Australian Information Industry Association

  

Council Elections


Each Council holds an Annual General Meeting in each state before the end of the year, in late November or early December. In the lead-up to the AGM, the Council holds an election for vacant Council positions, with the new Council appointed at the AGM for a 3 year term.


2020 Elections

Council members are elected at the State AGM, held in December each year, to serve for the following year.

A description of the AIIA election process and key dates can be viewed at:  https://www.aiia.com.au/about-us/councils/elections.


Key dates for the 2020 AIIA Council elections
  • Nominations open on Thursday, 8 October 2020
  • Cut off for new AIIA Members to join and be eligible to nominate is Monday, 19 October 2020
  • Nominations will close for on Thursday, 22 October 2020
  • Online Voting will open on Thursday, 29 October 2020
  • Voting closes on Monday, 16 November 2020
  • Results will be announced for each Council at their respective Annual General Meetings via video conference

Council AGM Dates
  • Queensland AGM: Friday, 20th November 2020
  • New South Wales AGM: Wednesday, 25th November 2020
  • Victoria AGM: Thursday, 26th November 2020
  • South Australia AGM: Wednesday, 2nd December 2020
  • Western Australia AGM: Wednesday, 2nd December 2020
  • Federal ACT AGM: Monday, 7th December 2020

Eligibility

To be eligible to stand as a Council member:

  • Your organisation must be a paid-up Full, Associate Member or Incubator Member of the AIIA
  • Your organisation must have a business or commercial interest in the applicable State or Territory
  • You must be the senior representative of their organisation within that State or Territory
  • You must have a valid profile on the AIIA system
  • Each organisation may only have one representative on the Council at any time.

Election process

In October, the Returning Officer will call for nominations for vacant Council positions and advise details of the process for all Councils

  • Eligible candidates submit a written nomination in the approved format, including a short biography, using the online form (available from this page once nominations open)
  • The Returning Officer will send each Member vote holder the election material, including biographies and details of the vote process
  • Members submit their votes, using an online voting system
  • The Returning Officer declares the result, based on a simple count

The new Council will be appointed at the AGM and will hold its first Council meeting to elect a Chair, Deputy Chair and Treasurer from amongst themselves. Additional places on each Council are filled as appointments (see below).

Council Members may appoint alternates from their organisation, with the approval of the Council. If a Council Member steps down for any reason and the Member organisation does not provide a replacement - the Council will make an appointment.

If an organisation ceases to be an AIIA Member, the Council Member will step down, unless the Council agrees they will serve to the next AGM.


Council appointments

The Council may appoint additional Council Members, in order to complete the Council and fill any casual vacancies. These appointees serve until the next AGM, when they are eligible for election or reappointment.