Supplementary Order Paper No 205

Clause 6: new section 229AB

To insert the following section after section 229A (after line 3 on page 3):

229AB Referendum on voluntary membership
  • (1) The passing of this legislation triggers a referendum at each tertiary education provider with a students association.

    (2) The referendum will ask students to decide whether the subsequent changes in this legislation should take effect.

    (3) The referendum must be run by tertiary education providers and ballots must be made available to all enrolled students as at 1 March 2012.

    (4) If the referendum results in—

    • (a) more than 50% of students voting to retain the status quo, the provisions inserted by the Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Act 2011 are repealed:

    • (b) more than 50% of students voting to move to voluntary student membership, the provisions inserted by the Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Act 2011 remain in force.