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Rules

Our Rules of Association establish the positions of representatives, board members, deputy presidents and president.

The Rules are determined by State Council

Sixty per cent of representatives must vote in favour of any proposed amendment to the Rules. The governor in council must also approve the changes.

The current MAV Rules 2013 were published in the Government Gazette on 7 February 2013 (pg 262).

Part 1 — Preliminary

1. Objectives.
2. Definitions.
3. Alteration of Rules.

Part 2 — Membership & membership participation

Division 1 — Council membership

4. Membership of the Association.
5. Non-participating member councils.

Division 2 — Appointment & obligations of representatives

6. Appointment of representatives.
7. Obligations of representatives and Board members.

Division 3 — The Management Board and elections

8. The Management Board.
9. The Interim Management Board.
10. Conduct of elections.
11. Election of the President.
12. Election of regional Board members.
13. Voting Entitlements for elections.
14. By elections.
15. Vacancies and resignations.
16. Revocation of appointment.
17. Filling of casual vacancies – State Council and regional representatives.

Division 4 — Meetings & forums of the Association

18. The State Council.
19. Annual meeting.
20. Additional State Council meetings.
21. Submission of business by members.
22. Business papers.
23. Committees.
24. Issues forums.
25. Holding of issues forums.
26. Attendance at issues forums.

Division 5 — Regulation of proceedings

27. Conduct of meetings.

Part 3 — Management & administration of the association

Division 1 — The Board

28. The Board.
29. Election of Deputy Presidents.
30. Functions of the Board.
31. Delegation.
32. Disclosure of pecuniary interests.

Division 2 — Revenue of the association

33. Accounts and records.
34. Audit.
35. Duties of auditors.
36. Subscriptions.
37. Investments.
38. Members of the fund.
39. Management of the fund.
40. The Municipal Officers’ Fidelity Guarantee Fund.
41. Decisions of the Board.
42. Expiration of policies.
43. Application for guarantee.
44. Renewal of policies.
45. Cancellation of policies.
46. Notice of cancellation.
47. Liability of the association.
48. Investment of funds.
49. Expenses.

Part 4 — General provisions

50. Seal.
51. Business name.

Schedule 1

  • Notification of appointment (Rule 6)

Schedule 2

  • Election procedures for President and members of the MAV Management Board (Rules 11 & 12).
  • Division 1 – General requirements applying to elections.
  • Division 2 – Optional postal voting.

Schedule 3

  • Regulation of proceedings (Rule 27).

Schedule 4

  • Nomination form (Clause 1 of Schedule 2).