23 January 2011 meeting minutes

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This article details the proceedings of the PPNZ General meeting 23/01/2011.

Contents

Actionables

  • Noel is the new Party Secretary
  • Ratification of the proposed minimalistic constitution, as it is at 1200 on 27 January, will be put to a vote during the Special general meeting, and all wiki edits made after that time will be considered as proposed constitutional changes, and be put to vote for ratification at a later date.
    • The ratification of the Constitution will be done by a simple yes/no vote, including prior email votes and votes in the meeting, with only members voting
  • The following changes are recommended for the draft Constitution, so that the Constitution better meets the aims of the Electoral Act 1993:
    1. Article 5 - members have the right to ¨participate in selection of candidates for elections.¨
    2. Article 7 - ¨the executive council must select candidates in a manner which includes participation by current financial members of the party who are or would be entitled to vote for those candidates at any election.¨
    3. Article 7 - ¨the executive council must by special resolution declare that the candidate has been selected, that financial members have had reasonable opportunity to participate, and that the candidate is eligible under electoral law.¨
  • It is recommended to the initial Executive Council that the Schulze method be used for candidate selection for the by-election.

Present

  • Members:
Tommy, Noel, Jason
  • Non-members:
Luke
  • Apologies:
Peter, James g, Hussain and Waleed

Minutes

Meeting opened 3.50pm by Tommy

Elections for Party Secretary

  • Noel nominated by Jason, seconded Tommy, nomination accepted
  • Noel declared new Party Secretary


Elections for Party President

  • Tommy nominated by Luke, nomination declined
  • Jason declines any nomination
  • Position remains vacant


Luke moved:

that the PPNZ be dissolved (or words to that effect)
  • Not seconded
  • Motion failed

Constitution

  • Ratification of Constitution

Tommy moved:

That the ratification will be done by a simple yes/no vote, including prior email votes and votes in the meeting, with only members voting
  • Seconded Noel
  • Resolution declared

Electoral Act effects

  • Despite the fact that we are not included in “Registration of political parties and party logos”, this act might still apply to us.
  • Clarified that the executive council decided to not pursue registration of the logo before the by-election


Servers went down for 10 minutes, meeting resumed 4.39pm


  • Noted that clause 71 only talks about the process used, not saying that process must be in the constitution
  • Noted that clause 71B1c refers to “rules” which implies the constitution

Tommy moved:

to make recommendations for [the following] changes to the Constitution:
  1. Article 5 - members have the right to ¨participate in selection of candidates for elections¨
  2. Article 7 - ¨the executive council must select candidates in a manner which includes participation by current financial members of the party who are or would be entitled to vote for those candidates at any election¨
  3. Article 7 - ¨the executive council must by special resolution declare that the candidate has been selected, that financial members have had reasonable opportunity to participate, and that the candidate is eligible under electoral law¨
  • Seconded by Noel.
  • Motion passed, recommendations are official

Deadline for editing the constitution

Tommy moved:

[that] Ratification of the proposed minimalistic constitution, as it is at 1200 on 27 January, will be put to a vote during the Special general meeting, and all wiki edits made after that time will be considered as proposed constitutional changes, and be put to vote for ratification at a later date
  • Seconded by Noel
  • Motion passed.

By-election Candidate selection

Tommy moved:

to recommend to the initial executive council that the Schulze method be used for candidate selection for the by-election
  • Seconded by Noel
  • Motion passed, recommendation is official

Uni orientation events

Tommy moved:

to appoint a manager for UoA O-Week
  • Tommy nominated by Noel, not seconded
  • No candidates, motion fails.


Meeting closed 6.20pm by Tommy.

See also