NQLC SGM - 18 November 2017

October 15, 2017 at 8:00 AM


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NOTICE OF SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

of

North Queensland Land Council Native Title Representative Body Aboriginal Corporation (NQLC Members)

The Directors of the North Queensland Land Council Native Title Representative Body Aboriginal Corporation (NQLC) in accordance with the Rules have called a Special General Meeting to be held on: 

                        DATE:         Saturday 18 November 2017

                        VENUE:       Anglican Church & Community Centre
                                           Cnr of Bruce Highway and Liverpool Street
                                           CARDWELL QLD                 

The Meeting will commence immediately following the close of the Annual General Meeting (which commences at 11:00am set for the same date and location.


Purpose of meeting:

To consider 4 proposed changes to the rules:

  1. To vary the quorum requirement for a Ward Election in terms of the numbers needed.
  2. To remove the provisions that in the event of a quorum not being reached at a Ward Election the meeting adjourns to a week later and provide that in the event that a quorum is not reached to allow the meeting to be ajourned to the same day and to proceed with a reduced quorum.
  3. To remove the provisions that in the event of a quorum not being reached at an AGM/SGM the meeting adjourns to a week later and provide that in the event that a quorum is not reached to allow the meeting to be ajourned to the same day and to proceed with a reduced quorum.
  4. To vary the rules so as to remove Palm Island from the Tully/ Palm Island Ward and to constitute Palm Island as a separate Ward

Note Resolution 4 is a “package deal” – the resolution needs to be voted on as a package –individual parts of the proposed resolution cannot be voted on seperately. 

Proposed Resolutions for SGM Saturday 18th November 2017 

Proposed Resolution 1:  Changing the quorum rule for Ward Elections

The rule book be changed so that in Rule 12(5) the words “whichever is the highest” be replaced by the words “ whichever is the lesser”..

Proposed Resolution 2:  Changing the “adjourn to next week rule” for Ward Elections

The Rules be changed so that:

a) Rule 12(6) be changed such that the words “to a date seven (7) days later at the same time and place” are deleted and replaced with the following:

to a time one hour after the advertised commencement of the meeting. The quorum for this adjourned meeting shall be a number equivalent to the number of members then in attendance”

b) Rule 12(7) be deleted.

c) Rule 12(8) be deleted.

d) Rule 12(5) be changed such that the words: “Subject to the provisions of clause 12(8)” be deleted  and the letter “a” immediately following those words be changed to the letter “A”

Proposed Resolution 3:  Changing the “adjourn to next week rule” for General Meetings

The rules be changed so that:

a) In Rule 19(II)(iii) the words “to a date seven (7) days later at the same time and place” are deleted and replaced with the following:

“to a time one hour after the advertised commencement of the meeting . The quorum for this adjourned meeting shall be a number equivalent to the number of members then in attendance”

b) Rule 19(II)(iv) be deleted .

c) Rule 19(II)(v) be deleted.

Proposed Resolution 4: Creating a Palm Island Ward

That the following changes to the Rule book be made to create a separate Palm Island Ward:

  • In schedule 3 to the rules (which defines in writing the areas of the various Wards) – Change the Heading “Tully/ Palm Island Ward” to “Tully Ward”.

  • In Schedule 3 in the description of the Tully/Palm Island Ward delete the words “the Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council Local Government Area”.

  • Insert in schedule 3 the following additional definition:

    Palm Island Ward means: All land contained within the Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council Local Government Area.

  • In schedule 1 TABLE A insert in the Table a new line that reads:

    Palm Island Ward and in the right hand column of that table place the figure 1 against the Palm Island Ward.

  • In schedule 1 TABLE A change the name of the “Tully/ Palm Island Ward” to “Tully Ward”.

  • In schedule 1 TABLE A, in the right hand column, opposite Yarrabah Ward, reduce the number 2 to 1.

  • In schedule 1 TABLE B, Change the name of the “Tully/ Palm Island Ward” to “Tully Ward”.

  • In schedule 1 TABLE B, add a new line and in the left hand column put “Palm Island Ward” and in the right hand column put “Palm Island”.

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