Thank you members, volunteers and partners for attending our first formal Annual General Meeting.

In accordance with statute, the management committee positions were all declared vacant.  The following were successfully appointed to committee for 2014/15:

Ross Lee – president

Adeline Yap – secretary

Orlena Moloney – treasurer

Dawn Francoeur – committee

Anna Morgan – committee

Amanda Tomlinson – committee

In addition, management committee is expected to fill two casual vacancies for two late nominees: Kathy Atkins and David Cole.

Also we are happy to say that administrative assistant Nitika Balaram is expected to be reappointed to the position of Administrative Assistant, with help now from Brooke Mallard.

Approximately 6 months’ rent was raised by raffles held on the day.  Thanks sincerely to everyone who purchased tickets.

As we have not yet received government funding, a resolution was passed to increase membership fees to $20 for ordinary members and $10 for associate members.  We will be asking all volunteers to be part of the team by way of applying for membership of the association.

Finally, some constitutional changes have been passed in accordance with the draft published earlier and will be lodged with the Office of Fair Trading in due course.  Prospective members without a practising certificate should note that the Queensland Law Society issues CLC-only practising certificates at nominal expense to admitted solicitors, only practising in this area.  Please contact the Society for further information.