New QTU Presidential team elected
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 125 No 7, 2 October 2020, page no.4
Nominations for election as President, Vice-President and Honorary Vice-President of the QTU, which were called by the Electoral Commission of Queensland, closed on 31 August.
At the close of nominations, there was only one nomination for each position, and the ECQ therefore declared the following members elected:
President - Cresta Richardson
Vice-President - Leah Olsson
Honorary Vice-President - Jenny Swadling
Cresta, Leah and Jenny, the first all-female Presidential team in the history of the QTU, will commence their three-year term in office on the first day of school in 2021.
Current QTU President Kevin Bates was not eligible to stand, as QTU rules include a limit on the number of terms a presidential officer can serve. Kevin’s service and contribution as President, QTU Organiser and Industrial Advocate, as well as a member and activist, will be celebrated before the conclusion of his term of office.