Diane joined her fellow Greens members and colleagues, as well as interested public attendees, in Adelaide for the Australian Greens mid-year National Conference today.
This latest National Conference involved taking stock of the federal election campaign and its results, while also looking ahead towards developing the party further to tackle oncoming challenges.
The conference included workshops and discussions focused on strategies for action and training for members, parliamentarians and the attending public alike in how to campaign and organise, including opportunities to work with MPs and national working groups to shape Greens policies.
As part of the conference Diane was delighted to participate in the inaugural session of the Australian Greens/Country Greens Working Group. There were twenty-three people in the room with eight more on-line. On-line links worked well as six of the eight reporting state/territory representatives contributed remotely. Having good remote conferencing functioning reliably is a great step towards connection to country.
An untapped desire exists within the regions to build hope and grassroots contributions, based on evidence, optimism and sustainable Greens policies – Diane anticipates country connections will be strengthened both within the Greens and with the country as a result.
In addition to her country passions, Diane also took great value from workshops discussing LGBTIQ+ matters, as well as the cross-jurisdictional issue of oil exploration in the Great Australian Bight.