Meeting of the National Council of the WikiLeaks Party
9am July 13, 2013 (AEST)
|Gail MaloneCassie FindlayJohn Shipton
Greg Barns, joined 9.45am
|NFP||Daniel MathewsJulian AssangeKaz Cochrane
|016||Scope possible special membership categories for Australians overseas, non-Australians, under 18s||Kellie|
|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|
|034||Storify account to be set up (for Twitter & FB posts)||Cassie still to be done|
|035||Cassie requires text to put on website in regards to Double blind policy||Kaz|
|036||Line up candidates blog post||Cassie|
|037||Talk to Matt about research on donation programs, ideas for donation software||Omar|
Greg Barns – joined 9.45am
Anja Voigt – minutes
3. Confirmation of the minutes of the last meeting
Minutes from last meeting confirmed. Niraj sent through some correction; also correct month to July instead of June; leave sensitive details of the published version
4. Reports on actions from last meeting
Ref No. 016: In progress.
Kellie, John & Luke –
Ref No: 28: Cassie received Lukes biography, John’s still to be send; Kellie’s still to be send.
Ref No: 29: Kellie will send more contacts to Cassie
Ref No 30: Twitter hours weekly with Luke. Took place. Ongoing weekly now.
Ref No 31: Completed; Kellie working on billboard in Maitland
Cassie, Luke –
Ref No 32: Blog post on Indigenous affairs: Completed. Will be published 13th of July
Ref No 34: In progress
Cassie, Kaz –
Ref No 35: Text to put on website in regards to Double blind policy; Kaz will send to Cassie this weekend
5. July 23rd campaign launch preparations
5.1 Candidate nominations
Cassie to send around report which recommends candidates to the council and then the NC to have a vote.
5.2 Transparency platform & position statements
- · Kellie and Cassie working on transparency platform, to be sent to JA for comments
- · Subcommittees working on more policies
- o Smaller groups getting to agreed positions and present it to NC
- · Aim to circulate something to NC coming week
- · Deadline: to have set policies and position statements on 23rd of July
6. Volunteer coordination
National Coordinators and VIC Coordinators heading up to Bendigo tonight (meeting arranged there), working well together. They met yesterday with Natalie (WA) and Jonathan (NSW).
Processes laid out around what the Volunteer Coordinator should be doing.
Volunteer Welcome pack nearly ready
7. Social media coordination
Weekly Twitter hour
Weekly Twitter & FB hours ongoing.
Need people from NSW to help out monitoring the web forum
Lack of moderation of the Web Forum at the moment
Dropbox in place
Action for Cassie – line up candidates blog post
Apparel for NSW, VIC, WA, Splendour
Each state needs to have methods of raising money
Stall where people gather, Omar & John to discuss
9. Financial management
Melissa to keep account blind from NC. Disadvantage for accountant to be hold to a contract. Difficult to draft an agreement an accountant is willing to sign. – Maybe to ask a lawyer to draft a contract?
Double blind policy is voluntary
Kaz to write up policies around Double Blind policy
Kellie, understand why NC wants to do it but don’t know if really necessary
Software developer developing fundraising programs
– SMS donation
– QR codes (code for smartphones)
– Pledge system
Action Omar – to talk to Matt about research on donation programs
Resolution regarding section 39.4 of the Constitution
“The National Council of the party resolves persuant to section 39.4 of the party’s constitution authorizes Debbie – to make payments on the parties behalf of amounts up to and including $10,000.00 by Electronic Funds Transfer. Any payment made on behalf of the party must be authorised by a director of the National Council. Any payments made will be accounted for in the records and accounts of the party”
Moved: John Shipton
Seconded: Cassie Findlay
Resolution regarding monthly financial report to NC to be put in place
That the finance officer supplies a financial report to be tabled monthly at National Council meetings.
Moved: Sam Castro
Seconded: Omar Todd
John will meet with Debbie at the end of July to set up reporting and other accounts matters.
10. Membership Management
Meeting with Matt, Colin, Anja & Cassie during the week in regards to membership management. Colin working through any outstanding issues.
11. Other business
Action – Kellie to send preference report to NC