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Students Representative Council University of Sydney


Presidents Report: The growth of the Palmer United Party

The growth of the Palmer United Party The projections of the WA senate election on Saturday demonstrate a swing towards the Greens, and Palmer United Party with 6.7, and 7 per cent respectively. While the majority parties received a swing against them, a 5.6 per cent swing against Lab
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Knights & Dames ?? What about a quality education system!

Here Ye Here Ye, the phrase that captured a nation this week as Senator Sam Dastyari pointed out the ridiculousness of our dear Prime Minister’s announcement of reintroducing the honor of Knights and Dames of the Order of Australia. Now I know that Tony Abbott has his loved views of t
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Support the National Day of Action against education cuts.

Wednesday March 26 is the National Day of Action against Abbott and Pyne’s cuts to higher education. Minister for Education Christopher Pyne has introduced a bill in Parliament to cut $900 million from higher education and another bill to cut student start-up scholarships. With the se
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The Dangerous Road to Uni Fee Deregulation

In mid January the Group of Eight (a collection of Australia’s supposed top eight universities, of which Sydney University is) made a submission to the Federal Government’s review of the demand driven funding of Higher Education. The submission called for the first step in the ever-pr
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Jen Light wants you to know about International Women’s Day.

Last Saturday marked International women’s day, with the annual international women’s day march. It therefore seems an appropriate time to reflect on how far the equality movement has, or hasn’t come. It’s 2014, It’s been 111 years since Emmeline Pankhurst founded a new organisation,
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Welcome to week 1 the party is over and after months on break we all have to get back into study life.

Now, my job is to represent all undergraduate students. I took over as president in December, so while everyone else has been on holidays the SRC has been open for business, and so has the university. There have been many changes going on over this time, and in particular there has be
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SRC President Jen Light welcomes you

Welcome to a new year at Sydney University. Uni is one of the biggest roller coasters of your life, and the SRC is your life support to help you successfully get through it. My name is Jen Light and I’m your SRC President for 2014. The SRC is your Student Representative Council, there
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David Pink waxes lyrical on the role of the SRC in the resurgence of student activism

It feels strange to be writing this! Given this is my final report, I wanted to reflect on the tremendous achievements we’ve had over the past two years. The SRC is a very different beast to the one I first became involved in. In my first year the SRC had been following a long course
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David Pink argues for reform of the National Union of Students

The state branches of the National Union of Students are generally regarded as mere ‘paper tigers’: organisations that have in place complex, bureaucratic structures, plenty of office bearers, but no real capacity for general co-ordination of the activities of student unions in their
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David Pink explains the importance of national student unionism

Last Wednesday night, your Student Representative Council (SRC) decided to pay $62,000 in affiliation fees to the National Union of Students (NUS). The majority of students on the Council have absolutely nothing to gain personally from this move, so why did we all agree to pay such a
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