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SRC Officer Reports – Week 11, Sem 1, 2018

SRC President Imogen Grant On Wednesday this week, students will be re-launching the #WentworthMustFall campaign which demands that the Wentworth Building at USyd be renamed and that statues of Wentworth be removed from campus. William Wentworth is a colonial figure who is best known at USyd for his role in founding the University. The building…

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SRC Officer Reports – Week 10, Sem 1, 2018

Presidents Report Imogen Grant Last Tuesday the Government released the Federal Budget. The Turnbull Government’s budget does the bidding of big business and wealthy while leaving young people behind to face worsening employment, poverty and homelessness. The budget is nothing more than a short-term political strategy to suit the election cycle, and young people are…

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SRC Officer Reports – Week 9, Sem 1 2018

SRC President’s Report Imogen Grant Last week workers from across NSW came together for the annual May Day Rally. The history of May Day is born in struggle and for the achievement of justice and peace for the working class. And this is more relevant than ever when the attacks from the capitalist ruling class…

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SRC Officer Reports – Week 8, Semester 1, 2018

President Imogen Grant Last Week Al Jazeera released a documentary titled ‘Australia: Rape on Campus’ which focuses on the experiences of international student survivors of sexual assault. The Human Rights Commission’s ‘Change the Course’ report found that five percent (or 7665) of international students are sexually assaulted each year, with more than a quarter of…

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SRC Officers Reports – Week 8, Semester 1, 2018

President’s Report Imogen Grant The Palestinian Great March of Return have entered their fourth week and continued unabated despite violent attack from Israeli military forces. The media and Australian government (including the opposition) is determined to see these events as “deadly unrest”. It’s clear however that the violence comes from Israeli forces upholding their colonial…

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SRC Officer Reports – Week 7, Sem 1, 2018

SRC President’s Report Imogen Grant Last week Queensland police attacked the civil liberties of protesters during the Stolenwealth Games. Queensland DOCS and police were sent to Camp Freedom to shut down protest and threaten child removal. The threat and actual practice of forced child removal has been a tool of colonial control, used to intimidate…

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SRC Officer Reports – Week 4, Sem1, 2018

SRC President Imogen Grant The student movement is experience an exciting revival across the world, particularly in the UK where over twenty campuses are striking in solidarity with the UCU strike. We’ve seen a reinvigoration of the trade union movement in the education sector, as UCU branches voted overwhelmingly in favour of continuing industrial action…

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SRC Officer Reports – Week 3, Sem 1 2018

SRC President Imogen Grant The semester has begun with a rocky start for casual staff at the university. The NTEU USyd Casuals Network Survey recorded that more than half of the current casual workers began their position this semester without a contract despite already teaching students. Of those, 44 percent are still yet to receive…

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SRC Officer Reports – Week 2, Sem 1, 2018

SRC President Imogen Grant On Wednesday March 21, your SRC will be protesting with students across the state and the country in the National Day of Action. This NDA, called by your National Union of Students, has a demand to ‘Fund Books not Bombs’. This is because the Liberals are intent on cutting $2.2 billion…

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SRC Officer Reports – Week 1, Sem 1, 2018

President Imogen Grant The SRC has had a brilliant start of the year at Orientation Week. The SRC collected hundreds of sign ups from students who want to get active in their student union. We also gave out 1,500 tote bags and spoke to thousands of students about SRC campaigns, their rights on campus, and…