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20170426 - WIA AGM Motions on Notice

posted Apr 26, 2017, 3:01 AM by News Team   [ updated May 10, 2017, 1:53 AM ]
WIA news update
The Wireless Institute of Australia will hold the Annual General Meeting in May at Hahndorf in South Australia. The meeting will be the single venue where the WIA membership can obtain detailed and direct information from the outgoing board, which in an emphatic vote by the membership sees six new faces take office at the conclusion of the meeting.

Any WIA member can contact the Secretary of the Institute, Mr Jim Linton, with motions to be added to the Agenda for the AGM. Several WIA members have shared with us their motions and today we are putting these in the Public Domain, to allow the WIA membership time to prepare itself for these motions and to put the Secretary and outgoing Board on Notice that he is being watched very closely by the membership after previously declaring unilaterally that the General Meeting called for by members was dis-allowed.

The members have advised us that they have presented these motions in writing to the Secretary who has declined to acknowledge or confirm receipt. WA Amateur Radio News is aware that several of these have been submitted to the WIA as Registered Mail and we have evidence that the office has received these motions. We also need to point out that we are aware of further motions that have been made to the Secretary of the WIA.

The motions are:
  1. That the Secretary, having been provided with this motion on notice and pursuant to Section 250s of the Corporations Act, to be transacted as special business at the 2017 WIA AGM, provide in hard copy at this meeting, the Profit & Loss Statement and Balance Sheet for 2017 Year to Date ended 30 April 2017. Should the Directors be unable to fulfil this request then the same reports be provided in hard copy for the first quarter of 2017 (ie. 1 January – 31 March 2017)

  2. That the Secretary, having been provided with this motion on notice and pursuant to Section 250s of the Corporations Act, to be transacted as special business at the 2017 WIA AGM, declare in writing at this meeting, what actions the Board took to oversee the appointment, value for money, performance and remuneration including superannuation and any other costs to the WIA of Fred Swainston (Trainsafe) in the paid capacity of Office Administrator.

  3. That the Secretary, having been provided with this motion on notice and pursuant to Section 250s of the Corporations Act, to be transacted as special business at the 2017 WIA AGM, declare in writing at this meeting, what actions, mechanisms and processes the Board followed to manage the members’ funds during 2016.

  4. That the Secretary, having been provided with this motion on notice and pursuant to Section 250s of the Corporations Act, to be transacted as special business at the 2017 WIA AGM, provide to this meeting, in hard copy, the Performance and Financial Reports provided to the ACMA for Financial years 2015 and 2016.

  5. That the Secretary, having been provided with this motion on notice, to be transacted as special business at the 2017 WIA AGM, declare in writing at this meeting, the total number of members on the register of the Association, in all categories, the number of AR magazines delivered by post on a monthly basis, the number of members that have elected to receive AR magazine electronically, and the number of final notices issued to members, by date of issue. All the data to be detailed for the years 2014, 2015, 2016 and up to 30th April 2017.

  6. That the Secretary, having been provided with this motion on notice, to be transacted as special business at the 2017 WIA AGM, declare in writing at this meeting, all benefits whether financial or in kind provided to employees, consultants, directors or members of the WIA during the financial years of 2014, 2015, 2016 and up to 30th April 2017, together with the record of the processes and Board approvals for such benefits.

  7. That the Secretary, having been provided with this motion on notice, to be transacted as special business at the 2017 WIA AGM, declare in writing at this meeting, contemporaneous records of each and every meeting between the WIA and the ACMA in relation to the deed between the two organisations together with all or any variations, as referred to in paragraph 27.1 of the deed, since the deed was originally signed.

  8. That the Secretary, having been provided with this motion on notice, to be transacted as special business at the 2017 AGM, declare in writing at this meeting, the reason for each and every statement that was declared invalid in the call for a general meeting with a motion for the removal of Directors.

  9. That the Secretary, having been provided with this motion on notice, to be transacted as special business at the 2017 WIA AGM, declare in writing at this meeting:
    • The arrangements and contracts in place surrounding the publication of "Amateur Radio" magazine?
    • Who is the contractor, how was the contractor initially sought out and does the contractor have any direct or indirect association with any Board member past or present?
    • When was the contract last renewed and what is the duration of the arrangement?
    • How much does the WIA pay monthly to the contractor and what are the outstanding liabilities for the duration of this contract?
    • What are the liabilities associated with exiting the arrangement?

  10. That the Secretary, having been provided with this motion on notice, to be transacted as special business at the 2017 WIA AGM, declare in writing at this meeting,
    1. What are the educational qualifications of Mr Fred Swainston?
    2. How does Mr Fred Swainston assess potential assessors' educational qualifications and decide who receives "Recognition of Prior Learning" for their educational qualifications?

[27 April - Edited: Added an eighth motion]
[1 May - Edited: Added ninth motion]
[10 May - Edited: Added tenth motion]
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