AASW (WA) is an active Branch with over 1200 members and growing, managed by a voluntary Branch Management Committee (BMC) elected by the membership, and staffed part-time. Please follow the branch links to learn more about who we are, what we do, and how you may like to get involved.
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A message from the National President
Nominations for Board and Branch Management Committee positions will open Friday, 30 July 2021.
There are four Board Director vacancies open for election, including that of National Vice President and that of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Director. In addition, each state has a vacancy for the Branch Management Committee Vice President role, plus at least five positions on each Branch Management Committee. The Northern Territory branch has a vacancy for Branch President, as well.
Nominating for a position on your Board or local Branch Management Committee is an opportunity for you to contribute to the leadership and work of the Association, uphold professional social work standards and advocate for social justice and reconciliation. However, these roles demand time, commitment and governance skills.
To assist candidates to better understand their roles and responsibilities either as a Board Director or member of a Branch Management Committee, the Association has created three short videos. The videos provide an outline of the nature of the roles, the time commitment required by candidates to fulfil their obligations and an explanation of the election process. The videos are accessible through our Elections Page. We urge you to view the videos before considering your nomination.
The voting process will once again be conducted via an independent online voting platform. Would you mind ensuring that your e-mail address is up-to-date in our member database and that you monitor your spam e-mail throughout the election period. When voting opens in September, a Voting Notification e-mail will be sent to your nominated email address. Members will not receive paper ballots in the mail. Further information will be issued at appropriate points during the election period.
The official AASW social media election platform will be used for candidates to share their experience and what they will bring to the AASW, enabling all candidates to have an equal voice through one channel.
I encourage you to consider nominating for the Board and Branch Management Committee vacancies, and most importantly, to remain engaged with your Association throughout the election process.
How do I nominate?
Vero Voting (“Vero”) has been appointed by the Board as the Returning Officer for the 2021 elections cycle. Vero will also handle the nominations process for candidates.
Vero will e-mail members shortly with instructions on how to nominate for any of the vacant positions. Nominations must be completed on-line through Vero’s web portal by 12 noon AEST on Friday 13 August 2021. Strict conditions apply to the candidate statements which are outlined in the ByLaws.
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.
1800 630 124 (toll free alternative) and ask for the WA Branch
PO Box 2008
ROYAL MELBOURNE HOSPITAL VIC 3050
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