Casual Vacancy Research/Industrial Officer

Casual Vacancy for Research/Industrial Officer 2015-2018

Mr Neale Dawson, Principal Solicitor, NEW Law Pty Ltd, will be the Returning Officer for the by-election of Research/Industrial Officer of the Australian Education Union NSW Teachers Federation for 2015-2018.

The Research/Industrial Officer will be appointed for the remainder of the triennium ending on Monday 4 February 2019.


Nominations are hereby invited for the following position:

• Research/Industrial Officer (1 to be elected)

Candidates must be financial members of the Federation as at Wednesday, 24 May 2017 and must be nominated by at least two financial members of Federation.

A candidate may complete a statutory declaration in support of candidature which will be forwarded to the Branch Professional Officers Committee for consideration and compiled and distributed with the ballot paper. The statutory declaration should be no more than 400 words.

The candidate's statement should be typed in no less than a 12-point font and attached to their nomination.

As well, the candidate must provide a word file as an attachment to an email sent to marked to the attention of the Returning Officer. This file will be used to print candidate statements on information sheets provided to voters.

The Branch Professional Officers Committee, in accordance with the Federation Rules, will give a report to the Federation Council on Saturday, 10 September, 2016.

Nomination forms and statement in support of candidature are available from Mr Neale Dawson, Returning Officer, NEW Law Pty Ltd, 50 O'Dea Avenue, Waterloo, NSW 2017, telephone (02) 8595 1295 or from the NSW Teachers Federation, 23-33 Mary Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010, telephone (02) 9217 2100. 

Close of Nominations

Nominations and statement in support of Candidature must be received by the Returning Officer not later than noon on Wednesday, 24 May 2017. They may be hand-delivered, posted, emailed or faxed to The Returning Officer, NEW Law Pty Ltd, 50 O'Dea Avenue, Waterloo NSW 2017, telephone - (02) 8595 1295, fax - 9662 2102, email

On the close of nominations, where the Returning Officer considers that any nomination is defective he will immediately notify the person concerned. Any defects in a nomination or statutory declaration in support of candidature must be rectified by the candidate not later than noon on Friday, 26 May, 2017.

Should more than the required number of nominations be received for each or any position, a draw will be conducted to determine the order of candidates' names on the ballot paper at NEW Law at 1pm, Friday, 26 May, 2017. Candidates or their representatives are invited to witness the draw.


Any ballot will be conducted at the Federation Council on Saturday, 3 June, 2017. Each candidate will have the opportunity to address the Council by way of a three-minute speech.

The method of voting to be observed for this election will be exhaustive preferential. All squares must be numbered.


Neale Dawson
Returning Officer

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