On Wednesday 8 May 2019, the 91st SRC sat for the 4th regular meeting of the year. The meeting opened at 6:17pm.
Reports were received and accepted from the President and Vice Presidents. These reports outlined the work and events being coordinated by them since the last Council meetings. In the Vice Presidents’ report, there was a discussion relating to the University’s plan to introduce transition units for new incoming students in 2020 and 2021. There were also reports received from the General Secretaries, Education Officers, Women’s Officers, Disabilities Officers, Sexual Harrassment Officers, Welfare Officers, Residential College Officers and Ethnocultural Officers but the Council was unable to consider those reports before the meeting lost quorum.
There was a procedural motion to move straight to a vote on the report of the Standing Legal Committee and proposed alterations to the Regulations pertaining to the elections and referenda. The procedural motion was carried. After the meeting, the Secretary to Council believed the procedural motion to be invalid. On further examination of the Constitution and Regulations the procedural motion was, in fact, a valid procedural motion. However, the vote on the proposed Regulations was void as procedure for the alterations of the Regulations was not followed. At the time of the vote, the report on the proposed recommendations from the Standing Legal Committee was not available to
Representatives as is required by part 9 section 6(d) of the Regulations. There was a quorum count called and the meeting was found inquorate at 7:16pm.
The 5th regular meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 5 June 2019 at 6:00pm in the New Law Lecture Theatre 026. This is a reminder that the meeting is open to all members of the undergraduate student body at the University of Sydney so if you are interested in learning more about the Council, feel welcome to come along. If have a motion you would like to put forward for the Council’s consideration, email the Secretary to Council Julia Robins at firstname.lastname@example.org to have it tabled on the agenda, or if you have any questions about how to put together a motion.