Proposed Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation Rule Book changes, these changes will be voted on at the 2020 AGM.

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact Kirrip on 8088 0764 or email


Motion: The following change be made to the Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation rule book, under section 5 Membership of the Corporation, rule 5.7, 5.8 and under section 8 Directors, rule 8.1.2, 8.2.1, 8.10.2 proposed rule changes in RED to be accepted by the membership.

8.1.2 Number of directors

The number of directors of the corporation is 7. This number includes up to 2 independent or specialist non‑member directors.

Under section 8 Directors, rule 8.2.1 the following be added

8.2.1 Eligibility of directors

A director (other than a director appointed under rule 5.7) must be:

  • at least 18 years old

  • a member

  • an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.

  • A person is not eligible to become a director if the person is a family member of an existing board member or elected board member.


Under section 8 Directors, new rule 8.10.3 be added

8.10.3 How to fill casual vacancies

Any vacancy among the directors, occurring before their term of appointment expires may be filled by a majority of the remaining directors appointing a new director in line with rule 8.2.1.


Under section 5.7 Process for cancelling membership, heading to be amended to Process for suspending or cancelling membership and the following paragraph be added.


A person’s membership can be suspended or cancelled, if a member fails to fulfill any of their obligations or brings Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation into disrepute, the Corporation may suspend the membership by decision of a majority of the board of Directors. The member so suspended shall automatically cease to be a member for one year from the date of suspension, unless a decision is taken by the same majority to proceed with membership cancellation or restore the member to good standing.


Under section 5.8 rule book change to recognise associate members.


5.8      Different classes of members

The corporation has members (see rule 5.2.1 and 5.2.2) and Associated (Non Aboriginal) Members. There must always be a majority of members who are of Aboriginal descent.


Under section 19 Winding up

19.1 Resolution to distribute surplus assets


Subject to rule 19.2, where:


(a) the corporation is wound up

(b) In the event of the organisation being dissolved, the amount that remains after such dissolution and the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities shall be transferred to another organisation with similar purposes, that is charitable at law, and which is not carried on for the profit or gain of its individual members.

19.2 No distribution of surplus asset to members

The distribution of surplus assets must not be made to any member or to any person to be held on trust for any member.


Schedule 1 - Interpretation


"Poll" means voting at a general meeting by the members voting signing a paper headed "for" or "against" a motion or resolution, as the case may be (as opposed to voting by a show of hands). A poll can include a secret ballot. “Poll” may be taken by postal vote in the case of absentee.

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Melton South, 3338

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