The secretary of my complex has written in minutes to all owners that I have broken privacy laws state and federal I am

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Customer: The secretary of my complex has written in minutes to all owners that I have broken privacy laws state and federal I am the chair of the complex and wrote an email to owners from the BC roll explaining omissions in minutes about an engineers report and the rectification works about to take place here. The engineer has recommended underpinning stairs rather than a new build and has said in the report "You need to understand the risk that this methodology may not give the result you are looking for if the alternative method was used"
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: QLD I contacted the BCCM before I wrote my email and wrote it under their advisement of the Act section 55 and 205 We are under accommodation scheme.
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: The ex commissioner of BCCM put on Look Upstrata that any owner of prospective owner or interested party is able to access the roll and use the email addresses He said if an email address is on the roll it is BC
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Customer: I was attacked by rest of committee at a committee meeting in August and the secretary has written derogatory and inflammatory remakes about me. She said I refused to opologize to her which I did refuse to do, because I said in my email she had omitted the following information in the minutes that I considered owners were entitled to know before voting for major works at an EGM The last report contained 145 pages and I Believe I am the only committee member who has read the full 3 reports.
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Hi, I am Leon, a NSW Solicitor. I am now reviewing your question and will reply again in a moment.

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Leon, Expert

You cannot do that

If the minutes are wrong you have to wait till the next meeting and raise it them

If the minutes put to the AGM from the previous meeting a wrong you deal with that at the meeting not by email after

Where is the matter now?

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the Qld BC legislation authorises the disclosure of of bc records under section 205 of the Act. Multiple adjudicators orders have stated that if bc records include personal information the disclosure is authorised by law.As chair I have a responsibility to all owners. I raised all of these things at a committee meeting and none of it was reported in the minutes. We have no Office Bearers Insurance because of the defects and I will not put my property in jeapody by not accurately reporting
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because of Covid the EGM and AGM were a postal vote and as chair I was not able to address these things at the meeting The BCCM senior advised told me I could send an email as a concerned owner under section 205.
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I also challenged the minutes and voted against them at committee level. I have followed the legislation as was advised to me by BCCM Act expert.
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Leon, Expert

You should have first reported it to the secretary before taking it further.

The act allows what you say but by not raising the issue with the secretary and the rest of the committee it just appears you are running tour own show.

I see this all the time and it escalates to the point people cannot work together anymore and the result is the Committee is removed and an administrator appointed by QCAT costing more money

Had this been done at the meeting it would also have allowed her to respond.

The BCCM senior should have sent it on your behalf not put it on you and make you look bad

You have not broken the law and you are in the right.

In relation to the letter if it is true there is very little that can be done. If it is false you can sue for defamation.

Here is some information

https://www.gotocourt.com.au/civil-law/qld/defamation/#:~:text=Defamation%20in%20Queensland%20is%20the%3A&text=of%20a%20defamatory%20matter%20%E2%80%93%20a,damage%20by%20the%20defamatory%20content.

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