TOPSA Constitution Review and Update
On 26 November 2012, the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 (and its associated Regulations) replaced the Associations Incorporation Act 1981.
Pursuant to legislation there are new items that the Association's rules must address:
Further information regarding adapting to the new incorporated association rules can be found on the website of Consumer Affairs Victoria.
The TOPSA Committee undertook a detailed review of the current constitution, adopted in 2004, in preparation a new Constitution more accurately reflecting the Associations and changes that have occurred over the past ten years.
The Committee used the Model Rules, provided by Consumer Affairs of Victoria, as the basis for the new constitution amending and adding relevant provisions as required.
This proposed constitution was adopted by special resolution at the Annual General Meeting of the Association on 14th November 2013.