Pursuant to the Industrial Relations Act 1996, Mr Neale Dawson, Principal Solicitor, NEW Law Pty Ltd, will be the Returning Officer for the by-election of Assistant General Secretary (Schools) and Assistant General Secretary (Communications and Administration) of the NSW Teachers Federation for 2013–2015.
The Assistant General Secretary (Schools) and Assistant General Secretary (Communications and Administration) will hold office for the remainder of the triennium commencing on Saturday September 13, 2014.
Nominations are hereby invited for the following positions:
- Assistant General Secretary (Schools) (1 to be elected)
- Assistant General Secretary (Communications and Administration) (1 to be elected)
Candidates must be financial members of the Federation as at Wednesday, September 3, 2014 and must be nominated by at least two financial members of Federation.
A candidate may complete a statutory declaration in support of candidature which will be forwarded to the Administrative Officers Committee for consideration and compiled and distributed with the ballot paper. The statutory declaration should be no more than 400 words. The candidate’s statement should be typed in no less than a 10-point font and affixed within the box.
As well, the candidate must provide a word file as an attachment to an email sent to email@example.com marked to the attention of the Returning Officer. This file will be used to print candidate statements on information sheets provided to voters.
The Administrative Officers Committee is required by Federation Rules to give a report to the Federation Council on Saturday September 13, 2014.
Nomination forms and statutory declarations in support of candidature are available from Mr Neale Dawson, Returning Officer, NEW Law Pty Ltd, 50 O’Dea Avenue, Waterloo, NSW 2017, telephone (02) 8595 1295 or from the NSW Teachers Federation, 23-33 Mary Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010, telephone (02) 9217 2100, fax (02) 9217 2470.
Close of nominations
Nominations and Statutory Declarations in support of candidature must be received by the Returning Officer not later than noon on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. They may be hand-delivered, posted, emailed or faxed to The Returning Officer, NEW Law Pty Ltd, 50 O’Dea Avenue, Waterloo NSW 2017, telephone (02) 8595 1295, fax (02) 9662 1202, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any defects in a nomination or statutory declaration in support of candidature must be rectified by the candidate prior to the close of nominations at noon on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Any candidate wishing to withdraw his/her nomination must do so in writing, to be received by the Returning Officer not later than 11am on Thursday September 4, 2014.
Should more than the required number of nominations be received for each or any position, a draw will be conducted to determine the order of candidates’ names on the ballot paper at NEW Law at 11am, Thursday September 4, 2014. Candidates or their representatives are invited to witness the draw.
Any ballot will be conducted at the Federation Council on Saturday, September 13, 2014. As per the Federation Rules each candidate will have the opportunity to address the Council by way of a three-minute speech.
The method of voting to be observed for this election will be exhaustive preferential. All squares must be numbered.