PSA - Changes to the PSA Rules




Postgraduate Students' Association



Changes to the PSA Rules



Posted on October 13, 2017

At the Annual General Meeting, the PSA Committee has proposed changes to the Rules that govern the PSA. All members have the right to have their say on these changes, and can do so by attending the AGM on Thursday the 26th of December in the Bayliss Lecture Theatre (G.33). If these changes are approved by the PSA membership at the next Annual General Meeting, they will be presented to the Guild Council for ratification.

 

The current rules can be found here

 

The changes recommended by the Committee refer specifically to Section 8 of the Rules, those on the committee and sub-committee structure. In particular the changes will make the Events Officer a position on the PSA Executive. This would give the Events Officer additional powers, including the right to enter into contracts on behalf of the PSA (useful for venue bookings for events). It would also recognise the higher than standard workload that the Events Officer takes on. Below is a list of specific changes that are being recommended by the Committee.

 

LIST OF CHANGES

  1. In item 8.1
    DELETE
    “(f) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students’ Officer”
    INSERT after “(e) Treasurer,”
    “(f) Events Officer”
    DELETE
    “(k) Events Officer”
    INSERT after “(i) Media Officer,”
    “(k) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students’ Officer”
  1. In item 8.2
    DELETE
    “(a) The PSA Executive, comprised of the roles in 8.1(a)-(e), and”
    INSERT after “The sub-committees that must exist within the PSA Committee structure are:”
    “(a) The PSA Executive, comprised of the roles in 8.1(a)-(f), and”

END OF CHANGES

 

DRAFT TEXT

“8. COMMITTEE STRUCTURES

8.1 The PSA Committee shall be comprised of the:

(a) President,

(b) Vice-President Coursework,

(c) Vice-President Research,

(d) Secretary,

(e) Treasurer,

(f) Events Officer,

(g) Equity Officer,

(h) International Students’ Officer,

(i) Media Officer,

(j) Off Campus Officer,

(k) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students’ Officer,

(l) A Higher Degree by Coursework Representative for each Faculty of the University,

(m) A Higher Degree by Research Representative for each Faculty of the University, (n) Ex-officio members, and

(o) No more than four Ordinary Committee Members.

8.2 The sub-committees that must exist within the PSA Committee structure are:

(a) The PSA Executive, comprised of the roles in 8.1(a)-(f), and

(b) The PSA Awards and Grants Sub-committee, comprised of a member of the PSA Executive, at least one of the roles 8.1(l) or 8.1(m), and three other Committee members.”

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