Call for Expressions of Interest: Advisory Standing Committees

Posted by auDA on 14 January 2019

As a consequence of the adoption of the new auDA Constitution in September 2018, expressions of interest are now being sought for participation in the new Technical Advisory Standing Committee and General Advisory Standing Committee.

What are the Advisory Standing Committees?

The Advisory Standing Committees have been created in accordance with Clause 4 of auDA’s 2018 Constitution. They will act in an independent advisory capacity to the auDA board and are the mechanism by which stakeholders and the community can raise relevant issues for consideration by the organisation.

While the board has the power to establish additional committees as needed, the auDA constitution requires the establishment of these two specific Advisory Standing Committees:

The Technical Advisory Standing Committee (TASC): receives and considers submissions from members of the general public who are interested in, and have a particular knowledge or expertise, that relates to the technical aspects of the management, operations, decisions or actions of auDA in managing the .au name space.

The General Advisory Standing Committee (GASC): receives and considers submissions from members of the general public who are interested in the management, operations, decisions or actions of auDA.

The Committees will be chaired by experienced and qualified individuals appointed by the Board, and the Committees will be supported by an independent secretariat.

 

Who can take part in the Advisory Standing Committees?

The General Advisory Standing Committee is open to everyone with an interest in Australia’s digital economy, the .au namespace and internet governance.

The Technical Advisory Standing Committee is also open to everyone, however, given the nature of the issues it will be considering, preference will be given to applicants with experience in the technical aspects of the domain name system.

Associate Membership of auDA is not required to participate in either Standing Committee.

 

What will the Advisory Standing Committees do?

Both committees will meet regularly, either at the auDA offices or via web conference, to consider issues raised by the community and produce reports for consideration by the auDA Board.

Each committee will meet up to four times per calendar year.

It’s anticipated both committees will have an initial meeting in late February 2019 at the auDA offices, and subsequent meetings will be held via web/phone conference.

The Board will acknowledge and consider any advice or recommendation received from a Standing Committee.

 

Are these paid positions?   

Participants will receive reasonable travel costs where required and the Committees can advise the auDA Board on any other funding requirements.

 

How do I apply?

To express your interest in participating in the Standing Committees send an email to [email protected] and include:

  • Which committee you wish to participate in,
  • A brief overview of why you wish to take part or any relevant skills and experience you have.

The appointment of Committee members will occur through both consideration of applications received, and targeting of relevantly qualified individuals.

Expressions of interest must be received no later than 5pm, 5 February 2019.

Successful applicants will then be advised of next steps shortly after that.

We encourage everyone with an interest in shaping the future of auDA and Australia’s digital economy to consider applying.