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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 2022 ==  


'''[[User:Canley|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.
'''President - Amanda Lawrence''' is a research fellow at RMIT University in Melbourne, Victoria 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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Email: alex.lum{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
'''Vice-President - Dr Bunty Avieson''' is a researcher at University of Sydney, New South Wales. 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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===Vice-President===
'''Secretary - 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
Role currently vacant.
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'''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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===Secretary===
'''Ordinary Member - Tom Hogarth''' lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has been an office bearer on the committee in a number of positions. Has lived and worked in Java, Indonesia, Tasmania and Sydney. Email: tom.hogarth{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
 
[[User:Steven Crossin|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
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===Treasurer===
'''Ordinary Member - Jeremy Ludlow''' is a resident of Perth. Since 2009, he has been an editor on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. In that capacity, he has created more than 1,000 Wikipedia articles, has contributed to many others, and has uploaded more than 10,000 images to Wikimedia Commons. He has been Chair of Council of a non-government school and has many years’ experience as a lawyer, although he is taking a break from the profession at the moment.  
 
[[User:Pru.mitchell|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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===Ordianry Members===
'''Ordinary Member - Peter Neish''' is based in Melbourne and has worked in data support roles within the government and higher education sectors. He is interested in making data and information more open, accessible, and interoperable.


[[User:AmandaSLawrence|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.
'''Ordinary Member - Kelly Tall''' (she/her) is based in Sydney and works as a data visualisation designer. She is involved in the ARC funded project [https://www.uts.edu.au/news/culture-sport/whats-missing-wikipedias-history-australia Wikipedia and the nation’s story: Towards equity in knowledge production]''.''


Email: amanda.lawrence{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
[[Committee|Past committees can be seen here.]]
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Jacinta Sutton is a librarian at the State Library of Queensland.
== Executive Officer ==
Email: jacinta.sutton{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
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[[User:Samwilson|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.
Belinda Spry (she/her) is a qualified professional with over 25 years in Training, Libraries and Education. As a librarian and educator she has long-held beliefs and interests in the open knowledge movement. Belinda remembers Jimmy Wales visiting Australia in 2007 while she was working at Education.au (now Education Services Australia) and the attention it brought to open knowledge built by and for everyday people. She was curious to explore Wikipedia at that time and has remained an avid and keen supporter. Belinda has spent the past 15 years working in the not-for-profit sector achieving positive outcomes for lifelong learners everywhere.  


Email: sam.wilson{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
== Communications and Project Coordinator ==
James Gaunt (he/him) is Wikimedia Australia's Communications and Project Coordinator. He became [[What I learnt interning with Wikimedia Australia|Wikimedia Australia's first intern]] in 2021 where he developed [[The Record: Australian Music On Wikipedia]], a partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts which saw 50 new pages added to Wikipedia relating to Australian music by editors at four events. In 2022 he completed a [[New Wikimedian in Residence explores Australian music content|Wikimedian In Residence program with the Australian Performing Arts Collection in Melbourne]], using their archives to improve references on Wikipedia and train their staff on Wikimedia projects. His background is in libraries, journalism, and research, with a particular interest in music. Email: james.gaunt{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
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[[User:TomH|Tom]] is a former Secretary of the WMAU, and lives in Perth, Western Australia on the Swan Coastal Plain.
== Policies ==
He is at times preoccupied by [[WikiClubWest]], as well as components of
* [[Rules|Association Rules]]
the longer time frame of involvement in the [[meta:User:JarrahTree|wikipedia experience]].
* [[Communications Strategy]]
 
* [[Conflict of Interest Policy]]
Email: tom.hogarth{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
* [[Indigenous Knowledge Sharing|Indigenous Knowledge Policy]]
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* [[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 01:39, 15 November 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 2022

President - Amanda Lawrence is a research fellow at RMIT University in Melbourne, Victoria 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

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

Secretary - 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

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 - Tom Hogarth lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has been an office bearer on the committee in a number of positions. Has lived and worked in Java, Indonesia, Tasmania and Sydney. Email: tom.hogarth-at-wikimedia.org.au

Ordinary Member - Jeremy Ludlow is a resident of Perth. Since 2009, he has been an editor on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. In that capacity, he has created more than 1,000 Wikipedia articles, has contributed to many others, and has uploaded more than 10,000 images to Wikimedia Commons. He has been Chair of Council of a non-government school and has many years’ experience as a lawyer, although he is taking a break from the profession at the moment.

Ordinary Member - Peter Neish is based in Melbourne and has worked in data support roles within the government and higher education sectors. He is interested in making data and information more open, accessible, and interoperable.

Ordinary Member - Kelly Tall (she/her) is based in Sydney and works as a data visualisation designer. She is involved in the ARC funded project Wikipedia and the nation’s story: Towards equity in knowledge production.

Past committees can be seen here.

Executive Officer

Belinda Spry (she/her) is a qualified professional with over 25 years in Training, Libraries and Education. As a librarian and educator she has long-held beliefs and interests in the open knowledge movement. Belinda remembers Jimmy Wales visiting Australia in 2007 while she was working at Education.au (now Education Services Australia) and the attention it brought to open knowledge built by and for everyday people. She was curious to explore Wikipedia at that time and has remained an avid and keen supporter. Belinda has spent the past 15 years working in the not-for-profit sector achieving positive outcomes for lifelong learners everywhere.

Communications and Project Coordinator

James Gaunt (he/him) is Wikimedia Australia's Communications and Project Coordinator. He became Wikimedia Australia's first intern in 2021 where he developed The Record: Australian Music On Wikipedia, a partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts which saw 50 new pages added to Wikipedia relating to Australian music by editors at four events. In 2022 he completed a Wikimedian In Residence program with the Australian Performing Arts Collection in Melbourne, using their archives to improve references on Wikipedia and train their staff on Wikimedia projects. His background is in libraries, journalism, and research, with a particular interest in music. Email: james.gaunt-at-wikimedia.org.au

Policies

Contact

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

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