All financial members are entitled to stand for the Board of Directors (for a guide to duties/time/effort required of Board Members, see below). Elections are conducted every two years in accordance with the constitution.
Current Board Members are entitled to stand again in 2021 and it is expected most will re-nominate. Details of the current Board Members are available here.
To nominate for a Board vacancy, there are two requirements and options:
- a member must be in good standing and financial, and not barred by legislative provisions;
- the nomination must be seconded;
- a member may provide a statement of 300 words or fewer in relation to their background, expertise and candidacy. Statements may be edited to a maximum of 300 words, at the Board’s discretion; and
- Candidates may provide a head and shoulders photo of themselves by email to the Secretary or attaching it to the form below.
Voting for this electronic Annual General Meeting (eAGM) of Civil Liberties Australia will be held between 10 March – 26 March 2021. Nominations are being called for from 15 February and will close on 5 March 2021 at 5.00pm AEDT.
Members properly proposed and seconded will be included on the ballot page. Nomination for a board position requires a seconder. If you don’t know another member personally, contact the Secretary – firstname.lastname@example.org – or the President – email@example.com – who will explain the full range of board duties and expectations, and suggest a member who may second you.
A financial member wishing to nominate for a Board vacancy can complete the following nomination form. All nominations will be published on the CLA website. Seconding a nomination must be undertaken by 5 March 2019. Prospective nominees are encouraged to nominate early.
eVoting and postal voting can occur between 10 March to 26 March 2021.
Duties of Board Members
To assist nominees to appreciate the role and expectations of a Board member, details of Board member duties are available here. Please note that Board members spend between about 6 and 40 hours a week on Civil Liberties Australia duties and backgrounding. At least four Board meetings are held each year: if outside Canberra, Zoom or similar facilities are needed. No-one is remunerated for work on the CLA Board.