Written By: - Date published: 10:04 am, November 1st, 2018 - 149 comments
Categories: Deep stuff, democratic participation, Economy, election 2020, jacinda ardern, labour, Politics, uncategorized - Tags: jacinda ardern, Labour conference 2018
I’m off to Dunedin for this year’s Labour Party conference. It promises to be a fantastic, joyful weekend as we celebrate ending a decade of meh and embrace the bright promise of many election wins to come.
In an unusual move, the Party has opened up some seats for the public to attend the speech. They’re filling fast, so if you’re in Otago and keen to go, check here.
I’ll be posting during the conference and I understand other authors will be there as well. To be fair, I’m not expecting many major policy announcements, but we’ll keep you informed.
The conference opens on Friday morning and that day is mainly taken up with sector meetings. On Saturday, the highlights include speeches from deputy leader Kelvin Davis (9.50), NZer of the Year Kristine Bartlett (10.25) and Finance Minister Grant Robertson (11.10).
Saturday arvo is constitutional amendments, policy discussions and elections to various posts.
Sunday morning features a Q & A with the front bench, which could be quite illuminating. Then, as mentioned earlier, the conference ends with Jacinda Ardern’s speech.
As usual, I’ll be busy badgering MP’s and Ministers during the weekend with issues dear to my heart. If there are any policy matters or good ideas Standarnistas would like me to raise, I’m happy to have a crack. Let me know in the comments.
Righto, must dash. I’ve got to practice my chanting:
Whadda we want? INCREMENTAL CHANGE!
When do we want it? EVENTUALLY!