Constitutional Amendments and Resolutions

Resolutions Passed at BPW NZ 2010 Conference

Constitutional Amendment 1:  BPW NZ Partnership Process for National Projects.

“That a new clause 11.5 be added to the Constitution in Part 11.0 – Motions and Amendments, and all following Clauses be renumbered accordingly :

“Motions to involve the Federation in expenditure outside of the budget or Finance Policy  either solely or in conjunction with partners, must be accompanied by a full business plan, budget and supporting documents.

a)   Motions received after the 1st of December must be received at least 6 months before an event and will be voted on by postal/ e-mail  ballot.

b)  Motions received after December 1st but prior to Conference should be discussed at Conference prior to the postal ballot and the discussion be summarised and circulated to the Membership.

c)  The Executive Committee shall respond in writing to all queries about the Motion and circulate all queries and responses to the Membership.”

Moved by BPW NZ Executive

Constitutional Amendment 2: Postal Ballots

“That an addition be made to Clause 10.8 :

The Executive Committee may at any time seek a decision from those entitled to vote at Conference by postal vote.

a)     A Quorum for a postal ballot shall be 75% of those eligible to vote provided that at least one half of the number of Clubs within the Federation is represented.

b)      A two thirds majority of the Quorum is required to support the Motion.

Moved by BPW NZ Executive

Constitutional Amendment 3:  Change to Bylaw – 17.1 – Public Relations Convenor

“That Bylaw 17.1 be amended to include a Public Relations role within the Marketing Portfolio.

This amendment to take effect immediately after Conference 2010.”

Moved by BPW NZ Executive

RESOLUTION 1:          MARGERY TOULSON SCHOLARSHIP

BPW Auckland advised that they wished to withdraw the resolution.

RESOLUTION 2:          BPW N Z LEVY INCREASE

“THAT the annual BPW N Z per capita levy be set at $55.00 plus GST for the year 2011.”

Treasurer/Taupo

CARRIED 41/15

RESOLUTION 3:          VOLUNTARY DONATION

“THAT Clubs give a voluntary donation per member of $5.00 per capita for the 2010 year.”

Treasurer/Funding Convener

CARRIED 31/25

RESOLUTION 4:          CODE OF HEALTH & DISABILITY CONSUMER’S RIGHTS IN SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

“THAT the New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women Inc. urges the Ministers of Education and Health to ensure that the Code of Health and Disability Consumer’s Rights is included in school health education programs for students in Years 11 and above.”

Tamaki/ Auckland

CARRIED with 2 abstentions


RESOLUTION 5:          LIMITATIONS ON THE SALE OF ALCOHOL

“THAT the New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women Inc. urges the Minister of Justice to introduce legislation:

  • Raising the age for purchasing alcohol from any licensed premises to 20 years.
  • Restricting off-license opening hours to 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and make it unlawful for on-license premises to sell alcohol after 1 a.m.
  • Reducing marketing and advertising of alcohol through television, radio, cinema, billboard or internet; and limiting advertising of alcohol to information related to the product rather than promoting values or lifestyle; and prohibiting advertising which is targeted at youth.
  • Lowering the blood alcohol limit from 0.08 to 0.05 for those 20 years and over, and to zero for those under 20 years.”

Tamaki

RESOLUTION 6 :         ACCESS TO COURT FACILITIES

“THAT the New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women urges the Minister of Justice to establish satellite courts in all areas where distance or lack of public transport prevents local residents from having affordable, timely access to court services”.

Kapiti /Upper Hutt

CARRIED 30/22

RESOLUTION 7:          CENSORSHIP STANDARDS

“THAT the New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women Inc. urges the Minister of Justice to –

  1. Urgently align New Zealand censorship laws and media to ensure that they all meet the same standards, and reflect public policy objectives and industry needs.
  2. Provide additional funding for education and enforcement programs to ensure that the media industry understands and complies with those standards relating to material available to children under 18.”

Gisborne/Central Hawkes Bay

CARRIED

RESOLUTION 8:          HOLDING CELLS IN COURTS

“THAT the New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women Inc. lobby the government to change the Corrections (Use of Court Cells) Amendment Act to include the provision to seek resource consent before allowing overflow prisoners to be housed in courts.”

Upper Hutt/Wairarapa

LOST (23/27) with 2 abstentions

RESOLUTION 9:          INCOME SPLITTING FOR TAX PURPOSES

“THAT the New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women Inc urges the Minister of Women’s Affairs and relevant Ministers to unite to introduce legislation to implement Income Splitting for families as part of the tax reform policy because it places a dollar value on the contribution made by the women or non-wage earners through the caring and raising of their children in the home.”

CARRIED

RESOLUTION 10:        POST RELEASE HOSTELS FOR WOMEN

“THAT the New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women Inc urges the Minister of Justice, Minister of Women’s Affairs, Minister of Health, and relevant Ministers to unite to ensure Post Release Hostels are made available for women leaving prison to provide a secure and safe environment as a transition back into society.”

Franklin/Taupo

CARRIED with 2 abstentions

RESOLUTION 11: REINSTATEMENT OF FUNDED COUNSELLING FOR SEXUAL ABUSE VICTIMS.

“THAT the New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women Inc. urges the Minister of ACC to review and revise the criteria for access to funded counselling for victims of sexual abuse and restore funding to the level that existed prior to October 2009, to ensure access is once again provided on the basis of need without the requirement for a diagnosis under the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV)

Franklin/PP Maureen Eardley-Wilmot/Tamaki

CARRIED Unanimously

RESOLUTION 12 – TESTIFYING BY WITNESSES

“THAT the New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women Inc. urges the Minister of Justice and other relevant Ministers of the Crown to introduce legislation allowing victims of violence to give evidence in court without interference or intimidation from the accused by the victim giving evidence by video link in another room or from behind a screen”.

Auckland/Whangarei

CARRIED

RESOLUTION 13:        YOUNG PERSONS WORKING ALONE

“THAT the New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women Inc urges the Minister of Labour and other relevant Ministers of the Crown to pass law forbidding females and males under the age of 21 to work on a business premise on their own at any time of the day or night.”

Upper Hutt

BPW Upper Hutt advised that they wished to withdraw the resolution.

RESOLUTION 14:        SELECT COMMITTEE PROCESS WHEN BILLS ARE ACCORDED URGENCY

“THAT the New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women Inc urges Parliament to change Standing Order #280 to allow the Select Committee process to be used when bills are accorded urgency.

President BPW/Executive Secretary

It was MOVED that this resolution lie on the table

Te Awamutu/Cambridge

CARRIED 30/20

RESOLUTION 15 – PAVLOVA COMPETITION

“THAT the New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women Inc urge all Clubs to participate in an awareness campaign to promote the Nepalese Literacy Project”.

Gisborne/Projects Convener

CARRIED with 1 abstention


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