The work of the many thousand volunteers who give their time is office bearers and members of sporting and community organisations across Queensland is vital to the state’s social and economic success. Our Business lawyers can assist you with Voluntary Association disputes. Contact us today for advice or recommendation.
To avoid disputes, the affairs of community organisation should be conducted transparently and members accorded “natural justice“. This relates for example to suspensions, reprimands and membership terminations and in some respects when deciding on applications for membership.
Committee members need to be aware of their compliance responsibilities, what rules apply to record-keeping, minute-taking and ‘flying minutes’ and when, where and by whom the associations’ financial and membership records can be inspected by members.
Our business lawyers can assist in disputes over membership and membership terminations as well as preparing:-
- customised constitutions;
- by-laws and protocols;
- guidance on filings and Associations Incorporation Act obligations;
- applications to the Supreme Court for determination of association issues and disputes.
Call our business lawyer team today for advice and recommendations as to how your association should deal with any current issues.