Getting Elected: The first national convention for community-minded independents

On the weekend of 26-28 February 2021, Cathy McGowan hosted, Getting Elected,  the first national convention for community-minded independents. Attracting more than 300 attendees from 81 electorates, this virtual convention provided a unique opportunity to network, share campaigning skills and learn more about how community independents can change Australia for the better.

The convention provided a powerful and inspiring learning experience for attendees with:

  • keynote addresses, panel discussions, practical workshops and small group discussions;
  • opportunities to network and connect with independent, community-minded people from across Australia
  • opportunities to build connections and enhance networks; and
  • knowledge-sharing.

The keynote addresses and panel discussions were recorded and the speakers have generously made them publicy available.

Video coming soon…

Getting Elected: Welcome address by Cathy McGowan

Cathy McGowan presented the opening address to Getting Elected: the first national convention for community-minded independents.

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Being community independent-minded: the why, what, how, when and where -
Dr Helen Haines

Dr Helen Haines reflects on what being a community-minded, independent political representative entails, as part of Getting Elected: the first national convention for community-minded independents.

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