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Information session: Referendum to change the SRC constitution (2023)

22.09.2023-1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

FREE

The SRC board are hosting an online information session to answer all your questions about the changes on Friday 22nd September from 1pm – 2pm.

 

Proposed SRC Constitution Changes

The Student Representative Council has commenced the process of changing the SRC Constitution. In accordance with the SRC constitution, a referendum must be held to allow the Brisbane, Logan and Digital undergraduate student body to vote on these changes.

Please click here for the proposed new SRC constitution.

 

A summary of key changes are below:

  • Board structure
    • 4.1.1. The board of the SRC must have at least three members and no more than nine members.
    • 4.1.2. A board member must be a member of the SRC in accordance with clause 1.3.
    • 4.1.1. The board of the SRC must have at least three members and no more than nine members.
    • 4.1.2. A board member must be a member of the SRC in accordance with clause 1.3.

 

  • Appointment of subcommittees
    • 4.6.1. The board may create and dissolve any subcommittees considered appropriate by the board to help with the conduct of the SRC’s operations.

 

  • Term of office
    • Subject to clause 4.2.2, the term of office for board members is two years.
    • A person elected as an SRC board member in accordance with this constitution shall hold office for 24 months from 1 November in the year of election until 31 October of the second year following the year of their election.
    • 4.2.3. The board shall have the power to determine the sequence of retirements for board members to ensure rotational terms, whereby approximately one half of the board members retire in each year.
    • 4.2.4. There is no maximum number of terms for which a board member may hold office.

 

Filling board vacancies

  • 5.4.1. If a casual vacancy occurs on the board, the continuing members of the board may appoint another eligible person to fill the vacancy.
  • 5.4.2. A member appointed to fill a casual vacancy in accordance with clause 5.4.1 will do so until the next board election when they must retire from office, but are eligible, on nomination, for re-election.
  • 5.4.3. The continuing members of the board may act despite a casual vacancy on the board, provided the number of board members is at least the number required by clause 4.1.1.
  • 5.4.4. If the number of board members is less than the number required by clause 4.1.1, the continuing members of the board may act only to increase the number of board members to the number required by clause 4.1.1.

 

Voting in the Referendum

Voting will be conducted by electronic means from 9 a.m. on Monday 25th September 2023 and will close on Friday 29th September at 5 pm.

If you wish to vote in this referendum, you should record your vote electronically at the Student Election website here.

 

More Information

If you require further information on the process or have any general enquiries, please contact src@griffith.edu.au.