2019 Annual General Meeting and Dinner

Registrations are now closed.

You are invited to the Industrial Relations Society of WA Annual General Meeting and Post AGM Dinner at Matilda Bay Resturant. 


When:             Thursday 7 February 2019

Time:              5:45pm sharp commencement, registrations commencing at 5:30pm

Where:            Matilda Bay Restaurant -  3 Hackett Drive, Crawley, WA 6009


Attendance at the AGM is free however we would appreciate if you could register to indicate your intention to attend the AGM so we can ensure sufficient seats are available.

Following the AGM the AGM dinner will be held. The dinner will be a 2 course dinner, with drinks. Dinner is provided free to members who attend the AGM.

If you have not already done so please renew your membership before you RSVP for the AGM – only members will be entitled to vote at the AGM and enjoy the dinner (please note that membership processing is not done automatically and may take up to 24 hours to be processed - you will receive a confirmation email once your membership has been processed). 

Membership cannot be processed at the door.


Nominations for 2019 Committee


Nominations are hereby called for the following positions on the Society's committee for 2019:


Vice President (2 positions)




Government representative (2 positions)

Employer representative (2 positions)

Union representative (2 positions)

Academic representative (2 positions)

Professional representative (2 positions)

Committee member from any category i.e. Government, Employer, Academic or Professional (2 positions)


We strongly encourage interested members to nominate for the 2019 Committee. If you would like further information on becoming part of the 2019 IRSWA Committee, please contact Caitlin Farmer, IRSWA President – irsocietywa@gmail.com. Please note you must be a financial member to be on the IRSWA committee. You must ensure you are a financial member prior to nominating.


Nominations shall be in writing, including by email, stating the position for which the nomination is made, to the Returning Officer, Chief Commissioner Pamela Scott at the WAIRC, Level 16, 111 St Georges Terrace, Perth 6000 or by email at ccchambers@wairc.wa.gov.austating the position for which you wish to nominate. Only financial members may nominate and vote. Nominations close 1pm, Thursday 24 January 2019.


In the event that more nominations are received than there are positions vacant then a ballot shall be conducted by the Returning Officer. The ballot shall be a secret ballot of those financial members present at the AGM in person or by proxy; proxy voting forms will be obtainable by contacting the Returning Officer at ccchambers@wairc.wa.gov.au after nominations have closed. 


Resolution to be proposed at the AGM to amend the rules of

The Industrial Relations Society of Western Australia Inc.


This is a Notice in accordance with clause 35 of the constitution of The Industrial Relations Society of Western Australia Incorporated (the IR Society) to propose a resolution to amend the rules of the IR Society.


At the 2018 Annual General Meeting, a member of the IR Society noted the organisation’s rules may not comply with the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (WA). That Act made a number of changes requiring entities like the IR Society to comply with a number of new financial reporting and administrative requirements by 1 July 2019.


The current constitution may not comply with the new requirements because it does not provide for procedures at meetings, some aspects of financial management do not comply, and there is no dispute resolution procedure.


The proposed new constitution is based on model rules published by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety. The proposed new constitution addresses the deficiencies. It also clarifies the composition of the Committee. Other changes include the introduction of:


  • proxies;



  • capacity for classes of membership, to be determined at a later date;



  • use of technology at meetings; and



  • the capacity to establish by-laws where required.




The proposed new constitution has been considered and is supported by all members of the current Committee. Should members have any questions, a member of the Committee will be available to discuss the proposed new constitution at the AGM.


The general meeting at which the adoption of this constitution will be considered will be convened from 5:45 pm on Thursday, 7 February 2019 at Matilda Bay Restaurant, 3 Hackett Drive, Crawley, WA 6009. Registration is free for members and includes a two course dinner.


A full copy of the proposed new constitution can be found here and should be considered by all members:

A copy of the IR Society's existing constitution may be found here: http://industrialrelations.com.au/sites/default/files/Constitution.pdf



February 7th, 2019 5:30 PM   through   9:00 PM
Matilda Bay Resturant
Member $ 0.00
General public price (For payment by cheque or bank transfer only) $ 20.00
General public price w/ Surcharge (For payment by credit card) $ 21.00
General public Students / Unemployed / Retired (For payment by cheque or bank transfer only) $ 5.00
General public Students / Unemployed / Retired w/ Surcharge (For payment by credit card) $ 5.25