13 February 2011

Branch News Update - February 2011

Calls for peaceful transition in Egypt;
Socialist International to play 'positive role'

The Annerley Branch has called on the National ALP to insist that the Socialist International play a more positive role in encouraging its affiliated members, where in government, 'to implement and foster a genuinely democratic, transparent and accountable political system'.

The position of the Branch was adopted unanimously as the ruling party in Egypt - the National Democratic Party - was, until only recently, a fully affiliated member of the Socialist International.

Importantly, the resolution also called for a peaceful transition to an 'open and democratic administration' in Egypt, as the only possible means for achieving a stable future.

The resolution has been conveyed to the ALP's International Secretary, Senator Michael Forshaw and Foreign Minister, Hon Kevin Rudd MP. Details of the resolution, and other recently adopted motions, can be found at http://alturl.com/ou2w4

Simon Finn thanks Branch for flood assistance

Annerley Branch members staff a free BBQ
State Member for Yeerongpilly, Simon Finn, has thanked Branch members for their overwhelming assistance during recent flood recovery and clean up operations.

Many Annerley Branch members joined in to assist Simon Finn and his community team with logistics, cleaning, providing food and other forms of support for residents affected by the flooding.

Simon said it was extremely heartening to see so many people pull together to help others. For more information about helping with ongoing flood recovery efforts, contact Simon Finn's Office on 3848 4410.

Annerley demands restoration of 10% membership discount

The February general meeting of the Annerley Branch has called on the State's administrative committee to restore the full 10% discount for early membership renewals. Members at the meeting expressed their concern that the discount had been scaled back to just 5%.

The resolution calling for the restoration of the popular 10% discount was passed unanimously and has been conveyed to the State Secretary for a response.

Branch to celebrate 10 years

The Annerley Branch will celebrate 10 years as a Branch with a special dinner to be held Saturday 5 March at the Thai Kanjana Restaurant. The dinner will also host a special guest - Senator Claire Moore - who will be attending to help members reflect on ten years of activity, community involvement and innovation.

The dinner is open to friends and family members - for more information, email info@annerleylabor.org

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