Board News

Society Rules Consultation 2015

Thank you to those members who provided input to the Society's Rules consultation from 22 July to 27 August 2015.  Member submissions have been considered by the Board and the updated Amended Rules are now the subject of a Special Resolution going to the Society's AGM on 1 December.

Some of the proposed Rules updates arose from recent law changes; others were intended to make the Rules simpler, more modern, and easier to understand.  If you have any questions about the Rules amendment process, please email

Member Tenure Project 2012

This project was established as a result of two resolutions passed at the Society’s 2011 AGM to look into the subject of recognising members of long-standing.  The project commenced in March 2012 and concluded in August 2012. It encompassed member consultation, research, detailed data analysis and evaluation of possible discount models.
The idea of providing premium discounts to members based on their length of membership was explored.  However, the project found that such a discount would not be equitable to all members and would be unsustainable for the Society so could not be pursued.  This outcome does not diminish the concern long-held by the Board and management about rising healthcare costs and the high cost of premiums for older members. 

Other Board News

Following are links to news items, reports and updates related to the Governance of the Southern Cross Medical Care Society (the legal name of the Southern Cross Health Society).