The ANMF Tasmanian Branch is led by a Council of members and referred to as Branch Council and Branch Executive. Learn what these positions entail and how you can get involved and/or join.

Branch Council is the highest policy and decision-making body of ANMF (Tas Branch). Council positions are voluntary and elected from and by the ANMF membership. Branch Council consists of the President, Vice President, Secretary, four Executive members and fourteen Council members.

Branch Council Objectives
  • Provide leadership and set strategic objectives of the Branch.
  • Oversee management’s implementation of the Branch’s strategic objectives and its performance generally.
  • Approve operating budgets and major capitol expenditure.
  • Oversee the integrity of the Branch’s accounting and corporate reporting systems including the external audit.
  • Oversee the Branch’s processes for making timely, reasonable and balanced disclosure of information to its members.
  • Ensure the Branch has in place an appropriate risk management framework and monitors the assessed risks.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the Branch’s governance practices.
  • Promote and protect the interest of members.
  • Provide professional and industrial leadership for the nursing and midwifery industry and the health sector.
  • Lead and support our network of Workplace Representatives and have an active role in recruitment and retention of members.

Branch Executive Committee consists of four Executive members, the President, Vice President and Secretary. The Executive Committee has a delegated duty from the Branch Council to have a more in-depth oversight of the operational functions of the Branch. The Executive Committee regularly reports to the Branch Council.

Branch Executive Objectives
  • Review and scrutinise detailed Branch financial reports expanding on details of purchases and account transactions.
  • Oversee Human Resource decisions of the Branch such as staffing movements, role descriptions, salaries, allowances, terms and conditions of employment, employee professional development, grievances.
  • Review operational proposals and recommendations relating to service delivery, infrastructure, organisational structure of the Branch.
  • Review the Branch’s contracts, agreements and suppliers list annually.
  • Review all Educational Grant applications made by members.
  • Review all hardship benefit payments/waivers of fees applications made by members.
  • Act as selection panel for the ANMF Workplace Representative of the Year Award.
  • Approve or deny procurement of goods or services exceeding $3,000 in accordance with the Branch’s Tendering and Procurement Policy.
  • Branch Council Nominations 2019

How do I nominate?

Nominations, which must be in writing and comply with the registered rules of the Federation, may be made at any time from Tuesday 17 September 2019. Nominations can be found below. Please note that prospective candidates and nominators will need to verify their financial status and any other qualifications required by the Federation’s rules prior to lodging nominations

What should I be aware of before nominating?
  • Note: Rule 84.1 A candidate for election to the office of Branch Councillor shall have been a financial member of the Federation for a period of one year immediately preceding the date of nomination for office and shall be a member of the branch in which they are nominating for office at the date of nomination for office.
  • Note: Rule 84.4 Candidates must be nominated by three other financial members of the Branch.
How do I lodge a nomination?

Nominations must be lodged via the following method(s):

  • By Post: Ann Dougan, Returning Officer, Australian Electoral Commission, GPO BOX 4382, MELBOURNE VIC 3001
  • By Hand: Returning Officer, Australian Electoral Commission, Level 8, Casselden, 2 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 (by appointment with the Returning Officer)
  • By Fax: 02 6293 7603
  • By Email: A properly completed nomination form including all necessary signatures and attachments may be scanned and submitted as a pdf file to vicelections@aec.gov.au
Things to note about your nomination
  • Emails to the AEC inbox that appear to be spam may be blocked. It is the responsibility of senders to ensure that their email reaches the AEC before the deadline for nominations.
  • In order to be able to be received by the AEC, emails (including attachments) should be no greater than 6 MB in size.
  • You may call 03 9285 7161 to enquire about the status of your nomination.
  • Nominations cannot be withdrawn after 12 noon AEDT on Tuesday 8 October 2019.
When will the voting period commence?

Should the number of nominations exceed the required vacancies, the ballot for the voting period will open on Friday 8 November 2019 and close at 5pm AEDT on Monday 2 December 2019.

View/download the full election notice
View/download the full nomination form

Nominations open Tuesday 17 September 2019 and must reach the Returning Officer via the lodgement method(s) stipulated not later than 12 noon Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) on Tuesday 8 October 2019.