The OIC has asked me to document the background to the on-going harassment by DAY and MANLY of OIC members as the first step of addressing this problem for members, sponsors, speakers and investors both Government and institutional.
In September 1993 Julian DAY as President of the Australian Information Technology Society [AITS] expressed interest in participating in a joint ventureto develop and implement Electronic Committee Management [ECM]
Over a period of 5 weeks there were 9 meetings with the President of AITS Julian DAY. On 13 November 1993 DAY explained that the funding of the ECM project would have to come out of marketing membership for AITS andsigned a draft ECM Agreement.
A second joint venture to develop a 12 month marketing strategy was set up. 3 people were engaged to carry out that marketing strategy. The Resources commitments were agreed, with AITS paying expenses and providing a computer system
A presentation to the 11 members of the Management Committee was arranged. The scripts for the presentation including budgets and return was delivered 1 week before the presentation. There was a 9 meting with 19 documentsDue Diligence process carried out with Julian DAY to ensure that all parties understood what was involved with the contracts.
Thecontracts were signed on 30 Nov 1993 by Julian DAY as President of AITS AITS, Court GYSLAND as President of the Electronic Information Interchange Consultants Co-operative [EIICC] and Stephen GOULD as Partner - Projects for Halisa International.
A4 week Research period into the best way to market AITS had been proposed and agreed as part of the presentation to the AITS Management Committee
On 19 Dec 1993 during start 3 rd week marketing AITS at the Computers Contractors Association meeting, there wasan allegation of mis-appropriation of $ 80,000 when Julian DAY was Chairman of the Australian Computer Society - NSW Branch
DAY was asked to respond to this allegation as it affected the 3 people recruited to market AITS who heard the allegation.Day refused to explain or put anything in writing. At the same time he refused to pay expenses
During February and March 1994Alan MANLY AITS Secretary refused to meet to discuss the joint ventures
Court GYSLAND with I and 7 othersformed the OIC in July 1994
In December 1994 following communications with my partner in the UK Colin HARDING I issued a Breach of Contacts Claim against DAY and MANLY as Directors of AITS.
In Feb 1995 I subpoenaed the AITS membership records and accounts. There were 18 Court hearings over 3 years. The membership records were finally produced in June 1996. The accounts were never produced. On 07 Oct 1997 AITS was de-registered by the Australian Securities Commission for failing to lodge accounts On 04 Nov 1997 the Court ruled I should have sued AITS and not DAY and MANLY in person
I have subsequently learned that since around Aug 1996 DAY and MANLY out of spite and malice have been contacting Government people, speakers and sponsors to deter them supporting the OIC.