NewsQueensland Democrats elect Sue Barrell (centre) as Chapter ChairQueensland had its state chapter AGM on Sunday, June 25 at the Pig n Whistle in Brisbane. While only five people attended in person, we had many more vote remotely, and Sue Barrell was elected Chair unanimously. We spent a couple of hours discussing the parlous state of US governance, and how we can increase both membership and voter participation for the 2018 midterm elections. Since Queensland, unlike perhaps other states, has significant membership outside the capital city, we also discussed the formation of satellite subchapters, perhaps on the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, and far North Queensland. I'm sure Sue will have a lot more to say in the coming weeks and months.Thanks to all who participated, and stay tuned -- we're energised and ready to go!Lisa Lombardi,DAA Legal Counsel & QLD Chapter Member
Welcome to Democrats Abroad Queensland!
DA Queensland is a chapter of DA Australia, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Australia. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.
If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Queensland, please contact us.
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Upcoming EventsPlease RSVP now [link] for the Democrats Abroad Australia Queensland Annual General Meeting at 10AM on Saturday May 29th, at an outdoor Brisbane location to be confirmed.
At this time we would also like to invite candidate officers for the Queensland chapter who will be elected by majority vote at the AGM:
Chapter Chairperson - To serve as the Queensland representative to the Democrats Abroad Australia executive committee, and to ensure our chapter remains in compliance with the national bylaws. Other supporting roles may include:
- Chapter Vice Chairperson
- Chapter Secretary
- Chapter Treasurer
If you would like to nominate, please email your interest to
We’ll confirm the venue and final details of our AGM soon. Please save the date, Saturday 29 May, for the AGM and let us know if you are interested in serving in a leadership role!
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