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Introduction to the Consultation Model Working Group
7 June, 2018

Dear auDA Member,

I write to you on behalf of a group of auDA members and community stakeholders who have been identified – from our expressions of interest – to form auDA’s new Consultation Model Working Group (CMWG).

We were brought together in May as an initiative of the auDA Board, which was responding to the Australian Government’s Review of the .au Domain Administration. The review was released on 18 April 2018 and contained 29 recommendations.

auDA publicly committed to implementing these recommendations in a transparent and multi-stakeholder manner. And this is where we come in.

The job of the CMWG is to define and oversee the process of consultation with the entire auDA membership – and wider Australian community – on the reforms required for auDA to meet the Commonwealth Government’s expectations.

Although we were created as an initiative of the auDA Board, every one of us is operating from an independent perspective. Our group consists of a diverse range of stakeholders.

Although we are chaired by the CEO of auDA, Cameron Boardman, our mission is not to advance the agenda of auDA management. Cameron acts purely to facilitate and support the working group's activity. There are no restrictions or vetoes imposed by auDA. Anything our working group recommends in terms of member and stakeholder engagement will be implemented.

Over the coming days, weeks, and months you’ll be hearing a lot more from us.

In the meantime please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We have also established an area in the the auDA Members discussion  forum for ongoing dialogue.*

We look forward to talking to you.



Kevin Clark
Ben Carroll
Ian Halson
Peter Tonoli
Dr. Madeleine Roberts
Steve de Mamiel
P R Khangure
Sean Fogarty
Debbie Monahan
Chris Joseph
Desiree Lyall
Sally Rodgers
Nikki Scholes
Anne Hurley
Marty Drill
Keith Besgrove


*The auDA members’ discussion forum  is open to members of auDA. If you’d like to take part in discussions there, send an email to

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