The SRC’s got your back.

So its week 3 and classes are in full swing, textbooks have been bought and ignored, and some of us have assignments already (Eughh). Hopefully, you’re killing it and your biggest problem is choosing between Manning or Hermann’s. However, it’s probably worth knowing where to go if shit hits the fan and you need somebody […]

David Pink outlines the reasons for the 48 Hour Strike

A lot of the propaganda that management has been putting forth about the strike has focused on wage claims. I think that this is a distortion. The majority of staff objections to the EBA claims are unrelated to pay. They relate to staff conditions that directly affect our education. I thought I’d reproduce the NTEU’s […]

Harry is concerned about your welfare

Hi team! My name’s Harry, and together the wonderful Elly Morley and I are your Student Welfare team for 2013. At its best, student life is a delirious combination of new friends, new experiences, and heavily subsidised alcohol. Unfortunately, not everyone’s “university experience” is as glossy as the brochure. Frankly, throughout the next however many […]

Environment Report

Hello and welcome to Week One! The Student Environment Action Collective (SEAC) are the environmental group on campus dedicated to learning about and taking action on a number of environmental and social justice issues. The month ahead is definitely a busy one for enviro action, so you are sure to find an event that gets […]

Disabilities & Carers Officers Report

Hi everyone, I’m Sarah and I’m really excited to be one of your Disability Collective officers with another Sarah and Yaz. We have been super busy over the break thinking of amazing things to do for all the courageous students who identify as having a disability and you awesome people who don’t identify but still […]

Fahad Ali discusses the Significance of Mardi Gras

In 1978, gay and lesbian activists came together here, on this campus, to organise a protest against violent persecution and discrimination that would become the first Mardi Gras. A group of 500 courageous men and women marched down Oxford Street, burgeoning in size as revellers responded to the call: “out of the bars and into […]

Education Officers Report

On Thursday the 7th of March over two hundred staff members, and several hundred students, came together to form picket lines around the university. The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) led the industrial action against university management’s proposed Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA). The EBA plans to strip […]

Women’s Report

Emily Rayers reports back on women’s collective It’s been another busy week for the Women’s Collective! We hope you have all started to settle in to your classes and timetable and are looking forward to the semester ahead. Our first meeting took place on Wednesday, and we had so much new interest that we were […]

Positive about the numbers

Well, that was a surprise. We actually shut down the university for a day. It was an undeniable success. Between 300 and 400 people manned the pickets, and we turned away thousands of students and staff from entering the campus. We had an energetic rally of all the pickets at 12 (with 400 people meeting […]