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AIAA Constitution


About AIAA
Aims & Objectives
AIAA Constitution
Proxy Form
Future Plans
AIAA Projects


  1. To support and preserve the culture of Indonesia.

  2. To promote understanding and co-operation between the people of Indonesia and Australia through cultural exchange.

  3. To prvide assistance with accommodation and living expenses to Indonesian artists, dancers, musicians, writers and craftspeople visiting Australia.

  4. To promote multiculturalism, ensure the participation of people of all cultural backgrounds in AIAA activities and to address misinformation about Indonesia.

  5. To raise funds for Indonesian crisis relief - food, accommodation etc.


  1. To establish a data base of Australian-Indonesian cultural organisations and Indonesian visual and performing artists.

  2. To establish a National network of organisations and individuals involved in Indonesian culture and Artist-in-Residence programs via the internet.

  3. To undertake a National survey of community needs relating to Indonesian culture.

  4. To promote the initiation of joint projects between Indonesian cultural groups and community groups such as ACE, Arts councils, Schools etc in order to raise awarness about Indonesian culture throughout the Australian Community.

  5. To raise funds for the purpose of creating Indonesian cultural programs and Artist-in-Residence programs throughout Australia.

  6. To produce and distribute an Instruction Manual for local cultural groups on the co-ordination of cultural activities and Artist-in Residence Programs.

  7. To provide on-going liaison, support and resourcing of local AIAA branches, Indonesian Artist-in Residence Programs and cultural organisations.

  8. To promote the establishment of local Indonesian cultural groups and branch offices of Australia Indonesia Arts Alliance at State, Regional and Local levels.

  9. To provide information about Indonesian cultural programs nationally and internationally via the internet - AIAA web-site, e-mail address and chatline.

Part I - Preliminary


  1. In these rules:
  2. "ordinary member" means a member of the committee who is not an office-bearer of the association, as referred to in rule 13.2;

    "secretary" means

    • the person holding office under these rules as secretary of the association; or
    • if no such person holds that office - the public officer of the association;

    "special general meeting" means a general meeting of the association other than an annual general meeting;

    "the Act" means the Associations Incorpoation Regulation 1994.

  3. In these rules:

    • a reference to a function includes a reference to a power, authority and duty; and

    • a reference to the exercise of a function includes, if the function is a duty, a reference to the performance of the duty.

  4. The provisions of the Interpretation Act 1987 apply to and in respect of these rules in the same manner as those provisions would so apply if these rules were an instrument made under the Act.

Part II - Membership

2. Membership Qualifications

3. Cessation of membership

4. Membership entitlements not transferable

5. Resignation of membership

6. Register of Members

7. Fees and Subscriptions

Applications for membership must be accompanied by the annual membership fee as determined by the management committee. Membership renewals fall due and payable on each anniversary of joining.

8 Members' Liabilities

The liability of a member of the assoiciation to contribute towards the payments of the debts and liabilities of the association or the costs, charges and expenses of winding up of the association is limited to the amount, if any, upaid by the member in respect of membership of the association as required by rule 7.

9. Resolution of Internal Disputes

Disputes between members (in their capacity as members) of the association, and disputes between members and the association are to be referred to the management committee for mediation and/or other appropriate action.

10. Disciplining Members

11. Right of Appeal of Disciplined Member

Part 111 - the Committee

12. Powers of the Committee

13. Constitution and Membership

14. Election of Members

15. Secretary

16. Treasurer

17. Casual Vacancies

For the purpose of these rules, a casual vacancy in the office of a member of the committee occurs if the member:

18. Removal of Member

19. Meetings and Quorum

20. Voting and Decisions

Part 1V - General Meetings

21.A) Annual General Meetings

B) Special General Meetings

22. Notice

23. Procedure

24. Presiding Member

25. Making Decisions

26. Special Resolution

A resolution of the association is a special resolution:

If it is passed by a majority which comprises at least three-quarters of such members of the association as, being entitled under these rules so to do, vote in person or by proxy at a general meeting of which at least 21 days' written notice specifying the intention to propose the resolution as a special resolution was given in accordance with these rules.

27. Voting

28. Appointment of Proxies

Part 5 - Miscellaneous

29. Insurance

30. Funds - Source

31. Funds - Management

32. Alteration of Objects and Rules

The statement of objects and these rules may be altered, rescinded or added to only by a special resolution of the association.

33. Common Seal

34. Custody of Books

Except as otherwise provided by these rules, the public officer must keep in his or her custody or under his or her control all records, book and other documents relating to the association.

35. Inspection of Books

The records, books and other documents of the association must be open to inspection, free of charge, by a member of the association at any reasonable hour.

36. Winding Up Clause

In the event of the organisation winding up, any monies, assets or capital property held by the organisation will be donated to a similar organisation with similar aims and objectives.