Bicycle Network: Board & Governance
Response to Review of the Associations Act
On 29 April 2005 Minister for Consumer Affairs Marsha Thomson released the interim report for the review of the Associations Act 1981.
Minister Thomson has called for comments on the interim report, due on 10 June 2005.
- Minister Thomson's press release 29 April 2005
- Minister Thomson's press release 30 May 2005
- The interim report
- Bicycle Network Victoria's final submission on the interim report
Bicycle Network Victoria submission
Bicycle Network Victoria is extremely concerned about these proposals, and has prepared a submission that:
- agrees that the not-for-profit sector is important to Australia's growth and wellbeing.
- agrees on the need for accountability and transparency, especially for larger not-for-profit organisations.
- encourages the State Government to support a specialist Commonwealth regulatory context. We like the approach proposed by 'A Better Framework: Reforming not-for-profit Regulation' (the Woodward–Marshall Report). See below.
- explains why Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) is not the right destination for Bicycle Network Victoria and other similar Associations.
Our submission can be found on the link above.
You can read 'A Better Framework: Reforming not-for-profit Regulation' (the Woodward–Marshall Report).
How to make a submission
We hope you can use this information and our submission to make your own comments to Minister Thomson:
Associations Incorporation Act Review
Consumer Affairs Victoria
GPO Box 123A
Melbourne Vic 3001
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
After the submission
After the submission we plan to make the case more broadly for a single Commonwealth regulatory regime.