Fusion Supplementary AGM 2023
As the AGM on Sunday 5th was inquorate (90 members required, 24 attended), it was unable to complete any official business and so the party has nominated to hold a second attempt at the AGM on November 26th. The membership attendance requirement is relaxed to zero for this second meeting.
As there was significant debate over reform of the branch structure during the leadup to the 5th and at the meeting on the 5th itself, we are holding an informal discussion on Sunday 12th at 4pm AEDT to continue and potentially resolve those discussions. Learn more and RSVP here.
This supplementary Annual General Meeting of Fusion Political Party is held in accordance with the constitution of the association and with the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012.
Date and time
4pm AEDT - Sunday, 26 November 2023
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Location and participation
Online using Zoom
The meeting will have a waiting room enabled. Please set your display name to your real name, so we can verify your identity and let you into the meeting.
If you cannot attend, you can nominate another Fusion member as your proxy. They will be able to vote on motions on your behalf, but not on committee elections. Please ensure your proxy knows that they will be voting on your behalf!
- Presidents Report
- Confirmation of minutes
- Financial Statements
- Constitutional Amendment Proposals
- Any additional Committee Nominations and Speeches
- General Business
Substance of Motions
1. Confirmation of minutes
"That the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting of Fusion Political Party held on 5 November 2022 as made available to all members, be confirmed as a true and correct record of the meeting."
Refer to Minutes of Annual General Meeting held on 6 November 2022 (PDF).
2. Accept Financial Statements
"That the Statement of Accounts for the financial year ending 31 July 2023 be approved."
Statement of Accounts to be presented at Annual General Meeting.
3. Special Resolution to amend the constitution
"That the amendments proposed to the RULES OF ASSOCIATION for Fusion Political Party Constitution v1.5 be accepted in their entirety."
Moved by: Drew Wolfendale
"That the amendments proposed to the RULES OF ASSOCIATION for Fusion Political Party Constitution v2.0 be accepted in their entirety."
Moved by: Sahar Khalili
"That the amendments proposed to the RULES OF ASSOCIATION for Fusion Political Party Constitution v3.0 be accepted in their entirety."
Moved by: Miles Whiticker.
Note: the following explanatory document is provided for Amendments v3.0
The following positions are up for election:
Chair of the National Executive Committee and AGM, permanent spokesperson for the party.
Maintain the official membership, handle official correspondence, organise the AGM
Backup chair of the National Executive Committee, permanent spokesperson for the party.
👤 National Campaigns Coordinator
Support and coordinate campaigns run by the party and its branches, chair of the National Campaigns committee, permanent spokesperson for the party.
👤 Registered Officer
Handle official correspondence with the AEC, support the party to complete AEC audits.
👥 Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) ×5
Resolve internal disputes within the party, rule on constitutional interpretations, handle serious disciplinary matters involving members
Note: the following role alterations are up for vote this AGM as part of the proposed constitutional amendments:
- Convenor: v2.0 and v3.0 both remove this role (including deputy)
- National Campaigns Coordinator: v2.0 changes the focus to chairing the national campaigns committee, v3.0 removes this role (including deputy)
- Registered Officer: v2.0 removes this role (including deputy), v3.0 merges its responsibilities with Secretary
Election of Committee members requires a secret ballot, and the option to "seek further candidates". To make the process easier, elections will be conducted using a secure online platform for a 2 week period following the AGM.
Nominations will be accepted up to 4pm (AEDT), Saturday 25 November. Nominees will have the opportunity to address members at the AGM.
|Click here to nominate for the Executive Committee|
See all current nominations for the Executive Committee here.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email [email protected].
Thank you for your support!
Sunday 26 November, 2023 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm (Sydney Time)