Charter of Responsibilities
Official Party Document
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Application of the Charter
- The Charter of Responsibilities applies to
- Councillors, and
- Officers, and
- State and Territory Coordinators, and
- any person holding an @pirateparty.org.au email address, and
- any person otherwise specified by the National Council.
- The Charter of Responsibilities applies when conducting official business on behalf of Pirate Party Australia.
- The Charter of Responsibilities does not apply to
- official use of social media (see the Social Media Standards instead), or
- matters not directly related to Pirate Party Australia, or
- matters relating to a person's role as a member of Pirate Party Australia as distinct from any official capacity within Pirate Party Australia.
Failure to comply with the Charter
- The National Council may take reasonable action where there is a breach of this charter.
- Reasonable action is action appropriate to the nature of the breach, and may include reminders, warnings or removals from office.
- Removal from office may only occur where breaches are repeated or so serious as to warrant removal.
- All actions with regard to breaches must comply with the Party Constitution, By-laws and National Council Resolutions.
- All actions with regard to breaches are appealable to the Dispute Resolution Committee.
- All persons to whom this charter applies must
- read and respond to emails at least once per day, and
- provide a phone number to the National Council as an alternative means of contact, and
- use the email signature template provided for in Appendix C — Email Signature Template of the National Council Resolutions, and
- inform the National Council in advance if they know they will be out of contact for more than 48 hours, and
- use their @pirateparty.org.au email addresses for official communication, and
- attend meetings relevant to their position or provide apologies in advance, or as soon after the meeting as possible.
- The President, Deputy President or an appointed stand in must chair all general meetings and National Council meetings.
- Councillors must attend National Council meetings and should attempt attendance of general meetings.
- Coordinators should organise and chair at least one meeting in their state capital per month.
- Other Officers may have meeting obligations, usually set out in the terms of reference for their team or committee.