The first meeting of the Rules Committee since last conference will be this coming Wednesday.
As yet, I don’t know much about what will be on the agenda. I’ll keep you as informed as I can. If there’s something you’d like me to try get onto the agenda, let me know, and I’ll do what I can.
Formally, proposed Rule Changes and Policy Platform Changes to be discussed at this year’s Annual Conference (29 to 30 July) must be received by the Party Office by Friday 2 June 2017. But the sooner your proposal is received, the better a chance it has of being considered.
Please make sure that any proposals you submit specify exactly which rule or which policy you want to change, and provide the wording of the change you want.
To give yourself the best possible chance of getting your change through, be as specific as possible. Otherwise, you are relying on the relevant committee to put in the effort to find words for you, and most of the time, that isn’t going to happen.
Do not just say “when XYZ happens, people should do PQR.” Instead, find the rule that describes XYZ and say something like “Delete existing B.99(c) and replace with the following: …’ (For lots of examples, look at last year’s Rules Report.)
Branch, SEC, FEC and Affiliated Union Secretaries can access the motions
portal at: http://members.nswlabor.org.au