(1) In this section
relevant office holder means any person who under
the rules of an incorporated association has power to convene a general
meeting of the association;
specified means specified in a direction given
under subsection (3).
(2) This section
applies if the Commissioner is of the opinion that —
there is a dispute or matter affecting the proper conduct of the affairs of an
incorporated association; and
giving of a direction under this section may assist in or towards the
resolution of the dispute or matter.
(3) The Commissioner
may in writing given to a relevant office holder of the incorporated
association direct the office holder to take such steps as are required under
the rules of the association to convene a general meeting of the association
at a specified time or within a specified period.
(4) A direction under
subsection (3) may also require the office holder to take such steps as are
reasonably required to enable any specified matter to be discussed and
determined at the meeting or at an adjourned meeting, including the putting of
any specified motion for consideration at the meeting.
(5) The Commissioner
may in writing given to a relevant office holder revoke or amend a direction
given to that person under subsection (3).
(6) A relevant office
holder to whom a direction is given under subsection (3) must not, without
reasonable excuse, fail to comply with the direction.
Penalty: a fine of $5 000.