Election Notice- Casual Vacancy for Professional Officers (various positions)

Mr Neale Dawson, Principal Solicitor, NEW Law Pty Ltd, will be the Returning Officer for the by-election of various Professional Officer positions of the Australian Education Union NSW Teachers Federation for remainder of the 2019-2021 triennium ending on January 27, 2022.


Nominations are hereby invited for the following positions:

Candidates must be financial members of the Federation as at 31 July 2019 and must be nominated by at least two financial members of Federation.

A candidate may complete a statement 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 statement 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 [email protected]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 August 2019

Nomination forms 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 or https://www.www.nswtf.org.au/pages/elections.html

Close of Nominations

Completed nomination forms must be received by the Returning Officer not later than noon on Wednesday 31 July 2019. 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 – (02) 9662 1202, email [email protected].

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 statement in support of candidature must be rectified by the candidate not later than noon on Friday 2 August 2019.

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 2 August. Candidates or their representatives are invited to witness the draw.


Any ballot will be conducted at the Federation Council on Saturday, 10 August. 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.

Nomination Forms Job Description
Country Organiser Country Organiser
Research/industrial Officer Research/industrial Officer

Neale Dawson
Returning Officer