Vacancy for Branch Executive 2023 -2024

Mr Neale Dawson, Managing Director / Principal Solicitor, NEW Law Pty Ltd, will be the Returning Officer for the election of the Australian Education Union NSW Teachers Federation Branch Executive.

Nominations

Nominations are hereby invited for the following positions:

  • Branch Vice Presidents (4)
  • Branch Custodians (2)
  • Aboriginal Member – Branch Executive member being a Branch Councillor who is a representative of members on the ATSI Roll (1)
  • Branch Association Representatives to Branch Executive (8)

Nominations must be in writing and may be made at any time from 28 November 2022.

Candidates must be financial members of the Australian Education Union NSW Teachers Federation Branch Council as at 28 November 2022 and must be nominated by at least two financial members of the 2023 Branch Council.

A candidate may complete a statement in support of candidature which will be compiled and distributed with the ballot paper. The statement should be no more than 400 words and may include a passport-sized photograph. 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 create candidate statements that will be provided to voters on the day of the election.

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 www.nswtf.org.au/governance/.

Candidates should read and understand Federation’s Conflict of Interest and Disclosure of Material Personal Interests Policy, and the role this policy plays in relation to Branch Executive positions. Those members standing for the position of Custodian should read the Role of the Custodian.

Close of Nominations
Completed nomination forms and candidate statements must be received by the Returning Officer not later than noon on 8 February 2023. 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

At the close of nominations, where the Returning Officer considers that any nomination is defective, they 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 15 February 2023.

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, 15 February 2023.

Voting
Any ballot will be conducted at the Australian Education Union NSW Teachers Federation Branch Council on Saturday, 18 February 2023. There will be no candidate speeches. However, candidates will address Council by giving their name and Association (and country upon which that Association is located).

The ballot will be conducted by Neale Dawson, Returning Officer, NEW Law Pty Ltd.

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

Neale Dawson
Returning Officer