Pirate Congress 2022/Nominations

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Adding a Nomination

If you wish to nominate yourself for a position and are familiar with Wiki syntax, please create your nomination using the template below. If you need assistance adding your nomination, shoot an email to [email protected] and we'll help you out.

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Catty McCat

Why do you feel that you are qualified for the position for which you have declared your candidacy?
I am a cat!
Why are you seeking the position for which you have declared your candidacy?
How dare you question my justification!
What experience/contribution have you made so far to the Pirate movement, and what will you do to advance or better the Party and movement?
I purr.
Do you agree with the Pirate Party platform and its ideals? What other political movements or parties have you been a part of?
Maybe, I am a cat.
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Nominations

National Council

President

Duties: https://pirateparty.org.au/constitution/#part-iii-3.2.1

Deputy President

Duties: https://pirateparty.org.au/constitution/#part-iii-3.2.2

Secretary

Duties: https://pirateparty.org.au/constitution/#part-iii-3.2.3

Deputy Secretary

Duties: https://pirateparty.org.au/constitution/#part-iii-3.2.4

Treasurer

Deputy Treasurer

Duties: https://pirateparty.org.au/constitution/#part-iii-3.2.6

Councillors (3 positions)

Duties: https://pirateparty.org.au/constitution/#part-iii-3.2.7

Officers

Policy Development Officer

Committee Duties: https://pirateparty.org.au/wiki/Policy_Development_Committee/Terms_of_Reference

Dispute Resolution Committee (2 positions)

Duties: https://pirateparty.org.au/constitution/#part-iii-12

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Dr Liam Pomfret

Why do you feel that you are qualified for the position for which you have declared your candidacy?
Concerns over possible conflicts of interest with my position on the APF Board, as well as a need to focus on my academic work, have kept me on the relative outside of the party for a number of years now. At the same time however, this has also kept me well apart from any internal disputes and conflicts which may have occurred during that time. I feel this puts me in a good position to act as a member of the Dispute Resolution Committee, with the need to maintain strict impartiality on any issues that may arise.
Why are you seeking the position for which you have declared your candidacy?
I believe the Dispute Resolution Committee position is an ideal way for me to still contribute back to the party without interfering with my academic and civil society responsibilities.
What experience/contribution have you made so far to the Pirate movement, and what will you do to advance or better the Party and movement?

I have been with the Pirate Party since early in it's life, before it was formally registered as a party. In the early years of the party (August 2012 - July 2013), I acted as the state coordinator for QLD, organizing regular meetings in Brisbane for a relatively modest sized crew. I also stood as a PPAU candidate for the QLD Senate in the 2013 federal election. I have been a member of the Dispute Resolution Committee since 2018, and am currently part of the Dispute Resolution Committee for FUSION.

Outside of the party, I am a marketing consultant and part-time academic. With my research into issues of online consumer privacy, I've aimed towards finding ways to persuade consumers to act more responsibly with regards to sharing their information online; and persuading companies to shift to business models which respect and promote consumer privacy. I am also highly active on Twitter, where I've fostered strong relationships with people in the broader digital rights advocacy and activism community.
Do you agree with the Pirate Party platform and its ideals? What other political movements or parties have you been a part of?
I thoroughly believe in the Pirate Party's platform and ideals, though I may sometimes quibble over specific implementations of those. I have never been a member of any other political party (unless you count the membership of the whole party in FUSION). In the activist/advocacy space, I am a current board member of the Australian Privacy Foundation (and chair of its technical committee), a life member of Electronic Frontiers Australia, and a founding member of Digital Rights Watch
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