[AusNOG] AusNOG 2.0? And Conference?

Robert Hudson hudrob at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 13:58:10 EST 2021

It's worth considering a "Company Limited by Guarantee" instead of an
Incorporated Association.

The former is registered direct with ASIC -you get an ABN.  You can as part
of the registration have the "Pty Ltd" requirement removed.

The latter is registered under a state (you get a business number), and to
trade in other states must apply for an ARBN from ASIC (and then you have
compliance at state and federal levels to manage).  Some states had
requirements that you had to have an office (or official address) in the
state that you were registered in, and even a public officer living in that

Both can be registered as non-profit with the ATO, both can have a
constitution to suit the requirements (no payments to members, etc), both
can register as a charitable organisation if your constitution and purpose
are suited to it.

I've helped deregister an Incorporated Association to replace it with a
Company Limited by Guarantee.  Happy to discuss with anyone interested in
how this works (can supply various example documents/etc as well).



On Thu, 14 Jan 2021 at 13:09, Warrick Mitchell <wyvernflyin at gmail.com>

> Hi David and Terry,
> In AusNOG 2018, David in his closing remarks talked about moving AusNOG
> towards an incorporated association with members.
> Since then we had AusNOG 2019 and I believe there were some remarks about
> this moving forward (however the slides are not up on the ausnog site to
> refer to for the closing remarks) and as I understand it three of the
> directors of AusNOG resigned and have not been replaced yet.
> So do we have an update on what's happening with AusNOG as an entity? It
> feels like it's stalled on the highway...
> In 2020, it was announced there would be no AusNOG conference at all, due
> to COVID-19.
> David mentioned a conference in September 2021, but what's the plan if
> travel restrictions / border closures are still in place?
> Perhaps we should consider having a conversation with our NZ cousins and
> running a virtual conference together etc might be an idea?
> Cheers,
> Warrick
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