On 20th December 2011, ARTIO lodged with Fair Work Australia (FWA) a Notice of Alterations of its Rules for approval under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009.
The rule changes have been designed to:
- synchronise ARTIO branch elections with ARTIO Federal elections;
- convert current annual branch elections to 4 year terms of office (with an initial 3 year transitional term);
- streamline and consolidate the separate(and basically)uniform branch rules into a single set of branch provisions as part of the complete ARTIO Rules; and
- generally modernise and simplify the terminology of the rules.