CASUAL VACANCIES IN OFFICE OF CHIEF COMMISSIONER
55. In the event of a vacancy occurring in the office of Chief Commissioner, while he is holding that office, the following procedure shall apply:
(a) If the vacancy occurs before the appointment of a Chief Commissioner Designate—
(i) the procedure referred to in Clauses 47, 48 and 49 if not already in operation shall become operative;
(ii) the Committee shall appoint a suitable person as Acting Chief Commissioner and he shall act as Chief Commissioner until the appointment of the Chief Commissioner Designate; and
(iii) as soon as a recommendation for the appointment of a Chief Commissioner Designate has been made by the Committee the President on behalf of the Committee shall submit a recommendation through the Chief Scout to the Chief Scout of Australia to proceed immediately with the appointment of the Chief Commissioner Designate as the Chief Commissioner; and
(b) If the vacancy occurs after the appointment of a Chief Commissioner Designate, the latter shall act as Chief Commissioner and the President on behalf of the Committee shall submit the name of the Chief Commissioner Designate to the Chief Scout for appointment by the Chief Scout of Australia as Chief Commissioner.
CHIEF COMMISSIONER—POWER AND DUTIES
56. (a) The Chief Commissioner is the Chief Executive Scouter of the Branch and (subject to the Royal Charter, the By-laws made thereunder and the Policy Organisation and Rules promulgated by the National Council under the Charter) is responsible to the Council for all Scout Activities within the Branch.
(b) The Chief Commissioner shall with the approval of the Committee appoint a Deputy Chief Commissioner and such if any Assistant Chief Commissioners, Branch Commissioners
, Assistant Branch Commissioners and Field Commissioners, with such respective duties
, as the Chief Commissioner may from time to time determine.
CHIEF COMMISSIONER'S POWER TO DELEGATE
57. During the absence of the Chief Commissioner for Victoria or his temporary inability from any other cause to carry out his duties of Chief Commissioner the Committee with the approval of the Chief Scout and of the Chief Commissioner if he is within Victoria and able to act may appoint the Deputy Chief Commissioner or failing him another Commissioner to act as his delegate for such period as he shall specify.
58. The Honorary Treasurer shall be appointed in accordance with Clause 14 and his duties shall be determined by the Committee.
59. The Committee shall appoint a General Secretary and may from time to time where the General Secretaryship is vacant or the General Secretary is unable to act appoint an Acting General Secretary who shall for the purpose of the Act and these By-laws be deemed the General Secretary.
60. The General Secretary shall provide for the safe custody of the Common Seal of the Branch and it shall not be used except pursuant to a resolution of the Committee and every instrument to which the Seal is affixed shall be signed by two members of the Committee and shall be countersigned by the General Secretary or some other person appointed by the Committee for the purpose.
61. The Committee shall cause true accounts to be kept of the income and expenditure of the Branch and the matters in respect of which such income and expenditure take place and of the assets
, liabilities and funds of the Branch.
62. At the Annual Ordinary General Meeting of the Council in every year the Committee shall lay before the Council an income and expenditure account and balance sheet made up to the year ending date of the year being reviewed at that meeting and duly audited by an Auditor or Auditors appointed in accordance with these By laws.
63. The Committee shall lay before every meeting of the Branch a report on the state and condition of the Branch and the progress of its work.
64. An Auditor or Auditors shall be appointed by the Council and the remuneration of such Auditor or Auditors shall be fixed by the Committee.
65. It shall be the duty of every officer and servant of the Branch to give to the Auditor or Auditors such information and explanations as may reasonably be required.
66. Every member of the Council or the Committee and other officer or servant of the Branch shall be indemnified by the Branch from and against all costs and losses for which he may become liable by reason of any act or thing reasonably done by him in the discharge of his duty and any paid officer or servant shall similarly be indemnified from and against any costs losses or expenses which he may reasonably incur or become liable to by reason of any act or thing reasonably done by him in the discharge of any duty performed for and with the authority of the Committee.
REGISTER OF MEMBERS OF COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE
67. The General Secretary shall keep and maintain a Register of Members of the Council and Members of the Committee in which shall be entered the full names and addresses and dates of election of every member and such other details as the Committee may from time to time determine.
68. Any notice sent by post shall be deemed to have been served on the third working day following that on which the envelope or wrapper containing the same is posted and in proving such service it shall be sufficient to prove that the envelope or wrapper containing the notice was properly addressed prepaid and posted.
ALTERATION OF BY-LAWS
69. These By-laws or any of them may at any time and from time to time (subject to the provisions of the Act) be added to, abrogated or varied by a resolution passed by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members of the Council present and voting at a meeting of the Council duly convened for the purpose.
The Scout Association Act 1932
was assented to on 29 December 1932 and came into operation on 29 December 1932.
The name of this Act was changed from the Boy Scouts Association Act 1932 to the Scout Association Act 1932 by section 13(2) of the Scout Association Act 1983, No. 9878/1983.
Table of Amendments
This Version incorporates amendments made to the Scout Association Act 1932
by Acts and subordinate instruments.
Scout Association Act 1983, No. 9878/1983
Legal Practice Act 1996, No. 35/1996
S. 453(Sch. 1 item 74) on 1.1.97: s. 2(3)
This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Scout Association Act 1932
No entries at date of publication.