Australian Pirates Run For The Federal Elections

Australian Pirates Run For The Federal Elections

Pirate Party of Australia (PPAU) is one of the oldest pirate parties in the world. It was founded in 2008 it has extended its policies from the traditional pirate platform. Today the party has more than 1.300 members. The coming month, on July 2, seven candidates in three states run for the federal elections (aiming to do better than 2013 when they got 0,3% to 0,6% […]

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Pirate Party Australia Raises Funds Playing Counterstrike

Pirate Party Australia Raises Funds Playing Counterstrike

During the last Canning By-election the Pirate Party Australia (PPAU) was challenged to a Counter-Strike Global Offensive tournament. The challenge came from a sub-forum to Reddit called Circlejerk Australia and was intended as a way to give PPAU an opportunity to raise funds. However the Pirates were too busy campaigning to take them up on the challenge during the elections and planning for the challenge took place […]

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Pirate Party Australia Achieves 0.89% in Canning

Pirate Party Australia Achieves 0.89% in Canning

The Canning federal by-election was held on Saturday. Michelle Allen was a candidate for the Pirate Party of Australia in the elections. Receiving 0.89% of the votes it was a good first appearance by a pirate party candidate in this region. “This election is an opportunity to show the major parties we are unhappy with the direction our nation is moving. Pirate Party Australia can […]

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2014: An Eventful Year for Pirate Party Australia

2014: An Eventful Year for Pirate Party Australia

The Pirate Party of Australia had a very busy year. With the start of a new year, Pirate Times takes a look at some of the highlights (and lowlights) of the Pirate Party’s year Down Under. Griffith and Western Australian elections Following the Australian Labor Party’s loss of government at the federal election in September 2013, former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd kept his word and resigned […]

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PPAU Translates Landmark Pirate Bay Case

PPAU Translates Landmark Pirate Bay Case

In late August 2014 I was working on a submission to the Australian Government’s Online Copyright Infringement discussion paper. The Government was canvassing new measures to “tackle” the “problem” of online copyright infringement, and this was one of many opportunities for the Pirate Party to provide evidence and argument to a public consultation. The key proposals were some sort of notification scheme for alleged infringements (speculated to […]

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Court Rules Blocking TPB Ineffective: PPAU Crowdfund Translation

Court Rules Blocking TPB Ineffective: PPAU Crowdfund Translation

Update: the translated ruling is now available for dowload (pdf). Earlier this year, a Dutch Court ruled that not only was blocking the Pirate Bay ineffective, BitTorrent traffic in the Netherlands had actually increased since the Pirate Bay was blocked. The Court decided that two ISPs (Ziggo and XS4ALL) — originally ordered to block the Pirate Bay in 2012 — were no longer required to block access. This Hague Court […]

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PPAU Congress: Unhappy with PPI – will they form 5 Eye Patches?

PPAU Congress: Unhappy with PPI – will they form 5 Eye Patches?

The Australian Pirates are paragons of democracy. Following their general assembly in Brisbane on 19-20 July 2014 we had to wait for the results until now, as all Australian Pirates can vote on motions and candidates whether they attend the physical meeting or not. Birgitta Jónsdóttir gave the keynote speech which can be viewed on youtube. Birgitta told the Australians that writing legal code is very […]

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Pirate Party of Australia Congress in Brisbane

Pirate Party of Australia Congress in Brisbane

In the coming weekend of  19-20 July 2014 the Australian Pirates will be holding their annual congress in the city of Brisbane.  They will be electing a national board and voting on policy and statutes. Due to the large size of the country, provision has been made for all Australian Pirates to participate online during the GA. A live broadcast will be available between 10am and […]

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A German Pirate Meets Pirates Downunder

A German Pirate Meets Pirates Downunder

Pirate Times adminstrator and member of the Pirate Party of Germany, Gefion Thürmer, travelled to Australia recently and wrote about her meeting with the Pirate Party there. What follows is a loose translation of her article in our German language sister blog Flaschenpost. We Germans often look for differences before we look for similarities. That the political landscape in Australia is different to Germany’s is […]

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Meet the Pirates Contesting the Western Australian Senate

Meet the Pirates Contesting the Western Australian Senate

Due to the loss of a large number of votes by the Australian electoral commission the election for the Senate representatives for Western Australia must be held again. There are 77 political hopefuls on the candidate lists and two of them are Pirates. Fletcher Boyd is a software engineer and spent several years in the technology industry as a business owner and hosting consultant He is […]

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