In previous years, SLAV has worked with its partner associations to support the National Year of Reading initiative and the Parliamentary Enquiry into School Libraries. While we support the spirit of cooperation, it has been necessary to place some limitations on the discussions we have with other parties as SLAV wishes to maintain the current independence of our Association. Nevertheless, SLAV frequently enters into dialogue with our colleagues in other State Associations, in particular, our colleagues in the Queensland School Library Association, School Library Association of New South Wales and Western Australian School Libraries Association. Furthermore, we are currently in discussion regarding the possibility of a MOU for State Associations to explore the sharing of professional development opportunities.