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The purposes of the Association are as follows:

  • 1) Representation of Australian IS Academics: To represent Australian information systems academics in matters of national and international importance (e.g. liaising with ABDC, ACS, ARC, Australian Academy of Science) 

  • 2) Forum for Australian IS Discipline: To provide a forum for discussion, collaboration, and debate on issues relating to the development of the IS discipline in Australian universities (e.g., IS Research & Curriculum Workshops)

  • 3) Support for Academic Excellence: Support and recognize academic excellence in IS Research & Curriculum at Australian universities (e.g., ACPHIS Journal List, ACPHIS Recommended Conferences, National ACPHIS PhD Medal)

  • 4) IS Research & Curriculum Reports: To commission and publish reports on issues important to the study of information systems (e.g., IS Curriculum Report, IS Survey)

Solely for the purpose of furthering the purposes set out above, the Association shall have power to:

  1. Subscribe to, become a member of and co-operate with any other association, club or organization, whether incorporated or not, whose objects are altogether or in part similar to those of the Association provided that the Association shall not subscribe to or support with its funds any club, association or organization which does not prohibit the distribution of its income and property among its members to an extent at least as great as that imposed on the Association under or by virtue of the Rules.​

  2. Enter into any arrangements with any Government or Authority that are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objects and the exercise of the powers of the Association; to obtain from any such Government or Authority any rights, privileges and concessions which the Association may think it desirable to obtain; and to carry out, exercise and comply with any such arrangements, rights privileges and concessions.

  3. Draw, make, accept, endorse, discount, execute and issue promissory notes, bills of exchange, bills of lading and other negotiable or transferable instruments.

  4. Take any gift of property whether subject to any special trust or not, for any one or more of the objects of the Association.

  5. Take such steps by personal or written appeals, public meetings, or otherwise, as may from time to time be deemed expedient for the purpose of procuring contributions to the funds of the Association, in the shape of donations, annual subscriptions or otherwise.

  6. Print and publish any newspapers, periodicals, books or leaflets that the Association may think desirable for the promotion of its objects.

  7. Do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objects and the exercise of the powers of the Association.

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