NTEU CQU Branch & AIC Sub-Branch elections 2012
The 2012 election notice, timelines, and a nomination form for the CQU Branch and AIC Sub-Branch elections can be found here (includes Indigenous representative on Branch Committee). Information and nomination form for Indigenous representatives on Queensland Division and National Committees are available here.
How the structures work
NTEU is one of the most democratically structured unions in Australia. Every two years, at each university, members elect a Branch Committee to govern the affairs of the Branch and to represent you at a local level, for a term of two years.
Each Branch Committee consists of a Branch President, a Branch Secretary, a Vice President (Academic Staff) and a Vice President (General Staff). There are also between 5 and 10 regular Branch Committee positions, and one Indigenous position.
Division and National positions
Each Branch elects representatives to Division Council, from which Division Executive is elected. This year there will be elections for Division Council and the Division leadership positions: President, Vice President (Academic) and Vice President (General Staff ), all for terms of 2 years, and the Division Secretary for a four year term.
Nationally, members at Branches with less than 300 members are directly represented on NTEU’s National Council, which meets every year. Branches with more than 300 members elect a delegate – a National Councillor – for every 300 members.
National Executive comprises of 8 members elected from amongst National Councillors, plus the Division Secretaries and National Officers. Every 4 years, the National Officers are up for election: National President, General Secretary and National Assistant Secretary.
In addition to at least one Indigenous position on each Branch Committee, there is one Indigenous position on Division Executive, and 3 Indigenous positions on National Council, in addition to the Indigenous Policy Committee (IPC) members. The IPC Chair holds a position on National Executive.