Annual General Meeting 2016/17
On Tuesday 17 October 2017 AED held its AGM at the Office of the Public Advocate.
During the meeting the Chairperson - Gaetano Ravida, Erwin Ng on behalf of the Treasurer Jeffrey Au and Legal Manager - Kairsty Wilson tabled their reports which were unanimously accepted.
One of the most remarkable facts about the 2016/17 financial year when compared to the 2015 /16 financial year, is that AED has significantly improved its financial position from a deficit of $ $26,050 to a surplus of $18,461. This very positive result has been achieved through the crisis intervention plan that the AED Committee took in January 2016 where employment expenses were curtailed as well as additional revenue due to funding for legal advice under the BSWAT Payment Scheme and the $117,000 grant to run the NDIS Appeals Program.
The Legal Manager - Kairsty Wilson said that the 2016/17 financial year had been characterised by some very positive developments, including: diversification and growth in service delivery, a significant improvement in AED's financial position, the employment of a Human Rights Lawyer and an upgrade of our IT infrastructure.
She added that: "Fair and equitable wage determination remains one of our key strategic issues. As well as individual casework we have worked on systemic projects requiring collaborative efforts and inputs on multiple fronts for the benefit of employees with disability working in Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs)".
The new AED Committee for 2017-18 is made up of:
Gaetano Ravida - Chairperson
Kairsty Wilson - Secretary
Erwin Ng - Treasurer
Wendy Davies - Ordinary member
Stacy Mallis - Ordinary member
Nicole Williamson - Ordinary member
Chris Devine - Ordinary member
Jeffrey Au - Appointed member