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When: Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 02:00 PM
Have you thought about standing for election? Or know someone you think should?
How do you take the first step?
This year's Get elected! Training series is starting off with an introductory session open to members and supporters, regardless of your party membership status.
- How do you make the decision to run?
- What factors do you need to consider?
- Local, state or federal?
- How do you overcome the barriers?
The two hour online session will address many of the questions you might have and features the experiences of two women who became MPs last year. Kristy McBain, Federal member for Eden-Monaro, and Sheena Watt, Member of the Victorian Legislative Council who filled a casual vacancy, both making the decision to stand last year.
Saturday 19th June, 2.00-4.00pm AEST - Book today!
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