Rule Book

The Tjiwarl AC Rule Book is our constitution and sets out the rules for how and what decisions are made by Directors and Members. 

Workplace Health and Safety Policy

Tjiwarl AC has a ‘Workplace Health and Safety Policy’ that states our commitment to the health, safety and welfare of our staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors.

We practice MUTUAL RESPECT, COMMUNICATION, and SAFETY for everyone. Our staff will not tolerate bullying or harassment, in person, on the phone or by any other means.

Meeting Code of Conduct

Members are required to abide by the Meeting Code of Conduct when they attend meetings and community forums. The requirements are explained in the meeting notices that are sent to members in advance of the meeting date. 

Everyone is entitled to feel safe and comfortable at meetings. Elders and children will likely be present at meetings, and this should be kept in mind when participating in the meeting. Any differences of opinion will be addressed through discussions, voting and consensus. Shouting, swearing and insulting or aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated and may result in disciplinary action including risking entitlements and rights as a member of Tjiwarl AC, in accordance with the Rule Book.

Member Rights

All Members may:

  • Attend, speak at and – subject to Traditional Law and Custom -participate in and be involved with decision-making at a general meeting, and
  • Not be removed as a Member unless the Directors and the Corporation have complied with the Rules.

Member Responsibilities

Each Member must:

  • Comply with the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act) and the Rule Book (link to the rule book and act);
  • Demonstrate connection to culture and country and the proven participation in Tjiwarl lore and cultural activities;
  • Behave in a way that does not significantly interfere with the operation of the Corporation or of the meetings of the Corporation; and
  • Consider, be guided by and, where possible, comply with Traditional Law and Custom.

How a person stops being a Member

A person will stop being a Member if the person:

  • resigns as a Member;
  • dies; or
  • has their membership cancelled and has their name removed from the Register of Members.

The Member ceases to be a member when the member’s name is removed from the Register of Members as a current member of the Corporation.