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Administered by: Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief
Published Date 27 Aug 2013

 

The Australian Institute of Building

 

Approval of Amendments to the By-laws

 

At a General Meeting of Members of the Institute on 1 March 2013, more than three-fourths of the Corporate Members present in person or by proxy and voting at a General Meeting of the Institute specifically called for the purpose of which due notice had been given approved a series of changes to the Institute’s by-laws.

 

On 2 August 2013 in line with Article 14 of the Charter, Her Excellency the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia approved the changes.

 

The principal amendments to the By-laws involve the reformation of the governing body of the Institute known as the Council to a substantially smaller number and to dissolve the current Executive Board of Management

 

The opportunity has also been taken to make a minor change to the language of the By-laws in regard to the appointment and term of Council representatives from the various Chapters of the Institute.

 

Full version of the new By-laws document can be obtained on the Institute’s website by selecting the following link - www.aib.org.au/publications

 

Witness under my hand    2 August 2013

 

Quentin Bryce AC

Governor-General

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

Royal Charter of the Australian Institute of Building

 

On 7 October 1969 a Royal Charter ("the Charter") was granted to the Australian Institute of Building ("the Institute") - the sole chartered institution representing this nation’s professional practitioners both within Australia and abroad, of all the various disciplines of the Building Profession: Construction and Project Management; Quantity Surveying and Building Economics; Building Surveying and Certification; Property and Facilities Management; Housing; Building Services; Kindred Sciences and Technologies; Construction Law and Arbitration - Article 14 of the Charter provides that:

 

·         the Institute may from time to time, by resolution approved by a ballot conducted in accordance with the By-laws, make such By-laws for the better execution of the Charter, the furtherance of the objects of the Institute and generally for regulating the affairs of the Institute as to the Institute seem fit and may from time to time rescind, vary or add to any By-laws and make others in their stead, but so that the By-laws for the time being are not in any respect repugnant to the laws of the Commonwealth of Australia or of any of the States or Territories comprised in the Commonwealth or inconsistent with the express provisions of the Charter.

 

·         no By-law or any rescission or variation thereof or addition thereto shall come into operation until the same shall have been submitted to and approved by the Governor-General in and over the Commonwealth of Australia or the person for the time being administering the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia; and

 

·         The Council of the Institute shall cause all such By-laws, when approved, to be printed and published together with the formal approval of the Governor-General in the Official Gazette of the Commonwealth of Australia.