2. The powers of the Association are:
2.1. To subscribe to, become a member of and co-operate with any other association, club or organisation, whether incorporated or not, whose objects are altogether or in part similar to those of the Association provided that the Association shall not subscribe to or support with its funds any club, association or organisation which does not prohibit the distribution of its income and property among its members to an extent as least great ass that imposed on the Association under or by virtue of Rule 22;11
2.2. In furtherance of the object of the Association to buy, sell, provide and deal in all kinds of articles, commodities, and provisions, both liquid and solid for the members of the Association or persons frequenting the Association’s premises.
2.3. To purchase, take on lease, or in exchange, hire accept or be granted and otherwise acquire any lands building easements or property, real and personal and any rights or privileges which may be requisite for the purpose of, or capable of being conveniently used in connection with, any of the objects of the Association.
PROVIDED THAT in case the Association shall take or hold any property which may be subject to any trusts the Association shall only deal with the same in such manner as is allowed by law having regard to such trust;
2.4. To enter into any arrangements with any government or authority that are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objects and the exercise of the powers of the Association; to obtain from any such government or authority any rights, privileges and concessions which the Association may think it desirable to obtain; and to carry out, exercise and comply with any such arrangements, rights privileges and concessions;
2.5. To appoint, employ, suspend or dismiss such managers, clerks, secretaries, servants, workmen and other persons as may be necessary or convenient for the purposes of the Association. Associateship is automatically bestowed upon these persons for the term of their employment, and ceases immediately upon cessation of that employment.
2.6. To remunerate any person or body corporate for services rendered, or to be rendered and whether by way of brokerage or otherwise in placing of any unsecured note, debentures or other securities of the incorporated association, or in or about the incorporated association or in the furtherance of its objects;
2.7. To construct, erect, improve, maintain, develop, work, manage, carry out, extend, amend, repair, refurbish, alter or control any houses, buildings, grounds, works, equipment, facilities, amenities or conveniences which may seem calculated directly or indirectly to advance the Association’s interests and to contribute to, subsidise or otherwise assist and take part in the construction, improvements, maintenance, development, working, management, carrying out, extending, amending, repairing, refurbishing, alteration or control thereof;
2.8. To invest and deal with the money of the Association not immediately required in such manner as may from time to time thought fit;
2.9. To take, or otherwise acquire, and hold shares, debentures or other securities of any company or body corporate;
2.10. In furtherance of the objects of the Association to lend and advance money or give credit to any person or body corporate; to guarantee and give guarantees or indemnities for the payment of money or the performance of contracts or obligations by any person or body corporate, and otherwise, to assist any person or body corporate;
2.11. To borrow or raise money either alone or jointly with any other person or legal entity in such manner as may be thought proper and whether upon fluctuation advance account or overdraft or otherwise to represent or secure any monies and further advances borrowed or to be borrowed along or with others as aforesaid by notes secured or unsecured, debentures or debenture stock, perpetual or otherwise, or by mortgage, charge, lien or other security upon the whole or any part of the incorporated association’s property or assets present or future and to purchase, redeem or pay-off any such securities;
2.12. To draw, make accept endorse discount, execute and issue cheques, promissory notes, bills of exchange, lease, dispose of turn, to account or otherwise deal with all or any part of the property and rights of the Association.
2.13. In furtherance of the objects of the Association to sell, give grant, improve manage, develop, exchange, lease, dispose of turn to account or otherwise deal with all or any part of the property and rights of the Association;
2.14. To take or hold mortgages, liens or charges, to secure payment of the purchase price, or any unpaid balance of the purchase price, of any part of the Association’s property of whatsoever kind sold by the Association, or any money due to the Association from purchasers and other;
2.15. To take or reject any gift of property whether subject to any special trust or not for any one or more of the objects of the Association but subject always to the proviso in Sub-Rule 2.3;
2.16. To take such steps by personal or written appeals, public meetings or otherwise, as may from time to time be deemed expedient for the purpose of procuring contributions to the funs of the Association, in the shape of donations, annual or life subscriptions or otherwise;
2.17. To print and publish any newspapers, periodicals, books or leaflets that the Association may think desirable for the promotion of its objects;
2.18. In the furtherance of the objects of the Association to amalgamate with any one or more incorporated or unincorporated associations having objects altogether or in part similar to those of the Association and which shall prohibit the distribution of its or their income and property among its or their members to an extent at least as great as that imposed upon the Association under or by virtue of Rule 22;11
2.19. In furtherance of the objects of the Association to purchase or otherwise acquire and undertake all or any part of the property, assets, liabilities and engagements of any one or more of the incorporated associations with which the Association is authorised to amalgamate;
2.20. In furtherance of the objects of the Association to transfer all or any part of the property, assets, liabilities or engagements of the Association to any one or more of the incorporated associations with which the Association is authorised to amalgamate;
2.21. To make donations for patriotic, charitable or community purposes;
2.22. To transact any lawful business in aid of the Commonwealth of Australia or the State of Queensland in the prosecution of any war, incursion, civil commotion or police action, in which the Commonwealth of Australia or the State of Queensland is engaged;
2.23. To do all such other things as are incidental of conducive to the attainment of the objects and the exercise of the power of the Association.