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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…

Petition launched to reverse Alcohol and other Drugs Council funding cut

Friends of ADCA, the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia, has launched a petition http://chn.ge/1b9KBCx to the Prime Minister to reinstate the organisation's funding. ADCA, the national peak body representing organisations and workers in the sector for nearly half a century, learnt in late November that the Assistant Minister…

New National Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islands Tourism Body to be established - WAITOC

Western Australia Indigenous Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC) Chairman, Doc Reynolds, is pleased to announce the first steps in the establishment of a new National Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islands Tourism Body, with finalized name to be determined by the National Operators in 2014. Doc Reynolds and Simon Haigh CEO said: “With the endorsement of national Aboriginal tourism operators across Australia,…

Food and Grocery Code agreed by supermarkets and food industry

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) and Australia’s two largest supermarket retailers, Coles and Woolworths, have reached an historic agreement on the terms of a food and grocery industry code of conduct. The Food and Grocery Code establishes a clear set of principles relating to key aspects of trading relationships between retailers and suppliers and will provide greater certainty and clarity about dealings in the industry without adding complexity or cost in a fast moving consumer…

Diabetes Queensland CEO among the state's top women leaders

Diabetes Queensland CEO and diabetes champion Michelle Trute has been recognised as one of Queensland's most influential women. Ms Trute joins her Excellency Governor-General Quentin  Bryce, former Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and former Lord Mayor of Brisbane Sally Anne Atkinson in the honour list of YWCA Queensland's top 125 women leaders in the state.

Auto glass industry forms new association

The Australian auto glass industry has joined forces to launch Australia’s largest independent association for the industry, the Auto Glass Association (AGA). National franchises and suppliers through to individual contractors will be represented by the new association, which will give all sides of the auto glass industry a unified voice and act as a central hub for communication and training.

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