What is an SDC?
The Greens NSW make decisions affecting the state party through the State Delegates Council (SDC), a meeting that consists of a delegate from each local group. The SDC is the highest decision-making body, and controls election campaigns for statewide candidatures (such as the Senate and Legislative Council).
At SDC Greens NSW policies, structure, campaigns and other issues are proposed, discussed and decided-on using a consensus decision-making model. The SDC is the highest decision-making authority in the NSW party. Workshops are also held on any number of issues and provide an opportunity for members to contribute to the discussion.
The Greens NSW State Delegates Council (SDC) is held every two months in different urban and regional locations.
Every Local Group in NSW can send delegates to the SDC. Delegates from each Local Group are chosen by the group to reflect the groups’ views and decisions. The delegates then represent the Local Group decision to the SDC, which makes state decisions.
Whether you are a nominated delegate or not, all members are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in the SDC and see grassroots democracy in action. Drop in for an hour or stay for the weekend.
Information about SDC
Information about the location and agenda of upcoming SDCs, policy decisions and minutes of previous SDCs can be found on the Members’ Website. Your Local Group or The Greens NSW office can help you access the members website.
Any Greens member may put forward a proposal or item of discussion on the SDC agenda, with the endorsement of their Local Group. Your Local Group or The Greens NSW office can help you with this
A variety of working groups have been established by the SDC, which are directly accessible to all Greens members. Working groups perform an advisory function by developing policy, conducting issues-based campaigns, or performing other tasks assigned by the SDC.