Amnesty International Australia’s National Annual General Meeting is one of our movement’s most important decision-making meetings. It’s your opportunity to meet other supporters and members, learn new skills and help set our future direction locally, nationally and internationally.
When and where
When: 11:30 am on Saturday 27 October 2018 to 3 pm on 28 October 2018
Where: 7–11 Mount Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
RSVP: Please email us at email@example.com to register your attendance by 13 October 2018
What's on the agenda
At our NAGMs we elect members of the board and put forward resolutions which set the strategic direction for the movement in Australia.
This year, formal business includes:
- election of four directors (National Board members), including President, Vice President and two Ordinary Members
- consideration and approval of the 2017 Annual Financial Report
- consideration and approval of the minutes of the National Annual General Meeting 2017
- consideration of a report for each Branch
- receive reports from the National President, National Treasurer and National Director
- questions to the National Board
- election of two members of the Appeals Committee
- election of a member of the Nominations and Assessment Committee, should the Special Resolution put to the National Extraordinary General Meeting be passed
- consideration of a resolution to amend the National General Meeting Standing Orders as part of the suite of changes to our governance structures and processes.
- consideration of a special resolution to amend Amnesty International Australia’s constitution to reconfigure our governance model to align with our 2020 Vision and to best achieve human rights impact. It is designed to enable and empower our members to better participate in decisions on activism, campaigning and governance in a range of different ways as set out on page two of this year’s notice.
In addition to important governance items, our 2018 NAGM will be updated on our priority human rights campaigns: Brave, Community is Everything and refugees.
National General Meeting Representatives may vote in person or by proxy. A proxy must be a member of Amnesty International Australia, but may not be a Non Financial Member. A proxy need not be in any particular form provided it is in writing, legally valid and signed by the appointer.
The Amnesty International Australia Constitution contains information about National Annual General Meetings.
We are proposing changes to our constitution. Details of the special resolution to amend the Amnesty International Australia constitution are set out on page 6 of this year’s notice.
National Extraordinary General Meeting 2018
Immediately before the NAGM we’ll be holding a National Extraordinary General Meeting to to consider a Special Resolution to introduce a Nominations and Assessment Committee to Amnesty International Australia.