In the 8 September, 2009 issue of the Australian Chess Federation newsletter - former Olympiad men's team captain Peter Parr proposed an ACF Membership Scheme. Actually, that proposal seems to be more about financial matters than an actual membership scheme as such.
Now in the latest newsletter we have the ACF's response through their veep, Denis Jessop.
Speaking of newsletters, also out is CAWA's October newsletter. The first positive news there is about Tristan Boyd winning yet another state championships. Congrats to him.