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May 26, 2019

Submissions to the Pipe Bands Australian Green Paper as part of the review of the national association’s structure close on Friday 31 May.
A Green Paper (discussion paper) was released in December following the first stages of a national conversation with members, bands, branches and divisions on college that included forums in each state, an online survey and receipt of submissions in response to the discussion paper released when the review was launched.
Options on structure and activity contained in the Green Paper came from that national conversation and additional research undertaken by members of the review panel of pipe band associations overseas and ot...

December 31, 2018

A Green Paper outlining options for future structures and activities of Pipe Bands Australia has been released for discussion by members.

The Review Panel – Richard Wilson, Chris Swan, Athol Chalmers, Principal Rules and Administration Jamie Forsyth and PBA president Chris Earl – prepared the Green Paper following the first round of consultation with members, branches and divisions of college over the past three months.

Consultation sessions were held in each state. Members were also invited to make formal submissions and participate in an online survey.

Information obtained, and research undertaken during these processes have guided members of the panel in devel...

October 29, 2018

The member survey and submissions to the Pipe Bands Australia review close tomorrow – Wednesday 31 October.

The review follows the decision of national council at its biennial conference last September to investigate future options for the structure of Pipe Bands Australia and its core activities.

Members of the review panel – Jamie Forsyth, Richard Wilson, Chris Swan, Athol Chalmers and Chris Earl – are engaging with members, bands and branches as part of the national conversation.

The survey will remain open until 31 October. The link for members to complete the 10-15 minute survey is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W7NVCFQ

Members, bands and branches can also ma...

October 15, 2018

The final four dates for state forums have been confirmed as part of the national conversation on the structure and activities of Pipe Bands Australia to assist the review panel in gathering information and ideas from members ahead of formulating draft options for a Green Paper to be released in December.

They are:

  • Tasmania – Launceston: Friday 26 October 7.30pm. Venue:  The Grumpy Piper

  • Western Australia – Perth: Sunday 28 October, 2pm. Venue Scotty’s Café

  • Queensland – Brisbane: Saturday 10 November. Easts Leagues Club40 Main Avenue Coorparoo

  • South Australia – Adelaide: Wednesday 14 November 7.30pm. Venue to be advised

Forums have been held...

September 16, 2018

A survey has been launched as part of the national conversation on the structure and activities of Pipe Bands Australia to assist the review panel in gathering information and ideas from members ahead of formulating draft options for a Green Paper to be released in December.

The review follows the decision of national council at its biennial conference last September to investigate future options for the structure of Pipe Bands Australia and its core activities.

Members of the review panel – Jamie Forsyth, Richard Wilson, Chris Swan, Athol Chalmers and Chris Earl – are engaging with members, bands and branches as part of the national conversation.

The survey will...

July 13, 2018

The Pipe Bands Australia review panel has released its background reference paper ahead of the first series in a national conversation with members over the next three months to develop options for the future structure of the association.

The review will offer maximum opportunity for branches, divisions of college, bands and members to contribute to the discussion, the most substantial review at the association’s structure since the formation of the Australian Federation of Pipe Band Associations (now PBA) in 1960.

The panel will have three areas of engagement during the preparation of a Green Paper (options paper which will form the basis for further consultati...

June 4, 2018

Appointments have been made to the five-member review panel that will facilitate a national conversation on the future structure of Pipe Bands Australia.

The review was approved by national council at the 2018 conference following a discussion paper presented by Principal Rules and Administration Jamie Forsyth. It will be the largest review ever conducted of the organisation.

Highly-credentialed members of Pipe Bands Australia submitted expressions of interest for panel membership that were reviewed by the principal and national management committee with following appointments made:

RICHARD WILSON: Management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group involved w...

April 20, 2018

National council at its biennial conference in 2017 agreed to a review of all structures of Pipe Bands Australia to capture the aspirations of bands and their members as part of a strengthened commitment to governance in a contemporary world, noting that national management committee had already introduced a number of new governance measures and implemented for the first time a nation-wide accounting package at national and branch levels that had been the subject of research since 2016.

Council determined that all facets of the organisation structure, including college, should be the subject of review.

A review panel will be appointed drawing together members wi...

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