The slow death of the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations is not entirely unique: it follows 15 years of student unions being underfunded and undervalued, despite their ability to transform education — and society — for the better.
We suffered hearing loss so you don’t have to.
After students led the anti-Lukashenko protests of summer 2020, a wave of repression has since followed.
The LTSU was forced to make all 22 of its staff redundant after La Trobe cuts its SSAF funding by 88% in favour of a new ‘apolitical’ organisation.
Students unionists face expulsion from university, imprisonment, terror charges and torture.
Situating the crisis within Australian universities and analysing our responses to it.
On the structural issues which underpin the USU.
It takes a special kind of thick myopia to think that we are not invested in student politics. Universities are places less and less accommodating of unions. As the sheer pressure of getting by grows, more students are taking ruthlessly pragmatic degrees and second jobs just to justify the rigmarole of tertiary education. The reality is…