National Council Meeting 20-7-13

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Meeting of the National Council of the WikiLeaks Party

9am July 20, 2013 (AEST)


Name Location Copies to
Gail MaloneCassie FindlayJohn Shipton left at 10amSam Castro Niraj Lal left at 10.10am

Greg Barns left at 9.30am

Luke Pearson

Kellie Tranter

Daniel Mathews

Kaz Cochrane

NFP Omar ToddJulian Assange 



Ref Action Responsible
016 Scope possible special membership categories for Australians overseas, non-Australians, under 18s Kellie
028 John to send biographies to Cassie John
029 Send contact detail of another contact for online newsletter to Cassie Kellie
036 Line up candidates blog post Cassie
037 Talk to Matt about research on donation programs, ideas for donation software  Omar 
038 Kellie to lease with Gail about timing of twitter session. Gail to talk to Matt about log in details etc. Gail, Kellie, Matt
039 Cassie to send Greg final signed off transparency paper Cassie
040 Is WLP required to collect 60 signatures of registered members per candidate in each state? To be confirmed asap. Dan
041 Instruct service providers on how to record hours. Needs to include a log book to record all hours worked Cassie
042 Request photos from all candidates Cassie
043 Transparency document to be up on website prior to Candidate launch Cassie
044 Add link to WikiLeaks contact list and remove these contacts from WLP website Cassie





1. Present

Gail Malone

Cassie Findlay

John Shipton – left at 10am

Niraj Lal

Sam Castro

Kellie Tranter

Luke Pearson

Daniel Mathews

Kaz Cochrane

Greg Barns – left at 9.30am

Anja Voigt – minutes


2. Apologies

Omar Todd

Julian Assange


3. Confirmation of the minutes of the last meeting

Cassie –

          Minutes from last meeting confirmed. Any changes/ comments, to be sent to Cassie.

4. Reports on actions from last meeting

Kellie –

          Ref No. 016: In progress.


Kellie, John & Luke –

          Ref No: 28: Cassie still needs John’s bio


Kellie –

          Ref No: 29: Kellie will make contact with a new contact the coming week


Cassie –

          Ref No: 36: In progress


Omar –

          Ref No: 37: In progress

5. July 23rd campaign launch preparations – now moved to July 25th (Thursday)

5.1 Candidate nominations

NC are endorsing the candidates as circulated by Cassie on the 19th of July 2013

Add a number 3 in NSW? – Yes NC can endorse additional candidates if they come up before the candidate registration with the AEC.


‘That the National Council accepts the recommendations of the candidate selection committee and endorses the candidates proposed in its report of July 19 2013 and instruct the party registered officer to advise the AEC of it’s nominations. NC member and candidate Kellie Tranter abstained from the vote’

Moved: Cassie

Seconded: Sam


Is WLP requited to collect 60 signatures of registered members per candidate in each state – Is this true?

Action for Dan – to look into this requirement

5.2 Transparency platform & position statements

Latest version sent around yesterday. Discussion of minor wording changes.

NC to endorse this statement.


‘NC endorses the Transparency document subject to the changes discussed’

Moved: Cassie

Seconded: Kellie


Climate change

Kellie & Niraj working with Sam to finish document.

Asylum Seeker document

Recommendation: JA & NC to have a call with –  in the next couple of days

Kaz will reflect back by email to NC.

6. Volunteer coordination

New website has more sophisticated way how volunteers can narrow down their availability and logistics


7. Social media

Kellie doing a twitter/ FB session (most likely to be on Sunday afternoon)

8. Website

Content required – NC to keep thinking about content

Media releases links are not live

Where is the link to position statements located – Cassie looking into

Candidate information – where is this going to sit?

Transparency document to be up prior to Candidate launch. – Action for Cassie

Thursday night – photos and info for Candidates need to be up.

Action for Cassie – request photos from all candidates

Add link to WikiLeaks contact list and remove these contacts from WLP website. – Action for Cassie

9. Fundraising

Plans for Sydney – buckets fundraising

Follow up on ISEA money – Kaz

Possible fundraising gig at Fitzroy Town Hall – John

10. Financial Management

Xero still needs some work. John going up to see Debbie around the time of Splendour (end of July)

11. Membership Management

No comments

12. Other business

Find someone to take minutes on the next NC meeting


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