2017 QCOSS Annual General Meeting

The QCOSS Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Wednesday, 29 November 2017 at 7:30am to 9:30am over breakfast at Souths Leagues Club Head Office, Davies Park, Jane Street, West End. 

We welcome and encourage members to attend.  We are delighted to be joined by guest speaker the Human Rights Commissioner, Edward Santow.

The nation is undergoing what seems to be more divisive debates around equality and inclusiveness.  Ed will discuss how the community services sector may be able to enhance its engagement in these important public conversations and give a stronger voice to those whom experience exclusion.  Ed leads the Commission’s work on modern slavery, detention and implementing the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT); as well as marriage equality and other human rights issues affecting LGBTIQ people. Ed also has primary responsibility for the Commission’s work on freedom of expression, freedom of religion and freedom of association.  Ed’s prior role was CEO of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre.

AGM Business
1.       Financial Statements and Reports

To receive and consider the Financial Statements, the Directors report and the Auditor’s report for the financial year ended 30 June 2017 as set out in the Annual Report.

2.       Election of Directors

Two board positions were available for election. There was one nomination for each of the vacant Regional (Richard Johnson) and General positions (Gerry Weatherall).   With the upcoming retirement of Peter Emery who held a Nominated Board position, as per clause 29 of the Constitution, the Board nominates Nadia Currie to fill the Nominated board position.

As per Clause 34.1 of the Constitution, as these positions were uncontested and equal to or less than the vacancies on the board, the candidates will be declared elected at the AGM.  Candidate statements are available to view on our website.

You can access the Annual Report and audited financial statements and candidate statements from our website.  If you are unable to access these items on line please contact QCOSS and we will mail them to you.

We hope you can join the QCOSS Board for breakfast. Should you have any queries about the AGM please call (07) 3004 6905 or email juliec@qcoss.org.au. To register your RSVP and dietary requirements please visit the QCOSS website or contact Tina Fairley at tinaf@qcoss.org.au or by telephone (07) 3004 6903.