Socialist Alliance Seventh National Conference

Draft agenda
Saturday, January 2 Sunday, January 3
9.00-9.05 Welcome 9.05-9.15 Welcome to country Presentation of 2010 Perspectives Resolution. Presenters: National 9.15-9.45 Convener, Resistance Plenary discussion on 2010 perspectives 9.45-10.30 resolution REBUILDING OUR UNIONS FOR THE FIGHTS AHEAD Presentation of resolution on tasks in the trade unions Possible speakers: Susan Price,Chris Spindler, Amelia Taylor/Eleanor 9.00-9.45 Houston, Resistance chair. 9.45-10.15 Plenary discussion on tasks in the trade unions THE STRUGGLE FOR WOMEN’S AND LGBTI RIGHTS TODAY Presentation and initial plenary discussion of resolutions on tasks in women's and LGBTI 9.00-9.45 movements. Presenters: Carla Gorton, Rachel Evans

Monday, January 4

Tuesday, January 5

7.30-9.30PM

OPENING PUBLIC MEETING
THEIR CRISES, OUR SOLUTIONS
Possible speakers: PSM/NPA, Sam Watson/Richard Downs, David Spratt/Cam Walker, Sam
Wainwright, Chair: Resistance

ELECTION STRATEGY AND TACTICS APPROACHING THE 2010 FEDERAL POLL Presentation of resolution Presenters: 10.30-11.00 Sam Wainwright/A.N. Other, Resistance 11.00-11.30 Morning tea break

BUILDING THE SOCIALIST MOVEMENT AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE Presentation of resolution and initial plenary discussion on youth and student 10.15-11.00 work. Presenters: Resistance 11.00-11.30 Morning tea break

POLICY PLENARY 1 (and CONSTITUTIONAL 9.45-11.00 CHANGES 1 AS NEEDED) 11.00-11.30 Morning tea break

Plenary discussion on election strategy 11.30-12.15 and tactics

THE STRUGGLE FOR REFUGEE RIGHTS. Including presentation and initial plenary discussion of resolution on tasks in refugee rights movement. 11.30-12.15 Possible speaker: Jay Fletcher

BUILDING THE CLIMATE ACTION MOVEMENT Presentation of resolution on tasks in building the climate movement in the trade unions. Possible speakers: David Spratt/Dave Kerin, Jess 12.15-1.00 Moore. 1.00-2.00 Lunch (Also: Introduction to the Socialist Alliance)

LATIN AMERICAN REVOLUTIONS AND AUSTRALIAN POLITICS Including presentation and initial plenary discussion of resolution on tasks in Latin America solidarity Possible speakers: Nelson Dávila, Jim McIlroy/Lisa 12.15-1.00 Macdonald 1.00-2.00 Lunch (Also: Introduction to the Socialist Alliance)

FINAL DISCUSSION AND VOTING ON RESOLUTIONS on 2010 Perspectives, election strategy, ATSI, youth and 11.30-1.00 trade union work

PARALLEL EDUCATION SESSION 3: Ecology, socialism and human survival Speaker: Hans Baer

1.00-2.00 Lunch (Also: Introduction to the Socialist Alliance)

Plenary discussion on resolution on 2.00-2.45 building climate action movement

RESOLUTIONS ON ENVIRONMENT Introduction: David 2.00-3.00 White

FINAL DISCUSSION AND VOTING ON RESOLUTIONS on climate movement, Latin America solidarity, anti-war, women's rights, refugee 2.00-2.45 rights and LGBTI rights

OUR TASKS IN THE STRUGGLE FOR ATSI RIGHTS Presentation of resolution Speakers: Sam Watson/Pat Eatock, Bea 2.45-3.15 Bleile/Emma Murphy Plenary discussion on ATSI movement 3.15-3.45 resolution 3.45-4.00 Afternoon tea break

GETTING AUSTRALIA OUT OF AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ Introduction: PARALLEL EDUCATION Pip Hinman. Including SESSION 1 Challenges resolution on tasks in anti- of building the radical 3.00-3.45 war work alternative to Labor 1 2.45-3.30 3.45-4.00 Afternoon tea break

DISCUSSION AND VOTING ON RESOLUTIONS ON BUILDING THE SOCIALIST ALLIANCE

PARALLEL EDUCATION SESSION 4 Building the LeftIndigenous alliance for ATSI justice (Terry Townsend)

WORKSHOPS - CAMPAIGN AREAS Climate change, Aboriginal rights, LGBTI, Anti-war, Latin American solidarity, (includes workshop discussion of draft 4.00-6.00 resolutions) 6.00-7.00 Dinner

WORKSHOPS: BUILDING SA (To consider resolutions on electoral strategy and tactics, membership and finances, building Green Left Weekly, publications and merchandise, use of 4.00-6.00 internet) 6.00-7.00

CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES 2 (if needed) OR POLICY 3.30-4.00 PLENARY 2 PARALLEL EDUCATION SESSION 2 Understanding the financial and 4.00-5.00 ELECTIONS economic crisis. PARALLEL EDUCATION SESSION 5 Challenges of building the radical alternative to Labor 2

Dinner

5.00-5.15 CLOSING REMARKS & INTERNATIONALE

GREEN LEFT WEEKLY 2010 Fighting Fund 7.30-9.30 launch Speakers: MC: To be decided

7.30-9.30

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL EVENT With music and greetings

5.15-6.00 PACK UP (out by 6pm sharp)

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