Pirate Congress 2018

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Date

7-8 July, 2018

9:00am to 5:00pm AEST

Venue

ThoughtWorks Brisbane
Level 19
127 Creek Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

Open Street Map: https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/-27.46570/153.02728

Google map https://goo.gl/maps/KsRFcu9Wfqm

Tickets/RSVP

RSVP is required: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pirate-party-annual-national-congress-2018-tickets-46436197918

Online Participation

This meeting will be entirely public.

To join the meeting room you may use either the IRC or Matrix chat protocols, multiple options are suggested below.

Once you have joined the meeting room channel, you must identify yourself with the Party Secretary before you will be able to talk or vote at the meeting. To do this:

  • Ensure you join the meeting room channel with a unique name, i.e. a name that will not be easily confused with anyone else, you can use an alias. Avoid Pirate12345 for example.

Accommodation information

http://www.australia.edu/Travel/brisbane-hotel-guide.html

Wifi

Wifi is available at the venue.

Minutes

Minutes will be published here as soon as possible after the Congress.

Agenda

Treasurer's Report

View the Treasurer's report for 2017-18: available [| here] closer to the event.

Proposals

Standing Orders

The meeting will be regulated by the standing orders which can be amended at the National Congress and must be agreed to before business starts.

Other Information

Elections & Nominations

The weekend will be used for deliberation, and positions will be voted on using an online method over a seven day period. Results of the election will be published on the Party's website once that voting period closes.

The following positions will be elected:

  • National Council (9):
    • President
    • Deputy President
    • Secretary
    • Deputy Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Deputy Treasurer
    • Councillors (3)
  • Dispute Resolution Committee member (2)
  • Policy Development Officer (1)

List of nominations for electable positions

The following current office bearers have confirmed that they will not be renominating:

  • Tom Randle
  • Simon Frew

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The Party is incorporated in NSW, and for the purposes of the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 (NSW) the Annual National Congress will serve as the organisation's Annual General Meeting.

Constitutional amendments

Constitutional amendments must be submitted to [email protected] before 9:00am AEST on Saturday 9 June 2018.

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 proposals should be provided to the Policy Development Committee for feedback by emailing [email protected] and circulated on Party forums and/or discussion lists. Final proposals should be submitted to [email protected] at least 10 days before Congress so they can be allowed for in the agenda.

Instructions for internal elections

Instructions for completing ballots are provided when members receive the ballots, and can also be read here.