Gala Dinner. The four awards are: Best Specialty Meeting Venue Education Award (for more than 30 employees) Corporate Responsibility Award (for more than 30 employees) Operations…

Returned and Services Association HQ rebuilt in Christchurch

As the centenary of the Gallipoli landings on Anzac Day approaches, New Zealand’s Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae has opened the new Returned and Services Association building. “It’s a real pleasure to be here today for the opening of a new building for New Zealand’s oldest RSA,” said Sir Mateparae. “I appreciate how distressing it must have been to lose your previous building after the earthquakes – and so I’m pleased to be able to follow in Lord Jellicoe’s footsteps and help you…

Singapore gathers to honour founding Prime Minister

A memorial service has been held for Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s Founding Prime Minister. He was 91. A number of associations were present, including the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI), Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP), Singapore Indian Association (SINDA), Eurasian Association, Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA), Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) and Business China. Tens of thousands lined the streets in…

Financial Planning Association accepts first salaried advisor firm

Mercer has become the first salaried advisor firm to be accepted as a Financial Planning Association (FPA) Professional Practice. The membership comes after Mercer announced the appointment of its six financial advice officers and 40 Strategic Financial Advisors as accredited Professional Practices of the Financial Planning Association FPA.  The FPA is Australia’s peak professional body for financial planners and is designed to recognise financial planning practices of the higher calibre.…

New CEO at Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association

Peter Skillern has been named the new CEO of the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA). Mr Skillern came to the role after former CEO Jan Davis retired.  Mr Skillern is a lamb farmer and has been the TFGA’s policy and advocacy manager for the past two years. After Ms Davis decided not to seek reappointment, Mr Skillern took up the role on an interim basis. Previously, Mr Skilern worked as a banker and has held senior roles with Environment Tasmania and the state’s Liberal Party.  “Being…

Australian Tourism Chief Executive Ward Tilbrook questions $60million hotel in Adelaide

Although competitors and Councils are supporting the development, South Australia’s top independent tourism body has said there is no need for a $60 million hotel at Adelaide Airport. The hotel would form part of a $1 billion expansion of the airport, which the Federal Government approved in January. “Outside of March, it could be argued Adelaide hotel occupancy levels wouldn’t warrant additional beds – particularly…

100-member rule official repealed

After months of lobbying, legislation to repeal the “100-member rule” has been passed. According to the Governance Institute, the initiative will genuinely advance the Federal Government’s initiative to reduce red tape and save businesses thousands of dollars. The “100-member rule” enabled just 100 shareholders to call a company general meeting, regardless of how may shareholders the company had. The company itself had to financially support the meeting, meaning large enterprises were…

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