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Discussion in 'Domain News' started by snoopy, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. DomainNames

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    Australian Commonwealth Government;
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    "in terms of transparency of internal governance, the Review also finds that there were no public documents outlining the role of the CEO. It was unclear as to the limitations of the CEO and how the position functioned alongside the Board. While the role and responsibilities of the CEO should be clarified, the Review also considers that the functions of this position should be reviewed, including the standards by which the CEO’s performance is assessed."

    "We have completed the review of the management of .au domain by the .au Domain Administration (auDA) and released a report on the findings.

    The Government has agreed to all 29 recommendations made in the report.

    The review’s key finding is that the current management framework is no longer fit-for-purpose. The report recommends reforming auDA’s management framework to support improved transparency, stakeholder engagement, consultation and accountability.

    To implement the recommendations, the Minister for Communications has issued new Terms of Endorsement. We will work closely with auDA to develop a public implementation plan to outline how it will respond to the review’s recommendations.

    The review also establishes a reporting framework which will require auDA to report transparently on its performance, including against the recommendations of the review.

    Find out more:

    https://www.communications.gov.au/have-your-say/review-australias-au-domain-management

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    yes.
     
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    https://www.communications.gov.au/have-your-say/review-australias-au-domain-management

    Australian Commonwealth Government;

    QUOTED
    • "no public documents outlining the role of the CEO."
    • "It was unclear as to the limitations of the CEO"
    • "unclear...how the position functioned alongside the Board."
    • "functions of this position should be reviewed, including the standards by which the CEO’s performance is assessed."
    • "The review’s key finding is that the current management framework is no longer fit-for-purpose."
    • "The report recommends reforming auDA’s management framework"
    • "improve transparency, stakeholder engagement, consultation and accountability"

    What this shows from the Government review and report is their investigation and detailed findings are the current auDA Board has failed, the auDA CEO has failed and that current management is no longer fit-for-purpose.

    auDA is trying to blame it and use their own biased paid PR spin doctors that some areas of the membership are the major problem but that is pure Spin and tactics to take the light off themselves.
     
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    Surely the board has seen his qualifications. It'd be a bit of an oversight if they haven't. I mean sure they can blame the recruitment agents but the buck stops with them.
     
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    if it turns out the resume is fake and the Board kept it a secret, would they all be complicit in resume fraud?
     
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    ...and where is this skills matrix? why isn't that made public - its not like its commercial in confidence.
     
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    It certainly calls in to question their ability to be a director. If they can't do such a basic task then how can we have confidence in them to do the big things right.

    Like questioning the tsunami of non Australian demand memberships... or was that a board initiative? I mean the CEO wouldn't just go rogue and not let the board know what he was doing right?
     
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    https://www.auda.org.au/news/auda/
    "auDA announces appointment of new CEO
    Posted by on 1 August 2016

    "He holds an MBA from Monash University, a LLM from La Trobe and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ course."

    http://aicd.companydirectors.com.au/contact#bcml
    Level 26, 367 Collins Street
    Melbourne VIC 3000
    Phone: (03) 9245 4200
    Fax: (03) 9245 4222
    Email: memberloungevic@aicd.com.au
    http://aicd.companydirectors.com.au/education/courses-for-the-director/company-directors-course
     
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    The Victorian liberal party membership requirement wouldn't be received too well. Maaaate!
     
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    Meeting of the .au Domain Administration Board

    27 July 2016 – 6.00pm
    RACV Club, Bourke Street, Melbourne

    Present: Stuart Benjamin (Chair), Tony Staley, Erhan Karabardak, Miguel Wood, George Pongas, Kartic Srinivasan, Simon Johnson (by telephone) and Grant Wiltshire (by telephone)

    Observer: Peter Waite (Intersearch), and Cameron Boardman (only present during dinner)

    so the question is, who [if any] vetted this information provided by Peter Waite?.
     
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    "Finally, I thank the many Liberal Party members and friends of mine...."
    https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/au_domain_administration_ltd_aud?unfold=1

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    Australian Commonwealth Government;
    QUOTED

    • "no public documents outlining the role of the CEO."
    • "It was unclear as to the limitations of the CEO"
    • "unclear...how the position functioned alongside the Board."
    • "functions of this position should be reviewed, including the standards by which the CEO’s performance is assessed."
    • "The review’s key finding is that the current management framework is no longer fit-for-purpose."
    • "The report recommends reforming auDA’s management framework"
    • "improve transparency, stakeholder engagement, consultation and accountability"
     
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    https://www.domainer.com.au/new-auda-director/

    "The other issue still remains of stacking of auDA memberships. It is obvious supply related entities have actively stacked the demand side membership also to push their supply agendas.. What has auDA done… how can it do anything if some of those entities are in powerful roles?


    The auDA membership process, jobs, tendering, contracting, board positions remains heavily flawed even under new CEO."
     
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    The Government has stated clearly auDA Management MUST improve their accountability and transparency or the Government will go to an EOI for other more suitable management.

    A question for auDA and auDA Board Director's ( yes we know you are reading you said) .

    There is NO need for auDA to waste auDA funds $$ on doing press releases to try to release it when it suits you before the SGM playing Board and political games.....
    Some members, stakeholders and DoCA staff may already know your tactics and have leaked that plan..

    Easy question to answer and put this to bed. Save the auDA funds and PR spin.

    1. What date did the auDA CEO graduate from each of these exactly?
    2. Did the auDA CEO have all of these stated qualifications prior to 1 August 2016?
    • MBA from Monash University.
    • LLM from La Trobe.
    • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ course.
    "auDA announces appointment of new CEO
    Posted by on 1 August 2016

    He holds an MBA from Monash University, a LLM from La Trobe and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ course."​
     
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    Well maybe these two?
    "Both Miguel Wood and Erhan Karabardak advised that they knew of Cameron from his days in the Victorian Parliament and attested to his character and professionalism."
     
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    Associated people with link to the Mentone and / or wider Victoria branches of the Liberal Party?
    1. Simon Johnson?
    2. Stuart Benjamin?
    3. Senator Mitch Fifield?
    4. Cameron Boardman?
    Connecting the dots makes things a lot clearer. https://audanews.wordpress.com/
    "Simon Johnson.... decided to abstain."
     
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    Have you ever heard of a company that hasn't performed its own CV checks, only to find out later its all a fraud.
    • Samsonite CEO Ramesh Tainwala under fire for lying about his education, and resigns.
    • Myer’s new CEO Andrew Flanagan gets fired over fake résumé
    • Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson gets fired for Resume Fraud
    • Telstra CTO Vish Nandlall had left the telco after allegedly falsifying his CV.
    I think the Board needs to stop all this guessing and speculation against the CEO and unanimously confirm that these documents are true and correct at the next board meeting, and note it in the public minutes [as a way to confirm it]
     
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    The typical B.S. political game we have seen from auDA Management and some Board members over recent years will be they pay someone to release their spin officially via press/ media releases plus their associated PR spin doctors they are using on forums and to call media using highly slanted information fairly soon.

    Whatever they say or think they have up their sleeve to release out means nothing as this is what the Commonwealth wrote which is a summary of them now.

    Australian Commonwealth Government;
    QUOTED

    • "no public documents outlining the role of the CEO."
    • "It was unclear as to the limitations of the CEO"
    • "unclear...how the position functioned alongside the Board."
    • "functions of this position should be reviewed, including the standards by which the CEO’s performance is assessed."
    • "The review’s key finding is that the current management framework is no longer fit-for-purpose."
    • "The report recommends reforming auDA’s management framework"
    • "improve transparency, stakeholder engagement, consultation and accountability"

    Note the Commonwealth Government has said "current Management"
     
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    auDA had stated;

    "After an extensive international search and recruitment exercise which attracted in excess of 150 highly qualified applicants"

    Hmmm .... maaaate what a coincidence.
     
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    The fact is the Commonwealth and DoCA seems to hint it is best for auDA's stability, reform and chance of existing there is new auDA Management..

    Government are giving auDA members the chance to do it or the Government will do it... Current Management is too tainted and not "fit for purpose" it seems.

    If the 4 resolutions www.Grumpier.com.au are not passed at the SGM the Government will be far more likely to step in, investigate a lot more new issues and take it all over. Supply parties who have sided with current management, stacked the demand side membership with their supply staff better think about that.. How much do they really want the Government to start digging?

    This is why for Supply supporting the 4 resolutions also is the smart business choice for themselves and all of their staff now ( including those overseas) to not be put under the Government and wider stakeholder microscope further.

    auDA can waste even more auDA funds to spin it how they like to try and save their own roles and $$$ but the facts are very clear from the report is is current auDA management that is the problem. Rmove them and auDA has a chance to reform, stay, survive and get back to .au domain name management business meeting All of the government requirements.
     
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    Yeah, that's the point, if its not confirmed in the Minutes by the Board at the next Board meeting it will not be taken seriously, it will only exacerbate the allegation further. As you say, no amount of spin will convince anyone about it. Only the Board has the power to dissolve it, and I'm surprised its gone on this long?

    if the Board know its fake then they are complicit in the fraud, and if the Board don't know - then why are they not raising it in a meeting and confirming the documents are valid? its just common sense, right.