STATEMENT OF PURPOSES
(a) Encouragement of the breeding and improvement of Southdown sheep throughout Australia and the maintenance of quality and type.
(b) Encouragement of an amicable spirit among all breeders.
(c) To encourage the use of registered Southdown sheep and to undertake promotion to that end and judicious publicity.
(d) Donation or augmentation of prizes and arrangement of classes at Royal and Country Shows and recommendations to Agricultural Societies and others desiring the names of persons who in the opinion of the Committee are suitable for inspecting and judging Southdown sheep.
(e) Nomination of candidates for vacancies on the Committee of Southdown Australia Incorporated and on the Southdown Judges Panels.
(f) To co-operate in every possible way with the Australian Stud Sheep Breeders Association Limited.
(g) To consider all questions affecting the interests of sheep breeders and when necessary to promote deputations to wait upon Government Departments in relation to general measures affecting sheep.
(h) To guard the quality of all Southdown sheep sold for export and if necessary sheep sold for stud breeding purposes by rigid inspection by a panel of at least two registered breeders of the Association selected by the Committee.
(i) To impress on prime lamb breeders generally the fact that the continued use of registered rams must have a beneficial effect on the lamb raising industry as a whole.
(j) To promote and protect the interest of all people engaged in the breeding development and promotion of Southdown sheep.
(k) The income and property of the Association whensoever derived shall be applied solely towards the promotion of its objects and no member of the governing body shall be appointed to any salaried office or office of profit in the Association and no remuneration or other benefit in money or moneys-worth shall be given by the Association to any such member except the repayment of out-of-pocket expenses, interest on money lent or reasonable and proper rent for premises demised or let to the Association.
(l) To do all such lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above purposes.
The Entire Statement of Purposes and the Constitution of Southdown Australia including Nomination for Membership Forms and Proxy Voting Forms are available as a .pdf. Click on link above. Certificate of Incorporation granted on, 5th December 2005.