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Term of Membership
Your initial ABN membership period commences on the day you join and expires 12 months from the end of the calendar month in which you join. (For example, if you joined on 10 January 2014, your initial membership period would expire on 31 January 2015.) At the end of your initial 12 months, your membership then continues on a month-by-month basis.
Cancellation of Membership by an ABN Member
An ABN membership cannot be terminated within the first 12 months. Should you wish to cease your ABN membership after this time, you can do so by submitting an ABN Membership Cancellation form. This form must be submitted to us by the 21st day of the month in order for next month’s direct debit to not take place. For example, if you submit an ABN Membership Cancellation form on 16 May, your membership will cease on 31 May and no further direct debits will be taken. If, however, you submit an ABN Membership Cancellation form on 26 May, your membership will cease on 30 June and a final direct debit will be taken in June.
Cancellation of Membership by ABN
ABN reserves the right to cancel your membership at any time for reasons including, but not limited to, failure to pay your membership fees; unlawful distribution of our intellectual property; or posting content to our Discussion Forum that is in violation of any applicable law or regulation (such as copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights), is in violation of privacy rules or personal rights of others or is defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful.
Your Direct Debit Authority, once completed and submitted, acts as a Tax Invoice in the amount of $462 GST-inclusive in respect to your initial 12 month membership. Following this initial 12 month period, if you have chosen to pay your membership by monthly direct debit, your ongoing membership of $38.50 GST-inclusive per month becomes that of a progressive supply. No further Tax Invoices will be issued as each progressive supply is for an amount less than the Tax Invoice threshold of $82.50. Conversely, if you have chosen to pay your membership by annual direct debit, a Tax Invoice will be emailed to you the month before the direct debit is scheduled to be processed.
Complimentry ABA Membership
Your ABN membership includes complimentary membership to Australian Bookkeepers Association (ABA). If the ABA section of your ABN membership application is completed, we will assess your application & write to you detailing your voting status. If the ABA section of your ABN membership application form is not completed at the time of your application, your ABA membership will assume a non-voting status. If you wish to change your membership status, you can apply by using the ABA Update your details form.
Your ABA membership is stapled to your ABN membership however should you wish to renounce your ABA membership please contact us on 1300 856 710 or [email protected].
Australian Bookkeepers Network Pty Ltd ACN 096 035 648 (ABN) is a member-based body supporting Australia’s self-employed bookkeepers. ABN holds a biennial conference which its members and the public, who have registered and paid a registration fee, may attend (Registration).
In 2022 ABN’s conference will be held in Cairns, Queensland over two and a half days between 6 and 8 October 2022 (Conference) at the Pullman International Cairns (Venue).
If you wish to attend the Conference, you must read these Terms and Conditions carefully before registering. By registering for the Conference and paying the Registration fee you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
Once you have completed the online Registration processes, your tax invoice acts as proof of purchase for the Conference (Ticket).
Your Ticket grants you admission to the Conference which includes:
No other benefits, services, or goods are included in the Registration, including but not limited to travel or accommodation.
ABN does not offer refunds or exchanges of Registrations for a change of mind or a change in your personal circumstances (including if you are unable to attend the Conference).
Refunds will only be offered:
If you become entitled to a refund, you must apply to ABN for a refund within a reasonable time and provide your Ticket. ABN’s liability is limited to the amount paid for the Registration. ABN will not be liable for any other loss incurred by you, including any travel and accommodation expenses.
ABN recommends you carefully review the terms and conditions of any travel or accommodation providers when arranging your attendance at the Conference, including their refund policies.
COVID-19 Cancellations and Refunds
While no accommodation is included in the Registration price, as a Ticket holder you may be entitled to discounted accommodation rates at the Venue.
Any accommodation you book with the Venue is subject to the applicable terms and conditions of the Venue. Any claims in connection with accommodation at the Venue are the sole responsibility of the Venue and, except to the extent required by law, ABN otherwise has no liability to you in relation to any accommodation.
You acknowledge and agree that admission to the Conference is subject to and conditional upon any relevant terms and conditions or requirements of the Venue.
In the event you arrive late to the Conference, you may not be permitted entry until there is a suitable break in Conference to avoid disruption to other attendees.
All attendees including yourself, must commit to stopping the spread of COVID-19. If at the time of the Conference you are feeling unwell or are subject to a self-quarantine or self-isolation period, you agree not to attend the Conference. If you do attend the Conference, you agree to assume all risk associated with COVID-19.
Your Registration is personal to you. You must not resell or transfer your Registration without first contacting ABN so the Registration details can be updated in ABN’s system.
If you are unable to attend the Conference after Registering, and you wish to substitute another member of ABN in your place, you must advise ABN of the name of the substitute attendee as soon as possible.
In the event a Registration or Ticket is sold or otherwise transferred in breach of this condition ABN may refuse the admissions of any person to the Conference whose personal details do not match those of the affected Registration.
Unless you are one of ABN’s exhibitors at the Conference, you must not sell or promote, or attempt to sell or promote, any products or services during your attendance at the Conference or a related event.
ABN may vary these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating them. Variations only apply to Registrations purchased made after the date the Terms and Conditions were last varied.
ABN reserves the right to add, remove, reschedule, and/or vary the advertised Conference programs, prices, speakers, presentations, workshops and seating arrangements at any time.
In these Terms and Conditions:
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