Here you will find news and updates on YDLA events
West Papua Awareness Night
On 21st November 2012, the YDLA hosted a West Papua Awareness Night at
YDLA Victoria President Vince Stefano gave a comprehensive presentation outlining the history of West Papua since the 1940s. Following this, guest lecturer Dr Clinton Fernandes from the University of NSW spoke on what West Papua can learn from the East Timor experience.
The night was attended by people young and old from a variety of occupations.
The YDLA will continue to spread awareness of the terrible human rights abuses taking place on Australia's doorstep, and look at ways to help bring freedom to our Papuan neighbours.
2013 DLP Victorian State Conference
The YDLA in Victoria fielded a maximum three delegates to the 2013 DLP Victorian State Conference, while others attended as delegates for their local electorate. The YDLA was well spoken and heard at the conference, and several motions moved by YDLA members were carried, including one on education policy. Two YDLA members, James Leach and Vince Stefano, were elected to be Victorian delegates to the 2013 DLP Federal Conference in Hobart.
2013 Federal Election
The YDLA was prominent throughout the DLP's 2013 Federal Election campaign. The YDLA organised Facebook pages for DLP candidates, contributed to blog articles on the DLP website, was out in force at campaign launches, helped the DLP with letterboxing, volunteered at polling booths on election day and even fielded several candidates for the DLP.
A special mention is due for YDLA members and DLP candidates Andrew Kis-Rigo (McMillan, VIC), James Leach (Isaacs, VIC), Emily Dunn (Reid, NSW) and Vince Stefano (Melbourne Ports, VIC). Their experience campaigning has provided them with invaluable experience and puts them in very good stead for any future election endeavours.
The YDLA has proven that the DLP has a very certain and promising future!