YELLOW FOOTED ROCK WALLABY PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION INC
1. The name of the Incorporated Association is Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby Preservation Association Incorporated referred to herein as “the Association”.
2. In these rules, unless the contrary intention appears:
“Committee” means the Committee of Management of the Association;
“meeting” means a general meeting of members of the Association convened in accordance with these rules;
“member” means a member of the Association;
the “Act” means the Associations Incorporation Act, 1985;
the “Regulations” means the Associations Regulations, 1985;
the “Fund” means the Bunker Block Project Fund.
The objects for which the Association is established are:
(1) to promote the common interest of persons who are interested in the yellow footed rock wallaby;
(2) to promote and aid in the preservation of the yellow footed rock wallaby;
(3) to further interest in the yellow footed rock wallaby;
(4) to liaise with other like minded groups, environmental or otherwise, on behalf of interested persons;
(5) to provide a forum for discussing matters affecting the preservation of the yellow footed rock wallaby and to communicate the opinions of the Association to any other organisation in order to further the objects of the Association;
(6) to support by subscription or other means any association with interest, in whole or part, similar to those of the Association in order to further the objectives of the Association;
(7) to admit individuals or companies to be members of the Association and to confer upon them such rights and privileges as are defined by these Rules;
(8) to acquire by lawful means any real or personal property of any kind for the purpose of carrying out these objects, and to let or hire all of them in such a manner as may be deemed expedient;
(9) to dispose of by sale, lease or mortgage all or any part of the property of the Association, provided always that it shall deal with any property subject to any trust only in such a manner as allowed by law in regard to such trusts;
(10) to invest any funds of the Association upon such securities as may be determined by the Association’s Committee;
(11) to raise funds by subscription, levy and other lawful means;
(12) to employ on salary or retainer professional advisers for the purpose of carrying out all or any of these objectives and to engage, employ, dismiss or retire any clerk or servant in connection with the working or management of the Association;
(13) to adopt from time to time additional objects relating to the interests of the Association;
(14) to do all lawful things incidental or conducive to the attainment of any or all of these objects.
(15) to establish and maintain a public fund under the rules of the Association to be called the Bunker Block Project Public Fund. The fund is established for the specific purpose of supporting the Association’s environmental objects and will comply with subdivision 30-E of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
The Association shall have all the powers conferred by Section 25 of the Act save and except such modifications and exclusions as are specified in these rules.
1) Application for membership shall be made in writing, signed by the applicant and shall be in such form as the Committee shall prescribe from time to time. Upon the acceptance of the application by the Committee and upon payment of the membership fee the applicant shall be an ordinary member of the Association provided that:
(a) membership tenure is ongoing and is transferable on written notification to the Committee;
(b) the Committee may suspend membership of any member who fails to pay, within three months after the due date, any levy or administrative fee that may be set from time to time.
2) The Committee may resolve to revoke the membership of a member if, after making all reasonable attempts to contact the member, it is determined that the member is not contactable by the Association provided that:
(a) the member has been requested by notice to contact the Association within a thirty day period and has failed to do so, and
(b) following that period formal notification has been given to the member that membership will be revoked if contact is not made with the Association by a specified date being not less than thirty days from the date of the notice, and
(c) the member has not contacted the Association by the specified date.
3) Any membership fee received by the Association from a new member taking up the revoked membership shall be refunded to the former member if requested to do so by the former member within three calendar years from the date of the determination to revoke the membership by the Committee.
4) It shall be open to a former member to appeal to the Association in general meeting against the membership having been terminated under sub rule 5(2). The intention to appeal shall be communicated to the Secretary or Public Officer of the Association within three calendar years from the determination of the Committee.
5) In the event of an appeal under sub rule 5(4) the appellant’s membership of the Association shall not be terminated unless the determination of the Committee to revoke the membership is upheld by the members of the Association in general meeting after the appellant has been heard, and in such an event the membership will be terminated at the date of the general meeting at which the determination of the Committee is upheld.