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ACS Dumps Two Committee Members; Two More Live On

SYDNEY: A meeting of the Australian Computer Society’s congress – called by members seeking to reform management of the society – on Monday only partly achieved its objective of booting out the remaining members of a management clique that had sought to radically change the direction of the society.

Society president Ian Opperman launched a series of motions to remove the entire committee, close watcher Graeme Philipson has revealed. However in the complex voting round only two members – president Craig Horne and Victorian National Congressional Representative Maria Markman – were removed.

Two other members of the clique, vice president Nick Tate and immediate past president Yohan Ramasundara, were not removed, despite a majority of congress members voting against them. “Removal required a two-thirds majority. If they had any decency they would resign,” CDN correspondent and ACS member Graeme Philipson notes.

Another meeting of the congress has been set for November 16 to elect replacements for Horne and Markman. It’s currently unclear whether there is likely to be a further move to remove Tae and Ramasundara.

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