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ICE Charitable Status

I have become increasingly concerned about some of the phrases used in connection with the Institution's charitable status, not least in the Presidential Commission Interim Report and Council papers in the few years leading up to the 2018 governance ballot.

I decided to research the matter by examining our history and current charity legislation.    I offer my conclusion and would welcome any comment or discussion, in favour of my definition or otherwise :

An Inconvenient Truth

From time to time members have stood for ICE Council, and have been elected, to challenge the establishment on something they feel passionately about.  The challenge they bring is often inconvenient and uncomfortable, but is necessary and essential to effective governance. 

Two recommendations of the ‘Presidential Commission into ICE Governance’ combine to undermine the rights of members to challenge the establishment: