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MEA's Academy receives government funding for training

 The local events industry is looking to a brighter future thanks to the injection of much-needed NSW Government funds to the Australian Events Academy, the training arm of Meetings & Events Australia. The financial assistance follows ongoing lobbying from MEA over concerns the industry was facing a skills shortage. MEA chief executive officer Linda Gaunt constantly…

Victoria Law Foundation assists with legal projects

Victoria Law Foundation is looking for innovative legal projects, which will benefit Victorians, to share in more than $200,000 from its next grants round in March.  Applications close on 18 March 2014 for the foundation’s General Grants program, which supports projects that help the community better understand the law.  General Grants are for projects requiring more than $5000, although grants are commonly awarded between $20,000 and $50,000.…

ACCI Board Appoints New Chief Executive Officer: Kate Carnell AO

  Statement from ACCI Executive Chairman, Peter Hood The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Australia’s largest and most representative business organisation, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Carnell AO to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Kate will take up the Canberra based appointment in May.  "The appointment has been made following a comprehensive recruitment process conducted…

Partnership established between AHRI and Mahlab Media

 Internationally-awarded content agency Mahlab Media is leading a complete overhaul of the content strategy for Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), with the creation of a new knowledge hub website, weekly enewsletter and fortnightly video channel, as well as the relaunch of the well-established monthly…

New privacy legislation may affect associations

New privacy legislation has now come into effect, with Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) replacing the former National Privacy Principles and Information Privacy Principles. The following article details the 13 APPs from the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012. For more information, visit the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner website.   Part…

LASA Chair Gen Peter Cosgrove announced as Governor-General

  On behalf of Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), CEO Patrick Reid extends Gen Peter Cosgrove the warmest congratulations on his appointment to Governor-General.  Peter is an iconic Australian who has served our nation well beyond normal measure. He will make a fine Governor-General and we applaud Prime Minister Abbott on the appointment. LASA’s loss is the nation’s gain. Gen Cosgrove served as our inaugural chairman, providing wisdom coupled with technical ability,…

Associations Forum supports International & European Associations Congress

Associations Forum will be supporting the 12th annual International & European Associations Congress, held in Paris, France, on 27-29 April 2014. The Congress will attract over 250 association executives from Europe and beyond. The comprehensive three streamed agenda provides invaluable, need-to-know information to help solve your problems and establish best-practices. Plus, share knowledge and avail of this rare opportunity to network with your fellow…

AIME establishes strategic partnerships

 AIME (Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo) has today announced the establishment of two significant strategic partnerships with the Australian Federation for Travel Agents (AFTA), the peak body for travel agents within Australia, and Sabre Pacific, a global travel technology company serving the travel and tourism industry. These new partnerships are a significant step forward for AIME as it continues to build its presence in the business travel sector.…

Australia Day honours bestowed on association leaders

Associations Forum extends congratulations to association leaders who were honoured with Australia Day awards this year.  Recipients included:MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION: John Gilbert Brogden, Chief Executive Officer, Financial Services Council, for significant service to welfare organisations, particularly Lifeline, to business and to NSW Parliament.Joseph Chakman, Chief Policy…

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