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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Leaders of PPAU and PPUK Step Down

Leaders of PPAU and PPUK Step Down

Brendan Molloy from PPAU and Loz Kaye from PPUK, who have both led their Parties for several years, are stepping down. Fresh from campaigning as the Pirate Party candidate for the Manchester Central constituency in last week’s UK General Election, Loz has decided to “step down to spend more time with my family” and “balance my life better.” This does not mean that Loz will […]

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PPI Board Responds to PPAU Membership Termination

PPI Board Responds to PPAU Membership Termination

This is a guest post from the board of PPI stating their response and view on the recent resignation of PPAU. Since PPAU resigned PPUK followed suit and PPBE just decided to suspend their membership in past few days. —- The Board of Pirate Parties International (PPI) regrets the decision of the National Council of Pirate Party of Australia (PPAU) to terminate its membership with PPI. We […]

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The Australian Pirates Leave PPI

The Australian Pirates Leave PPI

The Pirate Party of Australia has been unhappy with the structure functioning of Pirate Parties International for some time and after the PPAU membership gave their board the power to potentially leave international organisation at their last national conference. After making proposals to change the organisation’s statutes and to hold an extraordinary online GA before the scheduled GA that will be held in Warsaw in […]

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Mozart Olbrycht-Palmer: Responsible Participatory Democracy [Pirate Visions]

Mozart Olbrycht-Palmer: Responsible Participatory Democracy [Pirate Visions]

If we want to have a fluid democracy we have to take responsiblity writes Mozart Olbrycht-Palmer. Mozart was, until recently, deputy secretary and media officer for PPAU. Currently he is touring Europe and working for the Pirate Times. These articles are part of the weekly series ‘Pirate Visions’ from different prominent international pirates. We asked them to write as individuals and not in their official capacities […]

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PPI Takes Help from PPAU to Arrange Online GA

PPI Takes Help from PPAU to Arrange Online GA

The Pirate Parties International (PPI) Board and Pirate Party Australia (PPAU) will cooperate to conduct an online General Assembly meeting on (or before) 15 March 2015, according to minutes of the most recent PPI Board meeting. On 5 January 2015 PPAU proposed an agenda item for consideration at the PPI Board meeting scheduled for the following day. The proposed item requested that the PPI Board consider […]

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PPI Board Cannot Collect Fees, says Court of Arbitration

PPI Board Cannot Collect Fees, says Court of Arbitration

On the afternoon of Tuesday 30 December 2014 (CET) the Pirate Parties International (PPI) Court of Arbitration (CoA) ruled that the PPI Board does not have the authority to request payment affiliation fees from its members. The decision relates to an application made by Pirate Party Australia (PPAU) that questioned the validity of a motion relating to fees that was passed at the PPI Paris 2014 General […]

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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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