Constitution

The Association Constitution was revised and approved at the May 2008 Annual General Meeting, the most significant change being the name change of the Association to the Australian and New Zealand Association of Paediatric Surgeons (ANZAPS).   Members are advised to read the ANZAPS Constitution in conjunction with the Associations Incorporation Act Model Rules.

Please see ANZAPS Constitution for further information.

 

Statement of Purposes, May 2008
A. The purposes of the Association are:

1. To advance the study and practice of paediatric surgery in Australia and New Zealand.

2. To act on behalf of members in all national and international matters relevant to paediatric surgeons.

B. Solely for the objective of furthering the purposes set out above the Association shall have power:

1.  To take over the funds and other assets and liabilities of the present incorporated association know as the Australasian Association of Paediatric Surgeons.

2.  To indemnify any person for any loss or damage whether existing contingent prospective or otherwise incurred by them as a result on behalf of the unincorporated association become liable to pay any amount by way of damages or otherwise.

3.  To subscribe to, become a member of and co-operate with any other association, club or organisation, whether incorporated or not, the objects of which are altogether or in part similar to those of the Association provided that the Association shall not subscribe to or support with its funds any club, association or organisation which does not prohibit the distribution of its income and property among its members to an extent at least as great as that imposed on the Association under or by virtue of the Rules.

4.  To buy, sell, lease, hire and deal in all kinds of articles, commodities and provisions, both liquid and solid, for members of the Association or persons frequenting the Association's premises.

5.  To purchase, take on lease or in exchange, hire and otherwise acquire any lands, buildings, equipment, easements or property, real and personal, and any rights or privileges which may be requisite for the proposes of, or capable of being conveniently used in connection with any of the objects of the Association provided that where the Association takes or holds any property which may be subject to any trusts the Association shall only deal with the same in such manner as is allowed by law having regard to such trusts.

6.  To enter into any arrangements with any Government or Authority that are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the purposes and the exercise of the powers of the Association; to obtain from any such Government of Authority any rights, privileges and concessions which the Association may think it desirable to obtain; and to carry out, exercise and comply with any such arrangements, rights, privileges and concessions.

7.  To appoint, employ, remove or suspend managers, clerks, secretaries, servants, workmen and other persons as may be necessary or desirable for the purposes of the Association.

8.  To construct, improve, maintain, develop, work, manage, carry out, alter or control any houses, buildings, grounds, works or conveniences which may seem calculated directly or indirectly to advance the Association's interests, and to contribute to, subsidise or otherwise assist and take part in the construction, improvement, maintenance, development, working, management, carrying out, alteration or control thereof.

9.  To invest and deal with the money of the Association not immediately required in such manner as may from time to time be thought fit.

10. To take or otherwise acquire, and hold shares, debentures or other securities of any company or body corporate.

11. To lend and advance money or give credit to any person or body corporate; to guarantee and give guarantees or indemnities for the payment of money or the performance of contracts or obligations by any person or body corporate, and otherwise to assist any person or body corporate.

12. To borrow or raise or secure the payment of money either alone or jointly with any other person or legal entity and whether upon fluctuating advance account or overdraft or otherwise and to secure any such borrowing, raising or payment of money or the repayment or performance of any debt, liability, contract, guarantee or other engagement incurred or to be entered into by the Association in any way and, in particular, by the issue of notes secured or unsecured, debentures, debenture stock, perpetual or otherwise, or by mortgage, charge, lien or other securities, charged upon all or any of the Association's property (both present and future) and to purchase, redeem or pay off any such securities.

13. To open any account or accounts with any bank or banks and to operate in all usual ways any such account or accounts and to draw, make, accept, endorse, discount, issue or otherwise deal with any promissory notes, bills of exchange, bills of lading, cheque and other negotiable or transferable instruments.

14. To sell, improve, manage, develop, exchange, lease, dispose of, turn to account or otherwise deal with all or any part of the property of rights of the Association.

15. To take or hold mortgages, liens or charges, to secure payment of the purchase price, or any unpaid balance of the purchase price, of any part of the Association's property of whatsoever kind sold by the Association, or any moneys due to the Association from purchasers and others.

16. To take any gift of property whether subject to any special trust or not, for any one or more of the purposes of the Association but subject always to the proviso in paragraph 5.

17. To take such action whether by personal or written appeals, public meetings or otherwise, as may from time to time be deemed expedient for the purpose of procuring contributions to the funds of the Association, in the form of donations, annual subscriptions or otherwise.

18. To print and publish any newsletter, periodicals, conference proceedings books or leaflets for the promotion of its purposes.

19. To amalgamate with any one or more incorporated associations having purposes altogether or in part similar to those of the Association and which shall prohibit the distribution of its or their income and property among its or their members to an extent at least as great as that imposed upon the Association under or by virtue of the Rules.

20. To purchase or otherwise acquire and undertake all or any part of the property, assets, liabilities and engagements if any one or more of the incorporated associations with which the Association is authorised to amalgamate.

21. To transfer all or any part of the property, assets, liabilities and engagements of the Association to any one or more of the incorporated associations with which the Association is authorised to amalgamate.

22. To make donations for patriotic, charitable or community purposes.

23. To do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the purposes and the exercise of the powers of the Association.

 

Last Updated : Wednesday, September 13, 2017