Letter To The auDA Board

This morning I sent the following letter (2 pages) to Cameron Boardman (CEO) and Erhan Karabardak (Interim Chair).

Of particular concern to me and many other members are the following issues:

♦ Is anybody allowed to attend the AGM?

♦ Will the meeting be recorded or streamed?

♦ The special resolution added by an auDA Director in his private capacity.

Letter auDA 14th November 2017 Boardman


With regards the special resolution, I wrote about this last week in my article “Could auDA Become A Star Chamber?”.

When I sought comment from Erhan Karabardak about this, he told me that this Special Resolution has nothing to do with the auDA Board; and further it is not endorsed by them. He says that Simon Johnson did this as a “private member”. Erhan believes that it will be voted down.

So my big question is why was it allowed to be put up in the first place? Was it vetted by auDA lawyers? When members put up 4 resolutions to the SGM earlier this year, auDA took great delight in invalidating 3 of them “based on legal advice”.

What do you think?

Ned O’Meara – 14th November 2017


4 thoughts on “Letter To The auDA Board

  • November 14, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Was it vetted by auDA lawyers?

    I’m curious about this one particularly Ned as the the resolution has an air of discrimination to it.

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    • November 14, 2017 at 9:23 am

      It is discriminatory. E.g. if my only blemish in life is a DUI from 15 years ago, I can’t be either a member or director. Face palm.


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  • November 16, 2017 at 5:05 am

    I’m not a lawyer, but it does seem to me to be a denial of natural justice to an applicant that the Board “is not required to provide its reasons for rejecting any application” <https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_justice>.

    There may be a case for denial of natural justice on the grounds of national security.
    Res 1

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  • November 18, 2017 at 5:46 am

    I think it’s great simon consulted members on what they wanted to see in a “member” code of conduct.


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