Notes from meeting 17 January 2017

posted Jan 17, 2017, 3:30 PM by Michael Rees   [ updated Jan 19, 2017, 8:13 PM ]


Present: Jenny, Rosa, Karen, Carol J, George, Linda, Michael
  • We welcomed Rosa as a new attendee
  • Search all Tech Bulletins and JP Bulletins, merged collections - Michael 
  • Summary of the QJA Journal for Summer 2016 - Michael
  • Report and snippets from the JP Bulletin for December 2016 - Michael
  • JPs needed to adjudicate world record - Carol
  • Witnessing financial ID forms - Jenny
    • I have recently been asked to compete proof of identity for online finance companies for personal loans. As these are not mortgages the JAG Witness Certificate does not cover this request. Should I be certifying proof of identity on finance company forms?
    • Discussion centred on the similarity to the Witness ID Certificate forms from JP Branch. Michael and Linda are using the disclaimer stamp when clients insist on using the ID Certificate forms from the lending institutions. It was suggested a similar stamp with generic wording for loans of all types could be used. Jenny will contact JP Branch to seek advice. Update: See the outcome in a separate note.
  • QJA Refresher JP Workshop and Domestic Violence Forum - Carol J
  • Position of signature on Stat Dec forms - Linda
    • At Burleigh contractors are bringing preprinted Stat Dec forms with the signature line immediately following the declaration and before the standard concluding sentence 'I understand that a person who intentionally makes a false statement in a statutory declaration is guilty of an offence under section 11 of the Statutory Declarations Act 1959, and I believe that the statements in this declaration are true in every particular.' When signed above this text it would appear to make the Stat Dec invalid by the exclusion of the understanding. 
    • Further input quoting printed sources from all interested JPToK participants is welcomed.
  • Future of JPToK - Michael
    • The schedule for future meetings was discussed in depth. Various options were canvassed but consensus settled on continuing with monthly meetings from March on the first Tuesday of the month at 2.30 pm in the current location.
  • Next meeting: Tuesday 7 March 2017 2.30 pm at the Community Meeting Room, Emerald Lakes