National Congress 2018


(Alex Jago) #1

National Congress 2018

You’re invited!

The National Congress is where we formally propose and debate new policies and constitutional amendments, hear nominations for Party Officials, and meet Pirates from around Australia.

It is held annually and is the paramount decision making body of Pirate Party Australia.

The National Congress will be held in Brisbane this year. If you’re in Brisbane, please attend in person. Otherwise, you can participate online!


Date:

Saturday 7th July and Sunday 8th July

Location:

Events Space
ThoughtWorks
Level 19, 127 Creek St
Brisbane QLD 4000


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(Alex Jago) #2

(Alex Jago) #3

As a PDC member, I’d like to draw everyone’s attention to the Policy proposals page.

We’ve got 3 items finalised. A fourth (Marriage Policy update) is in the final-approval stage and will be up next week.

https://pirateparty.org.au/wiki/Pirate_Congress_2018/Motions#Policy_and_Platform_Amendment_Motions


(Alex Jago) #4

There will be no Constitutional amendments this year. The deadline for those is a full month out, and none were put forward.

We’ve had what feels like quite a busy couple of years with Constitutional amendments, so it’ll be nice to take a break there. Next year there’ll be plenty though, as we clean up the position descriptions section (after last year’s changes have taken effect).


(Alex Jago) #5

The Marriage Policy Update is now finalised. It is the last of the PDC-developed proposals for this year.

You can see all current proposed motions here:

https://pirateparty.org.au/wiki/Pirate_Congress_2018/Motions

If you have your own policy that you’d like to put to the membership, you can still do that! Just email it to the Secretary, preferably at least 10 days before Congress so we can allow time for it in the agenda. However, it would be better still if you email it to the PDC and make a post here first, so we can discuss it before Congress too (and hopefully make it the best proposal it can be).