Meetings News

Agenda for Joint Security Seminar – 9 November Released

The Agenda for the Joint Security Seminar 9 November 2017 is now available

It is being held at the Realm Hotel in Barton from 9am.

Security Professionals Australasia flyer and registration instructions


SPA SPRA Annual Seminar and Reception Thursday 9 November 2017

Security Professionals Australasia, the Security Professionals’ Registry and combined Associations’ Seminar and Reception

WHERE: Realm Hotel Canberra ACT 2600
WHEN: Thursday 9 November 2017, starting 9am

The Seminar will be from 09.00  to 17.15 at the Realm Hotel 18 National Circuit, Canberra ACT and the Reception will be held from 17.15 to 19.00 .

We will be considering the issues of convergence of security controls and the human factor and the requirement for an integrated security architecture. Speakers are drawn from Academia, Industry and Government who will trigger and support out deliberations. Association members will receive professional certification points for attendance. This year will be a mixture of speakers and panels with an emphasis on planning and interaction in discussion groups.
The Seminar program will be emailed out and posted on Association websites when finalised.
RSVP for seminar and/or reception will close at mid-day 3 November.
Acceptances to Wendy Green at Thales Australia by E-mail

Limited places available 80 for the seminar and 100 for the reception
(note; last year the seminar was booked out a week in advance. Please specifically advise if you wish to attend one or both functions)

PDF version

Update Joint association security seminar Thursday 9 November 2017


Annual General Meeting of SPA and SPRA – 8/11/17 in Canberra

Annual General Meeting of SPA and SPRA

8 November 2017


Dear Colleagues, Members and Friends of Security Professionals Australasia and the Security Registry

We will be holding the annual general meeting of the SPA and SPR-A in Canberra on 8 November from 1200 to 1500 hours.  It will be held in the Thales Building Level 3 Building 3, 70 Kent Street Deakin.  phone in is available and dial details are in the Agenda.

The Agenda is attached below, together with copies of the Business Rules, nomination and proxy forms.

Proxies of Board Members and Registrants are acceptable and may be sent in advance as PDFs or lodged by mail to me 24 hrs prior to the meeting.

Nomination for position on the Board

Four positions are available for nomination to the executive positions on the Board, Chair, subject to the proposed amendment.

Nominations must be proposed by members and accepted by the person nominated.  Nominations may be accepted at the meeting and subject to ballot should there be more applicants than positions

The nomination form is attached below.

Please note that this is the day before the Joint Association Security Seminar which will be run in parallel with the ASIS and SEN Trade show and afternoon briefings at the Realm Hotel Canberra.  A separate note will be going out as notification of the seminar was originally scheduled to be at the Thales building.

Even if you cannot make the meeting put the 9th in Canberra for the Seminar and show at the realm.  More information and booking arrangements to be advised. If you have already notified Wendy for the event you will be registered and advised.

Proposed amendment to constitution

Nomination form SPA

AGM Proxy Form 2017

AGM Agenda 2017

SPA Constitution 2015 for review



Meetings News

Security Seminar 5 November Agenda Released

The agenda for the 2015 SPA Security Seminar on 5 November at ANU House, ACT has been released.

We have organised an additional ten places so please get in your acceptances for the seminar if you have not done so already.  Note, we now have confirmed presentations covering off the espionage, criminal and terrorist radicalisation threats as well as the cyber security focus so it should be a good afternoon.

There is no cost, but you need to be registeredThe attached flyer tells all you need to know about timings and registration

The agenda SPA SecSeminar 5.11.2015 has more details about the afternoon

Meetings News

Security Professionals Australasia – Inaugural AGM 5 Nov 2015

Dear Colleagues,

 I wish to provide formal notification of the inaugural Annual General Meeting of the Security Professionals Australasia.  It will be held at University House, Australian National University, at 1000 am on 5 November 2015 and is expected to finish by 1130 am.  The agenda and other documents of interest are at the bottom of this post.

 I draw to your attention that there will be an election for the Executive Directors of the Board prior to the event and, if all positions are not nominated, nominations may also be taken from the floor.  A nomination form is attached and can be lodged in accordance with the draft constitution, extract below.  Nominations are to be sent to Returning officer, Winston Bucknall, at and to the records area at the Registry .  You are required to submit any nominations within 10 days of 5 November 2015. 

1.           Procedures for election of Directors

1.1 Apart from the initial Directors referred to in clause 39 and directors appointed under clause 25 the members may elect a director by a resolution passed in a general meeting.

1.2 At least 30 days prior to the AGM, the Secretary will, by written notice to all Members, call for nominations to the Board.

1.3 A nomination for the position of Director must be in writing and must be signed by the Member making the nomination and accompanied by a written consent of the nominee.  The Secretary may prepare and provide pro-forma template nomination and consent forms.

1.4 A nomination for the position of Director must be actually received by the Company before 5pm on the date that is 20 days prior to the AGM.  A nomination may be delivered to the Company by:

(a)       hand delivery or courier;

(b)      facsimile; or

(c)       PREFERRED an attachment to an email as a pdf. file or other format that cannot be edited or amended

1.5 The Secretary must promptly, and in all events not later than the date that is 20 days prior to the AGM:

(a)       place details of all valid nominations on the Company website; and

(b)      send all Members a postal ballot form, including “how to vote” instructions for the postal vote and, if so determined by the Board if voting is electronically available, how to exercise an electronic vote. 

1.6 Members may vote for up to 5 of the nominees included in the ballot by placing an “x” in the box alongside a candidate’s name.  For the avoidance of doubt, candidates may vote for themselves.

 All current Registrants and members of the Australasian Council of Security Professionals and the Registry are eligible to vote.  Under the constitution all Registrants, Council and Registry Members are automatically members of SPA on receipt of their confirmation of interest in response to this email or at a later date as they may request.

As a member you may wish to nominate a proxy should you not be able to attend.  Below are the requirements for proxy.  The completed form may be saved as a PDF and passed to me, as current chair, or to Winston Bucknall, the returning officer.

2.           Form of Proxy or attorney

2.1 An instrument appointing a proxy or attorney must be in writing signed by the Member, its Representative or by a duly appointed attorney of the Member.  If the appointer is a Corporation, the instrument may be under its common seal or the hand of a director or of its duly authorised attorney or in a manner permitted by the Act.

2.2 A facsimile of a written appointment of a proxy or a power of attorney is valid, unless the notice of meeting of the Company’s Members to which the appointment relates requires production of the written appointment at the meeting and that requirement is not complied with.

2.3 Every instrument appointing a proxy or attorney whether for a specified meeting or otherwise must comply with the requirements of:

(a)       the Act; and

(b)      this Constitution,

and otherwise shall be in such form as the Board may prescribe or accept.

2.4 Subject to the Act, a decision of the Board or of the Chairperson as to the validity of a proxy or power of attorney or a facsimile thereof will be final and binding.

 Following the AGM the annual Security Seminar will be held at the same venue from 1300 -1700 with a function to follow from 1700 -1900 hours. All members are welcome.

SPA Constitution 2015 11 05

SPA AGM Nomination form 20151105

SPA AGM Agenda 20151105

SPA AGM Resolution form 20151105

SPA AGM Proxy Form 20151105