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  1. The management committee

    The management committee is authorised to exercise the powers and functions of the association and to manage its affairs. This chapter describes the role, functions and structure of management committees of incorporated associations under the Act. Key poi ...

  2. Membership of the committee

    Committees are ideally made up of people with a range of skills, qualifications, knowledge and experience that can add to its overall strength.  Committees may also include people who represent particular interests such as social services, consumers, Abor ...

  3. Electing the committee

    In most cases, committee members are appointed at an annual general meeting.  The procedure for electing the committee and office bearers should be set out in the rules. ...

  4. The role and duties of the management committee

    The responsibilities of committee members fall into two categories: those of the committee acting as a group and those held by its members as individuals. Group responsibilities The committee has the responsibility to ensure the association complies with ...

  5. Liability of management committee members

    Members and office bearers of the association are generally not liable for the debts or liabilities of the association. Debts are most commonly incurred as a result of a contract it has entered into. An association may also incur a liability if sued. For ...

  6. Orientation and training for management committee members

    New management committee members need to know about their responsibilities and the workings of the association.  It is good practice to provide a structured, comprehensive and practical orientation to the activities, policies and structure of the associat ...

  7. Key obligations of associations under the Associations Incorporation Act 2015

    Committee members are required to take all reasonable steps to ensure that their association complies with all of these obligations. Section of the Act ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Must be held each year within six months after the end of the association’s fina ...

  8. Rights and responsibilities of members

    The specific responsibilities that apply to committee members are outlined in this chapter however all members have significant rights and responsibilities. Members' responsibilities As incorporated associations are traditionally regarded as essentia ...

  9. Record keeping

    This chapter describes the kinds of records that should be kept, members’ rights to access these records and how they can be stored. Key points There are a wide variety of records an association needs to keep. Members have a legal right to access the regi ...

  10. Types of records to be kept

    The Act requires every incorporated club or association to keep the following records: an up-to-date register of all members; an up-to-date copy of the rules (often called the constitution); an up-to-date list of the names and addresses of people who are ...

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