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ODMA calls for tenders to stage 2017 exhibition in Sydney

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The Optical Distributors and Manufacturers Association has called for tenders from exhibition organisers to stage its ODMA2017 exhibition in July next year, which is scheduled to take place at the by-then-newly-rebuilt International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour, Sydney.
It’s now three months since ODMA held its annual general meeting on 11 November, but there remain a number of matters that members may well consider warrant explanation to them by the outgoing duumvirate consisting of the chief executive officer and the then chairman and now the new duumvirate consisting of the CEO and the new chairman who was elected unopposed at the AGM.
Matters that have yet to be explained to ODMA members include the CEO’s three months leave of absence; the demands in order for a return to work, which were rejected; the reasons for the resignations of three long-serving directors of the organisation last year, followed by another director’s resignation a short time after being elected to the position at the AGM.
Furthermore, there has been no explanation of why it was decided to spend 73 per cent of the organisation’s net worth on a product-reference book, The Eyetalk Reference Guide, without consulting the membership at large, raising the question of what is the ‘undertaking’ of ODMA to its members and whether the purchase of the goodwill of Eyetalk is within the organisation’s undertaking (in its memorandum and articles of association) or outside of it. If it is the latter, then issues of corporate governance could arise. ...read more

35 eye surgeons to operate at new private hospital in northern Sydney

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Thirty-five eye surgeons will operate at a new private hospital in the centre of the Chatswood, northern Sydney, shopping centre.
Twenty ear, nose and throat surgeons will also operate at the hospital, which was opened on 1 February.
The new hospital has six operating theatres and a laser procedure room, among other state-of-the-art facilities, to cater for both day surgery and other procedures which may require patients staying overnight.
The adjoining 45-room Quest Hotel, which is part of the same new property development, will be available for patients and their families from outside Sydney and outlying suburbs. ...read more

Drug company has to pay $20,000 after sacking salesman over expenses

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The Fair Work Commission has awarded a former Botox salesman for Allergan just over $20,000 in compensation after he was sacked for trying to be reimbursed for what his former employer says were not legitimate business expenses.
Thae Fair Work Commission heard that Mr Daniel Girardi had been working as a product specialist for Allergan for more than seven years but was dismissed in June 2015 over allegations he failed to follow the correct procedures relating to travel expenses – meals and accommodation while on a trip to Mount Gambier in May last year. ...read more

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