Policy and Preselection Meeting 2013

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The Policy and Preselection Meeting on April 6-7 is fast approaching, so please ensure you have RSVP'd for this event as soon as possible. All participants, both physical and online, must RSVP so we can make appropriate arrangements for attendees.

As a movement we're growing, and there has been a huge push to expand the platform beyond the initial core ideals. This meeting is an important forum for discussion on how the Party will progress, what policies we will adopt, and which candidates we will present to the electorate in 2013.

All full members are eligible to stand as candidates, and all are welcome to present their opinions and proposals to the Party. This Party is yours, and you determine its policies, direction and outcomes.

As always, we will facilitate remote participants as we understand not everyone is able to get to Sydney for the meeting, but we hope to see you there! Tickets are priced to cover costs, however if you can't afford the entry price, shoot us an email, and we may waive the fee.

Update: remote attendees should have received information on how to participate. If you have not received such information via e-mail, see the announcement at the mailing list archives: http://lists.pirateparty.org.au/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/archive/Anno/20130405225437/


RSVPing is essential for members attending the meeting and members taking part online.

The cost is $35 per person. Members experiencing financial hardship should contact [email protected] for assistance.

Click here to RSVP on Eventbrite



  • Saturday, 6 April — Midday-5pm
  • Sunday, 7 April — 10am–5pm


The Gaelic Club is only one block away from Central Station. Parking is poor in the area and we recommend travelling to the venue by public transport.

Address: 1/64 Devonshire St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Map: http://goo.gl/maps/WrB89

Website: http://www.gaelicclub.com.au/


  • There are regular trains between Central Station and Sydney Airport.
  • Sydney has an extensive bus and train network.


  • Details relating to the availability of wireless internet access will be announced closer to the date.


Minutes will be sourced by those present at the meeting, with a dedicated minute taker assigned to ensure everything is minuted.


Please note that daylight savings ends at 3am on Sunday, April 7, 2013!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

  • 12:00pm (AEDT) — setup and arrival
  • Introduction/welcome
  • Agree upon agenda
  • Rules of procedure
  • Preselection nominees (in order of state received)
    • New South Wales
      • David William Campbell
      • Brendan Molloy
      • Questions and answers
    • Queensland
      • George Shannon
      • Liam Pomfret
      • Melanie Thomas
      • Questions and answers
    • Victoria
      • Joseph Miles
      • Geoffrey Hammett
      • Questions and answers
    • Tasmania
      • Thomas Randle
      • Questions and answers
  • Preferences
  • Any other business

End: 5:00pm

Sunday, April 7, 2013

  • 10:00am (AEST) — setup and arrival
  • Introduction/welcome
  • Agree upon agenda
  • Rules of procedure reminder
  • Policy discussion
  • 1:00 pm — Lunch
  • 1:30 pm — Policy discussion
  • Any other business

End: 5pm


Nominate yourself for Senate preselection here!

Preselection candidates can be found here!

Party Platform and Policies

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 [email protected] informed well in advance, so that an agenda can be formulated. Time constraints and unpreparedness will probably lead to a rejection of unannounced inclusions.

Current proposed motions