Following on from our AGM where the proposed Constitution was voted against with feedback in the Member’s Forum stating the reason for this was due to the number of Councillors allocated per state where Queensland has been advocating for a second Councillor.
Therefore, we are asking the membership for feedback on this item of the Constitution as we need a majority ruling on this decision. It is not a decision to take lightly as the Board has voted twice to date without a majority ruling and the Constitution change to add a second Queensland Councillor went to the 2019 AGM but also failed to get the required 75% of the vote in favour.
Given that at the 2020 AGM, we received 49 votes (2 Invalid, 13 For, 34 Against the Constitution) from a total membership of 224, this isn’t a majority vote either.
The Board has come up with 4 options for your consideration:
- Keep the current wording in the Constitution with one Councillor from each State except for NSW and VIC who have two.
- Give all States the option of two Councillors, with the exception of Tasmania (due to current membership numbers being limited).
- Have one Councillor from each State and two floating Councillors with no more than two in any state for the two year period.
- Keep the current wording in the Constitution with one Councillor from each State except for NSW, VIC and QLD who will each have two.
Please choose one option and give a supporting argument of about 100 words, if you wish, for Board consideration.
Please note your response does not make a legal Constitutional change but goes to inform the Board of the consensus of the membership.
Please send your response back by Friday 14th August.