State Conference Important Infomation

Dear Left State Conference Delegates,

With just a few short days until state conference, we are finalizing preparations for a great conference that will further drive Left, progressive values within our party. Below is everything you need to know as a Left delegate…


The first Left Caucus of the conference will be held on Friday afternoon at 4pm in Meeting Room 7 of the Gold Coast Convention Centre. Please note that all delegates should attend caucuses and that any Left member can attend Left caucuses. All delegates should register early at 3pm on Friday where possible. Please do not forget to register and ensure that you bring your ALP card and union ticket if you are on union delegation.

Below are the key dates and times for the Left throughout the conference:





Fri 28 Oct


Registrations open

Central Room C, Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre


Left Caucus

Meeting Room 7, Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

Sat 29 October


Registrations open

Conference Foyer, Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre


Left Caucus

Meeting Room 7, Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

9:30am – 5:30pm

Conference Floor

Gold Coast Convention &    Exhibition Centre


Left Dinner

Sofitel, 81 Surf Parade Broadbeach QLD 4218

Sun 30 October


Left Caucus

Meeting Room 7, Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

9:00am – 1:30pm

Conference Floor

Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre


The most current Agenda for the conference is here.


The Left has appointed “Chapter Leads” for each chapter of the platform. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the appropriate Chapter Lead as they are coordinating each Chapter.  The Chapter leads are:

Policy Chapter Leads


Chapter 1: Enduring Labor Values + Rules and Party Reform

Christine Collier & Nick Thompson

Chapter 2: A Strong Economy – Creating jobs and opportunities for all

Nick Thompson & Ashley Borg

Chapter 3: Learning for Life – Investing in our people

Jo Briskey

Chapter 4: Industrial Relations – Making our work safe productive and fair

Lance McCallum & John Martin

Chapter 5: Our Environment Our Future

Brittany Lauga & Claire Moore

Chapter 6: Healthy Living – A better quality of life

Nikki Boyd &  Karin Kerr-Campbell

Chapter 7: Building Connected Communities

Noel Morris

Chapter 8: Caring and Secure Communities

Rosa Sottile


Terry Wood


Mike Smith

You can access the latest draft of the platform here. Please note that the timeframes for submission of new amendments to the platform and conference motions have now closed. However, you may still resubmit amendments to previous platform amendments that were not approved by the PCC.

Attached to this email is a document with contact details of your head whips & local/union whips that you can access here. Please make sure that you put contact details for your whips in your phone.

If you haven’t already, please make sure you let your whips know immediately if you are proxying at anytime throughout the conference and make sure they have a copy of your proxy and the contact details of the person you are proxying to.

Proxy forms for branch and ex officio delegates are attached to this email. We are still waiting on a change of delegate form for unions. Every delegate must also fill out and sign a BLANK proxy form and send it to your head whip and local whip.

If you are a new branch delegate, please note that you must attend the first session of conference, you cannot proxy in the first session.


The Left dinner will be held on Saturday night at the Sofitel and has now sold out. We are still working to ensure as many people as possible have the opportunity to attend, however an overflow venue, Mario’s for a $35/head menu has been organised for those that miss out. Please also note that Mario’s will do meals throughout conference for us with a 10% discount


Our Left communications team has already started distributing communications for the conference. Please make sure that you provide them with any photos or words when they ask. The team will be taking photos of each delegate team at the Friday night caucus so please make sure you remember to see them before leaving.

We look forward to seeing you at State Conference. See you on Friday!


In solidarity,

Owen Doogan                                   Julie-Ann Campbell

Queensland Left Convenor                 Queensland Left Convenor 

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