What does council do?
QNMU Council is responsible for the overall management of our Union's
affairs, and oversees the implementation of Annual Conference
The QNMU's Annual Conference (usually
held in July each year) is the primary policy-making body of the QNMU.
It gives members, through their Branches, the authority to debate the
union’s direction and policies and ultimately formulate the policy which
governs our Union.
The QNMU Council also works to achieve the objectives of the Union’s Strategic Plan.
The strategic plan, which is revised every three years, outlines the principles and direction that guides our organisation.
QNMU Council consists of 24 nurses and midwives who are elected
honorary officials, as well as the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary
of the Union.
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Council QNMU
Branch is the federal counterpart to the QNMU council, and meetings occur
at the same time as those of the QNMU Council.
There is also an eight member QNMU Executive made up of members from the
Council as well as the Secretary and Assistant Secretary.
The Secretary is responsible for the day-to-day management and
administration of the union and its staff, and for implementing Council
decisions. The Assistant Secretary is responsible for assisting the
Secretary and assumes the full duties of the Secretary in longer
The Secretary and Assistant Secretary are the only full-time officials
of Council, and are elected by secret ballot of all members every four
years. All other members of Council are elected by secret ballot of all
members every four years.
The entire Council meets at least six times a year, while the union Executive meets between Council meetings.
Please note: The QNMU Branch elections, which are now due, were to be held between 1 September and 30 October 2020. However, due to COVID-19, the Australian Electoral Commission has suspended all elections for all organisations. Click here to find out more.
Click here for information about QNMU elections and your elected representatives (Members Only)
Click here for information about the QNMU's Strategic Plan (Members Only)