All the motions

Below are all the motions to Conference that we know of.

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.

Passed by: Alexandria, Ashfield, Ballina, Bellinger River, Bomaderry-Nowra, Bondi Beach, Double Bay-Bellevue Hill, Dubbo, Eastwood, Enmore Camdenville, Glebe, Haberfield, Kogarah Carlton, Leichhardt, Mid Mountains Branch, Milton-Ulladulla, Murrah Day Branch, Petersham, South West Rocks, Swansea, Wentworth FEC, Willoughby-Castlecrag

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

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

Passed by: Darling Harbour, Erskineville, Summer Hill

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

That the branch endorses in principal the findings of the 2010 National Review, and demands that its recommendations be implemented in full.

Passed by: Rozelle-Lilyfield

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

Passed by: Ashfield, Ballina, Bondi Beach, Darling Harbour, Double Bay-Bellevue Hill, Dubbo, Eastwood, Glebe, Haberfield, Kogarah Carlton, Leichhardt, Milton Ulladulla, Murrah Day Branch, Petersham, South West Rocks, Summer Hill, Swansea, Wentworth FEC

2a. Direct elections for Admin, General Secretaries, Presidents, Legislative Council vacancies

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
  • casual vacancies in the Legislative Council

Passed by: Bellinger River, Willoughby-Castlecrag

2b. 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
  • casual vacancies in the Legislative Council

The ballot of the party rank and file is to be conducted by the AEC or some other independent electoral body. It may held concurrently with the ballots for the National President and Vice-Presidents when timing permits.

The ballot of an affiliated union’s membership shall be held concurrently with the normal ballot for the union’s other elected positions, using the same independent electoral body, if timing permits. Otherwise that union’s membership shall be balloted by postal vote concurrently with the ballot of the party rank and file.

Passed by: Alexandria

2c. Direct elections for Admin, General Secretaries, Presidents by Party Members

That the structure of State Conference be changed so that the following positions are filled by postal ballot of the rank and file membership of the party:

  • President, Senior Vice President, Junior Vice President,
  • General Secretary and Assistant General Secretaries,
  • and all elected members of the Administrative Committee.

Passed by: Sydney SEC

2d. Direct elections for Admin, General Secretaries, Presidents by Party Rank and File and Union Delegates

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

  • President, Senior Vice President, Junior Vice President,
  • General Secretary and Assistant General Secretaries,
  • and all elected members of the Administrative Committee.

Passed by: Enmore Camdenville

2e. Direct elections for Senate and Legislative Council Vacancies

That all casual upper house vacancies (federal and state) be filled following a full vote of all financial rank & file party members.

Passed by: Rozelle-Lilyfield

2f. Senate and Legislative Council Selections

That the rank and file have the final decision in the placement of people on the Senate and Legislative Council ticket.

Passed by: Milton-Ulladulla

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.

Passed by: Ashfield, Ballina, Bellinger River, Bondi Beach, Darling Harbour, Double Bay-Bellevue Hill, Dubbo, Eastwood, Enmore Camdenville, Glebe, Haberfield, Leichhardt, Milton Ulladulla, Murrah Day Branch, Petersham, South West Rocks, Summer Hill, Swansea, Wentworth FEC, Willoughby-Castlecrag

3a. Union delegates to Conference to be chosen by direct election by union members by independent electoral body

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, concurrently with the ballots for other elected positions in that union, using the same independent electoral body.

Passed by: Alexandria

3b. Union delegates to Conference to be chosen by direct election by union members and must be financial

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. .

Passed by: Bomaderry-Nowra

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.

Passed by: Alexandria, Ballina, Bellinger River, Bomaderry-Nowra, Bondi Beach, Darling Harbour, Double Bay-Bellevue Hill, Dubbo, Eastwood, Enmore Camdenville, Erskineville, Haberfield, Leichhardt , Milton Ulladulla, Murrah Day Branch, Petersham, Rozelle-Lilyfield, South West Rocks, Summer Hill, Swansea, Sydney SEC, Wentworth FEC, Willoughby-Castlecrag

4a. 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.

Passed by: Ashfield

4b. 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. That further measures be undertaken to ensure that members pay the correct concessional rate

Passed by: Glebe

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.

Passed by: Bomaderry-Nowra

6a. Intervention in preselections only in genuinely exceptional circumstances.

Rank and file preselections may not be overridden or delayed except in exceptional circumstances. The following are not exceptional circumstances: unproven allegations of branch stacking; star candidates; insufficient time to hold a preselection; desire for balance in gender representation; low membership levels; nor any reasonably foreseeable event. Proven allegations of branch stacking may be grounds for delaying a preselection. The following is exceptional circumstances: no nominations being received by close of nominations.

If there is insufficient time for a preselection prior to the close of nominations, then any member may without repercussion nominate themselves for office, and all party members are required to vote for all such nominees in an order to be determined between the close of nominations and polling day but otherwise conducted as per the normal preselection process.

Passed by: Alexandria

6b. Limit the role of the Administrative Committee in the preselection process

That this meeting resolves to support amendments to the party rules that reinforce the primacy of rank-and-file preselection of candidates for public office and accordingly, to limit the role of the Administrative Committee in the preselection process

Passed by: Double Bay/Bellevue Hill Branch

7a. Timely conduct of Preselections

If one year prior to the earliest date on which a General Election can be reasonably expected, nominations for an electorate have not been called, the local Electoral Council is empowered to conduct its own preselection, following the usual rules for a preselection. One month’s prior notice must be given to all branches in the Electorate and to the Administrative Committee before an Electoral Council can vote to conduct its own preselection.

Passed by: Alexandria

7b. Timely conduct of Preselections

If one year prior to the earliest date on which a General Election can be expected, nominations for preselection for an electorate have not been called, the Electoral Council of that electorate is empowered to conduct its own preselection, following all the rules for a preselection. One month’s notice must be given to all branches in the electorate and to the Administrative Committee before an Electoral Council can vote on conducting its own preselection. The results of preselections called under this process will be equivalent to the results of those called by head office, and shall have the same legal status.

Passed by: Katoomba

8. Party officials and elected office

That salaried ministerial or party officials be restricted from seeking parliamentary office for a period of two years upon resigning from the position.

Passed by: Rozelle-Lilyfield

9. Direct election of branch delegates to conference

That branch delegates be elected directly through a plebiscite of all the branch members in a particular SEC or FEC area.

Passed by: Rozelle-Lilyfield

10. Branch membership a requirement for involvement in other Party units

All members of the party must join a branch and attend the required number of meetings before they are eligible to participate in other sectors of the party such as Young Labor.

Passed by: Sylvania Taren Point

11. Contact list for secretaries be made available

That a contact list (name, branch, postal address, email, phone) of all NSW Branch secretaries be made available from, and be kept up to date on, the member section of the NSW ALP website.

Passed by: Katoomba

12. Online attendance database

That the NSW ALP branch head office develop its member database capacity so as to allow branch secretaries to input branch meeting attendance data directly into it after each branch meeting. As state and federal preselections are called, head office will then prepare a draft list of preselectors using financial data and attendance data and branch return data. Those draft lists will then be tested against the actual attendance books to produce the final preselector list.

Passed by: Katoomba

13. Direct election of party office bearers and broadening of community and party involvement

That the NSW ALP support the National Review Findings of Senator Faulkner, Bob Carr and Steven Bracks proposing the direct election of party office bearers and broadening of community and party involvement.

Passed by: Sydney SEC

14. Direct election of party office bearers and broadening of community and party involvement

That the NSW ALP support the National Review Findings of Senator Faulkner, Bob Carr and Steven Bracks proposing the direct election of party office bearers and broadening of community and party involvement.

Passed by: Sydney SEC

15. Distribution of 2010 Review

That the 2010 Review be distributed to all ALP members who desire a copy.

Passed by: Sydney SEC

16. Demand a timetable

Demands a timetable for the implementation [of motions 1, 2, 2f, 3 and 4].

Passed by: Milton Ulladulla

17. Information on preselections

This Branch has concerns regarding Recommendation #26;
“a weighting component of 20% from registered Labor supporters in the community be considered for the preselection of Candidates”
The Branch requests more details of this proposal and how it would be implemented.

Passed by: Sylvania Taren Point


The full list of motions to conference is available here.

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