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The Australian chapter of the international Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia Australia is run by a volunteer committee of four office-bearers and four ordinary members.
The Australian chapter of the international Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia Australia is run by a volunteer committee of four office-bearers and four ordinary members.


===Committee 2021===
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| page_3 = Policies      | desc_3 = and procedures
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====President====
== Committee 2021 ==  


President - '''Alex Lum''' is originally from Hobart, Tasmania, and is currently living in Melbourne working in the higher education sector. He has been an editor on Wikipedia since 2005, an administrator on the English Wikipedia since 2008, and is a prolific contributor to Wikidata and OpenStreetMap. Email: alex.lum{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
'''President - Alex Lum''' is originally from Hobart, Tasmania, and is currently living in Melbourne working in the higher education sector. He has been an editor on Wikipedia since 2005, an administrator on the English Wikipedia since 2008, and is a prolific contributor to Wikidata and OpenStreetMap. Email: alex.lum{{@}}wikimedia.org.au


====Vice-President====
'''Vice-President - Tom Hogarth''' is a former Secretary of the WMAU, and lives in Perth, Western Australia on the Swan Coastal Plain. He is at times preoccupied by [[WikiClubWest]], as well as components of the longer time frame of involvement in the [[meta:User:JarrahTree|wikipedia experience]]. Email: tom.hogarth{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
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====Secretary====
'''Secretary - Amanda Lawrence''' is a research fellow at RMIT University in Melbourne and has also worked as a librarian and project manager in the public policy and GLAM sectors. She is interested in furthering the open research and knowledge commons movements as well as contributing to Wikipedia content editing and community engagement. Email: amanda.lawrence{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
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'''Steven Crossin''' is from Melbourne and has been editing Wikimedia projects for over ten years. On wiki, most of his activities include dispute resolution and mediation, including improving processes and helping out at the dispute resolution noticeboard, which he created. He has previously worked for the Wikimedia Foundation as a research fellow. He has previously been on the committee from since 2012 (with a break for most of 2017) to and served as its President for the 2013-2015 period. Email: steven.crossin{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
'''Treasurer - Pru Mitchell''' is based in Melbourne and works in the education and GLAM sectors, and is interested in furthering the objectives of Wikimedia in those areas. Email: pru.mitchell{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
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====Treasurer====
'''Ordinary Member - Sam Wilson''' lives in Fremantle, Western Australia and works as a Software Engineer for the Wikimedia Foundation. In his spare time he does things on [[wikisource:Main Page|Wikisource]], and takes part in any [[WikiClubWest]] activities. Email: sam.wilson{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
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'''Pru Mitchell''' is based in Melbourne and works in the education and GLAM sectors, and is interested in furthering the objectives of Wikimedia in those areas. Email: pru.mitchell{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
'''Ordinary Member - Dr Bunty Avieson''' is a researcher at University of Sydney. She is also a member of the Wikipedia Affiliations Committee (AffCom), Women Write Wiki and WikiProject Bhutan. Email: bunty.avieson{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
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====Ordinary Members====
'''Ordinary Member - Michael Barritt''' is a passionate wildlife photographer from the Northern Territory. He has worked in wildlife research and herbaria, and as a Park Ranger for the NT’s Parks and Wildlife Service. He also worked in the NT Library and the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT, with a focus on environmental education. Email: michael.barritt{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
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'''Amanda Lawrence''' is a Melbourne-based researcher, librarian and project manager in the public policy and GLAM sectors. She is interested in furthering the open research and knowledge commons movements as well as contributing to Wikipedia content editing and community engagement. Email: amanda.lawrence{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
'''Ordinary Member - Paige Wright''' is the Special Collections Librarian at the University of Newcastle Library. She coordinates the Living Histories repository and is an advocate for equity and diversity within collections and on Wikipedia. Email: paige.wright{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
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'''Jacinta Sutton''' is a librarian at the State Library of Queensland. Email: jacinta.sutton{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
== Executive Officer ==
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'''Sam Wilson''' lives in Fremantle, Western Australia and works as a Software Engineer for the Wikimedia Foundation. In his spare time he does things on [[wikisource:Main Page|Wikisource]], and takes part in any [[WikiClubWest]] activities. Email: sam.wilson{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
Caddie Brain (she/her) is Wikimedia Australia's inaugural Executive Officer. Her wiki journey began in 2016 when she formed [[Wikiclub NT]], a editing club in the Northern Territory that facilitated the doubling of pages about the region in just two years. More recently she coordinated the [[Know My Name]] partnership with the National Gallery of Australia before becoming Wikimedia Australia's first staff member in 2021. With a background in community technology and communications, she has produced countless hours of radio, exhibitions, augmented reality audio tours, machine learning prototypes and emoji sets. Her work has earned numerous awards including recognition at the Webby Awards and Prix Ars Electronica. She recently completed a Master in Applied Cybernetics.
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'''Tom Hogarth''' is a former Secretary of the WMAU, and lives in Perth, Western Australia on the Swan Coastal Plain. He is at times preoccupied by [[WikiClubWest]], as well as components of the longer time frame of involvement in the [[meta:User:JarrahTree|wikipedia experience]]. Email: tom.hogarth{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
== Policies ==
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* [[Rules|Association Rules]]
* [[Communications Strategy]]
* [[Conflict of Interest Policy]]
* [[Indigenous Knowledge Sharing|Indigenous Knowledge Policy]]
* [[Media Policy]]
* [[Privacy Policy]]
* [[Safe Space Policy]]
* [[Scholarships Policy]]
* [[Travel Policy]]


====Contact====
== Contact ==
You can write to the committee at ''{{nospam|committee|wikimedia.org.au}}''.
You can write to the committee at: {{nospam|committee|wikimedia.org.au}}.

Latest revision as of 01:53, 18 June 2022

The Australian chapter of the international Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia Australia is run by a volunteer committee of four office-bearers and four ordinary members.

Committee 2021

President - Alex Lum is originally from Hobart, Tasmania, and is currently living in Melbourne working in the higher education sector. He has been an editor on Wikipedia since 2005, an administrator on the English Wikipedia since 2008, and is a prolific contributor to Wikidata and OpenStreetMap. Email: alex.lum-at-wikimedia.org.au

Vice-President - Tom Hogarth is a former Secretary of the WMAU, and lives in Perth, Western Australia on the Swan Coastal Plain. He is at times preoccupied by WikiClubWest, as well as components of the longer time frame of involvement in the wikipedia experience. Email: tom.hogarth-at-wikimedia.org.au

Secretary - Amanda Lawrence is a research fellow at RMIT University in Melbourne and has also worked as a librarian and project manager in the public policy and GLAM sectors. She is interested in furthering the open research and knowledge commons movements as well as contributing to Wikipedia content editing and community engagement. Email: amanda.lawrence-at-wikimedia.org.au

Treasurer - Pru Mitchell is based in Melbourne and works in the education and GLAM sectors, and is interested in furthering the objectives of Wikimedia in those areas. Email: pru.mitchell-at-wikimedia.org.au

Ordinary Member - Sam Wilson lives in Fremantle, Western Australia and works as a Software Engineer for the Wikimedia Foundation. In his spare time he does things on Wikisource, and takes part in any WikiClubWest activities. Email: sam.wilson-at-wikimedia.org.au

Ordinary Member - Dr Bunty Avieson is a researcher at University of Sydney. She is also a member of the Wikipedia Affiliations Committee (AffCom), Women Write Wiki and WikiProject Bhutan. Email: bunty.avieson-at-wikimedia.org.au

Ordinary Member - Michael Barritt is a passionate wildlife photographer from the Northern Territory. He has worked in wildlife research and herbaria, and as a Park Ranger for the NT’s Parks and Wildlife Service. He also worked in the NT Library and the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT, with a focus on environmental education. Email: michael.barritt-at-wikimedia.org.au

Ordinary Member - Paige Wright is the Special Collections Librarian at the University of Newcastle Library. She coordinates the Living Histories repository and is an advocate for equity and diversity within collections and on Wikipedia. Email: paige.wright-at-wikimedia.org.au

Executive Officer

Caddie Brain (she/her) is Wikimedia Australia's inaugural Executive Officer. Her wiki journey began in 2016 when she formed Wikiclub NT, a editing club in the Northern Territory that facilitated the doubling of pages about the region in just two years. More recently she coordinated the Know My Name partnership with the National Gallery of Australia before becoming Wikimedia Australia's first staff member in 2021. With a background in community technology and communications, she has produced countless hours of radio, exhibitions, augmented reality audio tours, machine learning prototypes and emoji sets. Her work has earned numerous awards including recognition at the Webby Awards and Prix Ars Electronica. She recently completed a Master in Applied Cybernetics.

Policies

Contact

You can write to the committee at: committee-at-wikimedia.org.au.

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