P&C Constitution Change

The Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (WA) replaced the Associations Incorporation Act 1987 (WA).

The new Act commenced on 1 July 2016 which continues to provide a framework of regulation for non-for-profit organisations such as sports and recreation clubs, societies and community groups (eg P&C Associations) in Western Australia.

This is the most significant reform of the associations incorporation law since the current Act was enacted in 1987.  The aim is to bring associations in line with contemporary good governance principles and expectations.

The key reforms of the Act:

  • A three tier system of financial reporting designed to minimise the reporting burden on smaller associations, while recognising the larger associations should be accountable for the significant resources under their control.
  • Formalisation of the duties of the committee members and officers which already exist under the common law, and reflect those applicable to directors and officers of associations.
  • A dispute resolution system that requires each association to have an internal dispute resolution process.  Unresolved disputes between members and an incorporated association may be heard by the State Administrative Tribunal.
  • New measures to better protect the privacy of association members, and limits on how contact information provided by members can be used.
  • A simplified and streamlined process for associations to resolve their affairs and either wind up the association or cancel their incorporation.

The Mundaring Primary School P&C Association Inc is to adopt the Constitution prepared by WA School Council of State School Organisation (WACSSO) which has been approved by the Department of Education. 

We request your attendance at our general meeting on Monday, 28 October 2019 at 7pm at the school library.

A copy of our new constitution is available on the School website for your review and comments.

Please contact Yvonne Chow on 0419 838 356 if you have any queries.

Regards

Mundaring Primary School P&C Executive Committee