Mr Neale Dawson, Managing Director / Principal Solicitor, NEW Law Pty Ltd, will be the Returning Officer for the by-election of the Deputy Secretary (Post Schools) of the Australian Education Union NSW Teachers Federation Branch for remainder of the 2019-2021 triennium ending on January 27, 2022.
Nominations are hereby invited for the following position:
- Deputy Secretary (Post Schools)
Candidates must be financial members of the Australian Education Union NSW Teachers Federation Branch as at 22 March 2021 and must be nominated by at least two financial members of Australian Education Union NSW Teachers Federation Branch.
A candidate may complete a statement in support of candidature which will 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 ReturningOfficer@newlaw.com.au marked to the attention of the Returning Officer. This file will be used to print candidate statements on information sheets provided to voters.
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 Australian Education Union NSW Teachers Federation Branch, 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 21 April 2021. 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 ReturningOfficer@newlaw.com.au
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 candidate statement must be rectified by the candidate not later than noon on 28 April 2021.
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, 28 April 2021. Candidates or their representatives are invited to witness the draw.
Any ballot will be conducted at the Australian Education Union NSW Teachers Federation Branch Council on Saturday, 1 May 2021. 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.