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AUS - Annual Conference - 26 & 27 November 2007

Association of University Staff

Media Advisory
Attn Education Reporter 15 November 2007

Association of University Staff
Mercure Hotel, Upper Willis Street, Wellington
26 & 27 November 2007

Media are welcome to attend and report on the AUS Annual Conference. An agenda is attached.

Highlights include:
Monday 26 November
11.45 am Dr Carolyn Allport, National President of the National Tertiary Education Union, Australia
1.30 pm Abdullah Muhsin, International Representative of the General Federation of Iraqi Workers
5.00 pm Presentation of AUS life membership award to Bill Rosenberg

Tuesday 28 November
9.00 am Hon Pete Hodgson, Minister for Tertiary Education

Mercure Hotel, Upper Willis Street, Wellington
26 & 27 November 2007
Day 1 – Monday 26 November
9:30-9.45 Karakia and Whakatau
9.45-10.00 Minutes of Annual Conference Held on 27 & 28 November 2006
10.00-10.45 Annual Reports (tabled and received, questions)
President (presented)
General Secretary (presented)
Tumuaki – Te Kahurangi Whāiti
Women’s Vice-President – Status of Women Committee
Academic Vice-President – PEPC report
General Vice-President
Industrial Committee report
10.45-11.15 Financial Statements 2006
11.15-11.45 Initial Budget Discussion
11.45-12.00 NTEU Speaker
12.00-12.30 Report from Te Kahurangi Whāiti
12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30-2.30 Abdullah Muhsin - International Representative of the General Federation of Iraqi Workers (GFIW)
2.30-3.00 Remit/Policy Paper Session
3.00 – 5.00 Amalgamation Discussion
5.30 Life Membership Presentations (over a drink) 2-07100
Day 2 – Tuesday 27 November
9.00-10.00 Minister of Tertiary Education
10-10.30 Rule Changes
10.30 -11.30 Academic and General Staff Sector Groups Discuss AUS Goals
11.30-12.00 Report Back of Goals: Adoption of Goals/Manifesto
12.00-12.30 Adoption of Budget/Appointment of Auditor
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch
1.30-2.00 Branch Reports (tabled and received, questions)
2.00-2.15 Reports (tabled and received, questions)
Academic Audit Unit Representative
Education Benevolent Society Representative
AUS Benevolent Fund
CTU International Committee
2.15 – 4.00 Workshops: Productivity, Building Activists, PBRF, EEO, IP
4.00 – 4.15 NZUSA
4.00-4.30 Valedictories
4.30-4.40 Whakawātea/Close of Conference


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