Thank you all for your time and energy through National Congress weekend. A new National Council has been appointed, and new ideas are coming to the fore which haven’t been broached yet. As the new President of the Pirate Party, @miles_w was elected with the following platform:
- Launch a strong 2018/2019 Federal Election campaign
- Ensure women can feel fully comfortable participating in the party as part of an effort to grow
- Begin an outreach program with STEM/digital activism interest groups, pirate organised workshops and revitalise local crews
Anyone wishing to contribute towards those programs please message email@example.com or join the discussion on the forums.
The most immediate business before us is ensuring we have a functional party structure. At the conclusion of National Congress 2018 we had the following Council positions vacant:
- Deputy Treasurer
- Deputy Secretary
Additionally, the position of Policy Development Officer is vacant. We also intend to assess the other party offficer roles to ensure we are as active and vibrant as we can be.
To fill these four immediate vacancies, the party shall hold simultaneous by-elections for the 4 positions left vacant at the end of National Congress 2018. Nominations are open and will remain open until midnight on Friday 10th August. Submit your position nominations by editing the Wiki page at https://pirateparty.org.au/wiki/Pirate_by-election_August_2018.
If editing wikis isn’t your thing, don’t worry - just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you.
Voting for those four positions will open on Sunday 12th August and finish on the 19th.
In the coming week we will also be voting on the four Policy Motions presented at the National Congress. This will commence on Saturday 4th August and finish on the 11th.
Finally, we will soon be opening preselection for Federal Election candidates. More on this once the current rounds of voting are concluded.
Oh, and my apologies for the lack of proper subject line in the email you all just got from Miles stating the above! Still getting the hang of Dada…