The sacking came after a restructure of the ASIAL board cut 6 places from the 14-seat national committee, bringing numbers down to a more manageable 8 members at the expense of 5 state chairmen. Given that state associations were wooed to ASIAL’s national cause with the iron-clad promise of a voice at national level, the changes clearly indicate to ASIAL members where power truly lies – in NSW. It’s the second time in 5 years that a South Australian branch committee has been sacked – last year the Queensland branch committee was sacked for criticizing the national committees’ policies.