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== IEEE Section / Council Structure in Australia  ==
 
== IEEE Section / Council Structure in Australia  ==
  
The initial plan for the Section / Council structure in Australia was envisaged in 1985 as:  
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<p>The initial plan for the Section / Council structure in Australia was envisaged in 1985 as: </p>
  
 
*Australia Council  
 
*Australia Council  
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*[[IEEE New South Wales Section History|New South Wales]] / [[IEEE Australian Capital Territory Section History|Australian Capital Territory]]  
 
*[[IEEE New South Wales Section History|New South Wales]] / [[IEEE Australian Capital Territory Section History|Australian Capital Territory]]  
 
*[[IEEE Victorian Section History|Victoria]] / Tasmania  
 
*[[IEEE Victorian Section History|Victoria]] / Tasmania  
*[[IEEE South Australia Section History|South Australia]] / Northern Territory  
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*[[IEEE South Australia Section History|South Australia]] / [[IEEE Northern Australia Section Section History|Northern Territory]]
 
*[[IEEE Western Australia Section History|Western Australia]].
 
*[[IEEE Western Australia Section History|Western Australia]].
  
With the formation of the [[IEEE Victorian Section History|Victorian Section]] and the desire for other states to be equally represented, eventually lead to a change in the way IEEE operated in Australia and in New South Wales in particular. Approval for the formation of an Australia Council was granted in Dec 1985. The IEEE Australian Section was renamed the [[IEEE New South Wales Section History|IEEE New South Wales Section]].  
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<p>With the formation of the [[IEEE Victorian Section History|Victorian Section]] and the desire for other states to be equally represented, eventually lead to a change in the way IEEE operated in Australia and in New South Wales in particular. Approval for the formation of an Australia Council was granted in Dec 1985. The IEEE Australian Section was renamed the [[IEEE New South Wales Section History|IEEE New South Wales Section]]. </p>
  
New sections were formed in [[IEEE Western Australia Section History|Western Australia]], [[IEEE South Australia Section History|South Australia]] and [[IEEE Queensland Section History|Queensland]]. The historical links of these sections may be visible from their respective websites.  
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<p>New sections were formed in [[IEEE Western Australia Section History|Western Australia]], [[IEEE South Australia Section History|South Australia]] and [[IEEE Queensland Section History|Queensland]]. The historical links of these sections may be visible from their respective websites. </p>
  
The current IEEE Section / Council structure in Australia:  
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<p>The current IEEE Section / Council structure in Australia: </p>
  
 
*North Queensland / Northern Territory / Papua New Guinea (known as the [[IEEE North Queensland Section History|Northern Queensland Section]])  
 
*North Queensland / Northern Territory / Papua New Guinea (known as the [[IEEE North Queensland Section History|Northern Queensland Section]])  
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*Australia Council.
 
*Australia Council.
  
[[Image:Australian Societies.jpg|thumb|right|IEEE Societies represented in Australia]]  
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<p>[[Image:Australian Societies.jpg|thumb|right|IEEE Societies represented in Australia]]</p>
  
 
== Agreements between Engineers Australia, IET and IEEE  ==
 
== Agreements between Engineers Australia, IET and IEEE  ==

Revision as of 17:43, 15 June 2010

Link to IEEE Australia Council website

IEEE Geographic Unit - Australia Council R10 - Organizing Document

Contents

Introduction

Early 1985, Jim Vasseleu from NSW petitioned for the formation of an IEEE Australia Council (AC), as the Western Australia Section had formed,and the Victorian sub-section was being upgraded to Section status. Once the Australia Council was established, the original IEEE Australia Section was renamed to the IEEE NSW Section. The first AC meeting was held on 30th May 1986 in Sydney. Max Simons was the founding Chair of the IEEE Australia Council, with Richard Clark being Secretary / Treasurer.

The IEEE AC is composed only of members represented by individual Section nominees.

IEEE Section / Council Structure in Australia

The initial plan for the Section / Council structure in Australia was envisaged in 1985 as:

With the formation of the Victorian Section and the desire for other states to be equally represented, eventually lead to a change in the way IEEE operated in Australia and in New South Wales in particular. Approval for the formation of an Australia Council was granted in Dec 1985. The IEEE Australian Section was renamed the IEEE New South Wales Section.

New sections were formed in Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland. The historical links of these sections may be visible from their respective websites.

The current IEEE Section / Council structure in Australia:

IEEE Societies represented in Australia
IEEE Societies represented in Australia

Agreements between Engineers Australia, IET and IEEE

The first agreement by IEEE was with the IEE resulting from discussions by Jim Vasseleu and Leo Young in 1978 and signed circa 1993, modelled off a similar agreement that existed in Northern Italy at that time. Agreement negotiations were handed over from the old ‘Australia Section’ to the newly formed IEEE Australia Council committee - stalling the agreement for 2 years, which was then escalated to IEEE HQ for a delegated signoff. The tri-partite agreement between IEEE, IEE and IEAust was formulated to offer Australian members of 2 or more engineering institutions a discount on membership fees, ranging from 5% to 10%. This was finally ratified on 7 September 1998, signatories were Dr Andrew Parfitt (for IEEE), Barry .?. (for IEAust), and the then president of IEE (?).

In early 2002, the Australia Council decided not to renew the tripartite agreement, and subsequent work and teleconferences were undertaken by the NSW Section to re-focus other sections. The 2002 Australia Council levy to Sections located in Australia was set at AUD$0.50 per member.

In early 2003, a detailed MOU was prepared between the IEEE, IEE and Engineers Australia which bridged the period until the tri-partite agreement could be re-ratified. Refer to the IEEE NSW Section historical archives for a copy this document.

The AC By-laws were revised and updated in March 2003.

The 1998 tri-partite agreement (MOU) of IEE/IEEE/IEAust was not renewed automatically given objections from the Victorian Section. The objections were eventually addressed and a revised agreement was re-ratified on 27 June 2003 with expiry 1 Jan 2006.

A new IEEE / IET and Engineers Australia collaboration agreement was prepared in March 2006 and agreed on 7 April 2006, noting this agreement did not include any multiple member discount arrangements. This agreement is valid to 31 Dec 2008.

Australia Council Officers

IEEE Australia Council Officers
Year Chair Vice-Chair Secretary Treasurer
1986 MAX J SIMONS (dec)
- Richard C. Clarke Richard C. Clarke
1987 ALAN J GIBBS - - Richard C. Clarke
1988 A R BILLINGS
1989 A R BILLINGS
1990 DONALD H SINNOTT
1991 MATT DARVENIZA
1992 HARRY E GREEN
1993 WALTER R LACHS
1994 WALTER R LACHS
1995 LAL C GODARA
1996 LAL C GODARA
1997 LAL C GODARA / ROBERT J PRANDOLINI
1998 ROBERT J PRANDOLINI
1999 DALMA NOVAK
2000 DALMA NOVAK
2001 HARRY MCDONALD MICHAEL E EVANS
2002 HARRY MCDONALD JOHN L ROBINSON MICHAEL E EVANS
2003 JOHN L ROBINSON
MICHAEL E EVANS Peter Wills Peter Wills
2004 JOHN L ROBINSON MICHAEL E EVANS Peter Wills Peter Wills
2005 MICHAEL E EVANS 
Renate Sitte Ian Boyd Ahmed Zia
2006 MICHAEL E EVANS Renate Sitte Ian Boyd Ahmed Zia
2007 KEITH KICKERT
IAN BOYD
Geoffrey Reid Ahmed Zia
2008 KEITH KICKERT IAN BOYD Geoffrey Reid Ahmed Zia
2009 VAUGHAN CLARKSON Zia Ahmed Paul Kubik
2010 VAUGHAN CLARKSON Zia Ahmed Paul Kubik

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