Important Notice for Members

ANMF NSW Branch Elections: President, Vice President, Executive Members

Elections for the offices of Branch President, Branch Vice President and Branch Executive Members (6) shall be conducted in November this year.  As these positions shall be elected by and from Branch Council [already elected by the full membership in an election conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC)], the ANMF NSW Branch is seeking an exemption from the Registered Organisations Commission (ROC) to allow the Branch Returning Officer to conduct the elections. This is in accordance with the provisions of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 (the Act).

On 5 June 2018 Branch Council passed the following resolution:

This meeting of ANMF NSW Branch Council instructs the Branch:

  1. To proceed as required with the election for Branch Secretary, Assistant Branch Secretary and Members of Branch Council (21) from the whole of the membership through the AEC process; and
  1. To seek an exemption pursuant to s186 Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 (“the Act”) for the Branch Returning Officer rather than the AEC to conduct collegiate elections for the positions of Branch President, Branch Vice-President and Branch Executive Members (6) in accordance with Rules 85.3, 85.4.3 and 85B and s183 of the Act; and
  1. In the event that the Registered Organisations Commission does not grant the Branch’s exemption application, then Council accepts that the AEC will conduct the elections.”

Under the Act, the Branch is required to notify all members of the above resolution. This notice will also be published in the July edition of the journal “The Lamp”.

Any queries should be directed to Tony O’Grady, Manager Projects and Compliance, on 02 8595 1234 (Metro) or 1300 367 962 (non-metro).