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Alliance 2002 Conference: Advisory and Agenda

Published: Thu 28 Nov 2002 02:23 PM
Alliance 2002 Conference
Saturday November 30th and Sunday December 1st
Wellington Bridge Club
17 Tinakori Road, Thorndon, Wellington
The Alliance is holding its 2002 Conference this weekend in Wellington. Originally scheduled for July this year it was postponed due to the early election.
Alliance members have had a number of local and regional meetings since the election to discuss the future direction of the Alliance and this will be a major part of the debate during the weekend. Also on the agenda:
Strategies for maintaining the G E moratorium: including contributions fro GE activist groups
The War on Terror: Presentation by Nicky Hager & Mike Treen
Welfare Benefits under the New Right: Presentation by Stephen Ruth (Wellington People’s Resource Centre)
Keeping the wages down: Presentation by Matt McCarten
Pay Equity: Presentation by Jill Ovens
Private/Public Partnerships: Presentations by Liz Gordon and John Shaw
Leader’s Address: Laila Harré
Elections of Leader, Deputy Leader, President, Alliance Councillors
A full agenda is attached.
Alliance Conference Agenda
30th November & 1st December 2002 Wellington Bridge Club, 17 Tinakori Road, Thorndon, WELLINGTON
(Boxed areas open to media and non-member observers)
Saturday 30th November
8.30am Late Registration
9.30am Opening and Welcome: Matt McCarten & Laila Harré
9.40am10.10am President’s Report – Matt McCartenThe Alliance and the future Presentations and delegate discussion on the priorities of the Alliance.
10.45am Morning Tea
11.15am Delegate discussion on priorities of the Alliance (continued)
12.45 pm Lunch AND
Women’s Network Meeting
1.45 pm Genetic Engineering: Strategies for maintaining the moratorium Invited GE activists Delegate discussion
2.45pm Afternoon tea
3.15pm The War on Terror Nicky Hager & Mike Treen Delegate discussion
4.45pm Welfare Benefits under the New Right: - Stephen Ruth (Wellington People’s Resource Centre) Keeping the wages down - Matt McCarten Pay Equity -Jill Ovens
5.45pm Choir Choir Pants on Fire performance
6.00pm Conference Adjourns for Day
7.00pm Conference Dinner
Sunday 1st December
9.15am General Secretary’s report: Gerard Hehir
9.45am Policy Committee report – Gwen Shaw Including discussion on a new policy development process.
10.15am Morning Tea
10.45am Constitutional Remits delegate discussion/voting
11.30 am Leader’s Address – Laila Harré
12.15pm Election of Officers Leader Deputy Leader President 4 Conference elected reps elected to the Alliance Council 2 Policy Co-ordinators elected to the Alliance Council (short speeches from candidates)
12.45pm Lunch
1.45pm Private/Public Partnerships – Liz Gordon and John Shaw
2.45 pm Election of Officers – results
3 pm Finale
3.15 pm Afternoon Tea

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