Election dates 2018
|Nominations open||Friday, 3 August 2018|
|Nominations close||Friday, 17 August 2018 at 12pm AEST|
|Declaration of nominations by Returning Officer||Thursday, 23 August 2018|
|Voting opens||Thursday, 13 September 2018|
|Voting closes||Thursday, 4 October 2018 at 4pm AEDT|
|Declaration of Ballot by Returning Officer||Thursday, 11 October 2018|
|Notice of Results on AASW website||Friday, 12 October 2018|
FAQ's - AASW elections 2018
14 September 2018 - Candidate Profiles
We have been advised that compatibility with some devices reading PDF documents is causing a problem. To rectify this for as many members as possible, we will convert the Candidate Statements to plain text format and will replace them on this page as soon as we can. Once the conversion has been finalised, we will let you know.
3 September 2018 - Facebook Group
We opened a Facebook Group for current financial members to engage with those who are standing for elections in 2018. We are working through each request because we must verify that everyone admitted to the Group is a current financial member who is eligible to vote in the elections. We do ask two questions to make the vetting process easier, one of which is your member number, which will make it easier to identify you. We also note that some people may use a different name on Facebook from what their name is on the AASW database. If that is your situation, we still must satisfy ourselves that we are only accepting financial members into the Group. If this is an issue for you, please be in touch confidentially with email@example.com.
Further notice - If you wish to join our AASW Elections 2018 Facebook Group, please make sure you provide your member number and the name we have on file for you, if your Facebook name is different. This is to ensure we can verify that those who request to join are current financial members.
23 August 2018 - Declaration of Nominations
Candidates for the 2018 Board elections have been declared by the Returning Officer.
The Returning Officer has declared the following candidates (in alphabetical order) for contested positions, which will move to elections:
National Vice President
Queensland Branch Management Committee President
Victoria Branch Management Committee President
The Returning Officer has declared the following candidates elected unopposed:
Branch Management Committees
Branch Management Committee members – Candice Butler and Caitlyn Waterton
New South Wales
Branch Management Committee President – David Keegan
Branch Management Committee members – Samantha Miller, Anita Willey and Mali Newman-Plant
Branch Management Committee President – Patricia Muncey
Branch Management Committee members – Derya Koksal
Branch Management Committee President – Jacqueline Russell
Branch Management Committee members – David Gould and Megan Smith.
Branch Management Committee President – Michael Berry
Branch Management Committee member – Michelle Blogna
Branch Management Committee President – Emma Wooldridge
No nominations received.
Branch Management Committee member – Paul Burton
We congratulate all the new Branch Management Committee Presidents and Branch Management Committee members, and look forward to working with you in 2019.
17 August 2018
Nominations have now closed for Board and Branch Management Committee positions for 2018.
The Returning Officer is currently reviewing nominations received and will declare the outcomes on Thursday 23 August 2018.
A special Elections Bulletin will be released at that time.