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AASW elections 2021

Declarations of results

Results have been declared by the Returning Officer.

Message from the National President (2 September)

Voting for the National Director elections will open at 9:00am AEST on Thursday, 9 September 2021.

This year, we had four vacancies up for election.

The role of National Vice President was unopposed and I welcome the continuing contribution of Linda Ford to the Board of Directors. The role of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Representative Director was also up for re-election and as no other candidates nominated for the role, Professor Susan Green will continue in the role for another two years. Congratulations Linda and Susan on your re-appointments to the Board.

That leaves us with two vacancies for the National Director roles where we have five candidates.

My suggestion to you is to get to know the candidates by reading about them on the AASW election page. Or you can do so when the voting portal opens. The Association’s Elections Facebook Group will be created shortly and you will be able to interact with the candidates on this platform.

On or around 8 September 2021, you will receive an Introduction Letter and Notice of Election from the Returning Officer for the 2021 elections, Vero Voting. If you don’t receive the communication from Vero Voting, please check your spam email folder after 8 September 2021. As in prior years, voting will be conducted by electronic means (this year, via the Vero Voting elections portal) and no postal votes will be dispatched. Any enquiries concerning this election should be directed to Vero Voting on telephone 1300 702 898 between 8:30am to 5:00pm AWST or via email

I urge you to have your say by putting aside five minutes (or less) to cast your vote for your AASW Board representatives.

Important Election dates

  • Nominations open – Friday 30 July 2021
  • Nominations close – 12 noon (AEST) Friday 13 August 2021
  • Declaration of Nominations by Returning Officer – Thursday 19 August 2021
  • Voting opens – Thursday 9 September 2021
  • Voting closes – 8pm (AEST) Thursday 23 September 2021
  • Declaration of Ballot by Returning Officer – Within 48 hours of polls closing
  • Notification of results on AASW website – Next working day after declaration of ballot by the Returning Officer.

Important Election Information

The AASW Constitution and ByLaws provide the governance framework for the AASW elections. The AASW elections will be conducted in accordance with this framework.

The AASW will provide a single social media platform through which candidates and members can have open discussions and ask questions relating to their nominations, enabling all members the opportunity to hear from the candidates on key issues effecting the profession.

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