The organisation is seeking legal advice on the matter.
“18-21 year old students are struggling to put a roof over their heads and food on the table and the Minister's solution is that they simply turn 22 overnight,” the National Union of Students said.
The UTSSA will not reaffiliate with the CISA (Council of International Students Australia) following accusations of inaction and a conservative leadership under Oscar Ong.
The final day of NatCon concluded with heated debate around the police, university management, and the CISA. Statements from outgoing OBs and candidates for the 2022 term tied up the three day marathon of the NUS’s National Conference— and boy are we glad.
We sat through Day 2 of NUS NatCon so you didn’t have to! Australia’s most seasoned hacks screamed — with varying levels of intelligibility — about everything from private school oppression to some very fraught debate on queer activism. Here are the highlights and lowlights from the day.
Australia’s hackiest student hacks clashed over student unionism, vaccine mandates, and the NUS’ alleged irrelevance among a variety of contentious talking points on the first day of NatCon.
International students are particularly at risk of job insecurity.
27 student media outlets, unions and organisations have signed a joint statement.
The union criticised the lack of resources surrounding workplace rights.
The infamously rowdy National Conference (NatCon) for the National Union of Students (NUS) took place on Zoom this year.