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From the committee

By Paul Anderson and Russell Noakes

The EdNSW committee met on 14 June for its latest meeting via Zoom, with one apology.

Minutes of the April committee meeting were accepted and actions from previous meetings reviewed.

Written reports received included:

  • Accreditation Board delegate
  • branch financial report for March 2022
  • branch presidents’ meeting representative
  • budget commentary with financial outcomes to end April and preliminary estimates for May 2022
  • draft branch budget for 2022–23 and budget assumptions
  • membership
  • mentoring
  • networking
  • speaker presentations.

Our annual branch meeting (ABM) is on 2 August 2022. A call for committee nominations will be emailed to all branch members in June. We will hold a fun quiz after the close of the ABM, as part of a social meeting.

Our speaker presentation in June on “Copyright aspects of online presenting and training” attracted 45 registrants. As well as the basics of copyright law, the talk included information on using Creative Commons’ (“free use”) material from the internet.

Our next speaker presentation is on 6 September. Aditya Vasudevan from Arts Law will present on “Defamation law for editors”.

Regional editors’ lunch events took place in Wollongong and Hornsby. The next is aimed at editors in the Central West and will be in Bathurst on 22 July. Please contact Olivia Wroth at if you are interested in attending or organising a lunch event.

Cheers to the 10 members who attended our drinks night at the Edinburgh Castle Hotel in Sydney on 17 May. These events are good networking opportunities, particularly for new and emerging editors, and a way to get to know your committee. We plan another when spring is finally here. In the meantime, our winter dinner will be on 19 July, at Diethnes Restaurant in Sydney. Please check your email for the invitation sent and contact Susie Pilkington at if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing those members who are able to attend.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Beach, our mentoring coordinator and committee member. Elizabeth has been appointed as the new chair of IPEd’s mentoring program standing committee.

The branch received two new applications from mentees, and currently has four active mentorships.

The draft branch budget for 2022–23 was accepted, with changes agreed to some of the underlying assumptions.

We have revised the monthly committee meetings schedule. We plan to meet (online) 11 times next financial year, excluding December, and each meeting will be no longer than 90 minutes.

The next committee meeting is scheduled for 12 July 2022.

Welcome to new members

By Kaaren Sutcliffe AE

EdNSW is pleased to welcome the following new members:

Associate: Valerie Kay Fisher, Alice Wrigglesworth, Rachael Morris, Rochelle Fernandez, Niki Van den Heuvel, Laura Billington

Professional: Michelle Croucher (reinstatement).



Many EdNSW events will continue to be held via Zoom.

Members are urged to check their email for the latest information on any event.

Bookings via the IPEd Events webpage.

Details of our next events are below.

Editors New South Wales winter dinner

Date: Tuesday 19 July 2022
Time: 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm serving time
Location: Diethnes Greek Restaurant, 336 Pitt St, Sydney
Details: We look forward to revisiting Diethnes for a sumptuous Greek banquet shared with our editor colleagues. This has been our traditional venue for the winter dinner for many years and is always a well-attended event.

Dinner will be $55 per person (attendees order and pay for drinks separately)

Bookings: Invitations will be emailed to all members in the NSW branch. Please contact if you have not received the details by mid-June.

Editors New South Wales annual branch meeting

Date: Tuesday 2 August 2022, 7.00 pm AEST
Location: online via Zoom
Details and bookings: open to branch members only; details to be sent via email closer to the date.

“Defamation law for editors” with Aditya Vasudevan

Date: Tuesday 6 September 2022
Time: 7.00 pm AEST
Location: online via Zoom
Details: This presentation will introduce the basics of defamation law, before discussing how editors can manage the risk of defamation litigation. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions about hypothetical situations. The presenter will be Aditya Vasudevan, a solicitor on the Arts Law staff. The presentation will be hosted by Arts Law.
Bookings: Details to be sent via email closer to the date.