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New guide for NFP annual and financial reporting

A raft of legislative and regulatory change has served as the basis for the latest installment of Enhancing Not-for-Profit Annual and Financial Reporting, a publication by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (the Institute) for the not-for-profit (NFP) sector. Enhancing Not-for-Profit Annual and Financial Reporting is the fourth edition of the publication to be launched since 2006, and offers guidance to NFP entities in the compilation of financial and annual…

Free TV Chairman resigns

According to The Australian, Jeffrey Browne, managing director of Channel Nine, tendered his resignation in an email to the Free TV Australia Board on Tuesday 16th April 2013. This follows reports from The Australian on Monday 15th April 2013 that a group of networks with seats on the Board was planning to oust Browne for perceived bias towards his own channel. "To assist a fresh start, I now resign the position of Chair. I do so acknowledging this will be construed…

One strong voice for newsagents

The QNF and ANF Boards said the vision and purpose of the merger is to strengthen the position of Queensland newsagents by delivering more consistent and effective outcomes, developing a stronger united voice and enhancing the strength and influence of the ANF. Chairman of the QNF Board, Rod Bradley said there had never been a better time to be a part of a strong professional industry lobby group. “It is vital for individual newsagents to unite under one national body to address…

Swimming pool & spa associations in court battle

Disagreement between associations representing Australia’s swimming pool and spa industry has resulted in court action. At the core of the dispute is the decision by the Swimming Pool & Spa Association of NSW, one of five state-based members of the federated national body, to rebrand itself with the business name Swimming Pool & Spa Alliance. On 17 December 2012, SPASA Victoria issued a media statement strongly objecting to the formation of the…

Girl Guides Victoria launch social media site for tweens

Girl Guides Victoria, in association with NTT DATA, has launched a unique secure social media site for girls under the age of 13. Known as iGGi (i Girl Guide interactive), the site provides a secure platform for Girl Guides to interact through social media. Chief Technology Officer at NTT DATA (Boston), Imran Sayeed described the platform as one-of-a-kind. “Most social media sites require participants to be over 13 years of age, however…

Auditing bodies unite

The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) and Circulations Audit Board (CAB) have announced that they will unite under a new identity – the Audited Media Association of Australia. In March 2013, members of the ABC and CAB voted in favour of the merger, which aims to accurately reflect their evolving leadership in media auditing and accountability. ABC Chairman, Dr Stephen Hollings said Audited Media would preserve the history and values of both organisations and their different metrics,…

New look for ageing body

Staying relevant in a declining economy and changing demographic has pushed Active Ageing Australia (AAA) to pursue smarter marketing. AAA, a not-for-profit based in Adelaide, plays a leading role in providing programs, training, resources and services to a vast network of people, members and organisations focused on promoting the benefits of and providing opportunities for physical activity. In 2012, they introduced a new logo, strap line, website and initiation into the social…

Magazine Publishers of Australia relaunches

The Magazine Publishers of Australia (MPA) has relaunched with a new website, look and advertising campaign after three years of inactivity. The relaunch came after industry heavyweights Bauer Media, Pacific Magazines and NewsLifeMedia all confirmed their support for strengthening the magazine industry at an event in Sydney in September 2012. MPA also appointed Ms Robin Parkes, the former CEO of Freeview, as its new executive director. Parkes…

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