So... Association “X” is located on a QLD university campus, ‘Incorporated’ under NSW Association Incorporation Act 2009 (NSW) and has 3 full-time employees who are not students or university staff members. X gains their ‘income’ or funding from the Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF) of the host University, as per the Higher Education Support Act 2009 (Cth) (HESA), by promoting itself as a student association. First Question - Has X breached section 40 of the Association Incorporation Act 2009 (NSW)? S. 40 = An association must not conduct its affairs (including its affairs as trustee of any trust) so as to provide pecuniary gain for its members However, the definition of “Pecuniary Gain” as per s5 of the same Act, does mention something about “ss(2) ... an organisation does not provide pecuniary gain for its members ... [if] (d) members of the organisation derive pecuniary gain from the organisation by way of bona fide payment of remuneration”. Now, HESA states that the SSAF money is meant to go towards providing services for students (food, drinks etc). X advertises as a student service, and thus, obtains funding from the University by way of SSAF funding to provide a salary (of approximately $60,000 p/a) to three staff members of the association. Is the appropriation of SSAF funds considered “bonda fide payment of remuneration”? Or is the appropriation a misuse of SSAF funding? If so, who is at fault; X, or the University that provides X with the money?