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First Leptos, now Boardman

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by PaulS, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. PaulS

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    Leptos got a few lines, and Boardman gets the full treatment. A significant event like the Chair suddenly resigning on June 18 didn't even make auDA's 2019 Q2 Report. Strange. Must be some stories that need to be told.
     
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    Sometimes "resignation" statements get written by the lawyers of the person "resigning".

    Bye bye Cameron!
     
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    couldn't have said it better !

    FFS, as someone who experienced that persons tenure you just have to look back to his first AGM and the words he spoke that set us on the way to disaster and its only just beginning once it all kicks in.

    the BIGGGG question here now is that they have stated he resigned short of his contract so IS THERE a payout? which might suggest many things.

    seems illogical that he can resign and get a large payout? it will be interesting to see the financials and i personally feel that figure whatever it is we all have a right to know.
     
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    I wonder if the contract was 3 years , if so it would seem it would have been up in August. Does "resigned" look better than "contract not renewed". Probably.
     
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    Time to put in some questions and history again which some newbies and potential auDA Directors, new auDA CEO, new Communications Minister might not know!
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    When the did the auDA CEO 3 year contract which was due to expire this week actually expire?

    Wasn't the auDA CEO 3 year contract due to expire the end of July 2019 ( this week) anyway?

    Why accept an auDA CEO "resignation" if the auDA CEO 3 year contract was due to expire this week anyway?

    Why would auDA payout any money to any auDA CEO whose contract term was to expire and auDA was not going to extend or renew the auDA CEO contract to the incumbent auDA CEO under the circumstances?

    https://www.auda.org.au/news/auda/
    auDA announces appointment of new CEO
    Posted by on 1 August 2016

    auDA hires former Liberal MP as new CEO - Strategy - iTnews

    www.itnews.com.au/news/auda-names-former-liberal-mp-as-new-ceo-432239

    Aug 1, 2016 - Top level domain administration company auDA has named former state parliamentarian, one-time police officer and soldier Cameron ...
    auDA recruits new CEO - Computerworld
    https://www.computerworld.com.au/article/604356/auda-recruits-new-ceo/
    Aug 1, 2016 - The board of .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) has appointed Cameron Boardman as the organisation's new CEO. Boardman replaces ...

    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=auda+ceo+new+ceo

    Some public ex auDA CEO Blair Cameron Boardman related FOI's
    auDA CEO and Director Caught Not Declaring Conflict of Interest
    ."auDA Rudderless As CEO “Resignation” Follows Chair’s Walk Out"
    auDA Stacks Membership With Almost 1,000 New Members and No Accountability
    “auDA And Out. More Chaos and Confusion As auDA’s Chair Abandons Ship.”
    “Chris Leptos Gone from auDA.org.au finally!”
    “Let’s not forget the stacking by Leptos of his family into auDA voting demand class members also in 2018. Is this the act of an “independent” chair? No. Blatant Stacking to save his own auDA paycheck.”
    https://www.dntrade.com.au/threads/branch-stacking.11943/
    Alex Leptos
    Helen Leptos
    Lillian Leptos
    Luci Leptos
    Julia Trafford

    https://grumpier.com.au/
    https://www.itwire.com/open-sauce/84248-auda-s-new-working-model-aims-to-boost-board-s-power.html
    https://www.itwire.com/open-sauce/83810-auda-voting-system-is-skewed-to-favour-management.html
    https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/auda_membership_irregularities
    https://www.itwire.com/strategy/83945-auda-director-quits-over-mass-recruitment-of-members.html
    https://www.itwire.com/strategy/auda-seeks-to-end-comms-dept-oversight-of-board-meetings.html
    https://www.itwire.com/strategy/auda-loses-auhq-domain-meant-for-rebranding.html
    https://www.dntrade.com.au/threads/audas-rigged-new-constitution-and-member-model-exposed.12132/

    https://www.itwire.com/tag/auda.html

    13/02/2018 – 1st vid: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=h9I-DWR2WOc
    21/02/2018 – Smart: https://www.smartcompany.com.au/technology/seo/smes-demand-answers-auda-introduction-au-domain/
    21/02/2018 – MYOB: https://www.myob.com/au/blog/business-affected-auda-proposed-domain-shake-up/
    21/02/2018 – Power Retail: http://www.powerretail.com.au/multichannel/is-com-au-dead/
    21/02/2018 – Smart: https://www.smartcompany.com.au/technology/seo/smes-demand-answers-auda-introduction-au-domain/
    26/02/2018 – Ed Husic Hansard: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentar...963dd3e-8342-44db-b50f-1d6db3e212ef/&sid=0067
    1/03/2018 – Smart: https://www.smartcompany.com.au/tec...-government-sorts-out-au-domain-introduction/
    5/03/2018 – Mumbrella: https://mumbrella.com.au/brands-voice-objections-to-top-level-au-domain-introduction-502346
    9/03/2018 – Retail Global: Email
    12/03/2018 – Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/australia/...nternet_domain_names_for_australia_have_been/
    12/03/2018 – 3aw: Steve Sammartino Tom Elliot.
    12/03/2018 – ABC News: http://www.abc.net.au/news/programs...-domain-names-for-australia-have-been/9540762
    14/03/2018 – LI: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6375139129440628736
    15/03/2018 – GCJCC: https://gcjcc.com.au/news/the-unnecessary-battle-looming-for-gold-coast-small-businesses/
    16/03/2018 – Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/australia/comments/84ybku/petition_to_stop_the_australian_domain/?sort=old
    8/04/2018 – Domain Pulse: http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/04/08/auda-members-grumpier-demand-heads-roll/
    8/04/2018 – Domain Pulse: http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/04/08/auda-set-for-management-clear-out-as-members-revolt/
    9/04/2018 – CIO Mag: https://www.cio.com.au/article/6358...r-auda-members-call-ceo-directors-heads-roll/
    9/04/2018 – ARN Mag: https://www.arnnet.com.au/article/6...r-auda-members-call-ceo-directors-heads-roll/
    9/04/2018 – Domain Incite: http://domainincite.com/22843-grumpier-aussies-call-for-more-blood-on-the-auda-boardroom-floor
    10/04/2018 – Technology Decisions: https://www.technologydecisions.com...auda-members-call-for-ceo-to-resign-287487957
    10/04/2018 – IT Wire: https://www.itwire.com/strategy/82377-some-auda-members-call-for-ceo,-3-directors-to-step-down.html
    10/04/2018 – Cio Mag: https://www.cio.com.au/article/635939/update-auda-mutiny-movement-has-numbers-needed/
    10/04/2018 – Power Retail: http://www.powerretail.com.au/news/...terests-of-the-australian-internet-community/
    10/04/2018 – Mumbrella: https://mumbrella.com.au/australian...members-push-to-fire-ceo-and-directors-510019
    10/04/2018 – Technology Decisions: https://www.technologydecisions.com...auda-members-call-for-ceo-to-resign-287487957
    10/04/2018 – ARN Mag: https://www.arnnet.com.au/article/635939/update-auda-mutiny-movement-has-numbers-needed/
    11/04/2018 – Internet Retailing: https://internetretailing.com.au/members-warn-online-catastrophe-domain-shake/
    11/04/2018 – The Register UK: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/11/angry_aussies_call_for_ouster_of_au_execs/
    12/04/2018 – Smart: https://www.smartcompany.com.au/tec...al-meeting-government-inquiry-report-pending/
    12/04/2018 – Domain Pulse: http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/04/12/auda-bullying-fear-silence-critics/
    12/04/2018 – Comp World: https://www.computerworld.com.au/article/636081/auda-calls-cops-former-directors/
    13/04/2018 – IT Wire: https://www.itwire.com/strategy/82413-auda-chair-says-ex-directors-referred-to-vic-police.html
    17/04/2018 – Fairfax: https://www.theage.com.au/business/...e-spending-at-web-agency-20180416-p4z9yd.html
    17/04/2018 – CIO Mag: https://www.cio.com.au/article/640242/former-director-took-family-disneyland-auda-dollar/
    18/04/2018 – The Age: https://www.theage.com.au/technolog...-government-review-finds-20180417-p4za3u.html
    18/04/2018 – Smart: https://www.smartcompany.com.au/tec...in-registration-body-auda-overhaul-processes/
    18/04/2018 – CIO Mag: https://www.cio.com.au/article/640272/govt-demands-sweeping-reforms-auda/
    18/04/2018 – IT Wire: https://www.itwire.com/strategy/82468-au-change-put-off-govt-orders-auda-to-meet-review-terms.html
    18/04/2018 – AFR: http://www.afr.com/technology/gover...-auda-after-expenses-concerns-20180418-h0ywxc
    18/04/2018 – Mumbrella: https://mumbrella.com.au/australian-top-level-domain-plan-stalls-as-512024
    18/04/2018 – Inside Retail: https://www.insideretail.com.au/blog/2018/04/18/government-to-oversee-reforms-to-peak-domain-body/
    19/04/2018 – The Register: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/19/auda_review_demands_major_reforms/
    23/04/2018 – IT Wire: https://www.itwire.com/strategy/82510-auda-wants-sgm-put-off,-raises-spectre-of-court-action.html
    23/04/2018 – Domain Incite: http://domainincite.com/22910-auda-may-sue-to-delay-boardroom-bloodbath
    24/04/2018 – Information Age: https://ia.acs.org.au/article/2018/auda-instability-slammed-in–au-policy-review-.html
    25/04/2018 – The New Daily: https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/tech/2018/04/25/domain-name-auda-dispute/
    https://www.dntrade.com.au/threads/first-leptos-now-boardman.12342/#post-96969
    https://www.communications.gov.au/have-your-say/review-australias-au-domain-management

    https://grumpier.com.au/
    Resolution 1 – Vote of no confidence in Cameron Boardman (CEO)
    Resolution 2 – Removal of Chris Leptos as a Director
    Name Period Chris Leptos 20 /11/2017 – 17/6/2019
    Resolution 3 – Removal of Sandra Hook as a Director
    Resolution 4 – Removal of Suzanne Ewart as a Director

    “auDA seeks to end Comms Dept oversight of board meetings”
    “auDA Management and Board increase auDA Fees ripping off Registrars,Resellers,.au Consumers!”
    “Australians Said To Have Been ‘Ripped Off’ On Domain Names Since 2008”
    Two companies “capture” auDA
    https://www.domainpulse.com/?s=auda

    auDA ‘Not Engaged In Evidence-Based Policy Making’: Internet Commerce Assocation, Washington DC.

    What is the state of the auDA Foundation? This is another serious matter.
    From 2016 auDA Board and Managament has been giving out money https://www.webawards.com.au/ directly instead of via the proper public procedures of the auDA Foundation grant applications and reports. It seems this has been how things have been run over the last 3 years

    Was it a tactic to payout for things without having to report it via the ACNC and Foundation process?

    https://www.audafoundation.org.au/
    https://www.audafoundation.org.au/applying/
    [​IMG]

    https://www.acnc.gov.au/charity/0b130f647df5b431982faad4191024e7
    https://www.acnc.gov.au/charity/0b130f647df5b431982faad4191024e7#people

    [​IMG]

     
  7. Scott.L

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    "With no CEO and Chair, one wonders what the future is for second level registrations as policies haven’t been finalised and little implemented."

    They are wise to all be leaving before it starts. If they bring it in it is probably going to end up like a Fawlty Towers episode, a part of me actually wants to see this train wreck extension come out now.
     
  9. Data Glasses

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    Who will be playing Manuel ?
     
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    Maybe one of auDA’s non English speaking members? (Hundreds to choose from).
     
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    "Mr Boardman leaves auDA in a financially sustainable and future-focused position for future growth."

    Whoop de doo. So nothing has changed in the last 3 years.

    Why is growth a focus for auDA? Stuff growth. The only people who need growth are the supply side not the general public or any other stake holders.

    The direct registrations farce has been shoved down our throat by the supply side and it obviously still drives the board.
     
  12. Scott.L

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    I doubt auDA is financially set. Damn accounts were pilfered by pirates. I recall last financial year auDA had it's first Loss ($million +) this fun year wouldn't be far from last.

    What did it achieve, nothing, the old licensing rules are the same as the new with the exception of removing monetization as a basis for registration which was great for us. A constitution which only incorporated a single membership and a NomCom, nothing new.

    Yet $10 million + were spent on policy development and a new extension nobody wants or needs, all of which a 3 year old with a crayon could have concluded for free.
     
  13. Data Glasses

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    Ok ........i'll pay that one!