We hae conducted thesetraining programs around theState – from weed Heads toWagga Wagga, from BrokenHill to Forster. Oer the next 12months, we will be launching anew range of training programs.
At the 2012 Country Conference,we will be expanding theConference to three days to offer aone-day training program for futurecandidates. The 2012 training willbe particularly relevant for thoseParty Members who are consideringstanding in the upcoming LocalGovernment elections.Whilst NSW Labor always runstraining programs for candidatesin either Local, State and Federalelections, these training programsoccur once candidates are endorsed. The training program at CountryConference will be aimed at anyParty Member considering standingas a candidate in the future.
ecruitment trainingand materials
In 2011 we will be launching Countryecruitment Training. This training willbe aimed at local branch membersand branch ofce-bearers and willfocus on how you can recruit moremembers in your local community. This will be supported by newCountry Labor recruitment material.
raining our Partyembers
Celebrating agreat Labor man
Former Premier Kristina Keneallywas the guest speaker at the Annual Harold air Dinner hostedby the Albury Branch in October2010 to celebrate Harold’s manyachieements.
Harold was the State Member for Alburyfor 10 years after serving 10 years on Albury Council and is still widely respectedas and effective advocate for Albury.Harold was instrumental in theestablishment and development of manyfacilities around Albury.
In2012wewillbelaunchingarangeof new trainingprograms.
Country Labor has offered campaign training for our members for thelast 10 years
– training both campaign directors and activists through our one dayCampaign Insight Programs.
FranvanDar tel(Ba thurst Branch President ), PrimeMinis terJuliaGillard and BenChi fey’sgreat nephewJohnwithhis sis ter,Lizand thes ymboliclamp attheLigh t on theHill Dinner.
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Premier Kristina Keneally withHaroldMair,whowas honouredattheAnnualDinner inhisname.
Countr y Conferencewillbeexpanded toallow mor e tr aining oppor tunitiesf or delegatesandPar tymember s.For mor e infor mation onnew tr ainingpr ograms visit
www.countr y labor.com.au / tr aining
ecord numbers at Light on the Hill Dinner
here are a range of dinners held around country SW to honour our pastrepresentaties.
Some of these occur annually, others bi-annually.
These dinners really makeCountry Labor what it is bybringing together membersfrom across the State. All who attend have awonderful time and we lookforward to many more greatnights when the dinners areheld again later this year.For more information onupcoming dinners, visit
www.countrylabor.com.au/celebratingourhistoryOer 500 people attended tohear Prime inister Julia illarddelier the Annual Ben Chieyemorial ‘Light on the Hill’ Address in September 2010.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard spentan event lled day in Bathurstcapped off by attending theannual Light on the Hill Dinnerhosted by the Bathurst Branch.During her speech the PrimeMinister called on all politiciansto put their country, not theirparty, rst.Julia Gillard reected uponChiey’s famous remarks and howthey remain relevant to today. To view a full transcript of thePrime Minister’s speech, visit
As part of the new CampaignInsight Training Academy, NSWLabor will be launching BranchOfcials Training. This training willassist current Branch Ofcials,but also Party Members whoare considering taking on aleadership role in their Branch inthe future.