Australian Medical Aid Foundation Ltd was registered in March 2008 as a company limited by guarantee. The main reasons for changing the Foundation from an Association incorporated in Victoria to a limited liability company reporting to ASIC are as follows:
To make the Foundation truly national To facilitate the approval from the fundraising authorities in all the states Better recognition by fellow NGOs as a national organisation following national rules under ASIC
To be accepted as a signatory to the code of conduct and member of Australian Council For International Development (ACFID). This provides the foundation with the facility obtain training in all affairs of an NGO, contacts with reputed NGOs in Australia and to have an input in the development of standards maintained by NGOS.
The AMAF continues to maintain the important status as Non Political, Non Religious and Not for Profit organisation. It is totally dedicated to providing the best possible medical aid and at the same time follow the laws, rules and regulations of Australia and the countries it is providing the service. It is also committed to professional and community development service in Australia.
AMAF will continue to endeavour to maintain low administration cost and dedicate the donations in monetary, material and personnel means made available by the Australian community to servicing the needy.
More information can be obtained from the members of the Board of Directors and the state committee members or write to AMAF, PO Box 226, Glen Iris Victoria 3163. You can also visit www.ausmedaid.org.au and e mail firstname.lastname@example.org