Governance

Definitions and interpretation

1.1 Definitions

For the purposes of these Regulations:

Act
University of Western Australia Act (WA) 1911.
Associate member
a member of the Guild described under Regulation 2.3.
By-laws and rules
By-Laws and rules made by the Guild under Clause 9 of Statute 20.
Crawley Campus
the grounds of the University and the residential colleges affiliated with or belonging to the University.
Current year
the period commencing on the first day of first semester in each calendar year and ending on the day preceding the first day of first semester in the next calendar year unless a contrary intention is stated.
Divisional Director
an employee of the Guild, irrespective of job title, who has delegated responsibility for a division of the Guild, including the control of staff in that division.
Employee
all persons on the payroll of the Guild other than the Guild President, the President of the Postgraduate Students Association, the Pelican Editor(s), and any other persons on the payroll of the Guild elected to a position by the students of the University.
Financial Management Act
the Financial Management Act 2006 (WA), which has replaced the Financial Administration and Audit Act 1985 with respect to the regulation of financial administration, audit and reporting of public statutory bodies carrying on business in the State.
First Semester
the University's main teaching period in the first half of the academic year, the dates for which are determined by the Academic Council and published on the University's website.
General Meeting
any general meeting of members of the Guild held under  Clause 13 of Statute 20  at which all ordinary members of the Guild may vote.
Guild
the Guild of Undergraduates referred to in the University of Western Australia Act 1911, recognising that both undergraduate and postgraduate students of the University are encompassed by the 'Guild' or 'Student Guild', as it may also be known.
Guild Council
the Council of the Guild referred to in Clause 9 of Statute 20.
Guild Councillor
a member of the Guild Council described in Regulation 3.1.2.
Guild Executive
the executive positions of the Guild Council, which are: the Guild President, the Vice-President, the Secretary and the Treasurer.
Guild President
the President of the Guild elected in accordance with these Regulations.
Guild year
the period from 1 December of one year to 30 November of the following year.
Honorary Life Associate
a member of the Guild described under Regulation 2.4.
Members
the ordinary members, associate members and honorary life associates.
Officer of the Guild
any elected or appointed officer of: a subsidiary council of the Guild, a Department of the Guild, a division of the Guild, a committee of a council of the Guild, or the council of the Guild.
Ordinary Members
ordinary members of the Guild in terms of Clause 4 of Statute 20.
Referendum
any ballot on any subject held under Clause 10 of Statute 20 at which only ordinary members of the Guild are eligible to vote.
Regulations
regulations made by the Guild under Clause 12 of Statute 20.
Second Semester
the University's main teaching period in the second half of the academic year the dates for which are determined by the Academic Council and published on the University's website.
Statute
a statute of the University.
Student
a person included in the University as a student.
Student Society
any club, society or association within The University of Western Australia having an initial membership of 10 or more members of the Guild and having a membership of not less than five members of the Guild at all subsequent times and which is registered by the Guild in the manner prescribed in the regulations.
University
The University of Western Australia.

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1.2 Interpretation

In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise dictates—

(a) the singular includes the plural and vice versa, and a gender includes other genders;

(b) a reference to a Statute or the Act, ordinance, code or other law or other legislation includes regulations and other instruments under it and consolidations, amendments, re-enactments or replacements of any of them; and

(c) the meaning of general words is not limited by specific examples introduced by 'including', 'for example' or similar expressions.

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