(Reference: Rules of SMBA of Tasmania)
4:1 The basic objects and purposes of the Association are:
(a) The encouragement of the breeding and improvement of stud Merino sheep.
(b) To act as the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders.
(c) To maintain records of stud Merino sheep in Tasmania in conjunction with (A.A.S.M.B.) Australian Association ‘Stud Merino Breeders’.
(d) The investigation of the histories, pedigrees, purity and type of sheep being registered.
(e) To compile record and/or distribute data of educational value with regard to the breeding, rearing, displaying, marketing and/or selling of Merino sheep or wool.
(f) To carry out experiments in the breeding of sheep and to publish results of any experiment by whomsoever made.
(g) To encourage promote and regulate the breeding of stud Merino sheep and the improvement of flocks and the growing and marketing of wool and mutton carcasses to best advantage by whatsoever means the Council may think fit.
(h) To establish relations with other associations having in whole or part similar objects to this Association.
(i) The consideration of and granting or refusal of any application for registration of any sheep or the transfer thereof or for the issue of a certificate for export of sheep registered in accordance with the rules for the time being in force.
(j) The recommendation annually to Agricultural Societies and others desiring same, of names of persons who, in the opinion of the Association, are suitable for judging Merino sheep at shows.
(k) To make representations on behalf of breeders to any Government or Government instrumentality or to any organisation as the Association shall think fit.
4.2 In addition to the basic objects of the Association the objects and purposes of the Association shall be deemed to include –
(a) The purchase, taking on lease or in exchange, and the hiring or otherwise acquiring of any real or personal property that may be deemed necessary or convenient for any of the objects or purposes of the Association.
(b) The buying, selling, and supplying of, and dealing in, goods of all kinds.
(c) The construction maintenance and alteration of buildings or works necessary or convenient for any of the objects or purposes of the Association.
(d) The accepting of any gift, whether subject to a special trust or not, for any one or more of the objects or purposes of the Association.
(e) The taking of such steps from time to time as the committee or the members in general meeting may deem expedient for the purpose of procuring contributions to the funds of the Association, whether by way of donations, subscriptions, or otherwise.
(f) The printing and publishing of such newspapers, periodicals, books, leaflets, or other documents as the committee or the members in general meeting may think desirable for the promotion of the objects and purposes of the Association.
(g) The borrowing and raising money in such manner and on such terms as the committee may think fit or as may be approved or directed by resolution passed at a general meeting.
(h) Subject to the provisions of the Trustee Act 1898, the investment or any moneys of the Association not immediately required for any of its objects or purposes in such manner as the committee may from time to time determine.
(i) The making of gifts, subscriptions, or donations to any of the funds, authorities, or institutions to which paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of Section 78 of the Income Tax and Social Services Contribution Assessment Act 1936-1964 of the Commonwealth relates.
(j) The establishment and support, or aiding in the establishment and support of associations, institutions, funds, trusts, schemes and conveniences calculated to benefit servants or past servants or the Association and their dependants, and the granting of pensions, allowances, or other benefits to servants or past servants of the Association and their dependants and the making of payments, towards insurance in relation to any of those purposes.
(k) The establishment and support, or aiding in the establishment or support, of any other association formed for any of the basic objects of the Association.
(l) The purchase or acquisition, and undertaking, of all or any part of the property, assets, liabilities, and engagements of any association with which the Association may at any time become amalgamated in accordance with the provisions of the Act and rules of the Association, and
(m) The doing of all such other lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the basic objects of the Association or of any of the objects and purposes specified in the foregoing provisions of this sub-rule.