2022 SRC faction profile: INTERPOL

Honi's profile of SRC Council ticket, INTERPOL.

Art by Sam Randle.

Quiz score: 3%
Council tickets: I N T E R P O L for STEM
Represented by: Emma Garrett

INTERPOL sent Emma Garrett, a first-year Science student to our interview. INTERPOL secured just 2.5 per cent in our quiz, displaying a deep detachment from the SRC’s activism and history. 

If elected as Councillor, Garrett wishes to “organise workshops” to upskill science students and approach academics to hold “innovation class[es]”. INTERPOL failed to outline why the SRC — a historically activist body — was meaningfully suited for this role. 

Indeed, when pressed on INTERPOL’s partnership with Independents Inc, whose tickets expressly advocate for a reduction in activism, INTERPOL refused to elaborate: “I don’t really have a comment.”

Garrett identifies as a centrist, much like her manager K Philips. Given the formal alliance forged with Independents Inc and sharing the same manager, one can expect that the two groups will share preferences and politics.

Disclaimer: Zara Zadro was, until recently, a member of Switch. She was not involved in any of our election coverage.