ASU leadership team

Secretary: Abbie Spencer
Assistant Secretary + Industrial Lead: Scott Cowen
President: Kristen Gilbertson
Deputy President Community Services: Robert Habel
Vice President Local Government: Maggie L’Estrange
Vice President Energy: Paul Glatter
Vice President Women: Khatija Thomas

Contact the Secretary: [email protected]
Click here for more on the ASU SA NT branch leadership team.

The Australian Services Union is an employee organisation (a union) registered under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009. The Act and the ASU Rules provide that the financial affairs of Unions are checked and audited every year and this information is made available to members under the drop downs above. More information including all previous audited statements can be found on the Registered Organisations Commission website.

+ ASU Elections
The outcome of the 2023 ASU SA+NT Branch can be found here
The outcome of the 2023 ASU SA+NT Collegiate Election can be found here
The outcome of the 2023 ASU SA+NT Deputy Presidential Election can be found here
The AEC Post Election Report of the 2023 ASU Elections can be found here  

+ Financial Statements, Operating Reports & Disclosures The Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act requires that financial statements, operating reports and other disclosures are made available to members. All disclosures will be included and made available to the membership here at the end of each reporting period via the below Financial Statements & Operating Report and Officer & Related Part Disclosure. 

Financial Statements & Operating Report

2022-2023 Financial Statements & Operating Report

2021-2022 Financial Statements & Operating Report

2020-2021 Financial Statements & Operating Report  

2019-2020 Financial Statements & Operating Report

Officer and related party disclosures

2022-2023 Officer and Related Party Disclosure

2021-2022 Officer and Related Party Disclosure

2020-2021 Officer and Related Party Disclosure  

2019-2020 Officer and Related Party Disclosure  

Membership fees + disclaimer
The ASU SA + NT Branch has a salary band scale for membership fees. You can elect to have your Union fees debited to your credit card weekly, fortnightly,monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or annually. Direct debits of your Union fees from your Bank or credit union account can be made fortnightly or monthly. See the attached table to calculate your fees.

There are three ways you can join:
1. Join online now
2. Download the membership form - scan & send to: [email protected] 
3. Download the membership form - mail to: ASU, PO Box 2217 Kent Town SA 5071

Read the Joining with a pre-existing workplace issue policy here (PDF).

Website disclaimer and privacy policy
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Social media policy
This ASU’s social media space on a third-party platform provides an opportunity to share opinions and engage with others through social media channels. All users are required to treat each other with respect and courtesy. As unionists, we stand for safety, we respect each other, and we will always fight for equality and fairness. Please also see our Social Media policy  for further information.

Hard copies are available upon request by email to [email protected] or write to:
A Spencer
PO Box 2217

Any questions? 
Simply contact us.

Terms & Conditions
of ASU SA+NT Branch Membership

Application I understand that I am applying for membership of the Australian Services Union (ASU) and the relevant state registered union, hereby referred to as the Union. I authorise the Union to act on my behalf in respect of any negotiations, discussions or proceedings whatsoever relating to the terms and conditions of my employment or proposed employment; and to be given access to all documentation relating to my employment or proposed employment, including any type of employment contract, workplace agreement, enterprise agreement or other industrial instrument. This authority remains in force until I revoke it in writing.

I understand that the information I provide will be used in accordance with the Union's Privacy Statement.  

Membership fees
I understand that ASU membership fees are altered from time to time and I will be notified of any such changes before they take effect in accordance with ASU rules.

Union rules
I agree to abide by the rules of the ASU and the relevant state registered union as amended from time to time. (See FWC and/or SAET website for most current rule book)

Pre-existing issues or problems at your workplace
I understand that the Union may wish to discuss with me a pre-existing issue or concern, or may choose not to assist me with my pre-existing issues or problems.

I understand that my ASU Branch will correspond with me either by mail and/or email at my preferred address with union news or other union matters. If I wish to opt out of receiving information about special offers for union members, I will contact my Branch after membership has been confirmed.

Direct Debit Service Agreement
By electing to pay your union dues via Direct Debit, you are authorising us, Australian Services Union (SA + NT Branch) APCA User ID No 502574 to arrange for funds to be debited your account at the financial institution nominated and as prescribed through the Bulk Electronic Clearing System (BECS). This authorisation is to remain in force in accordance with the terms described in the Direct Debit Request Service agreement overleaf found within the membership disclaimer here (pdf).

Working in Local Government I appreciate how seriously the ASU takes it's governance & reporting responsibilities. 
ASU member in Local Government

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