Federal Conference 2021

 

A meeting of The Nationals Federal Conference will be held in Canberra on Saturday 27 March and Sunday 28 March 2021 at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra.

The Members and Senators Welcome Reception will commence proceedings at 6.00pm at the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) on Friday 26 March 2021,

The Federal President’s Gala Dinner will be held at the National Arboretum, Canberra on the evening of Saturday 27 March 2021

This is followed by Federal Council Sunday 28 March 2021 at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra.

To register for conference, click here.

To download the 2021 Motions, click here.

To download a copy of the Agenda, click here.

To download a copy of the Responses to the 2019 Federal Council motions, click here.

For a copy of the 2021 motions and their status following the conclusion of Federal Conference, click here.

Federal Conference 2021: 26 – 28 March 2021
Hyatt Hotel, Canberra
Agenda
THE NATIONALS FEDERAL CONFERENCE
Friday 26 March 2021
Hyatt Hotel, Canberra
8.00am – 8.30am
Corporate Program registrations open
Invitees: The Nationals Members and Senators, Corporate Observers
Venue:  Gallery, Hyatt Hotel
8.30am – 5.00pm
Corporate Program
Invitees: The Nationals Members and Senators, Corporate ObserversVenue: Federation Ballroom, Hyatt Hotel
8.30am – 12.30pm
Federal Management Committee Meeting
Invitees: Federal Management Committee members
Venue: Canberra Room, Hyatt Hotel
12.30pm – 2.00pm
Corporate Lunch
Invitees: The Nationals Members and Senators, Federal Management Committee and Corporate Observers
Sponsor: Pharmacy Guild of Australia
Venue: Centenary Ballroom, Hyatt Hotel
12.30pm – 2.30pm
2.30pm – 4.30pm
The Young Nationals Annual General Meeting
Invitees: Young Nationals members
Venue: Canberra Room, Hyatt Hotel
Women’s Federal Council Annual General Meeting
Invitees: Women’s Federal Council members
Venue:  Canberra Room, Hyatt Hotel
4.30pm – 5.30pm
Page Research Centre Board Meeting
Invitees: Page Board Members
Venue: Assembly Room Hyatt Hotel
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Members and Senators Welcome Reception, hosted by Women’s Federal Council
Invitees: Delegates, guests and Corporate Observers
Venue: Kings Hall, Old Parliament House Museum of Australian Democracy
Country Party Room (Condolence Book), Chambers open
THE NATIONALS FEDERAL CONFERENCE
Saturday 27 March 2021
Hyatt Hotel Canberra
7.00am – 8.30am
The Young Nationals Federal Conference Breakfast
Invitees:  Delegates, guests and Corporate Observers
Venue: Centenary Ballroom, Hyatt Hotel
 
8:30am
Federal Conference Registrations open
Venue: Gallery, Hyatt Hotel
9.00am
Official Opening of Federal Conference 2021
Invitees: Delegates, guests and Corporate Observers
Venue:  Federation Ballroom, Hyatt Hotel
 
9.15am
Federal President’s Address
Hon Larry Anthony, Federal President
 
9.25am – 9.30am
Federal Centenary Video
9.30am – 10.30am
Motions
10.30am
Federal Leaders Address
Hon Michael McCormack MP, Leader of The Nationals
10:45
Morning Tea
11.00am – 11.55pm
Motions
11:55pm
Federal Treasurer’s Report
Senator Susan McDonald, Treasurer
12.00pm
Federal Directors Report
Mr Jonathan Hawkes
12.05pm
Policy Standing Committee Report
Mr Andrew Black, Chair
12:10pm
Motions
12:25pm
Tribute to the late Rt Hon Doug Anthony AC, CH, FTSE
(31 December 1929 – 20 December 2020)
1 minute silence
12.30pm – 1.30pm
Networking Luncheon
Invitees: Nationals delegates, guests, and Corporate Observers
Venue: Promenade Café, Hyatt Hotel
1.30pm – 2.00pm
Motions
2.00pm
Senate Leaders Address
Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie
2.10pm – 2.50pm
State Leaders Panel and Question Time
2.50pm – 3.30pm
Motions
3.30pm -3.50pm
Afternoon tea
3.50pm – 4.20pm
Motions
4.20pm
Women’s Federal Council Report
Ms Theresa Craig, President
4.25pm – 4.35pm
Address:  The Hon Keith Pitt MP
Federal Minister for Resources and Water
 
4.40pm – 5.30pm
Motions
 
5.30pm
Close of Day 1 Program Federal Conference

 

6.30pm –
11.30pm
Federal President’s Gala Dinner
Invitees: Delegates, guests and Corporate Observers
Venue: National Arboretum, Canberra
Sponsor: Manildra Group of Companies
THE NATIONALS FEDERAL CONFERENCE & FEDERAL COUNCIL
Sunday 28 March 2021
Hyatt Hotel, Canberra
9.00am
Motions Resume
10.00am
Federal Deputy Leader’s Address
The Hon David Littleproud MP, Deputy Leader of The Nationals
10.10am
Young Nationals Report
Ms. Alessia Maruca, Federal President
10.15 – 10.40am
Motions
10.40 – 11.10am
Federal Members Question Time
Parliamentary Party Room
11.10am
Close of Federal Conference
11.15am
Opening of Federal Council
Invitees: Federal Council Delegates
Venue: Federation Ballroom
11.15am
Roll Call
11.20am
Election of Office Bearers
  • Federal President
  • Federal Vice-President
  • Federal Secretary
  • Federal Treasurer
  • Chair, Policy Standing Committee
11.50am
Appointment of Trustees
11.55am
Appointment of Auditors
 
12noon
Close of Federal Council 2021