Call for special policy conference

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The Socialist Alliance National Executive voted on February 8 to call a one-day special national conference for Sunday May 19, 2013.

The purpose of this special conference is to deal with the policy matters that could not be dealt with at our recent national conference  due to time constraints. 

These outstanding policy items are: 

  • The National Disability Insurance Scheme (Mover: Sue Bolton),
  • Amendments to the Agriculture policy (Mover: Elena Garcia),
  • Amendments to the Transport policy (Movers: Jonathan Strauss/Helen Said, Allanna Mayfield),
  • Amendments to the Sex Worker policy (Mover: Perth Branch),
  • Amendments to the Women's Charter (Mover: Helen Said),
  • Amendments to the Marriage and Civil Unions policy (Mover: Farida Iqbal).

These items will form the basis for the conference agenda, and the conference agenda and motions will be published on the Alliance Voices website shortly.

The policy conference will be held in the SA National Office at 22 Mountain Street, Ultimo.

In accordance with the Constitution, all conferences of the Socialist Alliance are open to any financial member to attend.

There will be no travel levy fee applied to this conference, as it is envisaged that delegates from outside of Sydney will hook in via Skype.

The member to delegate ratio has been set at 12:1.

To ensure that the Skype connection operates effectively, it will be necessary for delegates and members attending from outside Sydney to Skype in from a single connection in the following locations:

  1. Adelaide
  2. Brisbane
  3. Cairns
  4. Canberra
  5. Darwin
  6. Fremantle/Walyalup
  7. Geelong
  8. Hobart 
  9. Illawarra
  10. Melbourne
  11. Newcastle
  12. New England
  13. Perth

So that the National Office can confirm numbers and delegations, it is also recommended that delegate elections occur no later than 7 days before the conference (ie. May 12).

In accordance with the Constitution, branch conveners need to ensure that 28-days notice is given for delegate elections. To meet the recommended deadline, a call for delegate elections would need to go out no later than April 13.

Please contact us at: for  further information.