Policy Development Committee
This page serves as an index and landing page for all Pirate Party Australia policy development activities.
Contacting the Policy Development Committee
If you would like to have your say on policy development we want to hear from you! Please send an email to:
Also if you want to contact any of the PDC working groups and you can't find an email address elsewhere then please feel free to send email to the address above and the appropriate person will reply to you.
- David Crafti
- Andrew Downing
- Mark Gibbons
- Daniel Judge
- Rodney Serkowski
- Melanie Thomas
- Ben McGinnes
- Brendan Molloy
- Joe Miles
- Mozart Olbrycht-Palmer (Policy Development Officer)
What Is Happening Right Now
Members from all over the country joined forces to help us complete our election platform, but there's more to come.
Work groups are created to develop policies. We strongly encourage you to get in touch with the chair of any group if you have an informed opinion on any of these matters or would like to help in any way. If you are unsure how to get in touch with someone then please feel free to just send an email to [email protected] describing what you need as all committee members receive the emails sent to that address.
PDC Meetings are currently held every second Wednesday night via IRC at irc.pirateirc.net in the #ppau-pdc channel. Feel free to drop into the channel at any time to chat about policy development. During meetings the channel may be moderated to keep the meeting running smoothly but everyone is welcome to observe.
- PDC Committee Meeting 9th January 2013
- PDC Committee Meeting 23rd January 2013
- PDC Committee Meeting 28th January 2013
- PDC Committee Meeting 6th February 2013
- PDC Committee Meeting 20th February 2013
- PDC Committee Meeting 6th March 2013
- PDC Committee Meeting 7th March 2013
- PDC Committee Meeting 20th March 2013
- PDC Committee Meeting 3rd April 2013
- PDC Committee Meeting 1st May 2013
- PDC Committee Meeting 29th May 2013
PDC Terms Of Reference
The PDC was created and is governed by the Terms of Reference set by the National Council.
PDC Policy Development Process
The PDC follows a structured policy development process which ensures a uniform approach and allows all members to provide input.
Policy Working Groups
When the PDC decides that a certain policy needs to be written, a working group is formed by a motion at a PDC Meeting. The working group will have a chair person who is a member of the PDC and who is responsible for organising the working group and bringing the results back to the PDC. Participation in a working group is open to all members and we really need your help so please don't be shy! If you'd like to have input on a policy then by all means contact the chair of the working group. If in doubt you can always send email to [email protected] and we will make sure the right person contacts you.
The PDC has a Resources Wiki Page that contains links to useful information related to policy development.