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We are a member of an Incorporated Communtiry Association.

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We are a member of an Incorporated Communtiry Association. The Assn owns a property worth $4K . Current Management Committee is in power for 13 years with losses year after year. They stay in power as they control election and membership. Our investigation lead us to something like there are anomalies going on but because of Privacy Act we can not gain full access to bank records. My question is can you obtain bank records
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Leon replied 11 months ago.

Good Morning.

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.

As a member the constitution should allow you to see the books and the bank accounts.

If they refuse you can report them to the department in your state where associations are registered and also to ASIC. You can also take them to court for the anomalies.

If the committee has been committing fraud they can be personally liable.

You have to look at the constitution of the association and that will give you the details of your rights to the books.

I hope this makes sense and is of assistance. if there is nothing further

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