Meeting of the National Council of the WikiLeaks Party
9am July 6, 2013 (AEST)
|Gail MaloneCassie Findlay
|NFP||Omar ToddGreg Barns
|016||Scope possible special membership categories for Australians overseas, non-Australians, under 18s||Kellie|
|020||Find a person / people to manage aweekly WLP newsletter / bulletin||Sam, Cassie|
|028||Kellie, John and Luke to send biographies to Cassie||Kellie, John & Luke|
|029||Send contact detail of Susan for online newsletter to Cassie||Kellie|
|030||Weekly Twitter hour with Luke||Luke|
|031||Cassie to put Andrew in contact with Kellie and Gail regarding the new logo||Cassie|
|032||Blog post in relation to Indigenous Affairs||Cassie, Luke|
|033||Pass on Peters (volunteer coordinator) contact to Gail||Kaz|
|034||Historicise account to be set up (for Twitter & FB posts)||Cassie|
|035||Cassie requires text to put on website in regards to Double blind policy||Kaz|
Anja Voigt – minutes
3. Confirmation of the minutes of the last meeting
Minutes from last meeting confirmed. Any corrections to be passed on to Cassie.
4. Reports on actions from last meeting
Ref No. 016: In progress. Hope to have it finished by end of the weekend, all going well. Kellie to send drafting on to NC.
Sam, Cassie –
Ref No 020: Agreed to be a weekly newsletter. Cassie to do weekly. Still looking for a newsletter editor. Kellie has a contact: formal editor of “online opinion” (Susan)
Kellie, John & Luke –
Ref No: 28: In progress
Ref No 30: Twitter hours weekly. First Twitter hour on Thursday (11th of July)
26th July Byron Bay
Kellie to have a debate with JA at Splendour. Kellie in negotiation with JA on process and outlines of debate
Candidate Launch Event
23rd of July Melbourne
Tanja to support this event.
– All candidates have been approved by NC
– Major policy statements ready
– Produce banners and posters
One page statement to be established for media events and other purposes. Kellie to work with Cassie & JA.
Draft to the NC by next week Friday (12th of July) to get it approved by NC
Should this be an anonymous decision? Not need to be anonymous in actual constitution.
Bios for all proposed Candidates for next NC meeting
5.3 Volunteer coordination
NSW volunteer coordinator (Jonathan), John & Cassie travelling to Melbourne next weekend. Meet with National & VIC volunteer coordinator.
Natalie – locked in in WA.
Customer relationship management system has been purchased. To be demonstrated to part of NC next week.
Video of people from each state – in relation “why do they want to volunteer on polling date”. TBC who is looking after this in NSW
Volunteer welcome pack. Should be finalized soon.
5.4 Social media coordination
Twitter hour & Facebook hour – to be at the same time? Limits your capacity to reply. Interactive component restricted. Link both even if not run at the same time.
Storify account to be set up – Cassie action
Sean, Gail & Matt on social media Push donation and sign up as member.
Dropbox to be set up including two folders: Unapproved, Approved. Folders include photos and words, texts.
How can we get WLP up to 50,000? Think proactive!
Is there a way to convert FB followers to Twitter followers? Can be invited; try to activate people who are already on Twitter.
FB has volume, twitter has the influences. Twitter much smaller proportion then FB.
O/S people allowed to donate. Gail to send email to all o/s people to invite donations. Massage their interest
Now Tax deductible. Basic information about the limits in regards to tax deductible on website to keep it simple
Double blind policy
Difficultly in practical achieving it. Melissa (accountant) happy to keep it blind from NC. Practical possible but legally difficult if questions ask.
Cassie needs text to put on website in regards to Double blind policy – action for Kaz
Debbie bookkeeper – now reporting can be put into place, since party is registered
Melissa & Debbie have been leasing.
Debbie to provide incoming & outcomings for every NC meeting.
Give Debbie permission to pay on WLP behalf – to be decided next week
7. Logo and website redevelopment
Cassie sent through screenshot on website design:
– More a blog then a static website.
– Volunteer, join, donate buttons very clear on the top. Include the new logo
– Interactive donation page (people can see donations growing)
– New colours to be approved
– Seeking general agreement form NC to proceed – NC happy with look of screenshot. Website development will proceed based on this
Inspirational versus educational tagline versus technology idea
Campaign slogan to be more about what WLP is actually doing for people
“Courage is contagious” locked in as slogan for Splendour
Cassie’s suggestion: Mix taglines up based on situation
Take notice of Lillian’s feedback due to her age group
Top tag lines
“Make it count”
“Not for sale”
“Integrity in the Senate”
“Light in the dark”
“WLP the truth”
“Transparency, Accountability, Democracy”
“Control Alt Delete corruption”
Use two main tag lines: One which speaks to supporters, one which speaks to people on the street.
Why not use the main WLP words? Transparency, Accountability, Democracy, Justice….
Vote: NC to put up proposal to use one tagline but use another one on letterheads etc.
“Transparency, Accountability, Justice”
“Courage is contagious”
Campaign team to work on how and where these are used. Tagline bank for social media (CTRL, ALT, DEL etc…)
8. Financial Management
-> see Fundraising
Paypal account put into place now. Debbie working on connecting Paypal to financial system. Xero has good reporting facilities.
9. Membership Management
10. Nomination of Candidates
Candidates sub committee making recommendation on candidates at next NC meeting – information about candidates to be presented at that meeting. Then NC will go through nomination process.
11. Other business
Roll out week to week different policy statements.
Work on policies over time and assign particular policies to particular candidates.
– Asylum seekers – Dan (not present but Cassie to ask Dan) Gail, Kaz
– Carbon Tax – Niraj, John
– Indigenous Affairs – Luke, is keen to get wording right with someone; Cassie to work with Luke once she is on leave. Sam to be part of the committee too (Not present but she has been suggested)