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  1. Issues for incorporated associations

    The issues that are most likely to be relevant to incorporated associations are in the areas of employment, and the provision of goods, services and facilities.  In addition, an incorporated association may not discriminate on the ground of impairment, ag ...

  2. Harassment

    Harassment includes any unwelcome behaviour that offends, humiliates or intimidates a person. Generally, unlawful harassment occurs when someone is subjected to prohibited behaviour under anti-discrimination legislation. Harassment can involve physical co ...

  3. Dealing with discrimination or harassment

    Most instances of discrimination or harassment constitute unlawful behaviour, rather than a criminal offence. As such, they are generally dealt with by lower authorities than the courts. It is the person experiencing the discrimination or harassment who n ...

  4. Risk management and safety

    An association should assess any risks associated with its activities and take steps to reduce and manage these risks.  This chapter outlines the process for managing risks, options for insurance and the responsibilities to provide safe and healthy enviro ...

  5. Reasons for obtaining insurance

    Becoming incorporated does not mean an association is automatically protected from exposure to risk. There are various reasons to obtain insurance: compulsory insurance requirements imposed by law (e.g. worker compensation); the association may have prope ...

  6. Types of insurance

    The following are common types of insurance that may be relevant to associations. Professional indemnity- covers claims in respect of a breach of duty. Portable/ valuable items- covers loss of specified items. Theft- to cover theft of contents, cash and s ...

  7. Deciding on insurance

    An association should consider the cost of any non-compulsory insurance against the risks covered by that insurance in the context of the activities carried out by the association. The committee may wish to engage a qualified broker to assist it to identi ...

  8. Exclusions

    Exclusions in insurance policies are those events, occurrences or types of damage or loss not covered by a policy.  Exclusions can vary from one insurance policy to another. An incorporated association should pay special attention to any exclusions when c ...

  9. Risk management

     ‘Risk management’ is a formal and structured process of identifying and managing risk.  It involves assessing and then actively managing an organisation’s potential exposure to loss, damage or litigation. Effective practical strategies for reducing risk, ...

  10. Deregistering an incorporated association

    This chapter sets out the procedure for ending the incorporation of an association or transferring to a different corporate structure. Key points An incorporated association may end its incorporation by applying for voluntary cancellation or by winding up ...

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