Changes that the board made to NEDA’s constitution/membership at our AGM in late 2016.
Membership is to include individuals, thus strengthening NEDA status as a disabled people’s organisation.
The NEDA council is still comprised of representatives from each state/territory member organisation, however, now allows both individual and organisational membership.
Moreover, one additional position on the council to be filled by an elected person: this new position is the community representative.
Any person/organisation can now become a member of NEDA, however, to be eligible for election to the NEDA board as the ‘community representative ’ a person is to be CALD, or with disability.
The NEDA President and Vice-President nominees much be an individual with disability from a CALD background.
New members can inform NEDA about issues important to CALD people with disability, thus strengthening our advocacy, while at the same time stay up to date with what is happening in disability policy at a federal level.
In the next couple of months, NEDA will have a new website up and running allowing members to access our policy documents/research, subscribe to our mailing list and social media platforms, etc.
Attached are the new membership form and current constitution