SRC ELECTIONS 2018
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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…

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SRC Officer Reports – O-week, Sem 1, 2018

President Imogen Grant Welcome to semester one 2018! First and foremost, I am Imogen Grant and I will be your President of the Students’ Representative Council this year. As you will discover during your time at university, student unions play a crucial role in defending student rights, disseminating information, and organising resistance. In essence, the…

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SRC Reports – Week 11, Sem 2

President’s Report ISABELLA BROOK This week members of your SRC protested outside the Vice Chancellors office to demand that Sydney University publically support marriage equality. The university and Vice Chancellor Michael Spence have chosen to remain neutral on the issue of marriage equality. Their reasoning for this is that universities should be a place for…

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SRC Officer Reports – Week 8, Semester 2, 2017

President’s Report Isobella Brook As you’re reading this report there’s probably a collective sigh of relief spreading over the student body. We’re only a few days away from mid-semester break and it’s almost the end of the SRC elections. If you’re reading this on Wednesday or Thursday and you haven’t voted in the SRC elections,…

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SRC Officer Reports – Week 7, Sem 2, 2017

President’s Report Isabella Brook This week there are two important things happening on campus. On Wednesday, the NTEU (the union representing staff at usyd) will be striking for 24 hours. This is due to the university’s refusal to improve the working conditions and pay of staff. Striking is a way for staff members to exercise…