It was agreed that having a loose structure has had advantages, but that there would be value in adopting a formal structure, if we can find the right mechanisms for selecting official spokespeople, etc, possibly a mechanism based on formal affiliations by branches. A subcommittee will be formed to prepare a proposal for wider consideration.
It was agreed that Our ALP does not have a platform beyond our shared objective of “increased power for members though democratic reform”. It was agreed that we would not endorse candidates for Public Office or a Policy Committee, and we would endorse candidates for committees like Rules only if we have candidates we trust.
It was agreed in principle to have an event in October, possibly with the purpose of supporting the 2010 Review Recommendations at National Conference, possibly a formation meeting. A subcommittee will be formed to prepare a proposal for wider consideration.
It was agreed that a 3 or 5 person editorial board will be selected to make decisions about what can and can’t go onto ouralp.net – membership and processes to be decided at the next meeting. In the interim, posting will be managed by Ben Aveling, Marcus Strom, Darcy Byrne and Chris Simpson.