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Proposed Governance Restructure

What began back in 2013 at the National Delegates meeting in Busselton, WA will culminate at the 2016 AGM in Albury, NSW in September when members will be asked to vote on a Special Resolution to change the way the Association is governed.

The Board believes it is fundamentally important that every member has the opportunity to review and comment on what’s proposed and cast their vote on what will change the way the Association is structured and operates.

This page will be regularly updated with articles, comment and member feedback on the Governance process, so please check back frequently.

You can download the draft Rules and a summary of the major elements of the draft Rules as well as FAQs from this page.

As always we welcome your feedback so everyone can make an informed decision about the future of our Association. Please send your feedback to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call Graeme Gillan, CEO at the office on 03 9835 7600. 


David Johnston
Federal President

We don’t expect every member to read the rules “line by line” but so you can become familiar with the major elements of the proposed changes we have prepared a summary that highlights the major elements. You will see the Summary and the Rules align with an “authors note” for quick reference.