Pirate by-election 2018

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Nominations

The Party's National Council has one casual vacancy at the start of 2018.

We are now calling for nominations for the following position:

Nominations close 11:59pm AEDT 31st December 2017

Adding a Nomination

If you wish to nominate yourself for a position, please create your nomination using the template below.

If you need assistance adding your nomination, please email [email protected] and we'll help you.

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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.
Additional Documentation:
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National Council

Deputy Secretary

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Reverend Peter Lawler

Why do you feel that you are qualified for the position for which you have declared your candidacy?

I'm well qualified to be the Deputy Secretary. I'm a Pastafarian minister, I have quite a number of good recipes for ginger beer (both alcoholic and non-acoholic) with rum, I also brew my own ginger beer. Along with being able to make a very passable spaghetti dish, vegetarian or meat, I've been involved in what may be described as progressive politics all my adult life, from volunteering to help bring down state governments to being involved in the Free Software movement in Tasmania. I'm very passionate about Tasmanian pirate history, and will happily talk the peg leg off you if you get me started about any of the Greatest Pirates Ever. Also, being Tasmanian, I feel that the dynamic of being able to work literally alongside the current Secretary, although not an essential requirement for the job, is certainly a bonus.

Why are you seeking the position for which you have declared your candidacy?
After seeing Tom become Secretary this year, I became reinvigorated about the party. This is probably the most difficult year it has faced, and as such a good supply of ginger beer, pasta, rum and all that entails is required to get the National Council through. I strongly feel that, in a case where the National Council positions haven't been filled after a National Congress, anyone nominating for the remaining positions should nominate for ALL remaining positions. One either intends to help out at the pinch or just kidding oneself.
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?

As a Pastafarian Minister, I wholly identify as a Pirate. I am eager to advance the Pirate movement by innovating our outreach through fundraising and awareness campaigns whilst capitalising on existing strengths. I've run a number of local branch meetings in Tasmania during mid-winter where there has only been one or two attendees, and have somewhat of a reputation among some local establishments as being 'Pete The Pirate' for my frequent wearing of Pirate Party shirts. During major festivals in Hobart I've vigorously advanced our message through both traditional and non-traditional channels, debating and evangelising on why the Pirate Party's point of view should at least be considered. I've recently observed friends in The Arts Party lose faith in the system, and am aiming to convince them that Pirates do not wish to make them poor but empower them within a new framework of democracy and self-worth. I'm very eager to pursue unique fundraising opportunities for The Party, and a position on the Council will ensure that these get pursued.

Do you agree with the Pirate Party platform and its ideals? What other political movements or parties have you been a part of?

To be honest there's a few parts of the Australian Pirate's platform I'm not overly keen on but hey the Crew have decided that's what we're going with and I'm fine with that and if elected i will keep the party line when speaking in public. Last century, I was involved with the Tasmanian Greens, being a campaign volunteer when we got 5 members elected for the first time to a State parliament.

Additional Documentation:
  • Just because this is serious business, doesn't mean we can't have a bit of fun from time to time.
  • Did I mention I make booze?