Pirate Congress 2013
Official Party Document
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13-14 July, 2013
Level 1, 45 West Row
Canberra ACT 2601
- Feel free to add any accommodation you would recommend here.
Feel free to RSVP at http://piratecon2013.eventbrite.com.au/.
Tickets are $35 and are available to members and non-members. Online participation is free, but online participants must also RSVP.
Wifi may not be available for participants, so please bring your own 3G connection as necessary.
General assemblies are regulated by rules of order or standing orders that regulate the deliberative process. There is a draft of National Congress Standing Orders that you can contribute to.
As per Article 2 of the Constitution, the National Council will be elected after deliberation at the National Congress. The day(s) will be used to discuss leadership candidates, policies, ideas and party structures. Voting will open after the deliberative process.
This year, all State/Territory Coordinator positions are to be appointed by election at the National Congress.
The Terms of Reference for the Policy Development Committee also dictates that the position of Policy Development Officer is to be appointed by election at the National Congress.
Preselection will be held for WA, SA and Tasmania as part of this National Congress.
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The Party is incorporated in NSW, and for the purposes of the Incorporations Act 1984 (NSW) the National Congress will serve as the AGM.
Party Platform and Policies
Policies are voted/decided on at the National Congress. Voting on policies will happen after the deliberative process. Procedural and amendment votes will only be available for those in attendance, adoption votes will be party wide. Policy submissions and topics for discussion should be circulated and on the wiki/forums, and firstname.lastname@example.org informed well in advance, so that an agenda can be formulated. Rules for deliberative assembly allow for new business to be accepted at the Congress exist - however time constraints and unpreparedness will probably lead to a rejection of unannounced inclusions.