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Be a part of the change in your community, join us at an event online or near you.

Upcoming events

Your safety, and the safety of local communities is of the utmost importance to us.  Therefore, we sadly advise that the following events are POSTPONED until further notice.
Please stay tuned for new dates. 

MEET AND GREET

Mickey Bourke’s Koroit Hotel

Thursday, January 20, 2022
5:30pm – 7pm | Mickey Bourke’s Koroit Hotel, 101 Commercial Rd, Koroit, Victoria

Come along and enjoy a night meeting Susan Benedyka, Independent Senate Candidate for Victoria. 

Take the opportunity to meet and chat with Susan about your ideas and concerns.

Finger food available. 

For further information contact Genevieve Grant on 0417 122 199.

Double vaccination is essential. A QR code and a marshall will be in operation.

BBQ MEET AND GREET
Lake Pertobe, Warrnambool

Friday, January 21, 2022
12noon| Lake Pertobe, Warrnambool, Victoria

Come along and meet Susan Benedyka, Independent Senate Candidate for Victoria for a BBQ at beautiful Lake Pertobe.

We hope you can take the opportunity to meet and chat with Susan and express your support.

For further information contact Genevieve Grant on 0417 122 199.

MOVIE NIGHT
The Biggest Little Farm

Friday, January 21, 2022
7pm | Reardon Theatre, 35 Bank St, Port Fairy, Victoria

Come along and enjoy a night at the Reardon Theatre to watch a wonderfully inspiring film about change, growth, resilience and generosity.

Susan Benedyka, Independent Senate Candidate for Victoria will join us for the evening and there will be chocolate treats and other ‘giveaways’ for everyone.

We hope you can take the opportunity to meet and chat with Susan and express your support.

Community fundraiser hosted by Voices of Moyne.

For further information contact Genevieve Grant on 0417 122 199.

Double vaccination is essential. A QR code and a marshall will be in operation.

Past events

Democracy in Conversation

Friday 3 December, 2021
7pm – 8.30pm | In person

YES Voices invites you to their inaugural event ‘Democracy in Conversation‘ with Susan Benedyka, Independent Senate Candidate for Victoria

Venue: Blue Hills – Upwey Seniors Community Centre
1/6 Mahony Road, Upwey 

SUSAN’S SENATE SESSION
S4 | Creating Change – calling all volunteers and supporters!

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
7pm | Online via Zoom

Susan’s campaign for the Senate will be like no other campaign and we are going to need an amazing team of people like you to help us get the job done!

We are building a community of supporters and volunteers who are willing and able to work together and use their unique skills and experience to provide additional support, spread the word, and ultimately help get Susan into the Senate.

Join fellow volunteers and supporters for this interactive session where we cover:

  • Susan’s Senate campaign values, behaviour and principles
  • Campaign overview – who, what, when including targets and critical dates
  • Understanding of driving forces and restraining forces to create the desired change (AHUYS)
  • Volunteer roles, and how to get engaged
  • Next steps

As the great Maya Angelou says, “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing, is change it.’   Let’s be the change that makes a difference!

SUSAN’S SENATE SESSION
S3 | Meet the independent thinkers who’ll hold government to account

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
7pm | Online via Zoom

Join independent Senate candidates, Susan Benedyka for Victoria and Professor Kim Rubenstein for Canberra, with special guest interviewer Jane Caro AM, to discuss responsible government, representative democracy and the Senate.

We’re living in a time when voters are increasingly disengaging from politics and where integrity and trust in politicians and the political process is waning. Many of us are angry about the decisions being made – or not being made – by those we elect to represent us.

We’re where we are because our country’s social change is not being matched by political progress. Our government’s response to climate change shows this. The intentional inaction on an effective National Integrity Commission reinforces this.

We need to restore honesty and integrity in politics. They’re vital to a healthy democracy and key to ensuring an engaged public. We need to have complete trust in what our politicians are saying and doing on our behalf.

If we want politics we can trust, if we want action on the big social issues of our time, then we need people like Susan and Kim in our Senate.

Watch the full session with Independent candidates, Susan Benedyka for Victoria and Professor Kim Rubenstein for Canberra, with special guest interviewer Jane Caro AM.

SUSAN’S SENATE SESSION
S2 | Making Senate Votes Count – how the numbers work

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
7pm | Online via Zoom

Do you know how Senate voting and Senate preferences work? What does an Independent need to do to become competitive in the Senate election? 

Join this fascinating discussion with Tony Perrott and Matt Dening who will explain how your vote works in the Senate and how you can make it count.

Didn’t make it to the session?  

Don’t worry you can check out Tony Perrott’s presentation on ‘how the numbers work’ and the poll results on participants level of knowledge about Senate voting pre- and post-session. 

Watch the full session with Susan Benedyka in conversation with Tony Perrott and Matt Dening here.

SUSAN’S SENATE SESSION
S1 | Why vote for an Independent in the Senate?

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
7pm | Online via Zoom

Join Susan in conversation with former Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan AO, as they explore the questions ‘why independents?’, ‘why now?’ and ‘what difference can they make?’

In more than 40 ‘safe’ federal electorates across Australia, grassroots groups are campaigning to get independent candidates elected at the next election. But what about in the Senate?