Monday, January 7, 2013

Proposed new name

Today Iraq War Inquiry Group Inc. held a Special General Meeting to consider a proposed name change.

The need for a name change has arisen because, in response to our application to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) for registration as a Registrable Australian Body, which our Victorian-registered body requires in order to enable it to operate nationally, ASIC advised:

In accordance with subsection 601DC(1) of the Corporations Act 2001, ASIC is unable to register the body for the reason(s) outlined below:

The name in the opinion of ASIC, in the context in which it is proposed to be used, is unacceptable as it is considered to suggest a connection with a department, authority or instrumentality of the government of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory of Australia.

In response to this situation, at today’s Special General Meeting members voted unanimously in favour of a resolution to change the name of the organisation to “Campaign for an Iraq War Inquiry”.

The next step will be to apply to Consumer Affairs Victoria for the name change, following which we will re-apply to ASIC for registration as a Registrable Australian Body.

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