Media Release – Monday 20 Dec 2021
AIDN NT Votes to Go National
The Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN) Northern Territory chapter has voted to formally become part of the AIDN National Network.
AIDN has been in the process of becoming a national organisation and at the AIDN NT’s recent AGM the membership made the decision to formally become part of the National organisation. This is the culmination of a great deal of work and consultation by the AIDN NT committee.
The nationalisation of AIDN serves to bring together the entire membership base under one collective making the organisation aa powerful advocate for the interests of Australian Industry. Importantly under the AIDN National constitution the individual states and territories have a vital role in forming both national strategies and ensuring that the individual requirements and circumstances of the states and territories are fully represented.
The Chair of AIDN National board, Mr Graham Priestnall, stated “The decision of the AIDN NT membership and committee to formally vote to join the National body is a tremendous vote of confidence in the ambitions and ideals of the National organisation. We look forward to the NT being a proactive member of the national organisation and look forward to ensuring that the interests of the NT membership are fully represented at both the Federal and Territory levels.”
Andrew Jones, incoming AIDN NT President stated, “The members here have voted to place their trust in the national body, myself, the committee and the members took our time to satisfy ourselves that being part of the national body was in the best interests of the NT, ultimately the ability to be part of a national organisation that is fully devoted to Defence Industry was the ultimate factor in our decision, we are excited by this outcome.”
CEO of AIDN National, Mr Brent Clark, stated “Having AIDN NT formally voting to be part of the national organisation is a tremendous outcome, I look forward to working closely with the AIDN NT committee, members and the NT Government, AIDN is the only association fully committed to representing Australia’s Defence Industry on the national stage, Defence industry has unique challenges which only a Defence Association understands and can represent properly. The ability for AIDN to advocate for the Australian SME community just got stronger today as the expected input from the Northern Territory adds significant authority to our ability to speak for the community.”
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The Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN) is the largest industry defence association focussed on supporting the interests of the Australian Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the defence sector.