[Linux-aus] [LACTTE] Notes for Council Meeting 2010/02/17

John Ferlito johnf at inodes.org
Mon Feb 22 12:27:49 EST 2010

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 12:23:45PM +1100, James Purser wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-02-22 at 11:46 +1100, Peter Lieverdink wrote:
> > Wouldn't it be relatively easy for the winning team to set up an account at a *local* Westpac branch as soon as they know they've won and have the relevant council members added shortly after the election? When LCA is over and the finances are done, move what's left back to the LA account and close that LCA account.
> > 
> > It's not as if the LA ctte necessarily need full access to the LCA account. Just read-only is fine. All LA need to do is make sure the LCA account has enough money in it to pay bills.
> > 
> > I believe Westpac have consistently refused to remove old council members off the LA account, so in theory there are signatories now that should not have access. By starting a brand new shiny account for each LCA rather than re-use old ones, you prevent that from happening.
> Umm this presents a bit of a problem. Why exactly is Westpac refusing to
> take former council members off the LA Account?

So it was a paperwork and process thing. From the marathon we had at
the bank last week, I think it is now fixed. I'll know for sure once I
get access, hopefully later this week.


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