We had a fantastic turnout last night but we ‘lost’ the vote by a tiny margin of 1.5%. But we will be contesting this!
Many of your valuable proxies were ‘discredited’ but they refused to provide a list of these for us to check.
We ask all of you to contact the APS to find out if you proxy was counted? APS (03) 8662 3300.
Normally the list of discarded proxies is provided with reasons why they were discarded. But not last night! They wouldn’t tell us how many or why.
When RAPS tried to stop the proxy count being accepted until the discarded proxies were reviewed, the president wouldn’t allow it.
He refused to follow proper meeting procedures and he railroaded members objections by simply ignoring them. His leadership was a disgrace and he should step down.
The APS management of the meeting was a shambles. The tele-communications didn’t work. Dissenting members in the states and territories could not be heard as the conveners had tight control over the communications.
Despite multiple objections, they declared the final poll numbers but we are not prepared to accept the result.
The RAPS scrutineer, Jenny Corran, was not permitted to see the numbers being recorded on the computer from the poll votes – which makes a mockery the scrutinizing process.
The closeness of the vote shows the real division in the society is not going to go away. We are not going to go away!
Once again, we ask everyone who sent in a proxy to contact the APS to find out if it was counted? APS (03) 8662 3300.
For now, RAPS Team