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Another Australia is Possible Socialist Alliance and the federal elections Tasmanian State Conference Sat May 19, 2007
Summary <ul><li>Reflect on the Australian political situation  </li></ul><ul><li>Make some proposals for our campaign work...
 
The benefits of the boom have been very unevenly distributed . Wages over the last 12 months have only increased a pitiful...
<ul><li>59% of voters who had heard of Workchoices were opposed to them, while only 24% supported them.  </li></ul><ul><li...
The campaign against WorkChoices is a central priority for Socialist Alliance
The Walk Against Warming attracted hundreds of thousands of people throughout Australia on November 4, 2007, including abo...
No dirty pulp mill! Save our forests!
According to the LANCET report, approximately 1,000,000 people have dies in Iraq as a result of the occupation. There has ...
The Labor ‘Alternative’ <ul><li>IR policy </li></ul><ul><li>Uranium back-flip </li></ul><ul><li>Welfare to Work </li></ul>...
SA’s IR campaign <ul><li>Need someone to co-ordinate this area of work from Hobart, ie. Participate in National SA trade u...
SA environment campaigns <ul><li>Set up a local SA environment working group </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to participate in ...
SA’s anti-war campaign <ul><li>Set up anti-war working group </li></ul><ul><li>Continue participating in the Hobart Peace ...
Other campaigns <ul><li>Queer collaborations and Same-sex marriage NDA August 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Refugee rights and the ...
APEC protest in Sydney in September – STOP BUSH and HOWARD! No War!  Take Action on Climate change!
Latin American & Asia Pacific International Solidarity Forum October 11-14, 2007 Melbourne - Australia www.solidarityforum...
Why do we run in elections? <ul><li>engage in the battle of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>build our profile </li></ul><ul><li>ga...
How do we run in elections? <ul><li>Set up an election working group and operate as a team </li></ul><ul><li>Profile SA in...
People before profit People and environment before profit People and planet before profit Our lives--worth more than their...
   Updated election manifesto    Climate charter    Updated “Workers in Australia need a party of their own” IR brochur...
Other election materials and ideas <ul><li>Proposal from the Gold Coast branch that we need to put up front what we stand ...
Key election campaign initiative? <ul><li>Eg. NSW election – 3 month free public transport trial </li></ul><ul><li>Theme o...
 
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Socialist Alliance State Conference Report May 07

  1. 1. Another Australia is Possible Socialist Alliance and the federal elections Tasmanian State Conference Sat May 19, 2007
  2. 2. Summary <ul><li>Reflect on the Australian political situation </li></ul><ul><li>Make some proposals for our campaign work </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about the need for a socialist election campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Put forward some ideas for our election campaign to stimulate discussion </li></ul>
  3. 4. The benefits of the boom have been very unevenly distributed . Wages over the last 12 months have only increased a pitiful 4%, in line with the CPI but well below the price rises of basic necessities such as food.
  4. 5. <ul><li>59% of voters who had heard of Workchoices were opposed to them, while only 24% supported them. </li></ul><ul><li>21% said they were personally worse off under WorkChoices </li></ul><ul><li>5% were better off </li></ul><ul><li>72% said the laws had made no difference </li></ul>
  5. 6. The campaign against WorkChoices is a central priority for Socialist Alliance
  6. 7. The Walk Against Warming attracted hundreds of thousands of people throughout Australia on November 4, 2007, including about 3,000 people in Hobart.
  7. 8. No dirty pulp mill! Save our forests!
  8. 9. According to the LANCET report, approximately 1,000,000 people have dies in Iraq as a result of the occupation. There has always been bipartisan support for the war in Afghanistan. Stop the war in Iraq AND Afghanistan!
  9. 10. The Labor ‘Alternative’ <ul><li>IR policy </li></ul><ul><li>Uranium back-flip </li></ul><ul><li>Welfare to Work </li></ul><ul><li>War policy </li></ul><ul><li>Other sell-outs </li></ul>
  10. 11. SA’s IR campaign <ul><li>Need someone to co-ordinate this area of work from Hobart, ie. Participate in National SA trade union telephone hook-ups, check out local YRAW campaign groups </li></ul><ul><li>Use petition to build support for more mass action and the defense of the right to strike </li></ul><ul><li>SA Trade union e-list </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to argue for an approach that unites workers to kick Howard out, but doesn’t give the ALP a black cheque! </li></ul>
  11. 12. SA environment campaigns <ul><li>Set up a local SA environment working group </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to participate in Walk Against Warming organising committee </li></ul><ul><li>Help organise World Environment Day event </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to support forests and anti-pulp mill campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to the development of the climate change charter and use it as a networking tool </li></ul>
  12. 13. SA’s anti-war campaign <ul><li>Set up anti-war working group </li></ul><ul><li>Continue participating in the Hobart Peace Coalition (eg. Initiated Downer protest) </li></ul><ul><li>Build Tassie contingent to APEC </li></ul>
  13. 14. Other campaigns <ul><li>Queer collaborations and Same-sex marriage NDA August 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Refugee rights and the Ceren family campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s rights </li></ul>
  14. 15. APEC protest in Sydney in September – STOP BUSH and HOWARD! No War! Take Action on Climate change!
  15. 16. Latin American & Asia Pacific International Solidarity Forum October 11-14, 2007 Melbourne - Australia www.solidarityforum2007.org Only organisation and struggle will make us free!
  16. 17. Why do we run in elections? <ul><li>engage in the battle of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>build our profile </li></ul><ul><li>gather supporters and new members around us (note 32 financial members – can we increase to 50 or 60?) </li></ul><ul><li>measure our degree of support </li></ul>
  17. 18. How do we run in elections? <ul><li>Set up an election working group and operate as a team </li></ul><ul><li>Profile SA in all the campaigns we are involved in </li></ul><ul><li>Build the campaigns through our election work </li></ul><ul><li>Get creative! </li></ul>
  18. 19. People before profit People and environment before profit People and planet before profit Our lives--worth more than their profits Our future--worth more than their profits Slogans
  19. 20.  Updated election manifesto  Climate charter  Updated “Workers in Australia need a party of their own” IR brochure Campaign materials
  20. 21. Other election materials and ideas <ul><li>Proposal from the Gold Coast branch that we need to put up front what we stand for and not just what we oppose in other candidates/parties. </li></ul><ul><li>Local posters and leaflets </li></ul><ul><li>Website initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>You tube videos </li></ul><ul><li>DVD </li></ul><ul><li>Powerpoint presentations </li></ul><ul><li>TV advertisement </li></ul><ul><li>Mail-out </li></ul><ul><li>Campaign launch </li></ul>
  21. 22. Key election campaign initiative? <ul><li>Eg. NSW election – 3 month free public transport trial </li></ul><ul><li>Theme of defending and extending public services </li></ul>

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