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SA Compulsory Police Checks for Incorporated Association

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by Les Laub, 5 August 2014.

  1. Les Laub

    Les Laub Well-Known Member

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    Hi Les,
    1. Have you asked the SA Astronomy Association to explain why a police check is now required for attendance at all events?
    2. Is the mandatory police check requirement set out in the Constitution and/or Rules of the Incorporated Association? This is generally expected per SA Consumer and Business Services (CBS) Good Governance Checklist for Incorporated Associations.
    3. Sidenote - If you are concerned about the protection of your personal information ( privacy), you may also want to ask the SA Astronomy Association for a copy of their privacy policy to understand how they will use and securely store your police check.
    Hope this helps.
     
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    The best I can get out of the organisation is this statement:
    All members of the Astronomical Society of South Australia Inc (ASSA) who volunteer at any
    public attended event organised and/or sanctioned by the ASSA are required to hold a
    current National Police Check.
     
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    Hi Les,
    I'm only aware of section 30 of the Associations Incorporation Act 1985 (SA) that requires members of an incorporated association's committee to have no current/serious convictions.
    Given that the Astronomical Society of South Australia (ASSA) statement sets out that a National Police Check is only required for members that volunteer at events, I can only imagine that this additional requirement is part of their Rules and risk mitigation strategy.
     
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    Would it therefore be a requirement to have the rule included in the constitution?
     
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