New date for members' conference
The Victorian Socialists conference, which was delayed because of the July lockdown, has been rescheduled for Saturday August 28.
If possible we will hold the conference in-person. However we are conscious that the current lockdown in Victoria, and the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in NSW, makes it quite likely that an in-person event will not be possible.
In the event that we can’t meet in person, we will go ahead with the conference via Zoom.
If you are a member but haven’t already registered for the conference, you can do so now here.
IF YOU REGISTERED FOR THE PREVIOUS DATE YOU NOW NEED TO PAY THE REGISTRATION FEE ONLINE BEFORE GETTING ACCESS TO THE ZOOM MEETING. YOU CAN DO THAT HERE.
We will also accept any additional motions for conference, or nominations for party leadership positions or preselection. The new nominations deadline is Tuesday August 24. Governing Council nominations will be accepted until the morning of the Conference.
The main purpose of this conference is to discuss our strategy and policy for the upcoming federal election, and to preselect our candidates. But as with every conference, we will also be discussing wider political issues, and electing people to Vic Socialists leadership positions.
The conference is open to all financial members to attend, vote, move motions, and nominate for elected positions.
Any financial member of Victorian Socialists can attend, but you need to have registered to participate.
The Executive is recommending to conference that we stand in the Victorian Senate contest, and in 11 lower house seats, covering all of Melbourne’s northern and western suburbs. These lower house seats are: Melbourne, Wills, Cooper, Calwell, Scullin, Fraser, Gellibrand, Maribyrnong, Hawke, Lalor,and Gorton. If you wish to nominate to stand in a different seat you also need to move a motion that Vic Socialists contest that seat.
If you are not yet a member of Victorian Socialists but want to be involved in our campaign to inject a socialist voice into the federal election campaign, it is not too late. Anyone who signs up as a member before the conference is able to participate. You can join here today.