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Australasian Hepatology Association Celebrates 20 Years

The Australasian Hepatology Association (AHA) will be celebrating their 20th year after their establishment in 2002. AHA is the peak professional body supporting and educating hepatology nurses and allied health professionals across Australia and New Zealand. Since its inception, the AHA has become the voice of hepatology nurses and continues to build its capacity to provide ongoing professional development, educational resources, support and networking opportunities…

CEO of Netball NSW Resigns

Netball NSW announced that Tain Drinkwater has resigned from her role as the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer to take up a new opportunity with the National Rugby League (NRL). Drinkwater joined Netball NSW in April last year and guided the organisation through the second COVID-19 lockdown of Greater Sydney and regional NSW, as well as the multiple relocations of the organisation’s two professional franchises – the NSW Swifts and GIANTS Netball – for the 2021 Suncorp Super Netball…

TSGA Announces New CEO

The Tasmanian Salmon Growers Association (TSGA) is excited to announce the appointment of a new CEO, Sue Grau, who will be a strong voice for a proud Tasmanian seafood industry.“It’s the passion and dedication of people in the salmon industry and our wider “salmon family” that will drive me. They have a quiet pride and belief in their work and their product, whether they are raising fish in a hatchery, building our boats or conducting research. I feel privileged to learn from them…

Association Members Given Chance to Modernise WA Laws

The McGowan Government is looking for feedback from members of Western Australia's 20,000 associations and not-for-profit groups with the view to modernise the current laws and reduce their red tape burden. The Associations Incorporation Act 2015 is now under review, giving associations and their members an opportunity to provide input into possible changes to the laws that affect how they operate. The review will consider, among other things, whether financial reporting and audit…

Partner News: A Partnership to Grow Your Revenue Streams

The world has changed, and as a result of new expectations in the marketplace, the way we do business is also adapting and changing. Many of our Associations continue to look for ways they can stand out from the crowd and deliver more benefits to their valued members as the expectation for more value inclusions continues to rise. At AB Phillips we recognise the need to evolve your member benefits. We work with a wide range of Associations in a diverse range of industries; and have established…

Partner News: Lessons Learned from a Failed IT Project

Recently I did a review of a failed IT project for a large Not for Profit.  The organisation spent over a year preparing and going to market with an RFT (Request for Tender) only to find that they couldn’t afford the solution. When I met with the Board later, the Chair asked me for the key lessons learned that they needed…

Cyber Breach Set to Impact Australian NFP Sector 

Cyber security experts are warning Australian NFPs to brace themselves for disruption as the ‘Apache Log4j’ issue, which first reared its head in December, is yet to reveal the host of implications it may have to Australian infrastructure. Cyber security specialists are advising organisations to be as proactive as possible in finding out whether or not they have been compromised to prevent ransomware attacks and other malicious hacks.Many organisations may unknowingly have…

Farewell Morri Young OAM, Co-Founder of Accounting for Good

Passionate, innovative, generous, irascible and very funny. Morri Young OAM, co-founder of Accounting For Good, passed away on Sunday 13th February. He worked hard and made a difference in the world in his 69 years here, leaving a truckload of legacies in his wake. I first met Morri in early 2001. Kirsten Forrester introduced us to each other and at that time, the GST had recently been introduced. The three of us could see…

Australian Retailers Association Appoints its First Female President

Australia’s peak retail body, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA), has appointed its first female President, Managing Director, Data & Digital at Wesfarmers, Nicole Sheffield.  Ms Sheffield said it’s an honour to be elected the ARA’s first female President and looks forward to working with the CEO and the Council on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the industry. “This is a pivotal time for the retail industry with Covid…

ACPPA Welcomes New National President

The Australian Catholic Primary Principal’s Association (ACPPA) is pleased to announce its new national President, Peter Cutrona.Peter was elected President by the ACPPA Board in November 2021 replacing Brad Gaynor who was President for the last 4 years. Mr Gaynor has now moved into a role as Performance Improvement Leader with Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn. ACPPA are delighted that such an experienced educator, such as Peter, is able to continue…

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