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Organisational Structure

Members of the National Council

State Branches

AUSIT emerged as a national association, out of the federation of state chapters, in 1987. You can get involved in AUSIT by contacting your local branch.

NSW Branch
Chair:  Camille Lapierre
Secretary: vacant
Treasurer:  vacant
Branch Delegate: Bill Gonopoulos
Membership Liaison Officer: Mohammed Reza Shariflou
PD Coordinator: Cintia Lee, Rebeca Paredes-Nieto, Rosario Lázaro Igoa
Committee members: Marion Gevers, Hania Geras, Zijian (Fred) Wang, Shiyi (Sydney) Ye, Silvia Martinez
ACT Branch 
Chair: Dave Deck
Secretary: Mécia Freire
Treasurer: Henry (Ta-Yuan) Chen
Branch Delegate: Dave Deck
Membership Liaison Officer: vacant at present
PD Coordinator: Jialing (Jessie) Huang
Committee members: Vesna Cvjeticanin, Gabrielle Edmonds
VIC Branch 
Chair:Dina Kerr
Secretary: Karine Bachelier
Treasurer: Fatih Karakas
Branch Delegate: Henry Lam
Membership Liaison Officer: Karine Bachelier (acting)
PD Coordinator: Epperly Zhang, Roksan Lashin
Committee members: Jean Deklerk, Ahmed Zeed
SA/NT Branch 
Chair: Joe van Dalen
Secretary: Jan Ng
Treasurer: Shahin Entesari-Tatafi
Membership Liaison Officer: Alicia Rex
PD Coordinator: vacant at present
Branch Delegate: Joe van Dalen
NT Representative: David Moore
Committee members: Tets Kimura, Haleh Khazrai, Suszan Jover, Ludmila Berkis, Sudas Abdul-Jadier, Marina Morgan 
QLD Branch
Chair: Carina Mackenzie
Secretary: Andrea Dallape
Treasurer:  vacant
Branch Delegate: Carina Mackenzie
Membership Liaison Officer: Fabiana Franco
PD Coordinator: Sam Berner
Committee members: Elizabeth Kissel, Han Xu, Macarena Paz Kotek, Nancy Guevara
WA Branch 
Chair:  Catherine Pfammatter
Secretary: Elisa Michelini
Treasurer:  Nora Pucci
Branch Delegate: Catherine Pfammatter
Membership Liaison Officer: Mary Street
PD Coordinator: Nora Pucci
Committee members: Corinne Perrin, Kamran Afshar, Hawra Latif, Nasrin Alkhani, Francika Roberts, Mariam Ashrat
TAS Branch
Chair: Shung Lai (Miriam) Chiu
Secretary: Qiusi (Echo) Zhang
Treasurer:  Martin Blackwell
Branch Delegate: Shung Lai (Miriam) Chiu
Membership Liaison Officer: Yanru Zhao
PD Coordinator: Martin Blackwell
Committee members: Saeed Khosravi, Tial Siang, Amir Khankeshipour, Mahdi Ibrahim, You (Claudia) Zhou, Qing (Christina) Chen

National Committees

Professional Development Committee 

Current members: Zhen Guan (Chair), Despina Amanatidou (National Council ex officio), Sam Berner (QLD), Marina Morgan (SA), Sally Wals (WA), Alison Muir (ACT), Serena Ho (VIC), Martin Edward Blackwell (TAS), Saeed Khosravi (TAS) and Xiaoxing (Amy) Wang (NSW). 

Communications Committee 

Current members: Zsuzsanna Jover, Han Xu, Corinne Perrin, Andrew Kozlowski, Andres Cebada and Elizabeth Ambrose. 

Education Committee 

Current members: Rebeca Paredes-Nieto (Chair), Sarah Lattimore & Francesca Cimarelli (NAATI), Nicole Zhou (Babel International College), Adelis Huang (Macquarie University), Rick Qi & Shani Tobias (Monash University), Binglee Teh (RMIT University), Padmini Sampathkumar (TAFE NSW), Marina Morgan (TAFE SA), Ning Zhang (University of Adelaide), Long Li (UNSW),  Akiko Uchiyama (University of Queensland), Anna Gadd (UWA), Kenny Wang (Western Sydney University),  Mecia Freire, Suqin Qian and Elline Chen.

Past AUSIT Presidents

1987–89:  Luciano Ginori
1989–91:  Bob Filipovich 
1991–93:  Mary Gurgone 
1993–95:  Armand von Stein 
1995–96:  Klaus Hermes 

1997–99:  Marta Barany
1999–2000:  Skender Bregu 
2000–02:  Moreno Giovannoni 
2003–05:  Yveline Piller 
2005–06:  Chris Poole 

2006–07:  Uli Priester 
2007–09:  Sarina Phan 
2009–10:  Sam Berner 
2010–11:  Daniel Muller 
2011–14:  Annamaria Arnall 

2014–17:  Sandra Hale
2017–19:  Rocco Loiacono
2019–22:  Erika Gonzalez

Submission form

for court interpreters to report incidents or issues that occur in court interpreting assignments.

Purpose and function of this information submission form.

This form enables you to report issues or problems that you encounter in the course of court interpreting assignments. These issues and problems will be collected by AUSIT to report to the JCCD (the Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity) to monitor the implementation of the Recommended National Standards. The reporting of these issues and problems enables AUSIT to work with the JCCD to suggest steps to address these issues and to avoid the repetition of these problems in the future.

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