3 years ago

6 September, 2015


Organised by:
Australasian Union of Jewish Students Sydney

Political Training Seminar (PTS) presents an unparalleled opportunity for AUJS students to engage with Australia’s political, media and community leaders right in the nation's capital, as well as attend invaluable skills-based training sessions.

Everyone is encouraged to apply, whether you spend every day living and breathing politics or cannot remember who you voted for in the last election.

This year, PTS will be held at Parliament House in Canberra from Sunday, September 6 until Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

PTS 2015 will include:
- Talks from senior Parliamentarians, journalists, lobbyists and community leaders
- Political skills training
- Tours of Parliament House and key sites around Canberra
- Opportunities to meet and network with politically interested Jewish students from across Australia and New Zealand.

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Minister for Communications, Liberal Member for Wentworth
The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, Deputy Opposition Leader, Labor Member for Sydney
The Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP, Shadow Attorney-General and Shadow Minister for the Arts, Labor Member for Isaacs
Professor Gillian Triggs, President, Australian Human Rights Commission
David Speers, Sky News Political Editor and Journalist
The Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Education and Training, Liberal Member for Sturt
Clive Palmer MP, Palmer United Party Member for Fairfax
Bob Katter MP, Katter Australia Party Member for Kennedy
The Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Cities and Tourism
Senator The Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services
Senator The Hon Stephen Conroy, Shadow Minister for Defence, Labor Senator for Victoria
The Hon Kelly O'Dwyer MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Liberal Member for Higgins
Senator The Hon Michael Ronaldson, Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Tim Watts MP, Labor Member for Gellibrand
The Hon Alan Tudge MP, Liberal Member for Aston, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister
The Hon Chris Bowen MP, Shadow Treasurer

Applications are required as space is limited on PTS. Please apply at www.aujs.com.au/ptsapplications

You will be notified within two weeks of your application as to the status of your participation. Ticketing information will be sent to successful applicants upon acceptance to PTS. Please do not book flights or transportation to Canberra until you hear back from us.

Applications close on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

Please note that all Melbourne and Sydney participants must be available on the afternoon of Sunday 23, August, 2015 for a compulsory pre-departure afternoon event.

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Cost: AUD$170.00 per person.

Down from $280 last year! This cost includes: all accommodation, all transportation within Canberra, fully catered Kosher meals, and all other activities.

**AUJS reserves the right to withhold refunds for participant cancellations occurring less than two weeks before the conference.
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Further means-tested subsidies are available for the conference. For a confidential conversation on subsidies please contact the AUJS Executive Director, Liraz Poorian at ed@aujs.com.au. Subsidy requests will not be accepted after August 12, 2015.

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Flying to Canberra:

Participants flying to Canberra must arrive at Canberra International Airport by 10.00 AM on Sunday, 6th September 2015.

An AUJS bus will be departing from the airport in Canberra at 10.00 AM sharp, as the conference starts at 10:30 AM. Participants who do not arrive in time for the AUJS bus will need to find alternative transport to the hotel.

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New South Wales Participants:

If there is sufficient demand, we will be chartering a bus for NSW participants to and from the conference. This will involve an extra cost (much less than a flight) for the participant. Please indicate on your application whether you would be interested in traveling on an AUJS hired coach.
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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Julian Kowal, AUJS’ Political Affairs Director, at julian@aujs.com.au