Voting for motions and elections that resulted from the 2017 congress is now over. We had around 14% turnout (from a pool of 1,355 full members).
Amendments to the constitution require a quorum of 20% of members. As this quorum was not met all constitutional amendments have lapsed. The results have been included below for your convenience:
CAP-0: Repeal section 4.2.2: Associate Membership – lapsed 95.81% in favour
CAP-1: Removal of Registered Officer – lapsed 97.63% in favour
CAP-2: Defining roles on the National Council – lapsed 98.84% in favour
CAP-3: Modification of Constitutional Amendment Proposals – lapsed 97.74% in favour
CAP-4: Rename Party Secretary and Deputy Party Secretary – lapsed 97.75% in favour
CAP-5: NSW Association Requirements – lapsed 94.58% in favour
The results of the motions relating to policy are as follows:
PM-1: Transport Policy — carried 95.83% in favour.
PM-2: Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and prohibition of racial discrimination — carried 86.47% in favour.
Financial Report: Accept the annual financial report as presented at congress – carried 100.00% in favour.
The National Council election results are as follows:
President: Emily Sievers
Deputy President: Luke Housego (withdrawn)
Secretary: Tom Randle (uncontested)
Deputy Secretary: Simon Gnieslaw (uncontested)
Treasurer: Mark Gibbons (uncontested)
Deputy Treasurer: Simon Frew (uncontested)
Registered Officer: Alex Jago (uncontested)
Councillor (1): John August (uncontested)
Councillor (2): Miles Whiticker (uncontested)
Elections for Officer positions are as follows:
Dispute Resolution Committee: Fletcher Boyd (uncontested)
Policy Development Officer: Jesse Hermans (uncontested)
The next National Congress will be held in Brisbane in July 2018.
You can find a more detailed summary of the results on the front page.