This Resolution Has Been Disallowed / Invalidated by auDA – Only Resolution 4 Is Now On The Agenda.
“That the recently imposed Members Code of Conduct is in contravention of (13.3) and (29) of the auDA Constitution, and therefore needs to be suspended until approved by a special resolution of Members.”
It makes sense for a membership organisation like auDA to have a Code of Conduct for its members. But the Constitution needs to be respected, and therefore such an important BY-LAW should be put to a special resolution of members (before it is implemented / enforced). This is what the Constitution says:
The Board has the power to make, vary and repeal by-laws from time to time for the proper conduct and management of auDA and such by-laws are binding on all Members. A resolution of the Board to make, vary or repeal by-laws must subsequently be ratified by a special resolution of Members.
Where does it say in the Constitution that auDA can “temporarily suspend a membership until conflicting behaviours are resolved”? Nowhere!
These articles explain the situation.
♦ May 11, 2017 – Any Double Standards Here auDA?
♦ May 15, 2017 – Is auDA Contravening Its Constitution?
♦ May 15, 2017 – auDA Release New Code of Conduct As Transparency Questions Continue – (DomainPulse article)
♦ June 6, 2017 – We Have Ways To Make You Obey!
♦ June 7, 2017 – auDA Seeks To Enforce Their “Code of Conduct” (CoC)