2017-18 PDC Working Groups


#23

Well I don’t know if it’s “old hold” us such, it’s still active - but stays in the recruiting stage until it is more diverse before moving on to actual Policy development.


(Jesse Hermans) #24

I completely agree. The issue is more that I’m not from a regional or rural area, so I’m not in touch with the details surrounding their local issues. Nor do I have much expertise in the area, or significant time outside of uni holidays to do required research.
The main things which got me interested are a bunch of documentaries e.g. I watched a few years back on environmental rehabilitation, permanent culture as well as industrial hemp. A good example in the Australian context is Peter Andrews and his Natural Sequence Farming. There’s several old Australia Story episodes somewhere under “Right as Rain” and “Of Droughts and Flooding Rains” online.

I also have an interest in the absolute rort going on in water rights and the related economic rents. 4 Corners completely confirmed all of my suspicions that the sector has been completely captured and taken over by rentiers and speculators, at the cost of communities and the environment.


(miles_w) #25

What if we put together a draft policy over the next 6 months, then someone with a few weeks of leave who really loves road trips tours through rural QLD/NSW/Vic talking to landowners? Heck I might be down for that.


(Jesse Hermans) #26

Now that would be cool (and an excellent idea), and good promotion for the PPAU.


(Alex Jago) #29

Switch me from diversity to electoral systems please.

(Gingers don’t generally count as a disadvantaged minority.)


(Andrew Downing) #32

Only a ginger can call another ginger ginger.


#33

Noooooo don’t go

Ginger Policy is hilarious


(Kaz) #34

There would be mighty stiff competition from the SFFP who seem to be trotting out the populist appeal with all of this disenfranchisement around the Nationals brand. Countering any of their misinformation would be a good place to start.


Electoral System Reform Policy discussion
(Jesse Hermans) #35

There will be a PDC meeting tomorrow night (Tuesday 12/09/17) at 8:30pm.

For those who are currently not on the policydev@ email list and would like to be added, please email me at jesse.hermans_@_pirateparty.org.au (delete underscores)

Agenda is available here, feel free to add to it: https://pad.pirateparty.org.au/p/pdc-minutes-20170912


(Jesse Hermans) #36

Electoral System Reform Policy discussion
Electoral System Reform Policy discussion
(Jesse Hermans) #37

The next Policy Development Committee meeting is Tuesday 10/10/17 8:30PM AEDT.

Agenda is available here, feel free to add to it: https://pad.pirateparty.org.au/p/pdc-minutes-20171010


Electoral System Reform Policy discussion
Electoral System Reform Policy discussion
(Jesse Hermans) #38

The next Policy Development Committee meeting is tonight 14/11/17 8:30PM AEDT.

Agenda is available here, feel free to add to it: https://pad.pirateparty.org.au/p/pdc-minutes-20171114


Electoral System Reform Policy discussion