[Linux-aus] Access to membership list?

Jamezpolley jamezpolley at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 19:19:38 EST 2012

Am 17/12/2012 um 6:37 PM schrieb Noel Butler <noel.butler at ausics.net>:

> removed council@ from CC as it would likely bounce, but...
> On Mon, 2012-12-17 at 14:30 +1100, James Polley wrote:
>> But back at my desktop on a bigger screen again, I notice that the following section is relevant too:
>> (3) The portion of the register of members comprising names of members and dates on which the person became a member must be open for inspection, free of charge, by any member of the association within five business days of receipt of a written request by the public officer or secretary of the association.
>> (4) A member of the association may obtain a copy of any part of the register on payment of a fee of not more than $1 for each page copied or printed, or without fee for an electronic copy of the information.
>> So it seems that your request for email addresses would actually be valid under point 7(4)
>> I'm still uncomfortable with the privacy aspects of this though.
> It seems section 7 needs a complete overhaul, it appears to have very little regard for privacy.
> p3 I don't think is much of an issue as there is no contact or pivate information
> p4 should be removed entirely, because
> p5 should be implied.
> p6a should be amended to remove the bit of newsletters, if I didn't ask for it, then its a breach under the Spam Act, yes a breach because it would be an individual member sending it, not L.A., and if it was a L.A endorsed newsletter, then, it would be sent by official means which would not require a member seeking access to a members database to do it.
> I think the Federal Privacy Commissioner would have some serious concerns about some or a lot of S7.
> Cheers

Noel, would you mind working on an amendment (or maybe a couple) to effect these changes? We'd need to have the text locked down 21 days before the AGM in order to have this on the agenda as a special resolution

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