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Watchtower Australia 2019 Financial Returns and changes to board of directors and officers

Watchtower Australia’s 2019 Financial Returns and new company directors appointed

On 19 December 2019 Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Australia Limited filed notification with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) of changes to their board of directors.

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Winston Reginald Payne (cessation date as company director: 01-11-2019)

Gregory John Frank (cessation date as company director: 01-11-2019)

Change of Officeholder Role

Allan John Wood (appointment date: 11-11-2019 as secretary, continues as company director)

New Appointments

Daryn Bentley Gee (appointment date: 01-11-2019 as director)

Tom Pecipajkovski (appointment date: 01-11-2019 as director)

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Watchtower Australia Company Directors and Charity Responsible Persons (as of 2020)

Harold Vivian Mouritz

Terrence John O’Brien

Alan John Wood

Daryn Bentley Gee

Tom Pecipajkovski

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Watchtower Australia change to company details – Form 484 – pdf

Watchtower Australia – 2020 ACNC Charity Summary – pdf

Watchtower Australia corporate documents – pdf

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Watchtower Australia’s 2019 Annual Financial Return

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Watchtower Australia 2019 Annual Financial Report – pdf

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AUSTRALIA | Jehovah’s Witnesses annual reports to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Australia annual child protection compliance reports for 2018 and 2019

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (CARC) recommended that, at a minimum, eleven institutions that were the subject of relevant Royal Commission hearings should provide annual progress reports by the end of 2018 and again in 2019. The National Office for Child Safety worked with these institutions to facilitate their public reporting in 2018 and 2019. Jehovah’s Witnesses were one of those eleven institutions.

Summary of 2019 report submitted by Jehovah’s Witnesses

762 congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Australia

67,816 Jehovah’s Witnesses

Jehovah’s Witnesses claim they “are fully compliant with each of the recommendations” of the CARC.

Every elder and ministerial servant has a Working With Children clearance in those states where this is legislated.

Recommendation 16.28: Regarding the involvement of women: “we confirm that women can be and are fully involved in receiving and submitting evidence of child sexual abuse and in providing support to a victim. It is the Scriptural responsibility of congregation elders to determine whether the alleged perpetrator should remain one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.”

Recommendation 16.29: Regarding shunning: “we confirm that Jehovah’s Witnesses do not shun victims of child abuse but treat them with compassion, understanding and kindness.”

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Child Abuse Royal Commission Annual Progress Report – 2019 – pdf

Jehovah’s Witnesses Child Abuse Royal Commission Annual Report – 2018 – pdf

Image by Commonwealth of Australia. 2019. Used under CC BY 4.0 licence.

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Watchtower Society Purchase of QCS Telecom

Documents relating to the October 2013 commercial purchase of QCS Telecom by Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York.

DOWNLOAD >>> Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York commercial purchase of QCS Telecom (34 page document file) – pdf (13mb)

Watchtower Society purchase of QCS Telecom Inc

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Circuit Assembly of Jehovah’s Witnesses 2015 programs

| Theme: “Seek Peace and Pursue It” – DOWNLOAD

| Theme: “Keep Seeking Jehovah’s Righteousness!” – DOWNLOAD

Jehovah's Witnesses Circuit Assembly Program 2015

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JW.ORG Logo Denied Trademark Status in the United States

JW.ORG logo

The Jehovah’s Witnesses official website logo incorporating JW.ORG has been refused registration by the United States Patent and Trademark Office due to similarity to JW PLAYER.

SECTION 2(d) REFUSAL – LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION—CLASS 42
For the reasons set forth below, the refusal under Trademark Act Section 2(d) is now made FINAL with respect to U.S. Registration No(s). 4087283. See 15 U.S.C. §1052(d); 37 C.F.R. §2.64(a). This refusal is limited to the Class 42 services in the application.
Applicant’s mark is JW.ORG & Design, for use with, inter alia, Providing a web site that gives computer users the ability to download audio and video recordings, DVDs, music, digital print publications, online publications, documents, forms and web pages all in the field of religion, in Class 42. The cited mark is JW PLAYER, for use with Downloadable computer software for playing, viewing and streaming audio and video files in Class 09.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Final Outcome – US TRADEMARK APPLICATION NO. 85896124 – JW.ORG – 06420-T0001A – March 12 2014

Original Application by Watch Tower for JW.ORG logo – April 05 2013

Amendment and Mail Process Complete – February 05 2014

Response to Office Action – February 04 2014

Watch Tower removes in-house Attorney and replaces with Commercial Attorney – January 29 2014

JW.ORG generated XSearch Search Summary – July 20 2013

Email from US Patent and Trademark Office to Watch Tower – April 12 2013

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