FROM THE BOARD
We are proud to present Galambila's Annual Report for the 2016/2017 Financial Year and the achievements relating to our continuing theme 'Yidaagay Darrundaygu: Becoming good for a purpose!'.
Over 2016/2017 the Board have been able to hold 10 meetings.
Over the last year there has been a focus from State and Commonwealth Government on increasing accountability in reporting around program requirements. Government departments are tracking evidence to gauge the performance of programs that has been contracted to Aboriginal Health Services to establish the benefits of their investment. As a part of our Board responsibility around compliance we monitor what’s happening on a monthly basis by scrutinizing reports from the executive team of Galambila so that as a Board we are well placed to meet any requirements in our funding agreements with government agencies.
In February we again held our Board Governance and Strategic Planning Training. Included in this training is the latest Industrial Relations precedents which enables us as the Board to have a greater understanding of the risks.
Since our independence in 2008 under the NSW Association Incorporation Act we have steadily grown. Over 2016/2017 the Board became aware that there was a need to change our Incorporation status as our income has exceeded $6.5M which is well over the NSW Association Incorporation Act Revenue Threshold.
This meant that we needed to change Galambila’s status of incorporation and following examination of a number of incorporation regulations available to us it was decided by the Board to pursue Australian Corporation (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006
For this to happen we needed to have an Extraordinary General Meeting. In June 2017 members at this meeting agreed to change the legal organisation requirement from the NSW Association Incorporation Act 2009 to the Australian Corporation (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006.
In closing I would like to congratulate the Board of Directors for all their efforts and commitments to Galambila and thank them for their support throughout the year. I would also like to point out that as a Board every decision we make in the coming year is made in the best interests of Galambila and the Aboriginal communities of Coffs Harbour.
We Will Survive, We Will Thrive, We Will Prosper
“Toward A Healthy And Empowered Mob”
Reuben Robinson, Chairperson
Board of Directors
Reuben Robinson Kerrie Burnet Christine Robinson
Clark Webb Dianne Anthony Angela Cowan
Christian Lugnan Julie Carey Toni-Anne Hart