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NUS NatCon live blog

Follow the drama of the National Union of Students’ annual NatCon in Melbourne. Tweet your questions to @honi_soit.  

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Police use pepper spray on students at ‘Protest against Pyne’

Students were pepper sprayed by the NSW police earlier today during a protest against Education Minister, Christopher Pyne. Student protesters had converged on the Sydney Masonic Centre to make known their continued opposition to the Federal Government’s proposed higher education reforms. Following a number of speeches in the building’s carpark entrance, the protesters attempted to…

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Christmas comes early: National Union of Students national conference wrap up

The revelation that the organisation’s finances had been misrepresented to successive General Secretaries brought to an end a tumultuous week at the National Union of Students (NUS) National Conference last week. NUS is made up of campus organisations from around the country, including the Sydney University’s Students’ Representative Council (SRC). NUS affiliates pay annual fees to…

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Money Changes Everything

While universities are required to consult student organisations about how the Student Services and Amenities Fee should be spent, they have no obligation to pass any of it on to student unions, councils, or other organisations. Adam Chalmers investigates where your money might end up, amid ongoing tension between the student union and the university.