Network South West Rules

RULES OF ASSOCIATION

Name of Association

1 The name of the Association is NETWORK SOUTH WEST INC.

Definitions

2 (1) In these rules, unless the contrary intention appears-

“Committee meeting” means a meeting referred to in rule 15(1);

“Committee member” means person referred to in paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) of rule

10(1);

“Financial year” means a period not exceeding 15 months fixed by the Committee,

being a period commencing on the date of incorporation of the Association and

ending on 30 June; and thereafter each period commencing 1 July and ending on 30

June in the following year;

“General meeting” means a meeting convened under rule 16;

“Member” means any member of the Association;

“Ordinary resolution” means resolution other than a special resolution;

“Special resolution” has the meaning given by section 51 of the Act;

“the Act” means the Associations Incorporation Act 2015;

“the Association” means the Association referred to in rule 1;

“the Chairperson” means in relation to the proceedings at a Committee meeting or

General meeting, the person presiding at the Committee meeting or General meeting

in accordance with rule 11;

“the Committee” means the Committee of Management of the Association referred to

in rule 10 (1);

“the Convenor” means the Convenor referred to in paragraph (a) of rule 10 (1);

“the Secretary” means the Secretary referred to in paragraph (b) of rule 10 (1);

“the South West” means the South West region of Western Australia;

“the Treasurer” means the Treasurer referred to in paragraph (c) of rule 10 (1);

(2) Unless expressly stated otherwise, it is sufficient for the purposes of these rules that

any notification required by these rules be given orally.

Objects of Association

3 (1) The objects of the Association are-

(a) to encourage and foster in the South West;

(i) existing and new business;

(ii) high ethical standards in business;

(iii) the promotion and advancement of the business of Members.

(b) to promote the interests of the South West community as a whole.

(c) to promote the education of Members and the South West community as a

whole in business and community matters;

(d) to network in Business and Community in the South West.

(2) The property and income of the Association shall be applied solely towards the

promotion of the objects of the Association and no part of that property or income may

be paid or otherwise distributed, directly or indirectly, to Members, except in good faith in

the promotion of those objects and any payment to a committee member from the

Association’s funds must be authorised by special resolution of the Association.

Powers of Association

4 The powers conferred on the Association by section 13 of the Act, are subject to the

following additions, exclusions or modifications –

the Association may –

(a) acquire, hold, deal with, and dispose of any real or personal property;

(b) open and operate bank accounts;

(c) invest its money –

(i) in any security in which trust monies may lawfully be invested; or

(ii) in any other manner authorised by the rules of the Association;

(d) borrow money upon such terms and conditions as the Association

thinks fit;

(e) give such security for the discharge of liabilities incurred by the

Association as it thinks fit;

(f) appoint agents to transact any business of the Association on its

behalf; and

(g) enter into any other contract it considers necessary or desirable.

Qualifications for membership of Association

5 (1 ) (a) Subject to approval of the Committee in its discretion under sub-rule (4),

membership of the Association is open to adult persons of good character and good

business or professional reputation who carry on business or practice a profession in the

South-West region of Western Australia.

(b) For the purposes of sub-rule (1)(a) persons who carry on business or practice

a profession includes and is limited to the proprietor or manager of a business or trustee

of a trust or director of a company or partner in a partnership carrying on business or

practicising a profession or a nominated representative of such a person accepted by

the Committee.

(2) Each Member must notify the Committee of their core business and subsidiary

businesses by reference to the profession, trade, occupation or type of goods or

services associated with each area of business.

(3) A person who wishes to become a Member must-

(a) attend a meeting as a guest of a current Member;

(b) attend a further two or more meetings; and

(c) apply for membership to the Committee in writing-

(i) signed by that person and the Member referred to in paragraph (a);

and

(ii) in such form as the Committee from time to time directs.

(4) The Committee members must consider each application made under rule 5(3) at a

Committee meeting and must at the Committee meeting or a subsequent Committee

meeting accept or reject that application in the absolute discretion of the Committee

subject only to sub-rules (5) and (7). The decision of the Committee is final and not

subject to appeal.

(5) The Committee must not exercise their discretion to admit into membership an

applicant who is involved in a business that is the same as or overlaps with a business

included in the register of Members as:

(a) the core business of an existing Member unless the Committee obtains the

prior consent of the existing Member; or

(b) a subsidiary business of an existing Member unless the Committee notifies

the relevant existing Member of their decision.

(6) In the event of a dispute as to whether an applicant is involved in a business that is

the same as or overlaps with a business included in the register of Members the

decision of the Committee is final and not subject to appeal.

(7) The number of Members of the Association must not exceed 40.

(8) (a) A Member must attend at least 60% of the regular meetings of the

Association in each Financial Year of the Association.

(b) Non-attendance by a Member of:

(i) 41% or more of the Association’s regular meetings in a Financial Year;

or

(ii) 3 consecutive meetings without sending apologies or a representative,

shall be deemed conduct detrimental to the interests of the Association, which

shall entitle the Committee to invoke rule 9 unless good cause for such non-

attendance can be shown by the Member.

Register of Members of Association

6 (1) The Secretary must, on behalf of the Association, keep and maintain the register

of Members in accordance with section 53 of the Act and that register must be so kept

and maintained at his or her place of residence.

(2) The register of Members must include the core business and any subsidiary

businesses of each Member as notified under rule 5(2); the address of each Member,

and where provided, the email address of each Member.

(2) The Secretary must cause the name of a person who dies or who ceases to be a

Member under rules 7(4), 8(1) or 9 to be deleted from the register of Members referred

to in sub-rule (1).

Subscriptions of members of Association

7 (1) The Members may from time to time at a General meeting determine the amount

of the subscription to be paid by each Member.

(2) Each Member must pay to the Treasurer bi-annually half the amount of the

subscription determined under sub-rule (1).

(3) Payments under sub-rule 2 must be made on or before 1 July and 1 January or such

other dates as the Committee from time to time determines.

(4) Subject to sub-rule (5), a member whose subscription is not paid within one month

after the relevant date fixed by or under sub-rule (3) ceases on the expiry of that period

to be a Member, unless the Committee decides otherwise.

(5) A person exercises all the rights and obligations of a Member for the purposes of

these rules if his or her subscription is paid on or before the relevant date fixed by or

under sub-rule (2) or within one month thereafter, or such other time as the Committee

allows.

(7) The membership year shall be the period of 12 months commencing on 1 July and

ending on 30 June of each year.

Resignation of membership of the Association

8 (1) A Member may resign by giving not less than 30 days’ notice in writing of his or her

resignation from the Association to the Secretary or another Committee member. The

Member ceases to be a Member on the date given in the notice.

(2) Upon receiving notice of resignation under sub-rule (1) the Secretary or other

Committee member who receives the notice must notify the Treasurer. The Treasurer

must then determine the subscription fees owed by or refundable to the person resigning

in accordance with sub-rule (3) or (4), as applicable.

(3) If the person has paid their subscription in respect of a period beyond the date of

resignation, the Association must refund them the proportion of their paid subscription

that relates to the period beyond the date of resignation. For the purposes of this

clause, the effective date of resignation is the date following the required period of notice

under sub-rule (1), or such later date as specified in such notice.

(4) A person who ceases to be a Member under sub-rule (1) remains liable to pay to the

Association the amount of any subscription due and payable by that person to the

Association but unpaid at the date of that cessation, and be the amount pro-rata to the

effective date of resignation.

Suspension or expulsion of members of Association

9 (1) If the Committee considers that a Member should be suspended or expelled from

membership of the Association because his or her conduct is detrimental to the interests

of the Association, the Committee must communicate, either orally or in writing, to the

Member-

(a) notice of the proposed suspension or expulsion and of the time, date

and place of the Committee meeting at which the question of that

suspension or expulsion will be decided; and

(b) particulars of that conduct,

not less than 30 days before the date of the Committee meeting referred to in paragraph

(a)

(2) At the Committee meeting referred to in a notice communicated under sub-rule (1),

the Committee may, having afforded the Member concerned a reasonable opportunity to

be heard by, or to make representations in writing to, the Committee, suspend or expel

or decline to suspend or expel that Member from membership of the Association and

must, forthwith after deciding whether or not to suspend or expel that Member,

communicate that decision in writing to that Member.

(3) Subject to sub-rule (5), a Member has his or her membership suspended or ceases

to be a Member 14 days after the day on which the decision to suspend or expel a

Member is communicated to him or her under sub-rule (2).

(4) A Member who is suspended or expelled under sub-rule (2) must, if he or she wishes

to appeal against that suspension or expulsion, give notice to the Secretary of his or her

intention to do so within the period of 14 days referred to in sub-rule (3).

(5) When notice is given under sub-rule (4)-

(a) the Association in a General meeting, must either confirm or set aside

the decision of the Committee to suspend or expel the Member, after

having afforded the Member who gave that notice a reasonable

opportunity to be heard by, or to make representations in writing to, the

Association in the General meeting; and

(b) the Member who gave that notice is not suspended or does not cease

to be a Member unless and until the decision of the Committee to

suspend or expel him or her is confirmed under this sub-rule.

Committee of Management

10 (1) Subject to sub-rule (9), the affairs of the Association will be managed exclusively

by a Committee of Management consisting of-

(a) a Convenor;

(b) a Secretary;

(c) a Treasurer; and

(e) not less than one other person,

all of whom must be Members of the Association.

(2) Committee members must be elected to membership of the Committee at an annual

General meeting or appointed under sub-rule (8).

(3) Subject to sub-rule (8), a Committee member’s term will be from his or her election at

an annual General meeting until the election referred to in sub-rule (2) at the next annual

General meeting after his or her election, but he or she is eligible for re-election to

membership of the Committee.

(4) Except for nominees under sub-rule (7), a person is not eligible for election to

membership of the Committee unless a member has nominated him or her for election

by delivering notice in writing of that nomination, signed by-

(a) the nominator; and

(b) the nominee to signify his or her willingness to stand for election,

to the Secretary not less than 21 days before the day on which the annual General

meeting concerned is to be held.

(5) A person who is eligible for election or re-election under this rule may –

(a) propose or second himself or herself for election or re-election; and

(b) vote for himself or herself.

(6) If the number of persons nominated in accordance with sub-rule (4) for election to

membership of the Committee does not exceed the number of vacancies in that

membership to be filled-

(a) the Secretary must report accordingly to; and

(b) the Chairperson must declare those persons to be duly elected as

members of the Committee at,

the annual General meeting concerned.

(7) If vacancies remain on the Committee after the declaration under sub-rule (6),

additional nominations of Committee members may be accepted from the floor of the

annual General meeting. If such nominations from the floor do not exceed the number

of vacancies the Chairperson must declare those persons to be duly elected as

members of Committee. Where the number of nominations from the floor exceeds the

remaining number of vacancies on the Committee, elections for those positions must be

conducted.

(8) If a vacancy remains on the Committee after the application of sub-rule (7), or when

a casual vacancy within the meaning of rule 14 occurs in the membership of the

Committee-

(a) the Committee may appoint a Member to fill that vacancy; and

(b) a Member appointed under this sub-rule will –

(i) hold office until the election referred to in sub-rule (2); and

(ii) be eligible for election to membership of the Committee,

at the next following annual General meeting.

(9) The Committee may delegate, in writing, to one to more sub-committees (consisting

of such Member or Members of the Association as the Committee thinks fit) the exercise

of such functions of the Committee as are specified in the delegation other than-

  • the power of delegation; and

(b) a function which is a duty imposed on the Committee by the Act or any other

law.

(10) Any delegation under sub-rule (9) may be subject to such conditions and limitations

as to the exercise of that function or as to time and circumstances as are specified in the

written delegation and the Committee may continue to exercise any function delegated.

(11) The Committee may, in writing, revoke wholly or in part any delegation under sub-

rule (9).

Chairperson

11 (1) Subject to sub-rule (4), each General meeting (not being the annual General

meeting) must be presided over by a Chairperson, being a Member nominated at a

previous General meeting. In the absence of a Chairperson at a General meeting, the

Convenor shall nominate a Member to be Chairperson of that General meeting at or

prior to the commencement of that General meeting.

(2) Each Committee meeting must be presided over by a Chairperson, being a

Committee member being present in the following order of priority; firstly the Convenor,

secondly the Secretary, thirdly the Treasurer.

(3) Annual General meetings must be presided over by a Chairperson, being a Member

present at the meeting, in the following order of priority; firstly the Convenor, secondly

the Secretary, thirdly the Treasurer, and failing that then in accordance with sub-rule (4).

(4) In the event of any dispute as to who should be the Chairperson at a General

meeting the matter must be elected by a simple majority of the Members present, as

appropriate.

Secretary

12 The Secretary must-

(a) co-ordinate the correspondence of the Association;

(b) keep full and correct minutes of the proceedings of the Committee and

of the Association;

(c) comply on behalf of the Association with-

(i) section 53 of the Act with respect to the register of Members of the

Association, as referred to in rule 6;

(ii) section 35 of the Act in respect of the rules of the Association; and

(iii) section 58 of the Act in respect of the record of the officeholders, and

any trustees, of the Association.

(d) unless the Members resolve otherwise at a General meeting, have

custody of all books, documents, records and registers of the

Association, including those referred to in paragraph (c), other than

those required by rule 13 to be kept and maintained by, or in the

custody of, the Treasurer; and

(e) perform such other duties as are imposed by these rules on the

Secretary.

Treasurer

13 The Treasurer must-

(a) be responsible for the receipt of all moneys paid to or received by, or by him

or her on behalf of, the Association and must issue receipts for those

moneys in the name of the Association;

(b) pay all moneys referred to in paragraph (a) into such account or accounts of

the Association as the Committee may from time to time direct;

(c) make payments from the funds of the Association with the authority of a

General meeting or of the Committee and in so doing ensure that all

cheques are signed by any two members of the Committee, or by any two

Members as are authorised by the Committee;

(d) comply on behalf of the Association with sections Part 5 of the Act with

respect to the accounting records of the Association;

(e) whenever directed to do so by the Convenor, submit to the Committee or to

the Association in General meeting, a report, balance sheet or financial

statement in accordance with that direction;

(f) have custody of all securities, books and documents of a financial nature and

accounting records of the Association, including those referred to in

paragraphs (d) and (e); and

(g) perform such other duties as are imposed by these rules on the

Treasurer.

Casual vacancies in membership of Committee

14 A casual vacancy occurs in the office of a Committee member and that office

becomes vacant if the Committee member-

(a) dies;

(b) resigns by notice in writing delivered to the Convenor or, if the

Committee member is the Convenor, to the Secretary;

(c) is convicted of an offence under the Act;

(d) is permanently incapacitated by mental or physical ill-health;

(e) is absent from more than-

(i) 3 consecutive Committee meetings; or

(ii) 3 Committee meetings in the same financial year,

without tendering an apology to the Committee meeting; of which meetings

the Member received notice, and the Committee has resolved to declare the

office vacant; or

(f) ceases to be a Member.

 

Proceedings of Committee

15 (1) The Committee must meet together for the dispatch of business not less than

once in any two month period and the Convenor, or at least half the members of the

Committee, may at any time convene a meeting of the Committee.

(2) Each Committee member has a deliberative vote.

(3) A question arising at a Committee meeting must be decided by a majority of votes,

but, if there is no majority, the person presiding at the Committee meeting will have a

casting vote in addition to his or her deliberative vote.

(4) At a Committee meeting two Committee members constitute a quorum.

(5) Subject to these rules, the procedure and order of business to be followed at a

Committee meeting must be determined by the Committee members present at the

Committee meeting.

(6) A Committee member having any direct or indirect pecuniary interest referred to in sections 42 or 43 of the Act must comply with that section.

General meetings

16 (1) The Committee-

(a) may at any time convene a special General meeting;

(b) must convene annual General meetings within the time limits provided

for the holding of such meetings by section 50 of the Act; and

(c) must, within 30 days of-

(i) receiving a request in writing to do so from not less than 20 percent of

the Members, convene a special General meeting for the purpose

specified in that request; or

(ii) the Secretary receiving a notice under rule 9 (4), convene a General

meeting to deal with the appeal to which that notice relates.

(2) The Members making a request referred to in sub-rule (1) (c) (i) must-

(a) state in that request the purpose for which the special General meeting

concerned is required; and

(b) sign that request.

(3) If a special General meeting is not convened within the relevant period of 30

days referred to-

(a) in sub-rule (1) (c) (i), the Members who made the request concerned

may themselves convene a special General meeting as if they were the

Committee; or

(b) in sub-rule (1) (c) (ii), the Member who gave the notice concerned may

him or herself convene a special General meeting as if he or she were

the Committee.

(4) When a special General meeting is convened under sub-rule (3) (a) or (b) the

Association must pay the reasonable expenses of convening and holding the special

General meeting.

(5) Subject to sub-rule (7), the Secretary must give to all Members not less than 14 days

notice of a special General meeting and that notice must specify-

(a) when and where the General meeting concerned is to be held; and

(b) particulars of the business to be transacted at the General meeting

concerned and of the order in which that business is to be transacted.

(6) Subject to sub-rule (7), the Secretary must give to all Members not less than 21 days

notice of an annual General meeting and that notice must specify-

(a) when and where the annual General meeting is to be held;

(b) the particulars and order in which business is to be transacted, as

follows-

(i) first, the consideration of the accounts and reports of the Committee;

(ii) second, the election of Committee members to replace outgoing

Committee members; and

(iii) third, any other business requiring consideration by the Association at the

General meeting.

(7) A special resolution may be moved either at a special General meeting or at an

annual General meeting, however the Secretary must give to all Members not less than

21 days notice of the meeting at which a special resolution is to be proposed. In addition

to those matters specified in sub-rule (5) or (6), as relevant, the notice must also include

the resolution to be proposed and the intention to propose the resolution as a special

resolution.

(8) The Secretary must give a notice under sub-rule (5), (6) or (7) by-

(a) serving it on a Member personally; or

(b) sending it by post to a Member at the address of the Member

appearing in the register of Members kept and maintained under rule 6; or

(c) sending it by electronic mail to the Member to the email address appearing in

the registrar of Members kept and maintained under rule 6.

(9) When a notice is sent by post under sub-rule (8)(b), sending of the notice will be

deemed to be properly effected if the notice is sufficiently addressed and posted to the

member concerned by ordinary prepaid mail.

Quorum and proceedings at general meetings

17 (1) At a General meeting fifty percent of the Members as at the date of the General

meeting, rounding up, present in person constitute a quorum.

(2) If within 30 minutes after the time specified for the holding of a General meeting in a

notice given under rule 16 (5) or (6)-

(a) as a result of a request or notice referred to in rule 16 (1) (c) or as a

result of action taken under rule 16 (3) a quorum is not present, the

General meeting lapses; or

(b) otherwise than as a result of a request, notice or action referred to in

paragraph (a), the General meeting stands adjourned to the same time

on the same day in the following week and to the same venue.

(3) if within 30 minutes of the time appointed by sub-rule (2) (b) for the resumption of an

adjourned General meeting a quorum is not present, the Members who are present in

person or by proxy may nevertheless proceed with the business of that General meeting

as if a quorum were present.

(4) The Chairperson may, with the consent of a General meeting at which a quorum is

present, and must, if so directed by such a General meeting, adjourn that General

meeting from time to time and from place to place.

(5) There must not be transacted at an adjourned General meeting any business other

than business left unfinished or on the agenda at the time when the General meeting

was adjourned.

(6) When a General meeting is adjourned for a period of 30 days or more, the Secretary

must give notice under rule 16 of the adjourned General meeting as if that General

meeting were a fresh General meeting.

(7) At a General meeting-

(a) an ordinary resolution put to the vote will be decided by a majority of

votes cast on a show of hands, subject to sub-rule (9); and

(b) a special resolution put to the vote will be decided in accordance

with section 51 of the Act.

(8) A declaration by the Chairperson of a General meeting that a resolution has been

passed as an ordinary resolution at the meeting will be evidence of that fact unless,

during the General meeting at which the resolution is submitted, a poll is demanded in

accordance with sub-rule (9).

(9) At a General meeting, a poll may be demanded by the Chairperson or by three or

more members present in person or by proxy and, if so demanded, must be taken in

such manner as the Chairperson directs.

(10) If a poll is demanded and taken under sub-rule (9) in respect of an ordinary

resolution, a declaration by the Chairperson of the result of the poll is evidence of the

matter so declared.

(11) A poll demanded under sub-rule (9) must be taken immediately on that demand

being made.

Minutes of meetings of Association

18 (1) The Secretary must cause proper minutes of all proceedings of all General

meetings and Committee meetings to be taken and then to be entered within 30 days

after the holding of each General meeting or Committee meeting, as the case requires,

in a minute book kept for that purpose.

(2) The Chairperson must ensure that the minutes taken of a General meeting or

Committee meeting under sub-rule (1) are checked and signed as correct by the

Chairperson of the General meeting or Committee meeting to which those minutes relate

or by the Chairperson of the next succeeding General meeting or Committee meeting,

as the case requires.

(3) When minutes have been entered and signed as correct under this rule, they are,

until the contrary is proved, evidence that-

(a) the General meeting or Committee meeting to which they relate (in this

sub-rule called “the meeting”) was duly convened and held;

(b) all proceedings recorded as having taken place at the meeting did in

fact take place at the meeting; and

(c) all appointments or elections purporting to have been made at the

meeting have been validly made.

Voting rights of Members of Association

19 Subject to these rules, each Member present in person or by proxy at a General

meeting is entitled to a deliberative vote.

Proxies of Members of Association

20 A Member (in this rule called “the appointing member”) may appoint in writing

another Member to be the proxy of the appointing member and to attend, and vote on

behalf of the appointing member at, any General meeting.

Rules of Association

21 (1) The Association may alter or rescind these rules, or make rules additional to these

rules, in accordance with the procedure set out in sections 30, 31 and 33 of the Act and by

resolution at a special General meeting.

(2) These rules bind every Member and the Association to the same extent as if every

Member and the Association had signed and sealed these rules and agreed to be bound

by all their provisions.

Common seal of Association

22 (1) The Association must have a common seal on which its corporate name appears

in legible characters.

(2) The common seal of the Association must not be used without the express authority

of the Committee and every use of that common seal must be recorded in the minute

book referred to in rule 18.

(3) The affixing of the common seal of the Association must be witnessed by any two of

the Convenor, the Secretary and the Treasurer.

(4) The common seal of the Association must be kept in the custody of the Secretary or

of such other person as the Committee from time to time decides.

Inspection of records, etc. of Association

23 A Member may at any reasonable time inspect without charge the books,

documents, records and securities of the Association.

Disputes and mediation

24 (1) The grievance procedure set out in this rule applies to disputes under these rules

between-

(a) a Member and another Member; or

(b) a Member and the Association; or

(c) if the Association provides services to non-members, those non-members

who receive services from the Association, and the Association.

(2) The parties to the dispute must meet and discuss the matter in dispute, and, if

possible, resolve the dispute within 14 days after the dispute comes to the attention of all

of the parties.

(3) If the parties are unable to resolve the dispute at the meeting, or if a party fails to

attend that meeting, then the parties must, within 10 days, hold a meeting in the

presence of a mediator.

(4) The mediator must be-

(a) a person chosen by agreement between the parties; or

(b) in the absence of agreement-

(i) in the case of a dispute between a member and another member, a

person appointed by the Committee of the Association;

(ii) in the case of a dispute between a member or relevant non-member

(as defined by sub-rule (1) (c)) and the Association, a person who is a

mediator appointed to, or employed with, a not for profit organisation.

(5) A Member of the Association can be a mediator.

(6) The mediator cannot be a Member who is a party to the dispute.

(7) The parties to the dispute must, in good faith, attempt to settle the dispute by

mediation.

(8) The mediator, in conducting the mediation, must-

(a) give the partes to the mediation process every opportunity to be heard;

(b) allow due consideration by all parties of any written statement submitted by

any party; and

(c) ensure that natural justice is accorded to the parties to the dispute throughout

the mediation process.

(9) The mediator must not determine the dispute.

(10) The mediation must be confidential and without prejudice.

(11) If the mediation process does not result in the dispute being resolved, the matter

must be referred to the Association in General meeting.

Distribution of surplus property on cancellation of incorporation or winding up

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(1) In this rule:

surplus property“, in relation to the Association, means property remaining

after satisfaction of:

(a) the debts and liabilities of the Association; and

(b) the costs, charges and expenses of winding up or cancelling the

incorporation of the Association,

but does not include books relating to the management of the Association.

(2) On the cancellation of the incorporation or the winding up of the Association, its

surplus property must be distributed as determined by special resolution by

reference to the persons mentioned in section 24(1) of the Act.

Not-for-profit body

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(1) The property and income of the Association must be applied solely towards the

promotion of the objects or purposes of the Association and no part of that

property or income may be paid or otherwise distributed, directly or indirectly, to

any Member, except in good faith in the promotion of those objects or purposes.

(2) A payment may be made to a member out of the funds of the Association only if it

is authorised under subrule (3).

(3) A payment to a Member out of the funds of the Association is authorised if it is:

(a) the payment in good faith to the member as reasonable remuneration for

any services provided to the Association, or for goods supplied to the

Association, in the ordinary course of that Member’s business; or

(b) the payment of interest, on money borrowed by the Association from the

Member, at a rate not greater than the cash rate published from time to

time by the Reserve Bank of Australia; or

(c) the payment of reasonable rent to the Member for premises leased by

the Member to the Association; or

(d) the reimbursement of reasonable expenses properly incurred by the

Member on behalf of the Association.

In addition to subrule (3), any payment from the Association’s funds to a Member

who is a Committee member, must be authorised by a resolution of the

Association.

Rules as amended on 21 June 2019

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