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    Australia Spent AU$ 3 million on GAC, But Will Stop Now | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 12 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re: Another View?
    by hofjes on Thursday March 21 2002, @01:34PM (#5490)
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    Perhaps, but I cannot feel comfortable about it until I see an accounting.

    We are all just speculating.

    It's too bad we cannot investigate the red flag and find out the facts.
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      Re: Another View?
      by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Thursday March 21 2002, @01:49PM (#5491)
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      Perhaps Australia has its own version of the FOIA and some interested person down under could file a request. -g
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        Re: Another View?
        by lumpy (lumpy@lumpy.lumpy) on Wednesday March 27 2002, @02:00AM (#5574)
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        why don't you just ask the person at NOIE (National Office for the Information Economy) in Canberra that has been responsible for it. Her contact details are:

        Donna Austin
        Co-ordinator, GAC Secretariat
        National Office for the Information Economy
        GPO Box 390
        Ph. [+61]2 6271 1025
        Fax. [+61]2 6271 1780
        Email donna.austin@noie.gov.au

        or try the Minister for Communications:
        Senator the Hon Richard Alston
        Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts
        Suite MG70
        Parliament House
        Canberra ACT 2600 AUSTRALIA
        Telephone: + 61 2 6277 7480
        Fax: + 61 2 6273 4154
        Email: minister@dcita.gov.au

        I doubt they'll have much to hide. BTW Australia does have comprehensive FOI legislation.
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    Re: Another View?
    by Anonymous on Thursday March 21 2002, @02:13PM (#5492)
    You are right that there are probably forms of "support" that do not amount to a contribution to ICANN in the eyes of the IRS. But then again, there are probably forms of "support" that do.

    It probably requires a tax expert to determine whether, for example, a payment for a telephone bridge to support a GAC telephone meeting, is a contribution to ICANN or not.

    I wonder what ICANN's form 990 filing shows about GAC expenses and contributions?
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    Re: Another View?
    by Anonymous on Friday March 22 2002, @01:12PM (#5508)
    Yes. And the GAC Secretariat (Australian Govt
    employees to take minutes, write documents,
    update the GAC web site, etc).
    The money will just be running expenses of GAC.
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