Each year, The Graduate Union of The University of Melbourne Incorporated (the Association) holds an election of Members to Council, the governing body of the Association.
The Notice of Election is sent to all Members Entitled to Vote early in February. Close of Nominations is mid-March and if a ballot is required (that is, the number of nominees exceeds the number of positions), voting closes a few days before the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association late in May.
Notice of Election
Nominations are hereby called for the election of three (3) Council members to hold office for three years from the date of the Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday, 30th May 2019. Any other vacancy occurring prior to the close of nominations will be included within this election. The terms of current Council members are set out in the tables below. The elected members who are retiring in May 2019 and eligible for re-election are indicated by the asterisk*.
An Election Kit, available by application to the Returning Officer, contains the following essential information for any member who seeks election to Council:
- the Nomination Form;
- The Graduate Union Nomination and Election to Council Regulations.
- forms for completion by the nominee to inform Members of their qualifications, experience and skills for governance;
- declarations to be signed; and
- other relevant information.
The Election Kit is available from The Graduate Union offices or website, or by application to the Returning Officer at the postal or email addresses below:
PO Box 265, Mount Waverley, VIC, 3149
The closing date and time for Nominations is 14th March 2019, 4.00PM.
The completed Nomination Form and other forms provided in the Election Kit should be lodged by post to the Returning Officer’s address above or by email (signed, scanned and as an attachment) toor placed in the ballot box at the offices of The Graduate Union.
The completed Nomination Form is to be received by the Returning Officer by the stated closing date and time.
Elected Council members as at 31st January 2019
Until May 2019
Mr Keith Ryall*
Mr Leo Santalucia
Until May 2020
Ms Molina Asthana
Justice Gaetano (Tony) Pagone
Mr Rhys Watson
Until May 2021
Mr David Cowie
Mr Kingsley Davis OAM
Ms Mary Kelleher
Co-opted and Appointed Council members as at 31st January 2019
Appointed until June 2019
Appointed to September 2019
Appointed until December 2019
Mr Hong Muan Lim
Mr Simon Waters
Dr Peter Rogers
Schedule for the 2019 Elections to Council
|Process||Date and Time|
|Notice of Election / Opening of Nominations||4th February, 2019|
|Close of Nominations||14th March, 2019 (4.00PM)|
|(if ballot is necessary)|
Election Material is to be submitted
|21st March, 2019 \|
|Close of Voting||24th May, 2019|
Please see the on-line forms below for Members to:
- request non-inclusion of name and contact details in copies of the Register of Members provided to other Members; and
- register for Notices and Publications to be emailed rather than posted.
This downloadable form is to request Non-inclusion on the Register of Members sent to other Members.
This downloadable form is to request that Notices and Publications are emailed rather than posted.
This downloadable form is to propose a Motion for Special Resolution at the annual General Meeting.