Short-notice for new membership model

auda cwmg meeting

According to IT Wire, some auDA members are not happy about a meeting that’s been called for a new auDA membership model.

The notice for the meeting, issued by auDA on 25 June, says: “The CMWG has arranged a forum that will take place at LaTrobe University’s City Campus in Melbourne at 4PM on 2 July.”

CMWG refers to the Consultation Model Working Group which was “convened in May to define and oversee the process of consultation with the auDA membership and wider Australian community”.

Some members are debating that this is an auDA Meeting, and more lead-time should be given, stating:

I bring to your attention, the auDA Constitution has been referred to by auDA Members in online forums about the date of the auDA forum being called only 6 days in advance of the proposed next meeting.

14.4 Notice of Meetings
At least twenty-one (21) clear days notice of a general meeting must be given in accordance with clause 30 unless the Corporations Act otherwise provides. The notice must specify the place, day, and hour of meeting, and in the case of special business the general nature of that business, and in the case of an election of Directors, the names of the candidates for election.

But an auDA spokesman has replied:

It is a member and stakeholder forum organised and called by the Consultation Model Working Group (CMWG).

The meeting is currently scheduled for Monday 4pm July 2nd in at LaTrobe University City Campus.

auDA have stated:

You are cordially invited to attend either in person or online (details to come.)


For those who can’t attend in Melbourne…

There are only 2.5 business days remaining, to see how the “online” version is going to work…

Details have not yet been released.




Reminder: CMWG Membership Model Consultation – Monday 2 July

28 June 2018

The auDA Consultation Model Working Group’s member consultation event takes place next Monday, 2 July.

The CMWG is keen to see all auDA members take part and have their say on the future of auDA.

Monday, 2 July 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm (AEST)
La Trobe University, City Campus
Room 2.15, Level 2 | 360 Collins Street | Melbourne, VIC 3000
Register to attend in person


Download the agenda for the event.

Online participation

If you can’t make it to the event in-person you’ll be able to participate in the consultation online via a Zoom webinar.

Register in advance for the webinar here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Live polling
Live polling will also take place during the webinar using Instructions for using this will be given during the introduction to the event.

Before the event

The CMWG asks that ahead of the event members read the following documents to better inform discussion and feedback.

Review of the .au Domain Administration
The Department of Communications and the Arts’ final report of their review into auDA. This report contains the 29 recommendations auDA needs to implement.

Potential membership models for discussion
A broad outline of three potential membership models to serve as discussion starters
Questions on notice
Members wishing to submit questions on notice or suggestions for membership models to the CMWG please email [email protected] or via a post to the members’ discussion forum.

Join the auDA members’ discussion forum

The CMWG encourages all auDA members to take part in the online discussion about the future of auDA in the members’ forum.

If you’re an auDA member who wishes to join the forum please email [email protected]


3 thoughts on “Short-notice for new membership model

  • June 29, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Why not give members more notice?

    Why did auDA’s CEO Cameron Boardman insist to rush this with only 6 days notice?

    Another example of .au namespace mismanagement which is out of touch with real Australian auDA members.

    Easy to see why members want them sacked and new management to replace them ASAP to fix auDA and ensure the Government 29 requirements are met.

    Simply Disgusting current management ruining our once secure and highly respected .au namespace.


  • June 30, 2018 at 5:09 am

    Its a charade; going to this meeting is like walking out into your backyard and talking to leaves on a tree, you see those leaves rustle, sway, turn, and for a brief moment its all magical, and then you snap out of it , its just the wind, and why were talking to a tree.

    Rather wasting time talking to a plant, call 1300 tree-removal, and keep warm by the fire.

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