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United Federation Of Volunteers For Refugee Action (UFVRA) Inc, ('Governance Structure,)

What Does UFVRA Do?

We are Australia’s smallest international on-government organisation registered as an incorporated association in the Australian state Brisbane.  It is funded through contributions from its volunteers /members and by project grants from philanthropic bodies and government agencies. The priority activities for the organisation (ufvra) are set by its members, as represented by an elected Board annually.

UFVRA’s own work is centred on four key areas: Advocacy /support for refugees, support for its volunteers/members, youth engagement and community link, Employment/ Resumes/Job search. In addition, ufvra seeks funding for specific projects that directly relate to our objectives and enhance our capacity to serve the refugee community Australia.

Governance & Control:

The Standards require UFVRA to remain charitable, operate lawfully, and be run in an accountable and responsible way.

  • United Federation Of Volunteers For Refugee Action (UFVRA) Inc Governance structure, combined with documented processes and consistent approach to risk management, enables the executive and senior management to conduct the affairs of UFVRA in line with Board expectations Rule 2016.Read more

  • This guarantees that the senior administration follow to endorsed methodologies and administrative prerequisites, ceaselessly screen results, and proactively distinguish chance and openings as well as starting treatment as required. Comprehensive and timely reporting to the Board and its Committees is undertaken on a regular basis.Read more

Risk Administration Approach:

  • The Board has built up a culture of successful hazard administration through the recognizable proof, appraisal,, assessment, evaluation, treatment, monitoring and reporting of risks throughout UFVRA. The Board moreover audits dangers, both existing and emerging, and considers risk when reviewing the organisation (UFVRA) strategy and in meeting its objectives.

  • The Board has ultimate responsibility for the organisation’s risk management framework and delegates the oversight of this to the Risk Committee.

  • This Committee is a formal sub-Committee of the Board. Read more

The principal purpose of the Risk Committee:

  • The principal purpose of the Risk Committee is to advise the Board on risk management matters recommend risk limits and appetite to the Board for approval and oversee the risk management arrangements. The Committee ensures that the risks facing the UFVRA have been identified and that appropriate arrangements are in place to control, treat, monitor and report those risks effectively to the Senior Managers within business operational areas maintain risk registers, and report risk details and treatment measures together with other relevant management information for the committee and ultimately Board consideration.Read more

  • What are the Governance Standards

  • https://www.acnc.gov.au/for-charities/manage-your-charity/governance-hub/governance-standards

GOVERNANCE FOR GOOD:  BOARD MEMBERS

we are an essential part of the fabric of Australian society and reach into every community across Australia, as well as beyond our shores.

They enrich our culture, protect our environment, educate our children, enable us to practice our faith, promote our health and wellbeing, strengthen our democracy, contribute to good public policy and advocate on behalf of individuals and communities.

we can do none of this without our board members. UFVRA Members have the ultimate responsibility for running the charity, managing its finances, its operations and managing staff and volunteers. Being a board member can be hard work and is normally unpaid, but it can also be immensely rewarding. read more

ACCOUNTABILITY TO MEMBERS

This standard requires UFVRA to:

  • take reasonable steps to be accountable to its  members, and

  • allow  UFVRA members adequate opportunities to raise concerns about how the charity is run.

Being accountable includes letting the members know about the charity’s activities and what the results of those activities are. It also includes allowing members to raise concerns and ask questions about how a charity is run. read more

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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of all the lands on which we meet, work and live and recognize that this land has always been and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.www.ufvra.org.au

United Federation of Volunteers for Refugees Action pays its good wishes to the traditional custodians across the lands in which we work, and acknowledges the elders past, present and emerging.  We walk together in solidarity in the shared pain of the past and with shared hope, respect and value for the future.

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