The Young Liberal Movement of Australia's Federal Convention was held in Sydney over the weekend of 14 & 15 January, 2012. It was immediately preceded by the International Young Democrat Council Meeting, attended by over 100 delegates from more than 50 countries.
Newly elected President of the Young Liberal Movement of Australia, Trent Hasson from Tasmania, has declared the Convention a roaring success.
"Our Federal Convention heard from a range of guest speakers and debated a number of policy motions on important issues affecting young Australians," Mr Hasson said today.
"The Young Liberal Movement passed motions in support of the Coalition's Paid Parental Leave Scheme and against any changes to the Marriage Act."
"We were pleased to hear from a variety of speakers, including: Opposition Leader in the Senate Eric Abetz, Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Liberal Party Director Brian Loughnane, Federal Vice-President Santo Santoro and Senate Whip Helen Kroger."
"Senator Eric Abetz was elected as the Federal Patron of the Movement following a lifetime of commitment to the Liberal Party and supporting the Young Liberal Movement."
"I also congratulate Sam Duluk, of South Australia, on his election as Vice President," Mr Hasson concluded.