ABOUT THE AAS
The AAS is an incorporated association and is bound by its Constitution, which outlines the Society’s structure and functions concerning its membership, governance, meetings, and activities. Although the AAS cannot govern the behaviour of its members, they agree to abide by the Code of Ethics upon application and acceptance as members of the Society.
An Executive Committee of seven elected directors manages the affairs of the Society. The Executive Committee works closely with and supervises the functions performed by the (part time) AAS Administrator. Other office bearers include the Public Officer, the Editor of The Australian Journal of Anthropology (TAJA), and the Chairperson of the Australian Network of Student Anthropologists (ANSA).
The Executive Committee, along with the Administrator, the ANSA Chairperson and TAJA Editor meet formally four times each year. The AAS Annual General Meeting (AGM) is usually held in December of each year, during the annual conference.