IPEd to form national membership organisation for Australian editors

Posted on: 16 December 2015

By now you would be aware that the majority of member societies of IPEd passed the special resolution to support the transition of IPEd to a national direct membership organisation representing Australian editors.

The vote for the transition of IPEd achieved a 41% participation rate, which is the highest of any IPEd vote, with past vote participation rates ranging from 19% to 29%. There were 1056 eligible voting members and 436 votes cast.

Not all societies passed the resolution, with the Canberra Society of Editors (CSE), Society of Editors (WA) and Society of Editors (Tasmania) voting against it. However, these societies may hold a second ballot before 3 April 2016 to determine if their members would like to join the new national organisation on the transition date of 1 July 2016. Alternatively, members will be able to join IPEd as individuals after the transition date.

The IPEd Council has already begun planning activity in preparation for the transition. A plan and related schedule is presently being agreed and soon subcommittees will be formed to assist with the next phase of transition. IPEd will work with participating societies to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.

A breakdown of the vote by society is available on the results of the transition vote table.

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