Motions – Bomaderry-Nowra

Motions for Inclusion In State Conference 2011

The following motions were carried by all branch members:

1. Endorse the 2010 Review and demand it be implemented in full

We endorse the findings of the 2010 National Review and demand that its Recommendations be implemented in full.

2. Direct elections for Admin, General Secretaries, Presidents

The structure of State Conference shall be changed so that the following positions are filled by postal ballot of the rank and file membership of the party and the rank and file membership of all affiliated unions, with each constituency having a 50% weighting in the final outcome:

  • President, Senior President and Junior  Vice Presidents
  • General Secretary and Assistant Secretaries
  • All elected members on the Administrative Committee

3. Union delegates to Conference to be chosen by direct election by union members

That representation at State Conference by each affiliated union shall be conditional on the union selecting its delegates to Conference by direct election by the members of the union. Further, union delegates must be financial members of the Party.

4. Anti Branch Stacking

That all members must pay their own membership fees direct to head office. The only exception is for immediate family members under the age of eighteen. Members paying a concessional rate must provide a photocopy of their concession card with payment.

5. Pre-selections

That all pre-selections be carried out at least twelve months prior to the state election, or twelve months prior to the expected end of the federal term. Endorsed candidates will be allowed to build their profile within the community and local branches for twelve months prior to the state election, or twelve months prior to the expected end of the federal term. Candidates may only be appointed where there is no candidate pre-selected by the rank and file members.

Samantha Bell

Stefanie King

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