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-1.  #### Interpretation+====== Group Rules ======
  
-    ​1.  In these rules - Act means the Associations Incorporation Act 1981. +===== 1. Interpretation ===== 
-        present -+1.  In these rules - Act means the Associations Incorporation Act 1981. 
 +   ​present - 
 +      1.  at a management committee meeting, see rule 23(6); or 
 +      2.  at a general meeting, see rule 37(2). 
 +  2.  A word or expression that is not defined in these model rules, but is 
 +      defined in the Act has, if the context permits, the meaning given by 
 +      the Act.
  
-        1 at a management committee meeting, see rule 23(6); or +===== 2#### Name ===== 
-        ​2. ​ at a general meeting, see rule 37(2).+The name of the incorporated association is HSBNE Inc
  
-    2.  A word or expression that is not defined in these model rules, but is +3#### Objects
-        defined in the Act has, if the context permits, the meaning given by +
-        the Act.+
  
-2.  #### Name+<​code>​ 
 +  The objects of the association are - 
 +</​code>​
  
-    The name of the incorporated association is HSBNE Inc+<​code>​ 
 +  To provide a physical space where hackers, computer geeks, engineers,​ 
 +  circuit benders, crafters, ​ and those with interests in computer security, 
 +  technology, electronics,​ hacking(1) and related topics ​ (and other creative 
 +  types with a similar ethos ) can gather to share ideas, knowledge,​ 
 +  equipment, and opinions in a friendly and collaborative atmosphere, for the 
 +  pleasure and accommodation of members and their guests; 
 +</​code>​
  
-3.  #### Objects+<​code>​ 
 +  The establishment and operation of a social club for individuals interested 
 +  in the above topics; 
 +</​code>​
  
-    The objects of the association are -+<​code>​ 
 +  To provide related services and tools for fostering playful cleverness, as 
 +  determined by the membership. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    To provide a physical space where hackers, computer geeks, engineers, +<​code>​ 
-    ​circuit benders, crafters, ​ ​and ​those with interests in computer security, +  ​Sharing information ​and knowledge for the mutual benefit ​of the members and 
-    technology, electronics,​ hacking(1) and related topics ​ (and other creative +  interested parties; 
-    types with a similar ethos ) can gather to share ideas, ​knowledge+</​code>​
-    equipment, and opinions in a friendly and collaborative atmosphere, ​for the +
-    pleasure and accommodation ​of members and their guests;+
  
-    The establishment ​and operation of a social ​club for individuals interested +<​code>​ 
-    ​in ​the above topics;+  Organizing technical, educational, ​and social ​events ​ - for members and 
 +  ​non-members for the purpose of training,​learning,​ and fund-raising; 
 +</​code>​
  
-    To provide related services ​and tools for fostering playful cleverness, as +<​code>​ 
-    ​determined by the membership.+  Promoting awareness of digital privacy ​and digital rights issues affecting 
 +  members in civil society; 
 +</​code>​
  
-    Sharing information and knowledge for the mutual benefit of the members and +<​code>​ 
-    ​interested parties;+  And such other complementary purposes not inconsistent with these objects. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    Organizing technical, educational,​ and social events ​ - for members and +4. #### Powers
-    non-members for the purpose of training,​learning,​ and fund-raising;​+
  
-    Promoting awareness ​of digital privacy and digital rights issues affecting +<​code>​ 
-    ​members in civil society;+  1.  The association has the powers ​of an individual. 
 +  2.  The association may, for example - 
 +</​code>​
  
-    And such other complementary purposes not inconsistent ​with these objects.+<​code>​ 
 +      1.  enter into contracts; and 
 +      2.  acquire, hold, deal with and dispose of property; and 
 +      3.  make charges for services and facilities it supplies; and 
 +      4.  do other things necessary or convenient to be done in carrying out 
 +          its affairs. 
 +</​code>​
  
-4.  ​#### Powers+<​code>​ 
 +  3.  The association may take over the funds and other assets and liabilities 
 +      of the present unincorporated association known as Hackerspace Brisbane 
 +  ​4.  ​The association may also issue secured and unsecured notes, debentures 
 +      and debenture stock for the association. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    1 The association has the powers ​of an individual. +5#### Classes ​of members
-    2.  The association may, for example -+
  
-        ​1.  ​enter into contracts; and +<​code>​ 
-        2.  ​acquire, hold, deal with and dispose ​of property; and +  ​1.  ​The membership of the association consists of ordinary members. 
-        3 make charges for services and facilities it supplies; and +  2.  ​The number ​of ordinary members is unlimited
-        ​4. ​ do other things necessary or convenient to be done in carrying out +</​code>​
-            its affairs.+
  
-    3.  The association may take over the funds and other assets and liabilities +6#### New membership
-        of the present unincorporated association known as Hackerspace Brisbane +
-    4.  The association may also issue secured and unsecured notes, debentures +
-        and debenture stock for the association.+
  
-5.  ​#### Classes of members+<​code>​ 
 +  1.  ​All new members ​must declare their intent to join to one or more of the 
 +      management committee and then pay at least 1 months membership in 
 +      advance and inform one or more of the management committee. 
 +  2.  Upon confirmation of payment by the treasurer, a person is considered a 
 +      full member for the purposes of dues, but must complete other activities 
 +      set by the executive, such as ( but not limited to ) induction, before 
 +      their admission process is completed. 
 +  3.  Upon completed admission as a member, the new member will be issued with 
 +      an RFID entry card at the earliest possible convenience. 
 +  4.  Users who do not complete their membership admission process within 30 
 +      days, have no membership rights, and all prior payments are forfeit. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    1.  The membership of the association consists of ordinary members. +7#### Membership fees
-    2.  The number of ordinary members is unlimited.+
  
-6.  ​#### New membership+<​code>​ 
 +  1.  ​The membership ​fee : 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​1.  ​All new members ​must declare their intent ​to join to one or more of the +<​code>​ 
-        management committee and then pay at least 1 months membership in +      ​1.  ​is the amount decided by the members ​from time to time at a general 
-        ​advance ​and inform one or more of the management committee. +          ​meeting; ​and 
-    2.  ​Upon confirmation of payment by the treasurer, a person ​is considered a +      2.  is payable whenand in the way, the management committee decides
-        full member for the purposes of duesbut must complete other activities +</​code>​
-        set by the executive, such as ( but not limited to ) induction, before +
-        their admission process is completed. +
-    3.  Upon completed admission as a member, the new member will be issued with +
-        an RFID entry card at the earliest possible convenience+
-    ​4. ​ Users who do not complete their membership admission process within 30 +
-        days, have no membership rights, and all prior payments are forfeit.+
  
-7.  ​#### Membership fees+<​code>​ 
 +  2.  ​A member of the incorporated association who, before becoming a member, 
 +      has paid the members annual subscription for membership of the 
 +      unincorporated association on or before a day fixed by the management 
 +      committee, is not liable to pay a further amount of annual subscription 
 +      for the period before the day fixed by the management committee as the 
 +      day on which the next annual subscription is payable. 
 +  3.  Member Fees may be waived in part or in full for a three month period 
 +      due to financial hardship or relocation by written petition signed by at 
 +      least two thirds (2/3rds) of the management committee. 
 +  4.  Payment of dues may be waived for any other reason only by voting 
 +      members at a duly called meeting. 
 +  5.  At the time of Incorporation,​ the membership fee for each ordinary 
 +      membership is $60 per calendar month for members who are employed. It is 
 +      $30 per month for students and unemployed persons. When paid in-advance 
 +      and for a minimum of 3 months at a time, it is $55 per calendar month 
 +      for members who are employed. 
 +  6.  The management committee, may for the purposes of a promotion and/or 
 +      event discount the membership fee for new members up to 50% to a 
 +      maximum of 3 months. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    1 The membership fee :+8#### Admission and rejection of new members
  
-        ​1.  ​is the amount decided by the members from time to time at a general +<​code>​ 
-            meeting; and +  ​1.  ​The management committee may consider an application for membership ​at 
-        ​2. ​ is payable when, and in the way, the management committee decides.+      the next committee ​meeting ​held after it receives - 
 +</​code>​
  
-    2.  ​A member of the incorporated association who, before becoming a member, +<​code>​ 
-        has paid the members annual subscription ​for membership ​of the +      1.  the application ​for membership; and 
-        ​unincorporated association on or before a day fixed by the management +      2.  the appropriate ​membership fee for the application
-        committee, is not liable to pay a further amount of annual subscription +</code>
-        for the period before the day fixed by the management committee as the +
-        day on which the next annual subscription is payable. +
-    3.  Member Fees may be waived in part or in full for a three month period +
-        due to financial hardship or relocation by written petition signed by at +
-        least two thirds (2/3rds) of the management committee. +
-    4.  Payment of dues may be waived for any other reason only by voting +
-        members at a duly called meeting. +
-    5.  ​At the time of Incorporation, ​the membership fee for each ordinary +
-        membership is $60 per calendar month for members who are employedIt is +
-        $30 per month for students and unemployed persons. When paid in-advance +
-        and for a minimum of 3 months at a time, it is $55 per calendar month +
-        for members who are employed. +
-    6.  The management committee, may for the purposes of a promotion and/or +
-        event discount the membership fee for new members up to 50% to a +
-        maximum of 3 months.+
  
-8.  ​#### Admission and rejection ​of new members+<​code>​ 
 +  2.  ​The management committee must ensure that, as soon as possible after the 
 +      person applies to become a member ​of the association,​ and before the 
 +      management committee considers the persons application,​ the person is 
 +      advised - 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​1.  ​The management committee may consider an application for membership at +<​code>​ 
-        the next committee meeting held after it receives ​-+      ​1.  ​whether or not the association has public liability insurance; and 
 +      ​2. ​ if the association has public liability insurance ​the amount of the 
 +          insurance. 
 +</​code>​
  
-        1.  the application ​for membership; and +<​code>​ 
-        2.  the appropriate ​membership ​fee for the application.+  3.  ​The management committee must decide whether to accept or reject ​the 
 +      ​application. 
 +  4.  ​If a majority of the members of the management committee vote to accept 
 +      the applicant as a member, the applicant must be accepted as a member 
 +      for the class of membership ​applied ​for
 +  5.  The secretary of the association must, as soon as practicable after the 
 +      management committee decides to accept or reject an application, give 
 +      the applicant a written notice (including electronic) of the decision. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    2 The management committee must ensure that, as soon as possible after the +9#### When membership ends
-        person applies to become a member of the association,​ and before the +
-        management committee considers the persons application,​ the person is +
-        advised -+
  
-        ​1.  ​whether or not the association ​has public liability insurance; and +<​code>​ 
-        2.  ​if the association has public liability insurance ​the amount of the +  ​1.  ​A member may resign from the association ​by giving a written (including 
-            ​insurance.+      ​electronic) notice of resignation to the secretary. 
 +  ​2.  ​The resignation takes effect at 
 +</​code>​
  
-    3.  The management committee must decide whether to accept or reject the +<​code>​ 
-        application. +      1.  the time the notice is received by the secretary; or 
-    4.  ​If a majority of the members of the management committee vote to accept +      2.  ​if a later time is stated in the notice ​the later time. 
-        ​the applicant as a member, the applicant must be accepted as a member +</​code>​
-        for the class of membership applied for. +
-    5.  ​The secretary of the association must, as soon as practicable after the +
-        management committee decides to accept or reject an application,​ give +
-        the applicant a written ​notice ​(including electronic) of the decision.+
  
-9.  ​#### When membership ​ends+<​code>​ 
 +  3.  ​The management committee may terminate a members ​membership ​if the 
 +      member - 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​1.  ​A member may resign from the association ​by giving ​written (including +<​code>​ 
-        ​electronic) notice of resignation ​to the secretary+      ​1.  ​is convicted of an indictable offense; or 
-    ​2. ​ The resignation takes effect at -+      2.  does not comply with any of the provisions of these rules or 
 +          applicable ​by-laws such as the Code of Conduct, Safe Space Policy, 
 +          or Dispute Resolution Policy; or 
 +      3.  has membership fees in arrears; or 
 +      4.  conducts himself or herself in way considered to be injurious or 
 +          ​prejudicial ​to the character or interests of the association
 +</​code>​
  
-        1.  the time the notice is received by the secretary; or +<​code>​ 
-        ​2. ​ if a later time is stated in the notice - the later time. +  4.  Before the management committee terminates a members membership, the 
- +      committee must give the member a full and fair opportunity to show why 
-    3.  The management committee may terminate a members membership if the +      the membership should not be terminated and pursuant to subrule (3) must 
-        member - +      allow the member every opportunity to pay arrears or apply for fees to 
- +      be waived due to financial hardship as per rule 8 subrule (3) or (4) 
-        1.  is convicted of an indictable offense; or +  5.  If, after considering all representations made by the member, the 
-        2.  does not comply with any of the provisions of these rules or  +      management committee decides to terminate the membership, the secretary 
-            applicable by-laws such as the Code of Conduct, Safe Space Policy,  +      of the committee must give the member a written notice of the decision, 
-            or Dispute Resolution Policy; or +      and must notify the general membership via the official communications 
-        3.  has membership fees in arrears; or +      medium of the association. 
-        4.  conducts himself or herself in a way considered to be injurious or +</​code>​
-            prejudicial to the character or interests of the association. +
- +
-    ​4.  Before the management committee terminates a members membership, the +
-        committee must give the member a full and fair opportunity to show why +
-        the membership should not be terminated and pursuant to subrule (3) must +
-        allow the member every opportunity to pay arrears or apply for fees to +
-        be waived due to financial hardship as per rule 8 subrule (3) or (4) +
-    5.  If, after considering all representations made by the member, the +
-        management committee decides to terminate the membership, the secretary +
-        of the committee must give the member a written notice of the decision, +
-        and must notify the general membership via the official communications +
-        medium of the association.+
  
 10. #### Appeal against rejection or termination of membership 10. #### Appeal against rejection or termination of membership
  
-    ​1.  A person whose application for membership has been rejected, or whose +<​code>​ 
-        membership has been terminated, must give the general membership written +  ​1.  A person whose application for membership has been rejected, or whose 
-        notice of the persons intention to appeal against the decision. +      membership has been terminated, must give the general membership written 
-    2.  A notice of intention to appeal must be given within 7 days after the +      notice of the persons intention to appeal against the decision. 
-        person receives written notice of the decision. +  2.  A notice of intention to appeal must be given within 7 days after the 
-    3.  If the secretary receives a notice of intention to appeal via a public +      person receives written notice of the decision. 
-        announcement,​ the secretary must, within 7 days after receiving the +  3.  If the secretary receives a notice of intention to appeal via a public 
-        notice, call a general meeting to decide the appeal. +      announcement,​ the secretary must, within 7 days after receiving the 
-    4.  If the reason for termination was substantiated belief of illegal behaviour +      notice, call a general meeting to decide the appeal. 
-        the appeals process is not available to the person whos membership has  +  4.  If the reason for termination was substantiated belief of illegal behaviour 
-        been terminated.+      the appeals process is not available to the person whos membership has 
 +      been terminated. 
 +</​code>​
  
 11. #### General meeting to decide appeal 11. #### General meeting to decide appeal
  
-    ​1.  The general meeting to decide an appeal must be held within 5 weeks +<​code>​ 
-        after the secretary receives the notice of intention to appeal. +  ​1.  The general meeting to decide an appeal must be held within 5 weeks 
-    2.  At the meeting, the applicant must be given a full and fair opportunity +      after the secretary receives the notice of intention to appeal. 
-        to show why the application should not be rejected or the membership +  2.  At the meeting, the applicant must be given a full and fair opportunity 
-        should not be terminated. +      to show why the application should not be rejected or the membership 
-    3.  Also, the management committee and the members of the committee who +      should not be terminated. 
-        rejected the application or terminated the membership must be given a +  3.  Also, the management committee and the members of the committee who 
-        full and fair opportunity to show why the application should be rejected +      rejected the application or terminated the membership must be given a 
-        or the membership should be terminated. +      full and fair opportunity to show why the application should be rejected 
-    4.  An appeal must be decided by a majority vote of the members present and +      or the membership should be terminated. 
-        eligible to vote at the meeting. +  4.  An appeal must be decided by a majority vote of the members present and 
-    5.  If a person whose application for membership has been rejected does not +      eligible to vote at the meeting. 
-        appeal against the decision within 1 month after receiving written +  5.  If a person whose application for membership has been rejected does not 
-        notice of the decision, or the person appeals but the appeal is +      appeal against the decision within 1 month after receiving written 
-        unsuccessful,​ the secretary must, as soon as practicable,​ refund the +      notice of the decision, or the person appeals but the appeal is 
-        membership fee paid by the person.+      unsuccessful,​ the secretary must, as soon as practicable,​ refund the 
 +      membership fee paid by the person. 
 +</​code>​
  
 12. #### Register of members 12. #### Register of members
  
-    ​1.  The management committee must keep a register of members of the +<​code>​ 
-        association ( electronic form is preferred). +  ​1.  The management committee must keep a register of members of the 
-    2.  The register must include the following particulars for each member -+      association ( electronic form is preferred). 
 +  2.  The register must include the following particulars for each member - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  the full name of the member; +<​code>​ 
-        2.  the postal, e-mail, or residential address of the member; +      ​1.  the full name of the member; 
-        3.  the date of admission as a member; +      2.  the postal, e-mail, or residential address of the member; 
-        4.  the date of death or time of resignation of the member, if available;​ +      3.  the date of admission as a member; 
-        5.  details about the termination or reinstatement of membership;​ +      4.  the date of death or time of resignation of the member, if available;​ 
-        6.  any other particulars the management committee or the members at a +      5.  details about the termination or reinstatement of membership;​ 
-            general meeting decide.+      6.  any other particulars the management committee or the members at a 
 +          general meeting decide. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​3.  The register must be available for inspection by members of the +<​code>​ 
-        association at all reasonable times. +  ​3.  The register must be available for inspection by members of the 
-    4.  A member must contact the secretary to arrange an inspection of the +      association at all reasonable times. 
-        register. +  4.  A member must contact the secretary to arrange an inspection of the 
-    5.  However, the management committee may, on the application of a member of +      register. 
-        the association,​ withhold information about the member (other than the +  5.  However, the management committee may, on the application of a member of 
-        members full name) from the register available for inspection if the +      the association,​ withhold information about the member (other than the 
-        management committee has reasonable grounds for believing the disclosure +      members full name) from the register available for inspection if the 
-        of the information would put the member at risk of harm.+      management committee has reasonable grounds for believing the disclosure 
 +      of the information would put the member at risk of harm. 
 +</​code>​
  
 13. #### Prohibition on use of information on register of members 13. #### Prohibition on use of information on register of members
  
-    ​1.  A member of the association must not -+<​code>​ 
 +  ​1.  A member of the association must not - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  use information obtained from the register of members of the +<​code>​ 
-            association to contact, or send material to, another member of the +      ​1.  use information obtained from the register of members of the 
-            association for the purpose of advertising for political, religious,​ +          association to contact, or send material to, another member of the 
-            charitable or commercial purposes; or +          association for the purpose of advertising for political, religious,​ 
-        2.  disclose information obtained from the register to someone else, +          charitable or commercial purposes; or 
-            knowing that the information is likely to be used to contact, or send +      2.  disclose information obtained from the register to someone else, 
-            material to, another member of the association for the purpose of +          knowing that the information is likely to be used to contact, or send 
-            advertising for political, religious, charitable or commercial purposes.+          material to, another member of the association for the purpose of 
 +          advertising for political, religious, charitable or commercial purposes. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​2.  Subrule (1) does not apply if the use or disclosure of the information +<​code>​ 
-        is approved by the association and is also approved by the member in +  ​2.  Subrule (1) does not apply if the use or disclosure of the information 
-        question.+      is approved by the association and is also approved by the member in 
 +      question. 
 +</​code>​
  
 14. #### Position of President 14. #### Position of President
  
-    ​The President'​s functions include, but are not limited to -+<​code>​ 
 +  ​The President'​s functions include, but are not limited to - 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​1.  Acting as a spokesperson for the group, or designating spokespersons as +<​code>​ 
-        necessary. +  ​1.  Acting as a spokesperson for the group, or designating spokespersons as 
-    2.  Leading meetings and other activities as chairperson,​ wherever possible. +      necessary. 
-    3.  Promotion of the association +  2.  Leading meetings and other activities as chairperson,​ wherever possible. 
-    4.  Point of contact for the association for internal and external parties. +  3.  Promotion of the association 
-    5.  Other duties as required. For example, but not limited to:+  4.  Point of contact for the association for internal and external parties. 
 +  5.  Other duties as required. For example, but not limited to: 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  Vision / Direction for the long-term future and goals of the association. +<​code>​ 
-        2.  Handling media queries, or delegating others to handle media queries. +      ​1.  Vision / Direction for the long-term future and goals of the association. 
-        3.  Make a reasonable attempt at gaining consensus, or working to achieve +      2.  Handling media queries, or delegating others to handle media queries. 
-            the same, amongst the management committee.+      3.  Make a reasonable attempt at gaining consensus, or working to achieve 
 +          the same, amongst the management committee. 
 +</​code>​
  
 15. #### Position of Vice-President 15. #### Position of Vice-President
  
-    ​The Vice-President'​s functions include, but are not limited to -+<​code>​ 
 +  ​The Vice-President'​s functions include, but are not limited to - 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​1.  Performing the President'​s functions when the President is unavailable. +<​code>​ 
-    2.  Sharing the President'​s workload +  ​1.  Performing the President'​s functions when the President is unavailable. 
-    3.  Ensuring that adequate stock levels are maintained for consumable supplies +  2.  Sharing the President'​s workload 
-    4.  Ensuring audit and maintenance logs of the association,​ and actioning +  3.  Ensuring that adequate stock levels are maintained for consumable supplies 
-        maintenance or other activities that arise from these. +  4.  Ensuring audit and maintenance logs of the association,​ and actioning 
-    5.  Responsible for organising and maintaining the cleanliness of any +      maintenance or other activities that arise from these. 
-        premises held by the association. For example by organising clean up +  5.  Responsible for organising and maintaining the cleanliness of any 
-        events, providing cleaning incentives etc.+      premises held by the association. For example by organising clean up 
 +      events, providing cleaning incentives etc. 
 +</​code>​
  
 16. #### Position of Treasurer 16. #### Position of Treasurer
  
-    ​The Treasurer'​s functions include, but are not limited to -+<​code>​ 
 +  ​The Treasurer'​s functions include, but are not limited to - 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​1.  Maintaining accurate financial records for the association. +<​code>​ 
-    2.  Providing financial status and guidance at meetings. +  ​1.  Maintaining accurate financial records for the association. 
-    3.  Ensuring the association is meeting its obligations to the law regarding +  2.  Providing financial status and guidance at meetings. 
-        financial matters. +  3.  Ensuring the association is meeting its obligations to the law regarding 
-    4.  Ensuring the association maintains sufficient wind-up funds at all times. +      financial matters. 
-    7.  Ensuring the association meets all its contractual and legal obligations +  4.  Ensuring the association maintains sufficient wind-up funds at all times. 
-        financially. +  7.  Ensuring the association meets all its contractual and legal obligations 
-    8.  Ensuring the funds of the association are spent according to budgets set +      financially. 
-        by mandate of the association.+  8.  Ensuring the funds of the association are spent according to budgets set 
 +      by mandate of the association. 
 +</​code>​
  
 17. #### Position of Patron 17. #### Position of Patron
  
-    ​The Patron'​s functions include, but are not limited to -+<​code>​ 
 +  ​The Patron'​s functions include, but are not limited to - 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​1.  Participating in management committee meetings as the 'long memory'​ of +<​code>​ 
-        the association.+  ​1.  Participating in management committee meetings as the 'long memory'​ of 
 +      the association. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​It is strongly encouraged that the Patron will be a member whom -+<​code>​ 
 +  ​It is strongly encouraged that the Patron will be a member whom - 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​1.  Has held membership of more than 2 years where possible. +<​code>​ 
-    2.  Has held position on a previous executive where possible.+  ​1.  Has held membership of more than 2 years where possible. 
 +  2.  Has held position on a previous executive where possible. 
 +</​code>​
  
 18. #### Position of Secretary 18. #### Position of Secretary
  
-    ​The Secretary’s functions include, but are not limited to -+<​code>​ 
 +  ​The Secretary’s functions include, but are not limited to - 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​1.  Keeping minutes of each meeting and publishing those minutes within 72 +<​code>​ 
-        hours to the general membership in the normal accepted format. +  ​1.  Keeping minutes of each meeting and publishing those minutes within 72 
-    2.  Keeping copies of all correspondence and other documents relating to the +      hours to the general membership in the normal accepted format. 
-        association;​ and +  2.  Keeping copies of all correspondence and other documents relating to the 
-    3.  Maintaining the register of members of the association. +      association;​ and 
-    4.  Collating agendas for general meetings.+  3.  Maintaining the register of members of the association. 
 +  4.  Collating agendas for general meetings. 
 +</​code>​
  
 19. #### Membership of management committee 19. #### Membership of management committee
  
-    ​1.  The management committee of the association consists of a president,​ +<​code>​ 
-        vice-president,​ treasurer, secretary and patron. +  ​1.  The management committee of the association consists of a president,​ 
-    2.  A member of the management committee must be a fully paid member of the +      vice-president,​ treasurer, secretary and patron. 
-        association. +  2.  A member of the management committee must be a fully paid member of the 
-    3.  At each annual general meeting of the association,​ the members of the +      association. 
-        management committee must retire from office, but are eligible, on +  3.  At each annual general meeting of the association,​ the members of the 
-        nomination, for re-election. +      management committee must retire from office, but are eligible, on 
-    4.  A member of the association may be appointed to a casual vacancy on the +      nomination, for re-election. 
-        management committee under rule 21 +  4.  A member of the association may be appointed to a casual vacancy on the 
-    5.  A member may not hold the same position on the management committee for +      management committee under rule 21 
-        more than 2 consecutive years.+  5.  A member may not hold the same position on the management committee for 
 +      more than 2 consecutive years. 
 +</​code>​
  
 20. #### Electing the management committee 20. #### Electing the management committee
  
-    ​1.  A member of the management committee may only be elected as follows -+<​code>​ 
 +  ​1.  A member of the management committee may only be elected as follows - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  any member of the association may nominate another member (the +<​code>​ 
-            candidate) to serve as a member of the management committee;​ +      ​1.  any member of the association may nominate another member (the 
-        2.  the nomination must be made+          candidate) to serve as a member of the management committee;​ 
 +      2.  the nomination must be made 
 +</​code>​
  
-            ​1.  at the annual general meeting or +<​code>​ 
-            2.  at a meeting specially convened to replace a departing committee +          ​1.  at the annual general meeting or 
-                member.+          2.  at a meeting specially convened to replace a departing committee 
 +              member. 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​3.  each member of the association present and eligible to vote at the +<​code>​ 
-        annual general meeting may vote for 1 candidate for each vacant position +      ​3.  each member of the association present and eligible to vote at the 
-        on the management committee;+      annual general meeting may vote for 1 candidate for each vacant position 
 +      on the management committee; 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​2.  A person may be a candidate only if the person -+<​code>​ 
 +  ​2.  A person may be a candidate only if the person - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  is an adult; and +<​code>​ 
-        2.  is not ineligible to be elected as a member under section 61A of the +      ​1.  is an adult; and 
-            Act. +      2.  is not ineligible to be elected as a member under section 61A of the 
-        3.  must be an individual residing in Queensland, or in +          Act. 
-            another State but not more than 65km from the Queensland border. +      3.  must be an individual residing in Queensland, or in 
-        4.  Must not have a "for profit"​ or "​business interest"​ in the group. +          another State but not more than 65km from the Queensland border. 
-        5.  Must not hold a position of power over an area, asset, or financial +      4.  Must not have a "for profit"​ or "​business interest"​ in the group. 
-            consideration of the group due to business dealings with the group. +      5.  Must not hold a position of power over an area, asset, or financial 
-            Examples of this include:+          consideration of the group due to business dealings with the group. 
 +          Examples of this include: 
 +</​code>​
  
-            ​ Rental agreements +  ​* Rental agreements 
-             Sponsors +  * Sponsors 
-             Service providers +  * Service providers 
-             Asset providers+  * Asset providers
  
-            ​Any exception to this must be declared at a general meeting prior to +<​code>​ 
-            taking a position on the management committee, and left to the general +          ​Any exception to this must be declared at a general meeting prior to 
-            membership to decide any exceptions by a vote.+          taking a position on the management committee, and left to the general 
 +          membership to decide any exceptions by a vote. 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​6. Must score 70% or better on an TOEIC test for english skills.+<​code>​ 
 +      ​6. Must score 70% or better on an TOEIC test for english skills. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​3.  A candidate must be present at the annual general meeting to be +<​code>​ 
-        nominated. +  ​3.  A candidate must be present at the annual general meeting to be 
-    4.  If required by the management committee, balloting lists must be +      nominated. 
-        prepared containing the names of the candidates in randomised order. +  4.  If required by the management committee, balloting lists must be 
-    5.  The management committee must ensure that, before a candidate is elected +      prepared containing the names of the candidates in randomised order. 
-        as a member of the management committee, the candidate is advised -+  5.  The management committee must ensure that, before a candidate is elected 
 +      as a member of the management committee, the candidate is advised - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  whether or not the association has public liability insurance; and +<​code>​ 
-        2.  if the association has public liability insurance - the amount of the +      ​1.  whether or not the association has public liability insurance; and 
-            insurance.+      2.  if the association has public liability insurance - the amount of the 
 +          insurance. 
 +</​code>​
  
 21. #### Resignation,​ removal or vacation of office of management committee member 21. #### Resignation,​ removal or vacation of office of management committee member
  
-    ​1.  A member of the management committee may resign from the committee by +<​code>​ 
-        giving written notice of resignation to the secretary. +  ​1.  A member of the management committee may resign from the committee by 
-    2.  The resignation takes effect at -+      giving written notice of resignation to the secretary. 
 +  2.  The resignation takes effect at - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  the time the notice is received by the secretary; or +<​code>​ 
-        2.  if a later time is stated in the notice - the later time.+      ​1.  the time the notice is received by the secretary; or 
 +      2.  if a later time is stated in the notice - the later time. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​3.  The management committee of the association may call a vote of the +<​code>​ 
-        management committee at any time to remove a person from the management +  ​3.  The management committee of the association may call a vote of the 
-        committee. +      management committee at any time to remove a person from the management 
-    4.  A management committee vote to remove a member of the management committee +      committee. 
-        may only pass with a unanimous vote of the entire committee, minus one member. +  4.  A management committee vote to remove a member of the management committee 
-    5.  if a member of the management committee misses 3 consecutive executive +      may only pass with a unanimous vote of the entire committee, minus one member. 
-        meetings over a period of at least 1 month, without apology or proxy they +  5.  if a member of the management committee misses 3 consecutive executive 
-        are no longer considered "in good standing"​ with the remainder of the exec, +      meetings over a period of at least 1 month, without apology or proxy they 
-        and the position can be declared vacant by the remainder of the exec, resulting +      are no longer considered "in good standing"​ with the remainder of the exec, 
-        in the person being removed from the exec. If this item occurs it must be +      and the position can be declared vacant by the remainder of the exec, resulting 
-        published to the general membership in accordance with item 6. +      in the person being removed from the exec. If this item occurs it must be 
-    6.  the circumstances of all office vacancies to the management committee must +      published to the general membership in accordance with item 6. 
-        be published to the general membership via the official communication medium +  6.  the circumstances of all office vacancies to the management committee must 
-        of the association. +      be published to the general membership via the official communication medium 
-    7.  A member may be removed from office at a general meeting of the +      of the association. 
-        association if 3/4 of the full membership vote in favour of removing the +  7.  A member may be removed from office at a general meeting of the 
-        member. +      association if 3/4 of the full membership vote in favour of removing the 
-    8.  Before a vote of members is taken about removing the member from office, +      member. 
-        the member;+  8.  Before a vote of members is taken about removing the member from office, 
 +      the member; 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  must be given a full and fair opportunity to show cause why he or she +<​code>​ 
-            should not be removed from office; or +      ​1.  must be given a full and fair opportunity to show cause why he or she 
-        2.  if the member is not present they will be given 1 month to arrange a +          should not be removed from office; or 
-            meeting they can attend and present a reason as to why they should not +      2.  if the member is not present they will be given 1 month to arrange a 
-            be removed from office;+          meeting they can attend and present a reason as to why they should not 
 +          be removed from office; 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​9.  If within 1 month the member has not appeared at a meeting to show cause +<​code>​ 
-        why they should not be removed a meeting will be held in their absence +  ​9.  If within 1 month the member has not appeared at a meeting to show cause 
-        to vote upon their removal +      why they should not be removed a meeting will be held in their absence 
-    10. A member has no right of appeal against the members removal from office +      to vote upon their removal 
-        under this rule. +  10. A member has no right of appeal against the members removal from office 
-    11. A member immediately vacates the office of member in the circumstances +      under this rule. 
-        mentioned in section 642 of the Act.+  11. A member immediately vacates the office of member in the circumstances 
 +      mentioned in section 642 of the Act. 
 +</​code>​
  
 22. #### Vacancies on management committee 22. #### Vacancies on management committee
  
-    ​1.  If a casual vacancy happens on the management committee, the continuing +<​code>​ 
-        members of the committee may appoint another member of the association +  ​1.  If a casual vacancy happens on the management committee, the continuing 
-        to fill the vacancy until the next annual general meeting. +      members of the committee may appoint another member of the association 
-    2.  The continuing members of the management committee may act despite a +      to fill the vacancy until the next annual general meeting. 
-        casual vacancy on the management committee. +  2.  The continuing members of the management committee may act despite a 
-    3.  However, if the number of committee members is less than the number +      casual vacancy on the management committee. 
-        fixed under rule 24.1 as a quorum of the management committee, the +  3.  However, if the number of committee members is less than the number 
-        continuing members may act only to -+      fixed under rule 24.1 as a quorum of the management committee, the 
 +      continuing members may act only to - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  increase the number of management committee members to the number +<​code>​ 
-            required for a quorum; or +      ​1.  increase the number of management committee members to the number 
-        2.  call a general meeting of the association.+          required for a quorum; or 
 +      2.  call a general meeting of the association. 
 +</​code>​
  
 23. #### Functions of management committee 23. #### Functions of management committee
  
-    ​1.  Subject to these rules or a resolution of the members of the association +<​code>​ 
-        carried at a general meeting, the management committee has the general +  ​1.  Subject to these rules or a resolution of the members of the association 
-        control and management of the administration of the affairs, property +      carried at a general meeting, the management committee has the general 
-        and funds of the association. +      control and management of the administration of the affairs, property 
-    2.  The management committee has authority to interpret the meaning of these +      and funds of the association. 
-        rules and any matter relating to the association on which the rules are +  2.  The management committee has authority to interpret the meaning of these 
-        silent, but any interpretation must have regard to the Act, including +      rules and any matter relating to the association on which the rules are 
-        any regulation made under the Act.  Note - The Act prevails if the +      silent, but any interpretation must have regard to the Act, including 
-        associations rules are inconsistent with the Act - see section 1B of the +      any regulation made under the Act.  Note - The Act prevails if the 
-        Act. +      associations rules are inconsistent with the Act - see section 1B of the 
-    3.  The management committee may exercise the powers of the association -+      Act. 
 +  3.  The management committee may exercise the powers of the association - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  to borrow, raise or secure the payment of amounts in a way the +<​code>​ 
-            members of the association decide; and +      ​1.  to borrow, raise or secure the payment of amounts in a way the 
-        2.  to secure the amounts mentioned in paragraph (1) or the payment or +          members of the association decide; and 
-            performance of any debt, liability, contract, guarantee or other +      2.  to secure the amounts mentioned in paragraph (1) or the payment or 
-            engagement incurred or to be entered into by the association in any way, +          performance of any debt, liability, contract, guarantee or other 
-            including by the issue of debentures (perpetual or otherwise) charged +          engagement incurred or to be entered into by the association in any way, 
-            upon the whole or part of the associations property, both present and +          including by the issue of debentures (perpetual or otherwise) charged 
-            future; and +          upon the whole or part of the associations property, both present and 
-        3.  to purchase, redeem or pay off any securities issued; and +          future; and 
-        4.  to borrow amounts from members and pay interest on the amounts +      3.  to purchase, redeem or pay off any securities issued; and 
-            borrowed; and +      4.  to borrow amounts from members and pay interest on the amounts 
-        5.  to mortgage or charge the whole or part of its property; and +          borrowed; and 
-        6.  to issue debentures and other securities, whether outright or as +      5.  to mortgage or charge the whole or part of its property; and 
-            security for any debt, liability or obligation of the association;​ and +      6.  to issue debentures and other securities, whether outright or as 
-        7.  to provide and pay off any securities issued; and +          security for any debt, liability or obligation of the association;​ and 
-        8.  to invest in a way the members of the association may from time to +      7.  to provide and pay off any securities issued; and 
-            time decide.+      8.  to invest in a way the members of the association may from time to 
 +          time decide. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​4.  For subrule (3)(4), the rate of interest must not be more than the +<​code>​ 
-        current rate being charged for overdrawn accounts on money lent +  ​4.  For subrule (3)(4), the rate of interest must not be more than the 
-        (regardless of the term of the loan) by -+      current rate being charged for overdrawn accounts on money lent 
 +      (regardless of the term of the loan) by - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  the financial institution for the association;​ or +<​code>​ 
-        2.  if there is more than 1 financial institution for the association - the +      ​1.  the financial institution for the association;​ or 
-            financial institution nominated by the management committee.+      2.  if there is more than 1 financial institution for the association - the 
 +          financial institution nominated by the management committee. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​5.  The management committee are expected in normal operation to:+<​code>​ 
 +  ​5.  The management committee are expected in normal operation to: 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  Foster the hacker culture +<​code>​ 
-        2.  Engage, and vote at Management meetings +      ​1.  Foster the hacker culture 
-        3.  Assist pro-actively in ensuring the smooth operation of the other +      2.  Engage, and vote at Management meetings 
-            executive positions.+      3.  Assist pro-actively in ensuring the smooth operation of the other 
 +          executive positions. 
 +</​code>​
  
 24. #### Meetings of management committee 24. #### Meetings of management committee
  
-    ​1.  Subject to this rule, the management committee may meet and conduct its +<​code>​ 
-        proceedings as it considers appropriate. +  ​1.  Subject to this rule, the management committee may meet and conduct its 
-    2.  The management committee must meet at least once every 4 months to +      proceedings as it considers appropriate. 
-        exercise its functions. +  2.  The management committee must meet at least once every 4 months to 
-    3.  The management committee must decide how a meeting is to be called. +      exercise its functions. 
-    4.  Notice of a meeting is to be given in the way decided by the management +  3.  The management committee must decide how a meeting is to be called. 
-        committee. +  4.  Notice of a meeting is to be given in the way decided by the management 
-    5.  The management committee may hold meetings, or permit a committee member +      committee. 
-        to take part in its meetings, by using any technology that reasonably +  5.  The management committee may hold meetings, or permit a committee member 
-        allows the member to hear and take part in discussions as they happen. +      to take part in its meetings, by using any technology that reasonably 
-    6.  A committee member who participates in the meeting as mentioned in +      allows the member to hear and take part in discussions as they happen. 
-        subrule (5) is taken to be present at the meeting. +  6.  A committee member who participates in the meeting as mentioned in 
-    7.  A question arising at a committee meeting is to be decided by a majority +      subrule (5) is taken to be present at the meeting. 
-        vote of members of the committee present at the meeting and, if the +  7.  A question arising at a committee meeting is to be decided by a majority 
-        votes are equal, the question is decided in the negative. +      vote of members of the committee present at the meeting and, if the 
-    8.  A member of the management committee must not vote on a question about a +      votes are equal, the question is decided in the negative. 
-        contract or proposed contract with the association if the member has an +  8.  A member of the management committee must not vote on a question about a 
-        interest in the contract or proposed contract and, if the member does +      contract or proposed contract with the association if the member has an 
-        vote, the members vote must not be counted. +      interest in the contract or proposed contract and, if the member does 
-    9.  The president is to preside as chairperson at a management committee +      vote, the members vote must not be counted. 
-        meeting. +  9.  The president is to preside as chairperson at a management committee 
-    10. If there is no president or if the president is not present within 10 +      meeting. 
-        minutes after the time fixed for a management committee meeting, the +  10. If there is no president or if the president is not present within 10 
-        members may choose 1 of their number to preside as chairperson at the +      minutes after the time fixed for a management committee meeting, the 
-        meeting.+      members may choose 1 of their number to preside as chairperson at the 
 +      meeting. 
 +</​code>​
  
 25. Quorum for, and adjournment of, management committee meeting 25. Quorum for, and adjournment of, management committee meeting
  
-    ​1.  Quorum consists of no less than 3 (ie 3 out of 5 ) members of the +<​code>​ 
-        management committee or more. +  ​1.  Quorum consists of no less than 3 (ie 3 out of 5 ) members of the 
-    2.  If there is no quorum within 30 minutes after the time fixed for a +      management committee or more. 
-        management committee meeting called on the request of members of the +  2.  If there is no quorum within 30 minutes after the time fixed for a 
-        committee, the meeting lapses. +      management committee meeting called on the request of members of the 
-    3.  If there is no quorum within 30 minutes after the time fixed for a +      committee, the meeting lapses. 
-        management committee meeting called other than on the request of the +  3.  If there is no quorum within 30 minutes after the time fixed for a 
-        members of the committee -+      management committee meeting called other than on the request of the 
 +      members of the committee - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  the meeting is to be adjourned for at least 7 days; and +<​code>​ 
-        2.  the members of the management committee who are present are to decide +      ​1.  the meeting is to be adjourned for at least 7 days; and 
-            the day, time and place of the adjourned meeting. +      2.  the members of the management committee who are present are to decide 
-    4.  If, at an adjourned meeting mentioned in subrule (3), there is no quorum +          the day, time and place of the adjourned meeting. 
-        within 30 minutes after the time fixed for the meeting, the meeting +  4.  If, at an adjourned meeting mentioned in subrule (3), there is no quorum 
-        lapses.+      within 30 minutes after the time fixed for the meeting, the meeting 
 +      lapses. 
 +</​code>​
  
 26. #### Special meeting of management committee 26. #### Special meeting of management committee
  
-    ​1.  If the secretary receives a written request signed by at least 1 ( ie 1 +<​code>​ 
-        out of 5 ) of the members of the management committee, the secretary +  ​1.  If the secretary receives a written request signed by at least 1 ( ie 1 
-        must call a special meeting of the committee by giving each member of +      out of 5 ) of the members of the management committee, the secretary 
-        the committee notice of the meeting within 14 days after the secretary +      must call a special meeting of the committee by giving each member of 
-        receives the request. +      the committee notice of the meeting within 14 days after the secretary 
-    2.  If the secretary is unable or unwilling to call the special meeting, the +      receives the request. 
-        president must call the meeting. +  2.  If the secretary is unable or unwilling to call the special meeting, the 
-    3.  A request for a special meeting must state -+      president must call the meeting. 
 +  3.  A request for a special meeting must state - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  why the special meeting is called; and +<​code>​ 
-        2.  the business to be conducted at the meeting.+      ​1.  why the special meeting is called; and 
 +      2.  the business to be conducted at the meeting. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​4.  A notice of a special meeting must state -+<​code>​ 
 +  ​4.  A notice of a special meeting must state - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  the day, time and place of the meeting; and +<​code>​ 
-        2.  the business to be conducted at the meeting.+      ​1.  the day, time and place of the meeting; and 
 +      2.  the business to be conducted at the meeting. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​5.  A special meeting of the management committee must be held within 14 +<​code>​ 
-        days after notice of the meeting is given to the members of the +  ​5.  A special meeting of the management committee must be held within 14 
-        management committee.+      days after notice of the meeting is given to the members of the 
 +      management committee. 
 +</​code>​
  
 27. #### Minutes of management committee meetings 27. #### Minutes of management committee meetings
  
-    ​1.  The secretary must ensure full and accurate minutes of all questions,​ +<​code>​ 
-        matters, resolutions and other proceedings of each management committee +  ​1.  The secretary must ensure full and accurate minutes of all questions,​ 
-        meeting are entered in a minute book or saved electronically in an +      matters, resolutions and other proceedings of each management committee 
-        online resource at a place agreeable to and accessible to all of the +      meeting are entered in a minute book or saved electronically in an 
-        management committee. +      online resource at a place agreeable to and accessible to all of the 
-    2.  To ensure the accuracy of the minutes, the minutes of each management +      management committee. 
-        committee meeting must be signed by the chairperson of the meeting, or +  2.  To ensure the accuracy of the minutes, the minutes of each management 
-        the chairperson of the next management committee meeting, verifying +      committee meeting must be signed by the chairperson of the meeting, or 
-        their accuracy, ​ or if stored electronically,​ an equivalent "​Signed By: +      the chairperson of the next management committee meeting, verifying 
-        XXXX" statement must be "​typed"​ by those verifying the document.+      their accuracy, ​ or if stored electronically,​ an equivalent "​Signed By: 
 +      XXXX" statement must be "​typed"​ by those verifying the document. 
 +</​code>​
  
 28. #### Appointment of subcommittees 28. #### Appointment of subcommittees
  
-    ​1. Subcommitties as defined by the '​Cause'​ bylaws may be appointed. +<​code>​ 
-    2. Subcommitties of types not defined by the '​Cause'​ bylaws may not be +  ​1. Subcommitties as defined by the '​Cause'​ bylaws may be appointed. 
-       ​appointed.+  2. Subcommitties of types not defined by the '​Cause'​ bylaws may not be 
 +     ​appointed. 
 +</​code>​
  
 29. #### Acts not affected by defects or disqualifications 29. #### Acts not affected by defects or disqualifications
  
-    ​1.  An act performed by the management committee, or a person acting as a +<​code>​ 
-        member of the management committee is taken to have been validly +  ​1.  An act performed by the management committee, or a person acting as a 
-        performed. +      member of the management committee is taken to have been validly 
-    2.  Subrule (1) applies even if the act was performed when -+      performed. 
 +  2.  Subrule (1) applies even if the act was performed when - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  there was a defect in the appointment of a member of the management +<​code>​ 
-            committee,​or person acting as a member of the management committee; or +      ​1.  there was a defect in the appointment of a member of the management 
-        2.  a management committee member, or person acting as a member of the +          committee,​or person acting as a member of the management committee; or 
-            management committee was disqualified from being a member.+      2.  a management committee member, or person acting as a member of the 
 +          management committee was disqualified from being a member. 
 +</​code>​
  
 30. #### Resolutions of management committee without meeting 30. #### Resolutions of management committee without meeting
  
-    ​1.  A written resolution signed by each member of the management committee +<​code>​ 
-        is as valid and effectual as if it had been passed at a committee +  ​1.  A written resolution signed by each member of the management committee 
-        meeting that was properly called and held. +      is as valid and effectual as if it had been passed at a committee 
-    2.  A resolution mentioned in subrule (1) may consist of several documents +      meeting that was properly called and held. 
-        in like form, each signed by 1 or more members of the committee.+  2.  A resolution mentioned in subrule (1) may consist of several documents 
 +      in like form, each signed by 1 or more members of the committee. 
 +</​code>​
  
 31. #### First annual general meeting 31. #### First annual general meeting
  
-    ​1.  The first annual general meeting must be held within 6 months after the +<​code>​ 
-        end date of the association'​s first reportable financial year.+  ​1.  The first annual general meeting must be held within 6 months after the 
 +      end date of the association'​s first reportable financial year. 
 +</​code>​
  
 32. #### Subsequent annual general meetings 32. #### Subsequent annual general meetings
  
-    ​1.  Each subsequent annual general meeting must be held -+<​code>​ 
 +  ​1.  Each subsequent annual general meeting must be held - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  at least once each year; and +<​code>​ 
-        2.  within 6 months after the end date of the association'​s reportable +      ​1.  at least once each year; and 
-            financial year.+      2.  within 6 months after the end date of the association'​s reportable 
 +          financial year. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​2.  Unless the membership is otherwise notified by the executive, each +<​code>​ 
-        annual meeting shall occur at the standard meeting time and the standard +  ​2.  Unless the membership is otherwise notified by the executive, each 
-        meeting place on the third Tuesday of May each year.+      annual meeting shall occur at the standard meeting time and the standard 
 +      meeting place on the third Tuesday of May each year. 
 +</​code>​
  
 33. #### Business to be conducted at annual general meeting of level 1 incorporated associations and particular level 2 and 3 incorporated associations 33. #### Business to be conducted at annual general meeting of level 1 incorporated associations and particular level 2 and 3 incorporated associations
  
-    ​1.  This rule applies only if the association is -+<​code>​ 
 +  ​1.  This rule applies only if the association is - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  a level 1 incorporated association;​ or +<​code>​ 
-        2.  a level 2 incorporated association to which section 59 of the Act +      ​1.  a level 1 incorporated association;​ or 
-            applies; or +      2.  a level 2 incorporated association to which section 59 of the Act 
-        3.  a level 3 incorporated association to which section 59 of the Act +          applies; or 
-            applies.+      3.  a level 3 incorporated association to which section 59 of the Act 
 +          applies. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​2.  The following business must be conducted at each annual general meeting +<​code>​ 
-        of the association -+  ​2.  The following business must be conducted at each annual general meeting 
 +      of the association - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  receiving the association'​s financial statement, and audit report, +<​code>​ 
-            for the last reportable financial year; +      ​1.  receiving the association'​s financial statement, and audit report, 
-        2.  presenting the financial statement and audit report to the meeting +          for the last reportable financial year; 
-            for adoption; +      2.  presenting the financial statement and audit report to the meeting 
-        3.  electing members of the management committee;​ +          for adoption; 
-        4.  for a level 1 incorporated association - appointing an auditor or an +      3.  electing members of the management committee;​ 
-            accountant for the present financial year; +      4.  for a level 1 incorporated association - appointing an auditor or an 
-        5.  for a level 2 incorporated association,​ or a level 3 incorporated +          accountant for the present financial year; 
-            association,​ to which section 59 of the Act applies - appointing an +      5.  for a level 2 incorporated association,​ or a level 3 incorporated 
-            auditor, an accountant or an approved person for the present financial +          association,​ to which section 59 of the Act applies - appointing an 
-            year.+          auditor, an accountant or an approved person for the present financial 
 +          year. 
 +</​code>​
  
 34. #### Business to be conducted at annual general meeting of other level 2 incorporated associations 34. #### Business to be conducted at annual general meeting of other level 2 incorporated associations
  
-    ​1.  This rule applies only if the association is a level 2 incorporated +<​code>​ 
-        association to which section 59A of the Act applies. +  ​1.  This rule applies only if the association is a level 2 incorporated 
-    2.  The following business must be conducted at each annual general meeting +      association to which section 59A of the Act applies. 
-        of the association -+  2.  The following business must be conducted at each annual general meeting 
 +      of the association - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  receiving the association'​s financial statement, and signed +<​code>​ 
-            statement, for the last reportable financial year; +      ​1.  receiving the association'​s financial statement, and signed 
-        2.  presenting the financial statement and signed statement to the +          statement, for the last reportable financial year; 
-            meeting for adoption; +      2.  presenting the financial statement and signed statement to the 
-        3.  electing members of the management committee;​ +          meeting for adoption; 
-        4.  appointing an auditor, an accountant or an approved person for the +      3.  electing members of the management committee;​ 
-            present financial year.+      4.  appointing an auditor, an accountant or an approved person for the 
 +          present financial year. 
 +</​code>​
  
 35. #### Business to be conducted at annual general meeting of other level 3 incorporated associations 35. #### Business to be conducted at annual general meeting of other level 3 incorporated associations
  
-    ​1.  This rule applies only if the association is a level 3 incorporated +<​code>​ 
-        association to which section 59B of the Act applies. +  ​1.  This rule applies only if the association is a level 3 incorporated 
-    2.  The following business must be conducted at each annual general meeting +      association to which section 59B of the Act applies. 
-        of the association -+  2.  The following business must be conducted at each annual general meeting 
 +      of the association - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  receiving the association'​s financial statement, and signed +<​code>​ 
-            statement, for the last reportable financial year; +      ​1.  receiving the association'​s financial statement, and signed 
-        2.  presenting the financial statement and signed statement to the +          statement, for the last reportable financial year; 
-            meeting for adoption; +      2.  presenting the financial statement and signed statement to the 
-        3.  electing members of the management committee.+          meeting for adoption; 
 +      3.  electing members of the management committee. 
 +</​code>​
  
 36. #### Notice of general meeting 36. #### Notice of general meeting
  
-    ​1.  General Meetings happen every second Tuesday from the date of the last +<​code>​ 
-        AGM. +  ​1.  General Meetings happen every second Tuesday from the date of the last 
-    2.  Any member may add to the agenda of a general meeting by raising the  +      AGM. 
-        agenda item on the official communications medium of the association +  2.  Any member may add to the agenda of a general meeting by raising the 
-    3.  Non Financial agenda items have no notice period, and may be announced +      agenda item on the official communications medium of the association 
-        verbally during a meeting. +  3.  Non Financial agenda items have no notice period, and may be announced 
-    5.  Financial agenda items must be announced to the official communications +      verbally during a meeting. 
-        medium of the association with 5 days notice.+  5.  Financial agenda items must be announced to the official communications 
 +      medium of the association with 5 days notice. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​6.  Notice of the following meetings must be given in writing ( +<​code>​ 
-        email is acceptable) -+  ​6.  Notice of the following meetings must be given in writing ( 
 +      email is acceptable) - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  a meeting called to hear and decide the appeal of a person against +<​code>​ 
-            the management committee'​s decision -+      ​1.  a meeting called to hear and decide the appeal of a person against 
 +          the management committee'​s decision - 
 +</​code>​
  
-            ​1.  to reject the person'​s application for membership of the +<​code>​ 
-                association;​ or +          ​1.  to reject the person'​s application for membership of the 
-            2.  to terminate the person'​s membership of the association;​+              association;​ or 
 +          2.  to terminate the person'​s membership of the association;​ 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​2.  a meeting called to hear and decide a proposed special resolution of +<​code>​ 
-        the association.+      ​2.  a meeting called to hear and decide a proposed special resolution of 
 +      the association. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​7.  A General Meeting of the association may be called outside of the +<​code>​ 
-        schedule defined by 36.1 by any member. Notice periods and methods +  ​7.  A General Meeting of the association may be called outside of the 
-        differ depending on the agenda -+      schedule defined by 36.1 by any member. Notice periods and methods 
 +      differ depending on the agenda - 
 +</​code>​
  
-            ​1.  Non Financial agendas may be notified verbally or in writing, +<​code>​ 
-                and have no notice period. +          ​1.  Non Financial agendas may be notified verbally or in writing, 
-            2.  Financial agendas must be notified in writing to the official +              and have no notice period. 
-                communications medium of the group with 5 days notice.+          2.  Financial agendas must be notified in writing to the official 
 +              communications medium of the group with 5 days notice. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​8.  A notice of a general meeting must state the business to be conducted at +<​code>​ 
-        the meeting.+  ​8.  A notice of a general meeting must state the business to be conducted at 
 +      the meeting. 
 +</​code>​
  
 37. #### Quorum for, and adjournment of, general meeting 37. #### Quorum for, and adjournment of, general meeting
-    1.  The quorum for a general meeting is defined as 25% of the mean number of members who have attended the last four meetings, plus the number of executive multiplied by two. 
-    2.  However, if membership falls beneath this threshold (mathematically defined as 14 people) quorum is 50% of total membership and votes require a simple majority of total membership. 
-    3.  No business may be conducted at a general meeting unless there is a 
-        quorum of members when the meeting proceeds to business. 
-    4.  If there is no quorum within 30 minutes after the time fixed for a 
-        general meeting called on the request of members of the management 
-        committee or the association,​ the meeting lapses. 
-    5.  If there is no quorum within 30 minutes after the time fixed for a 
-        general meeting called other than on the request of members of the 
-        management committee or the association - 
  
-        ​1.  ​the meeting is to be adjourned for at least 7 days; and +<​code>​ 
-        2.  the management committee ​is to decide ​the day, time and place of the +  ​1.  ​The quorum for a general ​meeting is defined as 25% of the mean number of members who have attended the last four meetings, plus the number of executive multiplied by two. 
-            ​adjourned meeting.+  2.  However, if membership falls beneath this threshold (mathematically defined as 14 people) quorum is 50% of total membership and votes require a simple majority of total membership. 
 +  3.  No business may be conducted ​at a general meeting unless there is a 
 +      ​quorum of members when the meeting proceeds to business. 
 +  4.  If there is no quorum within 30 minutes after the time fixed for a 
 +      general meeting called on the request of members of the management 
 +      ​committee ​or the associationthe meeting lapses. 
 +  5.  If there is no quorum within 30 minutes after the time fixed for a 
 +      general meeting called other than on the request of members ​of the 
 +      ​management committee or the association - 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​6.  The chairperson may, with the consent of any meeting at which there is a +<​code>​ 
-        quorum, and must if directed by the meeting, adjourn the meeting from +      1.  the meeting is to be adjourned for at least 7 days; and 
-        time to time and from place to place. +      2.  the management committee is to decide the day, time and place of the 
-    7.  If a meeting is adjourned under subrule (6), only the business left +          adjourned meeting. 
-        unfinished at the meeting from which the adjournment took place may be +</​code>​ 
-        conducted at the adjourned meeting. + 
-    8.  The secretary is not required to give the members notice of an +<​code>​ 
-        adjournment or of the business to be conducted at an adjourned meeting +  ​6.  The chairperson may, with the consent of any meeting at which there is a 
-        unless a meeting is adjourned for at least 30 days. +      quorum, and must if directed by the meeting, adjourn the meeting from 
-    9.  If a meeting is adjourned for at least 30 days, notice of the adjourned +      time to time and from place to place. 
-        meeting must be given in the same way notice is given for an original +  7.  If a meeting is adjourned under subrule (6), only the business left 
-        meeting.+      unfinished at the meeting from which the adjournment took place may be 
 +      conducted at the adjourned meeting. 
 +  8.  The secretary is not required to give the members notice of an 
 +      adjournment or of the business to be conducted at an adjourned meeting 
 +      unless a meeting is adjourned for at least 30 days. 
 +  9.  If a meeting is adjourned for at least 30 days, notice of the adjourned 
 +      meeting must be given in the same way notice is given for an original 
 +      meeting. 
 +</​code>​
  
 38. #### Procedure at general meeting 38. #### Procedure at general meeting
  
-    ​1.  A member may take part and vote in a general meeting in person, by +<​code>​ 
-        proxy, by attorney or by using any technology that reasonably allows the +  ​1.  A member may take part and vote in a general meeting in person, by 
-        member to hear and take part in discussions as they happen.+      proxy, by attorney or by using any technology that reasonably allows the 
 +      member to hear and take part in discussions as they happen. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​2.  A member who participates in a meeting as mentioned in subrule (1) is +<​code>​ 
-        taken to be present at the meeting.+  ​2.  A member who participates in a meeting as mentioned in subrule (1) is 
 +      taken to be present at the meeting. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​3.  At each general meeting -+<​code>​ 
 +  ​3.  At each general meeting - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  the president is to preside as chairperson;​ and +<​code>​ 
-        2.  if there is no president or if the president is not present within +      ​1.  the president is to preside as chairperson;​ and 
-            15 minutes after the time fixed for the meeting or is unwilling to act, +      2.  if there is no president or if the president is not present within 
-            the members present must elect 1 of their number to be chairperson of +          15 minutes after the time fixed for the meeting or is unwilling to act, 
-            the meeting; and +          the members present must elect 1 of their number to be chairperson of 
-        3.  the chairperson must conduct the meeting in a proper and orderly +          the meeting; and 
-            way. +      3.  the chairperson must conduct the meeting in a proper and orderly 
-        4.  the secretary is to take notes for the general meeting; and +          way. 
-        5.  If the secretary is not present at a meeting the chairperson of the +      4.  the secretary is to take notes for the general meeting; and 
-            meeting may designate another person to record and publish the minutes +      5.  If the secretary is not present at a meeting the chairperson of the 
-            for that meeting only.+          meeting may designate another person to record and publish the minutes 
 +          for that meeting only. 
 +</​code>​
  
 39. #### Voting at general meeting 39. #### Voting at general meeting
  
-    ​1.  At a general meeting, each question, matter or resolution, other than a +<​code>​ 
-        special resolution, must be decided by a majority (50%) of votes of the +  ​1.  At a general meeting, each question, matter or resolution, other than a 
-        members present. Both "​for"​ and "​against"​ vote tallies must be recorded +      special resolution, must be decided by a majority (50%) of votes of the 
-        in the minutes. Any discrepancies with the recorded numbers for total +      members present. Both "​for"​ and "​against"​ vote tallies must be recorded 
-        members present is taken to mean "​abstain"​ vote/s (or users who arrived +      in the minutes. Any discrepancies with the recorded numbers for total 
-        or departed during the meeting) and do not count toward any vote tally. +      members present is taken to mean "​abstain"​ vote/s (or users who arrived 
-    2.  Each member present and eligible to vote is entitled to 1 vote only and, +      or departed during the meeting) and do not count toward any vote tally. 
-        if the votes are equal, the chairperson has a casting vote as well as a +  2.  Each member present and eligible to vote is entitled to 1 vote only and, 
-        primary vote. +      if the votes are equal, the chairperson has a casting vote as well as a 
-    3.  A member is not entitled to vote at a general meeting if the member'​s +      primary vote. 
-        annual subscription is in arrears at the date of the meeting. +  3.  A member is not entitled to vote at a general meeting if the member'​s 
-    4.  The method of voting is to be decided by the management committee. +      annual subscription is in arrears at the date of the meeting. 
-    5.  However, if at least 20% of the members present demand a secret ballot, +  4.  The method of voting is to be decided by the management committee. 
-        voting must be by secret ballot. +  5.  However, if at least 20% of the members present demand a secret ballot, 
-    6.  If a secret ballot is held, the chairperson must appoint 2 members to +      voting must be by secret ballot. 
-        conduct the secret ballot in the way the chairperson decides. +  6.  If a secret ballot is held, the chairperson must appoint 2 members to 
-    7.  The result of a secret ballot as declared by the chairperson is taken to +      conduct the secret ballot in the way the chairperson decides. 
-        be a resolution of the meeting at which the ballot was held. +  7.  The result of a secret ballot as declared by the chairperson is taken to 
-    8.  Any member who abstains in any vote is considered to not be present for +      be a resolution of the meeting at which the ballot was held. 
-        that vote, and their vote does not count toward either side.+  8.  Any member who abstains in any vote is considered to not be present for 
 +      that vote, and their vote does not count toward either side. 
 +</​code>​
  
 40. #### Special general meeting 40. #### Special general meeting
  
-    ​1.  The secretary must call a special general meeting by giving each member +<​code>​ 
-        of the association notice of the meeting within 14 days after -+  ​1.  The secretary must call a special general meeting by giving each member 
 +      of the association notice of the meeting within 14 days after - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  being directed to call the meeting by the management committee; or +<​code>​ 
-        2.  being given a written request signed by -+      ​1.  being directed to call the meeting by the management committee; or 
 +      2.  being given a written request signed by - 
 +</​code>​
  
-            ​1.  at least 33% of the number of members of the management +<​code>​ 
-                committee when the request is signed; or +          ​1.  at least 33% of the number of members of the management 
-            2.  at least the number of ordinary members of the association equal +              committee when the request is signed; or 
-                to double the number of members of the association on the management +          2.  at least the number of ordinary members of the association equal 
-                committee when the request is signed plus 1; or+              to double the number of members of the association on the management 
 +              committee when the request is signed plus 1; or 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​3.  being given a written notice of an intention to appeal against the +<​code>​ 
-        decision of the management committee -+      ​3.  being given a written notice of an intention to appeal against the 
 +      decision of the management committee - 
 +</​code>​
  
-            ​1.  to reject an application for membership; or +<​code>​ 
-            2.  to terminate a person'​s membership.+          ​1.  to reject an application for membership; or 
 +          2.  to terminate a person'​s membership. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​2.  A request mentioned in subrule 1.2 must state -+<​code>​ 
 +  ​2.  A request mentioned in subrule 1.2 must state - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  why the special general meeting is being called; and +<​code>​ 
-        2.  the business to be conducted at the meeting.+      ​1.  why the special general meeting is being called; and 
 +      2.  the business to be conducted at the meeting. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​3.  A special general meeting must be held within 3 months after the +<​code>​ 
-        secretary -+  ​3.  A special general meeting must be held within 3 months after the 
 +      secretary - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  is directed to call the meeting by the management committee; or +<​code>​ 
-        2.  is given the written request mentioned in subrule (1)(b); or +      ​1.  is directed to call the meeting by the management committee; or 
-        3.  is given the written notice of an intention to appeal mentioned in +      2.  is given the written request mentioned in subrule (1)(b); or 
-            subrule (1)(c).+      3.  is given the written notice of an intention to appeal mentioned in 
 +          subrule (1)(c). 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​4.  If the secretary is unable or unwilling to call the special meeting, the +<​code>​ 
-        president must call the meeting.+  ​4.  If the secretary is unable or unwilling to call the special meeting, the 
 +      president must call the meeting. 
 +</​code>​
  
 41. #### Proxies 41. #### Proxies
  
-    ​1.  An instrument appointing a proxy must be in writing and be in the +<​code>​ 
-        following or similar form -+  ​1.  An instrument appointing a proxy must be in writing and be in the 
 +      following or similar form - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​(Name of association):​+<​code>​ 
 +      ​(Name of association):​ 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​I, of (insert address), being a member of the association,​ appoint +<​code>​ 
-        (insert name) of (insert address) as my proxy to vote for me on my +      ​I, of (insert address), being a member of the association,​ appoint 
-        behalf at the (annual) general meeting of the association,​ to be held on +      (insert name) of (insert address) as my proxy to vote for me on my 
-        the day of (date) and at any adjournment of the meeting.+      behalf at the (annual) general meeting of the association,​ to be held on 
 +      the day of (date) and at any adjournment of the meeting. 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​Signed this day of (date) .+<​code>​ 
 +      ​Signed this day of (date) . 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​(Signature)+<​code>​ 
 +      ​(Signature) 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​2.  The instrument appointing a proxy must -+<​code>​ 
 +  ​2.  The instrument appointing a proxy must - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  if the appointor is an individual - be signed by the appointor or the +<​code>​ 
-        appointor'​s attorney properly authorised in writing; or +      ​1.  if the appointor is an individual - be signed by the appointor or the 
-        2.  if the appointor is a corporation -+      appointor'​s attorney properly authorised in writing; or 
 +      2.  if the appointor is a corporation - 
 +</​code>​
  
-            ​1.  be under seal; or +<​code>​ 
-            2.  be signed by a properly authorised officer or attorney of the +          ​1.  be under seal; or 
-                corporation.+          2.  be signed by a properly authorised officer or attorney of the 
 +              corporation. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​3.  A proxy may be a member of the association or another person. +<​code>​ 
-    4.  The instrument appointing a proxy is taken to confer authority to demand +  ​3.  A proxy may be a member of the association or another person. 
-        or join in demanding a secret ballot. +  4.  The instrument appointing a proxy is taken to confer authority to demand 
-    5.  Each instrument appointing a proxy must be given to the secretary before +      or join in demanding a secret ballot. 
-        the start of the meeting or adjourned meeting at which the person named +  5.  Each instrument appointing a proxy must be given to the secretary before 
-        in the instrument proposes to vote. +      the start of the meeting or adjourned meeting at which the person named 
-    6.  Unless otherwise instructed by the appointor, the proxy may vote as the +      in the instrument proposes to vote. 
-        proxy considers appropriate. +  6.  Unless otherwise instructed by the appointor, the proxy may vote as the 
-    7.  If a member wants a proxy to vote for or against a resolution, the +      proxy considers appropriate. 
-        instrument appointing the proxy must be in the following or similar +  7.  If a member wants a proxy to vote for or against a resolution, the 
-        form -+      instrument appointing the proxy must be in the following or similar 
 +      form - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​(Name of association):​+<​code>​ 
 +      ​(Name of association):​ 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​I, (insert name) of (insert address), being a member of the association +<​code>​ 
-        HSBNE Inc, appoint (insert name) as my proxy to vote for me on my behalf +      ​I, (insert name) of (insert address), being a member of the association 
-        at the (annual) general meeting of the association,​ to be held on the +      HSBNE Inc, appoint (insert name) as my proxy to vote for me on my behalf 
-        (day) day of (month) and at any adjournment of the meeting.+      at the (annual) general meeting of the association,​ to be held on the 
 +      (day) day of (month) and at any adjournment of the meeting. 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​Signed this (day) of (month).+<​code>​ 
 +      ​Signed this (day) of (month). 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​(Signature)+<​code>​ 
 +      ​(Signature) 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​This form is to be used in favour of/against (strike out whichever is +<​code>​ 
-        not wanted) the following resolutions -+      ​This form is to be used in favour of/against (strike out whichever is 
 +      not wanted) the following resolutions - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​(List relevant resolutions)+<​code>​ 
 +      ​(List relevant resolutions) 
 +</​code>​
  
 42. #### Minutes of general meetings 42. #### Minutes of general meetings
  
-    ​1.  The secretary must ensure full and accurate minutes of all questions,​ +<​code>​ 
-        matters, resolutions and other proceedings of each general meeting are +  ​1.  The secretary must ensure full and accurate minutes of all questions,​ 
-        entered in a minute book or saved electronically in an online resource +      matters, resolutions and other proceedings of each general meeting are 
-        at a place agreeable to and accessible to all of the membership. +      entered in a minute book or saved electronically in an online resource 
-    2.  To ensure the accuracy of the minutes -+      at a place agreeable to and accessible to all of the membership. 
 +  2.  To ensure the accuracy of the minutes - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  the minutes of each general meeting must be signed by the +<​code>​ 
-            chairperson of the meeting, or the chairperson of the next general +      ​1.  the minutes of each general meeting must be signed by the 
-            meeting, verifying their accuracy (or if stored electronically,​ an +          chairperson of the meeting, or the chairperson of the next general 
-            equivalent "​Signed By: XXXX" statement must be "​typed"​ by those +          meeting, verifying their accuracy (or if stored electronically,​ an 
-            verifying the document. ) ; and +          equivalent "​Signed By: XXXX" statement must be "​typed"​ by those 
-        2.  the minutes of each annual general meeting must be signed by the +          verifying the document. ) ; and 
-            chairperson of the meeting, or the chairperson of the next meeting of +      2.  the minutes of each annual general meeting must be signed by the 
-            the association that is a general meeting or annual general meeting, +          chairperson of the meeting, or the chairperson of the next meeting of 
-            verifying their accuracy (or if stored electronically,​ an equivalent +          the association that is a general meeting or annual general meeting, 
-            "​Signed By: XXXX" statement must be "​typed"​ by those verifying the +          verifying their accuracy (or if stored electronically,​ an equivalent 
-            document).+          "​Signed By: XXXX" statement must be "​typed"​ by those verifying the 
 +          document). 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​3.  If asked by a member of the association,​ the secretary must, within 28 +<​code>​ 
-        days after the request is made -+  ​3.  If asked by a member of the association,​ the secretary must, within 28 
 +      days after the request is made - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  make the minute book (or electronic record) for a particular general +<​code>​ 
-            meeting available for inspection by the member at a mutually agreed time +      ​1.  make the minute book (or electronic record) for a particular general 
-            and place; and +          meeting available for inspection by the member at a mutually agreed time 
-        2.  give the member copies of the minutes of the meeting.+          and place; and 
 +      2.  give the member copies of the minutes of the meeting. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​4.  The association may require the member to pay the reasonable costs of +<​code>​ 
-        providing copies of the minutes.+  ​4.  The association may require the member to pay the reasonable costs of 
 +      providing copies of the minutes. 
 +</​code>​
  
 43. #### By-laws 43. #### By-laws
  
-    ​1.  The management committee may make, amend or repeal by-laws, not +<​code>​ 
-        inconsistent with these rules, for the internal management of the +  ​1.  The management committee may make, amend or repeal by-laws, not 
-        association. +      inconsistent with these rules, for the internal management of the 
-    2.  A by-law may be set aside by a vote of members at a general meeting of +      association. 
-        the association.+  2.  A by-law may be set aside by a vote of members at a general meeting of 
 +      the association. 
 +</​code>​
  
 44. #### Alteration of rules 44. #### Alteration of rules
  
-    ​1.  Subject to the Act, these rules may be amended, repealed or added to by +<​code>​ 
-        a special resolution carried at a general meeting. +  ​1.  Subject to the Act, these rules may be amended, repealed or added to by 
-    2.  However an amendment, repeal or addition is valid only if it is +      a special resolution carried at a general meeting. 
-        registered by the chief executive of the Office of Fair Trading or +  2.  However an amendment, repeal or addition is valid only if it is 
-        other appropriate government body.+      registered by the chief executive of the Office of Fair Trading or 
 +      other appropriate government body. 
 +</​code>​
  
 45. #### Common seal 45. #### Common seal
  
-    ​1.  The management committee must ensure the association has a common seal. +<​code>​ 
-    2.  The common seal must be -+  ​1.  The management committee must ensure the association has a common seal. 
 +  2.  The common seal must be - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  kept securely by the management committee; and +<​code>​ 
-        2.  used only under the authority of the management committee.+      ​1.  kept securely by the management committee; and 
 +      2.  used only under the authority of the management committee. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​3.  Each instrument to which the seal is attached must be signed by a member +<​code>​ 
-        of the management committee and countersigned by -+  ​3.  Each instrument to which the seal is attached must be signed by a member 
 +      of the management committee and countersigned by - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  the secretary; or +<​code>​ 
-        2.  another member of the management committee; or +      ​1.  the secretary; or 
-        3.  someone authorised by the management committee.+      2.  another member of the management committee; or 
 +      3.  someone authorised by the management committee. 
 +</​code>​
  
 46. #### Funds and accounts 46. #### Funds and accounts
  
-    ​1.  The funds of the association must be kept in an account in a name of the +<​code>​ 
-        association in a financial institution decided by the management +  ​1.  The funds of the association must be kept in an account in a name of the 
-        committee. +      association in a financial institution decided by the management 
-    2.  Records and accounts must be kept in the English language showing full +      committee. 
-        and accurate particulars of the financial affairs of the association. +  2.  Records and accounts must be kept in the English language showing full 
-    3.  All amounts must be deposited in the financial institution account as +      and accurate particulars of the financial affairs of the association. 
-        soon as practicable after receipt. +  3.  All amounts must be deposited in the financial institution account as 
-    4.  A payment by the association of $100 or more must be made by credit-card +      soon as practicable after receipt. 
-        or electronic funds transfer ​ (as both are fully traceable). +  4.  A payment by the association of $100 or more must be made by credit-card 
-    5.  If a payment of $100 or more is made by credit-card,​ the receipt must be +      or electronic funds transfer ​ (as both are fully traceable). 
-        signed by any 1 of the following -+  5.  If a payment of $100 or more is made by credit-card,​ the receipt must be 
 +      signed by any 1 of the following - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  the president;​ +<​code>​ 
-        2.  the secretary;​ +      ​1.  the president;​ 
-        3.  the treasurer;​ +      2.  the secretary;​ 
-        4.  any other members of the association who have been authorised by the +      3.  the treasurer;​ 
-            management committee to hold credit-cards issued by the association.+      4.  any other members of the association who have been authorised by the 
 +          management committee to hold credit-cards issued by the association. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​6.  Cheques, other than cheques for wages, allowances or petty cash +<​code>​ 
-        recoupment, must be crossed not negotiable. +  ​6.  Cheques, other than cheques for wages, allowances or petty cash 
-    7.  All group expenditure must be made in-line with decisions made by the +      recoupment, must be crossed not negotiable. 
-        membership at a general meeting, as evidenced by published minutes +  7.  All group expenditure must be made in-line with decisions made by the 
-        supporting the decision or budget. Final assurance or ratification of the +      membership at a general meeting, as evidenced by published minutes 
-        expenditure is the responsibility of the Treasurer, or by a majority vote at +      supporting the decision or budget. Final assurance or ratification of the 
-        a management committee meeting.+      expenditure is the responsibility of the Treasurer, or by a majority vote at 
 +      a management committee meeting. 
 +</​code>​
  
 47. #### General financial matters 47. #### General financial matters
  
-    ​1.  On behalf of the management committee, the treasurer must, as soon as +<​code>​ 
-        practicable after the end date of each financial year, ensure a +  ​1.  On behalf of the management committee, the treasurer must, as soon as 
-        financial statement for its last reportable financial year is prepared. +      practicable after the end date of each financial year, ensure a 
-    2.  The income and property of the association must be used solely in +      financial statement for its last reportable financial year is prepared. 
-        promoting the association'​s objects and exercising the association'​s +  2.  The income and property of the association must be used solely in 
-        powers.+      promoting the association'​s objects and exercising the association'​s 
 +      powers. 
 +</​code>​
  
 48. #### Documents 48. #### Documents
  
-    ​1. The management committee must ensure the safe custody of books, +<​code>​ 
-       ​documents, instruments of title and securities of the association.+  ​1. The management committee must ensure the safe custody of books, 
 +     ​documents, instruments of title and securities of the association. 
 +</​code>​
  
 49. #### Financial year 49. #### Financial year
  
-    ​1. The end date of the association'​s financial year is 31st March in each +<​code>​ 
-       ​year. This allows time for the financial report to be assembled, and +  ​1. The end date of the association'​s financial year is 31st March in each 
-       ​presented at the AGM in May approx two months later.+     ​year. This allows time for the financial report to be assembled, and 
 +     ​presented at the AGM in May approx two months later. 
 +</​code>​
  
 50. #### Distribution of surplus assets to another entity 50. #### Distribution of surplus assets to another entity
  
-    ​1.  This rule applies if the association -+<​code>​ 
 +  ​1.  This rule applies if the association - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  is wound-up under part 10 of the Act; and +<​code>​ 
-        2.  has surplus assets.+      ​1.  is wound-up under part 10 of the Act; and 
 +      2.  has surplus assets. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​2.  The surplus assets must not be distributed among the members of the +<​code>​ 
-        association. +  ​2.  The surplus assets must not be distributed among the members of the 
-    3.  The surplus assets must be given to another entity -+      association. 
 +  3.  The surplus assets must be given to another entity - 
 +</​code>​
  
-        ​1.  having objects similar to the association'​s objects; and +<​code>​ 
-        2.  the rules of which prohibit the distribution of the entity'​s income +      ​1.  having objects similar to the association'​s objects; and 
-            and assets to its members.+      2.  the rules of which prohibit the distribution of the entity'​s income 
 +          and assets to its members. 
 +</​code>​
  
-    ​4.  In this rule - surplus assets see section 92(3) of the Act+<​code>​ 
 +  ​4.  In this rule - surplus assets see section 92(3) of the Act 
 +</​code>​
  
 +#### Definitions:​
  
 +1. All References to Hack,​Hacking,​Hacker,​ or derivatives should be taken to
 +
 +<​code>​
 +  mean a person who heavily modifies their personal software or hardware for
 +  fun, enjoyment and self-education. It includes building, rebuilding,
 +  modifying and creating. This type of hacker is one who creates modifications
 +  to expand capabilities and perform novel and perhaps un-expected behaviour ,
 +  to make it suit their needs.; this group, at its extremes, may blur into
 +  both the software developer cultures and the cultures of hobbyist inventors
 +  and professional electronics engineering.
 +</​code>​
 +
 +2. With regard to all references to "​write",​ "​writing"​ and "​written",​ it is
 +
 +<​code>​
 +  considered equivalent and acceptable for these activities to be performed
 +  electronically ( eg by email), so long as the electronic medium used has
 +  storage capacity, and these messages are stored.
 +</​code>​
 +
 +3. The official communications medium of the association is defined by the
 +
 +<​code>​
 +  currently standing management committee. Unless otherwise notified to the
 +  association members in writing, it defaults to the forum software
 +  hosted on the HSBNE domain. http://​forum.hsbne.org
 +</​code>​
  
-#### Definitions:​ 
  
-1.  All References to Hack,​Hacking,​Hacker,​ or derivatives should be taken to 
-    mean a person who heavily modifies their personal software or hardware for 
-    fun, enjoyment and self-education. It includes building, rebuilding, 
-    modifying and creating. This type of hacker is one who creates modifications 
-    to expand capabilities and perform novel and perhaps un-expected behaviour , 
-    to make it suit their needs.; this group, at its extremes, may blur into 
-    both the software developer cultures and the cultures of hobbyist inventors 
-    and professional electronics engineering. 
-2.  With regard to all references to "​write",​ "​writing"​ and  "​written",​ it is 
-    considered equivalent and acceptable for these activities to be performed 
-    electronically ( eg by email), so long as the electronic medium used has 
-    storage capacity, and these messages are stored. 
-3.  The official communications medium of the association is defined by the 
-    currently standing management committee. Unless otherwise notified to the  
-    association members in writing, it defaults to the forum software 
-    hosted on the HSBNE domain. http://​forum.hsbne.org