The seat of Bennelong is up for by-election on Saturday 16 December 2017.

We are considering contesting this by-election, but only if we get enough volunteers to do it properly. If there are not enough volunteers by Monday, our campaign will not go ahead. We know that this isn’t much time, but there is a lot of paperwork to nominate a candidate and very little time to do it in as nominations close soon.

We are looking for volunteers locally who are in commuting distance to Bennelong NSW, and Australia-wide who can offer assistance online. We particularly need a coordinator who is on the ground in Sydney.

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Due to vacancies left at the 2017 Congress we held an election for a position on the Dispute Resolution Committee and the role of Deputy President. 180 out of a possible 1,344 full members voted.

Deputy President: John Edward Philip Jeffery
Dispute Resolution Committee: Liam Pomfret

The full breakdown of results can be found on the Party’s voting server for a short time, including raw JSON data.

The software used is Oyster, a free and open source voting system.

The results of Pirate Party Australia’s July 2017 National Congress are in!

The Pirate Party held its National Congress in Melbourne on July 29—30 for the purposes of amending the Party Constitution, amending and adopting policies and deciding leadership positions, and as an opportunity for members of the Party to socialise in person. The results of the now-concluded week-long voting period can be announced. The Party had a turnout of approximately 14% from a pool of 1,355 participants.

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On 25 February 2017 the Pirate Party is planning on holding a tall ship party on the beautiful Sydney Harbour. The event is to raise money for the running of the Pirate Party and to help fund future campaigns.

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“To paraphrase Cicero ‘the sinews of politics is infinite money’, and that’s something we can only dream of having,” said Simon Frew, President of the Pirate Party. “We hope to help replenish our coffers by putting on a ‘Pirate Party pirate party’ on Sydney Harbour. The party will be fully catered, with vegetarian options and alcohol for sale. It will be a fancy dress party so we encourage everyone to come in their best Pirate garb!”

There will be food, drinks and DJs as we sail the Harbour in the late Summer breeze.

When: Saturday 25 February 2017, from 6:30–10:30pm
Where: The Rocks, Sydney Harbour (exact location to be confirmed)
Cost: $110 – Limited tickets so get in quick!
Booking: Book online via pirateparty.org.au or https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=229796