Rules of the

16 January 2014 - Archived

	Structured and Annotated Index to Rules
	 Word Version 16 January 2014
	 Version Information

	1   	Name
	2   	Constitution
	3   	Objects
	4   	Definitions
	4A 	Definitions
	4B 	Division/Branch Policies and Procedures
	4C 	Disclosure of Officer's Relevant Remuneration and Non-Cash Benefits
	4D 	Disclosure of Officer's Material Personal Interests
	4E 	Disclosure by Division/Branch of Payments
	4F 	Officers to Undertake Approved Training
	5   	Divisional Conference
	6   	Special Conference
	7   	Powers of Conference
	9   	Proposals for Divisional Donference
	10  	Divisional Conference - Out of session decision
	11  	Divisional Executive - constitution
	12  	Powers of Divisional Executive
	13  	Divisional Executive Meetings
	14  	Divisional Executive - quorum
	15  	Divisional Executive Agenda and Out of Session Decisions
	16  	Divisional Executive Voting
	17  	Absentee Voting
	17A 	Divisional By-laws
	18  	Divisional Returning Officer and Deputy Divisional Returning Officers
	19  	Nominations for Divisional Office
	20  	Divisional Officers of the Union
	21  	Election for Divisional Office
	22  	National Councillors & Alternate National Councillors
	23  	Duties of Divisional Returning Officer - Election of Divisional Officers
	24  	Casual and Extraordinary Vacancies - Divisional Offfice
	24A 	Casual Vacancies-Div Officers-Abolition of Div Asst Sec or Covversion to Honorary
	25  	Scrutineers
	26  	Industrial Agreements
	27  	Situation of Head Office
	28  	Control of Divisional Conference Funds
	29  	Financial Year and Audit
	30  	Divisional Executive Auditors
	30A 	Financial Reporting Requirements
	31  	Property and Funds of the Division
	32  	Conditions of Membership
	32A 	Associate Membership
	33  	Honorary Life Members
	33A 	Life membership - ATEA/ATPOA
	34  	Contributions
	35  	Plebiscites
	36  	Decision Ratification
	37  	Industrial Action
	37A 	Enterprise Bargaining
	38  	Duties of Divisional President
	39  	Duties of Divisional Vice Presidents
	40  	Duties of Divisional Secretary
	41  	Duties of Divisional Assistant Secretaries
	42  	Offences and Penalties
	42A 	External Disciplinary Board and External Appeals Board
	43  	Divisional Councils
	43A 	National Women's Committee
	44 * 	Formation of Branches
	45   	Divisional Conference and Divisional Executive Authority over Branches
	46 * 	Industry sections - Qld, SA and NT, WA and Tas communications Division Branch
	46A *	Industry sections - NSW and Vic Postal and Telecommunications Branches
	46B *	Industry sections - NSW and Vic Telecommunications and Services Branches
	47   	Contribution to Divisional Conference
	47A  	Deferred Payments
	48   	Allocation of Funds
	49   	Register of Branch Offices
	50   	Register of Members
	50A  	Purging of the Register
	51   	Rules
	52   	Minutes of Meetings
	53   	Branch Officers
	54   	Branch Employees
	55   	Power to Enter and Inspect Premises
	56   	By-laws
	57   	Affiliation with any Organisation
	58   	Branch Funds and Property
	59   	Accounts, Balance Sheet and Audit
	60   	Auditors
	61   	Statement of Branch Membership
	62   	Ranking of Positions in Elections
	63   	Honoraria and Allowances
	64   	Order of Business
	65   	Terms of Office
	66   	Branch Nominations
	67   	Branch Elections
	68   	Filling Branch Vacancies - Short term
	69   	Filling Branch Vacancies - Long term
	70   	Casual Vacancies-Branch Officers-Full time Positions
	71   	Branch Returning Officer
	72   	Extraordinary Branch Vacancies
	73   	Industry Section Meetings
	74   	Notice of Motion
	75 * 	Branch Management - Qld, SA/NT, WA and Tas
	76 * 	Branch Management - NSW and Vic postal and telecommunications Branches
	76A *	Branch Management - NSW and Vic Telecommunications and Services Branches
	77   	Duties and Powers of Branch Committee of ManagemenT
	78   	Sub-branches
	79   	Appointment of Local Representatives
	80   	Union Committees and Councils
	81   	Branch plebiscite
	82   	Branch authority
	83   	Branch General Meetings - Ordinary, Annual and Special
	84   	Extraordinary Branch General Meetings
	85   	Meetings: How Called
	86   	quorum
	87   	Unfinancial Members - Branch Meetings
	88   	Authority to Impose Levy
	89   	Standing Orders of Debate
	90   	Interpretation of Rules


Many amendments including Governance rules passed November 2013.

Amendments were amendemnts to Rule 19 and Rule 22 incorporated above but not yet approved.

19(b)(ii) Provided that a person making the nomination for the office of Divisional Assistant Secretary (Postal) shall be a financial member of the Postal Services Industry Group and a person making the nomination for the office of Divisional Assistant Secretary (Telecommunications) shall be a financial member of the Telecommunications and Information Technology Industry Group.
(iii) .
(c) All nomination papers must be signed by and contain the addresses of those making the nomination who must be financial members of the Division and be countersigned by the person nominated. Nominations .

"That the reference in Rule 23(j(i)) to Rule(j)(ii) be deleted and replaced with a reference to g(ii) as set out in the attached marked up copy of the rules dated 20 March 2013."


Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009

s.159-Alteration of other rules of organisation
Communications, Electrical, Electronic, Energy, Information, Postal, Plumbing and Allied Services Union of Australia (R2013/151)


Alteration of other rules of organisation.

[1] On 19 December 2013, the Communications, Electrical, Electronic, Energy, Information, Postal, Plumbing and Allied Services Union of Australia (the CEPU) lodged with the Fair Work Commission a notice and declaration setting out particulars of alterations to the rules of the Communications Division of the CEPU (the Divisional Rules).

[2] The particulars provide for the insertion of new rules 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E and 4F into the Divisional Rules. The alterations were made for the purpose of complying with provisions of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Act 2012 (the Amendment Act) regarding the rules of registered organisations. In particular, the alterations provide for specified disclosures, the implementation of policies relating to expenditure and the mandatory training of officers with duties that relate to the financial management of the organisation.

[3] The particulars also provide for alterations to rules 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 13, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 34, 35, 36, 38, 40, 41, 47A, 50, 55, 59, 60, 62, 65, 66, 67, 75, 76, 76A, 86 and 90, and the deletion of rules 8, 34A, 42B, 91 and the Schedule, of the Divisional Rules which were not made for the purpose of complying with, or pertain to, the relevant provisions of the Amendment Act.

[4] On the information contained in the notice, I am satisfied the alterations have been made under the rules of the organisation.

[5] In my opinion, the alterations comply with and are not contrary to the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 (the RO Act), the Amendment Act, the Fair Work Act 2009, modern awards and enterprise agreements, and are not otherwise contrary to law. I certify accordingly under subsection 159(1) of the RO Act.

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