The Internet Association of Australia Inc (IAA) would like to thank all members who have participated in our consultation on whether to transition to a company limited by guarantee. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.
The IAA Board remains in favour of the transition and it has resolved to convene the Special General Meeting referred to below.
The Board of the Internet Association of Australia Inc hereby gives notice of a Special General Meeting to give members the opportunity to vote on the two (2) special resolutions set out below in connection with the proposal to transition IAA’s registration (association number A1004987S) from an incorporated Association under the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (WA) to a company limited by guarantee under Part 5B.1 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
Special General Meeting
Date: Wednesday 28 July 2021
Time: 3:00pm AWST / 5:00pm AEST
Location: Arnotts Technology Lawyers of Level 2, 151 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000. Members may attend in person or via Zoom (Video Conference)
Link for Zoom registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/IAASGM
The following resolutions will be proposed as special resolutions at the Special General Meeting:
1. Lodgement of application for registration. Members are asked to consider and, if thought fit, pass the following resolution as a special resolution:
That in view of the dispersed and Australia-wide nature of the operations of the Internet Association of Australia Inc (registration number A1004987S), an application be made in accordance with section 93 of the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (WA) and regulation 14 of the Associations Incorporation Regulations 2016 (WA) for it to apply for registration as a prescribed body corporate under Part 5B.1 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and an application be made under Part 5B.1 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) for the Internet Association of Australia Inc to apply for registration as a company limited by guarantee with the proposed name of “Internet Association of Australia Ltd”.
2. Approve a constitution for the company. Members are asked to consider and, if thought fit, pass the following resolution as a special resolution:
That the constitution, tabled at the special general meeting of the Internet Association of Australia Inc held on 28 July 2021 and initialled by the chair of the special general meeting for the purpose of identification (a copy of which was attached to the notice of the special general meeting), be approved for adoption as the constitution of the company “Internet Association of Australia Ltd”, with the adoption of the constitution to take effect subject to and from when the Australian Securities and Investments Commission registers the company under Part 5B.1 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), at which point the constitution shall completely replace the existing rules of the Internet Association of Australia Inc and which shall cease to apply from that date.
Hyperlink to proposed Constitution: https://www.internet.asn.au/IAA-Ltd-proposed-Constitution-2021.pdf
Members may vote on the above special resolutions in one of the following ways:
- VOTE ONLINE NOW via Survey Monkey – Members may vote prior to or at the meeting via Survey Monkey Hyperlink to Survey Monkey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IAASGMspecialresolutions
- POSTAL VOTE – complete the voting paper and send to firstname.lastname@example.org or to PO BOX 8700, PERTH BC WA 6849 – Members may vote prior to the meeting by way of postal vote in accordance with and subject to Rule 50(9) of IAA’s current Rules by sending an email to email@example.com or by sending a letter to PO Box 8700, PERTH BC WA 6849. Hyperlink to voting paper: https://www.internet.asn.au/SGM-2021-Voting-Paper.pdf
- VOTE AT MEETING – Members who attend the meeting in person may vote by a show of hands.
A copy of Rule 50 is available at the following hyperlink: https://www.internet.asn.au/IAA-Rules.pdf
Please review your voting contact information in the portal to ensure this information is up to date.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.