The Election Process
The term of office for the current Board of Trustees expires on 30 January 2023.
The Board of Trustees comprises at least seven but no more than nine persons appointed by the Governor in Council, each of whom serves for four years. Four positions are nominated by the Minister for Education (presently the Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations), three appointments are filled following an election process with candidates nominated from the School’s Roll of Electors (the Electors’ positions) and up to two additional members may be chosen by the Board and nominated by the Minister. If more than three nominations for the Electors’ positions are received, a poll to determine the three appointments is conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Trustees (the Returning Officer).
Membership (whether it be by appointment or election) of the Board of Trustees carries with it a significant responsibility and involves a major commitment to the School. The Term of Appointment is four years. Membership of the Board is a voluntary activity and there is no remuneration for this commitment.
The Board of Trustees election will be performed in accordance with the Grammar Schools Act 2016 and Grammar Schools Regulation 2016. The Act may be accessed on www.legislation.qld.gov.au.
To be able to nominate for and participate in the poll to determine the three Electors’ positions of the Brisbane Girls Grammar School Board of Trustees you will need to be on the Roll of Electors. To be eligible for placement on the Roll of Electors, a person is required to have subscribed or donated a prescribed amount to the School. The current prescribed electoral eligibility amounts are as follows:
- As and from 1 January 2009, the electoral eligibility amount for a single electoral cycle of the Board of Trustees shall be $500.
- As and from 1 January 2009, the electoral eligibility amount for all electoral cycles of the Board of Trustees shall be $2,000.
- In accordance with Regulation 5(2), for the purpose of calculating the electoral eligibility amount of a donor:
- for a multiple-term, the amount must be donated as a lump sum
- for a single-term, the total eligibility amount must be donated within a 12 month period.
Nomination and Election Schedule
The 2022 nomination and poll dates are as follows:
13 May 2022 Finalisation of membership of the School’s Roll of Electors
17 May 2022 Notice forwarded to persons on the Roll of Electors seeking nominations for the three Electors’ positions
17 June 2022 Return date for nominations for the three Electors’ positions
18 July 2022 Notification of poll arrangements to persons on the Roll of Electors if more than three nominations for the Electors’ positions are received
12 August 2022 Poll Date (noon closing time)
15 August 2022 Result of the Poll notified to the Minister for Education, the outgoing Board of Trustees and all nominees for the three Electors’ positions.
31 January 2023 Incoming Board of Trustees assumes office.
If you are interested in being nominated as a Trustee, further information including the role and responsibilities of Trustees and details regarding the election process, are available from the Secretary to the Board of Trustees by email email@example.com or phone 3332 1300.