New committee members elected, as AGM marks strong year
1 November 2013
The Federation's Annual General Meeting drew a broad audience of member centres and stakeholders to a Victoria University venue overlooking the Flinders Street station clock last Wednesday 30 October 2013.
Chairperson Nick Hudson and Executive Officer Liana Buchanan recounted a strong year for Victoria's community legal centres before introducing three speakers on the theme, "Community Legal Centres: Achievements, Challenges and Directions".
Nicola Rivers, Law Reform Director at Environment Defenders Office Victoria, prominent barrister David Neal SC, and Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre's Managing Lawyer Stephanie Tonkin all spoke strongly on the theme (see below for audio).
Following these speakers, the formal business of the AGM proceeded with the Chair and Management Committee Report, the Treasurer's Management Committee Report, and the tabling of the Federation's annual report and audited financial statements, before the election of three new members to the Federation's committee of management.
Zana Bytheway (JobWatch) and Kristen Wallwork (Springvale Monash Legal Service) joined a re-elected Belinda Lo (Eastern CLC) and members continuing their terms to form the 2013–14 Federation Committee of Management.
The Federation acknowledges the contributions of Jillian Williams (Consumer Action Law Centre) and Greta Haywood (Melbourne University Student Union Legal Service), whose terms on the committee have expired.
Download the Federation's 2012–13 Annual Report (PDF, 2MB)