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Motions, as amended by discussion, moved by Jess Moore:

Motions, as amended by discussion, moved by Ben Peterson

Comrade Haskell believes we should adopt as policy: “The Socialist Alliance acknowledges that the burqa is a style of dress that disrespects, oppresses, and assaults the dignity of women..."

Motions, as amended by discussion, moved by Sue Bolton:

New South Wales urgently needs a radical shift in priorities, in the interest of environmental sustainability and social justice

The Socialist Alliance calls on Australian governments to implement measures that will rapidly and effectively reduce greenhouse emissions.

Market-based mechanisms, which operate indirectly and slowly, will not do the job in the brief time left — quite apart from their inability to deal with the social justice issues involved. We therefore demand:

A draft of the Protocols for Alliance Voices submissions and editing.

Same-sex marriage has been won in ten countries now. Those countries are: Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and Sweden.

Same-sex marriage is also recognised in some jurisdictions within countries, including the United States and Mexico, where it is not recognised at a national level.

And some countries that do not allow same-sex marriage recognise marriages performed in other countries. Same-sex civil unions and registration schemes have been won in 20 countries and in a number of jurisdictions within countries.

Despite the Australian economy's lucky “escape” from the Global Financial Crisis and the fact that there have been no major mass mobilisations of the working class since 2007 and the student movement remains relatively weak, there is nevertheless some very interesting motion in Australian politics.

Socialist Alliance does not advocate adoption of a carbon tax. Instead, Socialist Alliance advocates that measures be taken that can rapidly and effectively reduce carbon emissions.

Sydney, January 15-16, 2011.

Motions on meeting procedure (moved by Lisa Macdonald):

Motion 1: That voting rights at this National Council meeting be extended to all elected members of district and state committees.

Motion 2: That the following members who are not currently members of the National Council be invited to attend the meeting (with voice not vote):

In December, in the richest nation on Earth, an event took place that sums up a huge amount about the nature of the world. It was a strike in six prisons in Georgia by the prisoners who withdrew their labour to demand a living wage, as well as other improvements to prison life.

The demand for a living wage is a crucial one, with privatised prisons in the United States running what are essentially mass forced labour camps, in which significant amounts of commodities are produced in conditions of virtual slavery.

Disclaimer — signed articles represent the views of their authors, not necessarily the views of the Socialist Alliance unless otherwise stated. Responsibility for all electoral comment is taken by P. Benedek, 22 Mountain Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007. Alliance Voices submission protocols.