Like many previous members, I declined to become a new class of member after the overseas membership rort of 2018.
For those not aware, that was when the previous CEO and some of his accomplices hatched a cunning plan (Blackadder and Baldrick would have been proud).
Aided and abetted by the current auDA Board, the CEO organised hundreds of foreign members that somehow shared the same email address to sign up as members in order to outvote legitimate members! This is commonly known as “branch stacking”.
auDA then changed the Constitution and got rid of the previous membership structure. The foreign members then disappeared as quickly as they had appeared.
There is no question that the Department of Communication and the Arts (DoCA) were aware of this strategy (cunning plan), but they effectively turned a blind eye to it.
It appears that all the current Board are going to be replaced at the AGM on November 14th. Let us thank a Higher Power for this miracle. The pain and suffering of the past 3 to 4 years is soon to be over.
I understand the Nominations Committee has been hard at work selecting the Independent Chair and five Independent Directors; and interviewing candidates for the four elected Director positions.
It is for this latter reason that I have decided to re-join as an associate member. This way I can vote for my preferred candidates (whoever they may be).
If You Want to Join
It’s also easy to sign up online, and takes less than two minutes. Confirmation happens within 2 days. Here’s the link.
If you want to be eligible to vote at next month’s AGM, you must sign up within the next few days.
Ned O’Meara – 7th October 2019