We got a bunch of problems which need to be addressed in strategy, but you are right, we were not well prepared like other parties, but at the same time other parties are just throwing candidates out there even though they have 0 intention of winning, they just want to use it as a marketing platform. We could have easily done the same but decided that it’s not worth the money when every other minor party is doing the exact same thing.
I maintain that we still did the right thing to put the call out, because that gives us live feedback/a reality check that even though we have heaps of members, not many of them are going to actually put their hand up when you call upon them.
That is an important lesson to be learned and we are not to take our members for granted. This is real world feedback which will help us move forward knowing that we have to do more to engage our members than to expect them to just be there for us. If we would have waited for an actual federal election to put the call for volunteers out, we would have learnt this lesson too late and it would have been an utter failure to not have an effective Federal campaign.
We got our work cut out for us. We got the strategy topics out on Discuss. Some of us are working on things that we will contribute into the topic later, but while we do that, if you are not working on it but want to participate, get cracking!