Over the past 6 months, the QCOSS board has been working with Hall&Wilcox Lawyers on a review of its corporate governance, with a key focus on the Constitution as the governing document for QCOSS. The Constitution details our objects, rules (including membership) and decision-making structures, and generally sets out how QCOSS is to operate.

Our Current Constitution

In 2021, the Constitution was updated to reflect contemporary methods of communication, as well as recent changes in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and/or under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 (Cth).

Proposed Constitution

Hall&Wilcox have reviewed the Constitution in partnership with the board, and prepared a new draft.

This review has not altered the fundamental structure or governance of QCOSS, member rights and/or management or the size, composition, remuneration, or processes for recruitment and appointment of Board Directors.  The key amendments have been to clause 29 Nominated Directors, and clause 32 Election and confirmation of appointment of directors.

A summary of the amendments, prepared by Hall&Wilcox, is also available.

Please review the documents below:

Please send any questions or comments on the proposed amended Constitution by 15 September 2023 to QCOSS Company Secretary Annette Schoone.