I lapsed there a bit, but the main business of council ended a while ago. We’re now closed at 8:17pm.
Debate is now surrounding a solidarity motion with Roz Ward and the Safe Schools program.
The meeting has devolved a bit. Everyone is talking about ordering pizza.
In other news, Michael Rees is the new USU President after he was elected uncontested earlier tonight. Full story here.
Sexual Harassment Officer Olivia Borgese is giving her report now to council.
Justine Amin and Alex Fitton (Labor and Liberal respectively) rib that there’s no sense campaigning for a Greens candidate in the historically safe Labor seat.
Chair of Standing Legal, Cameron Caccamo, says Office Bearers need to be better at submitting reports to Honi each week. OB reports are an important accountability mechanism for elected officers of the SRC and also the main point of engagement between OBs and the wider Honi readership.
Alex Fitton asks if the NSW Liberal Party will be receiving funding from the SRC this year as they did last year.
Michael Elliot asks Georgia Mantle why the environment department got the second highest amount of funding of any SRC department.
Georgia Mantle says $9,000 of income came in from this venerable publication Honi Soit through advertising, however it’s dropping.
Co-General Secretary Georgia Mantle says the SRC did not get as much SSAF money as requested, which had an impact on the budget.
– $17,000 has been retrospectively budgeted for soundproofing in caseworker and legal staff offices to protect their privacy.
Paulene Graham has been rehired as Returning Officer again for 2016, apparently as the only applicant for the role. She will be paid more this year in accordance with a motion passed last meeting.
Smattering of laughter as yet again, nobody has heard anything from undergraduate Senate fellow, Dalton Fogarty. It’s unclear if he’s done anything useful for students so far, but his replacement will be elected towards the end of this year.
At 6:39pm, we have quorum. We’re away!
Welcome back to the SRC live blog. Tonight is a big night as far as USyd student politics go, with both the USU’s executive ballot happening in one part of campus, and an SRC meeting happening at another.