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HONI SOIT Issue 19 SEP 7 2011

Election Edition


CONTENTS

Contents Report of the Electoral Officer, pg 3 - 4 How to Vote, pg 4

Honi Soit is published by the Students’ Representative Council, University of Sydney, Level 1 Wentworth Building, City Road University of Sydney, NSW, 2006. The SRC’s operation costs, space and administrative support are financed by the University of Sydney. The editors of Honi Soit and the SRC acknowledge the traditional owners of this land, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. Honi Soit is written, printed, and distributed on Aboriginal land. All expressions are published on the basis that they are not to be regarded as the opinions of the SRC unless specifically stated. The Council accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of any of the opinions or information contained within this newspaper, nor does it endorse any of the advertisements and insertions. Honi Soit is printed by MPD. This edition cover is by Anna Goldys. ADVERTISING: To advertise in Honi Soit, contact Tina Kao or Amanda LeMay publications.manager@src.usyd.edu.au www.src.usyd.edu.au

Candidates for President, pg 8 Candidates for Honi Soit, pg 12 Candidates for NUS Delegate, pg 18 Candidates for SRC Representative, pg 26 Students’ Representative Council, University of Sydney Annual Election

Polling Booth Times and Places 2011 Polling Location

Wed 21st Sept 2011

Thurs 22nd Sept. 2011

Fisher Manning Cumberland SCA Engineering Conservatorium Jane Foss

8:30-6:30 10:00-4:00 11:00-3:00 12:00-2:00 No polling 12:00-2:00 8:30-6:00

8:30-5:00 10:00-4:00 11:00-3:00 No polling 12:00-2:00 No polling 8:30-6:00

Authorised by Stephen Lesslie, SRC Electoral Officer 2011. Students’ Representative Council, University of Sydney Phone: 02 9660 5222 www.src.usyd.edu.au

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Pre-Polling will also be held outside the SRC’s Offices, Level 1 Wentworth Building, on Tuesday 20th September from 10am-3pm.


ELECTORAL OFFICERS REPORT

Electoral Officer’s Report Stephen Lesslie SRC Electoral Officer 2011 List of Candidates The following nominations have been received and declared legal by the Electoral Officer as candidates in the Annual Elections for the Students’ Representative Council, President of the SRC, Editors of Honi Soit, NUS Delegates and Representatives of SRC. The candidates are printed in the order they will appear on the ballot.

Candidates for President A - Madison Cartwright B - Phoebe Drake C - Tim Matthews D - James McLean E - Freya Bundey

Candidates for Honi Soit A - EXTRA: Alex McKinnon, Alistair Stephenson, Anne Widjaja, Bronte Lambourne, Dominic Bowes, Hugh Satterthwaite, Maddie Parker, Rebecca Saffir, Samuel Jenkins, Tom Cashman B - BANTER: Hannah Morris, Nicholas Simone, Cindy Chong, Matthew Clarke, Claire Nashar, David Mulligan, Drew Chong, Sheila “Oscar” Monaghan, Mekela Panditharatne, Catrina Yu C - ZOO: Bebe DSouza, Paul Ellis, Hannah Bruce, Connie Ye James Alexander, Rosie Marks-Smith, Jack Gow, Michael Koziol, Kira SpucysTahar, James O’Doherty

Candidates for NUS Delegate 7 to be elected A - Your Voice for Action Zachary Thompson,Vale Sloane, Samuel Pearson, Montana Rosekelly, Isabelle Cox, Luke Craven B - Standup Student Phoebe Drake, Vivienne Moxham-Hall, Joel Einstein, Nai Brooks C - Grassroots Armen Aghazarian, Tom Viset, Zachary Shore, Paloma Brierley Newton, Tim Buckley, Morgan Gardiner, Daniel Irwin D-The Greens Madison Cartwright, Paddy Holt, Seamus Lee, Jess Harwood E- Stand Up! Todd Pinkerton,Christian Jones, John Harding-Easson, Penny Parker, Ina Hoxha, Dylan Parker F- Standup! For NUS Donherra Walmsley, Sebastian Weller, Joe Blackshield, Isaac Carney G- Your Voice at NUS Rhys Pogonoski, Sharangan, Maheswaran, Tim Matthews, Karen Chau H- Liberals for NUS Kurt Graham, Jospeh Callingham, Henry Innis

Candidates for SRC Representative 33 to be elected A - No Parking Fines Morgan Forrest B - BOOST James Coward, Sam Murray, Nenad Vitas, Cameron Caccamo, James Wilson, Julian Chu C - SHOUT! for Chocolate Ian Chan, Carol Yu, Helena Cheng, Alice Li , Joshua Lee, Rebecca Kok

U - Your (Dissenting) VOICE Sam Farrell, Christina White, Bronte Lambourne, Joanna Connolly, Hugh Satterthwaite

AN - STANDUP! for Student Rights, Phoebe Drake, Nai Brooks, Joel Einstein, Sebastian Weller, Donherra Walmsley, Elly Howse, Rosie Ryan

V - STANDUP! for Int’l Students Jay KaJing Ng, Stuart Brotherhood, Gillian Gan

AO - Your VOICE for Music Joshua Sprake, Emma Campbell, Angus Nicholas, Victoria Baldwin, Lachlan Brookman, Ruby Giles

W - Green Campus Now! Amelie Van Der Stock, Graeme Corbett, Miriam Jones, Hugo Unwin, Stephanie Clark

D - KREEEEEE! for SRC Michael Richardson, Tom Walker, James Colley

X - GRASSROOTS Education Armen Aghazarian, Tom Viset, Tim Buckley, Zachary Shore, Daniel Irwin, Morgan Gardiner

E - Australian Labor Party Sam de Ferranti

Y - SHOUT! Nathan Li, Ronny Chen

F - Free Parking! Max Kiefel

Z - Grassroots for Engineering William Hayes

G - How Good’s Student Politics! Joseph Ross, Jack Walker, Sophie Stanton, Joshua Himbury, Nicholas Kelly, Ryan Mooney, Iona Main

AA - PETA for ZOO Peta Borella

H - MACCAS ON CAMPUS Ewen Cameron I - Your VOICE of Independence Natalie Czapski, Sarah Ienna, James Higgins, Jack Luxford, Angus Abadee J - SHOUT! (Me a Drink) Indika Chandrasekera K - Grassroots for Social Justice Rafi Alam, Paige Oaker, Nina Hallas, Darren Lesaguis , Chakri Castillo, Theadora Fabricius, Bryant Apolonio, Nicholas Fogarty L - Turn UTS Into Student Housing Crystal Validakis, Rhys Latham, John Shoebridge, Paul Lui M - Left Action Freya Bundey, Nathan McDonnell, Imogen Szumer, Domenique Sherab, Viv Honan, Laura Hopkins, Cecily Niumeitolu, Nic Margan, Neil Robertson N - Get Macked for Law Chris Harris, Steph Mak, Laurence Hendry, Elliot Cameron , Mina Nada O - McDonalds on Campus Siobhan Friis P - Your VOICE for Engineering Thomas MacDonald, Chris Ho, Natalia Scheidegger Q - Free Condoms Joe Blackshield R - STAND UP! FOR COMMERCE Cassie Austen, Nicole Hynes S - The Greens Paddy Holt, Seamus Lee, Mitchell Garside, Jess Harwood, Madison Cartwright T - Your VOICE for Arts Jacqui Munro, Robby Magyar, Alistair Stephenson, Sarah Nguyen, Luke Liang

AB - STAND UP! for Student Housing Dylan Parker, James Evans, Elgar Welch, Asther Roberts, Sam Stewart AC - STAND UP! for Arts John Harding-Easson, Ina Hoxha, Isaac Carney, Eli Cooper-Levi, Bianca Cheung, Monty Feras AD - YOUR VOICE FOR PHARMACY Aryan Shahabi-Sirjani, Hong Dinh, Michael Wu, Ethan Aroney-Smith, Rosie Rahman, Paul Satouris AE - Grassroots for Fine Arts Paloma Brierley Newton AF - STANDUP! for Cumberland, Isabelle King, Tamara Schai AG - STAND UP! Real Student Issues Penelope Parker, Tom Devlin, Dalton Fogarty, Nathaniel Kammer, Laura Good, Blair McVicar AH - Get Macked. For Arts Jeremy Leith, Daniel Abadee, Kate Cook, Charlie Mitchell, Maria Koevska AI - Your VOICE for Paul’s Sam Molloy, Jackson Wright Smith, Alex Tapp, Thomas Treffry, Anthony Tridgell, Nick Coffman AJ - Get Macked for MONDAYS SUCK! Adam Foda, Zach McLoughlin, Clifford Jennings AK - Your VOICE for Law Alex Downie, Linda Huang, Georgina Meikle, Isabelle Youssef, Mitchell Cleaver, Chris Masters AL - Your VOICE for President Michael De Waal, Ariane Psomotragos, Tim Matthews, Sarah Segal, John Fennel AM - STANDUP! for Political Economy Leonidas Fry-Kontaxis, David Pink, Samuel Le Bas-O’Leary, Ben Rudy, Mathew Gilliland

AP - LIBERALS Henry Innis, Rhyce Gawronski, Alex Dore, Kurt Graham, Joseph Callingham AQ - STANDUP! for Science Vivienne Moxham-Hall, Alexander Peters, Emma McPhillips, Michael Cuzner-Davis AR Liam Marosy-Weide AS -Get Macked for Accountability, Melissa Werry, Mitchell Skipsey AT - Chad Sidler Nikola Popovic AU - Your VOICE 4 CHOICE Raihana Haidary, Trevor Tsui, Isabelle Cox, Catrina Yu, Madeleine Finn AV - Get Macked - Synergy for SRC! Soo-Jae Lee, Patrick Desmond, Annette Lee, Aditya Gaur, Rosa Jun, Gwang Hye Kang, Soo Young Choi, Dylan Braley, Un-Ai Jo, Seokho Ko, Nikki Plunkett, Won Ho Kim, Seulki Kim, Datong Wang AW - Your VOICE for Fair Education Karen Chau, Angela Chen, Tara Waniganayaka, Kieran Donelly, Aarushi Sahore, Aneesh Dave AX - Get Macked. for Social Justice Ganny Vaheisvaran, Sarah Trau, Leona Zhang, Wilson Lu, Ajey Bhasker AY - Your VOICE for Hipsters Daniel Farinha, Abigail McCarthy, Sarah Isabella Whealing, Felix Donovan, Nicholas Chung, Angud Chawla AZ - ¡Shout for International! Jane Zhenqi Huang, Jasmine Liang, Danny Shi, Flora Zhaofei Xu, Junhan Yu, Nikki Wang BA - Get Macked. for Econ/Business, Victor Chu, Ryan Bonnici, Shibani Mehta, Michelle Wong, Nina Shi BB - i-Voice Zi Yi Lim, Daniel Barabas, Laura Phelps, Peter Gregory, Chris Lam, Eleni Xydas, Jack Mason, James Townsend, Madeline Greer, Zachary Thompson BC - Zoo for the Spending Cap Sean Maroney, Sarah Wolf, Ashton Sly, Max Halden, Richard Murphy, Caitlin Gleeson, Madeleine Palser Barto, Michael Koziol, Clemence Williams, Yul Mehedinteanu BD - Your VOICE for Social Justice, Nicholas Condylis, Joanna Howe, Samuel Pearson


E lectoral officers report

HOW TO VOTE

Electoral Officers Report cont...

Instructions for Voters

BE - STANDUP! for SRC Todd Pinkerton, Tonya Rushmer, Christian Jones, Siobhan Clayton, Vivian Huang, Annabel Osborn

At this election there will be four separate ballots:

BF - Jobs for Arts Students Leo Nelson BG - ZOO for Manning Paul Ellis, Rainbow Chan, Poppy Burnett, Will Gilbert, Rosie MarksSmith, Bebe D’Souza, Connie Ye BH - Your VOICE for Women Rebecca Barrett, Anne Gribble, Eleanor Rye, Eliza Forsyth BI - Heavy Petting Zoo James O’Doherty, Kira Spucys-Tahar, Caitlin Still, Gareth Austin, Lane Sainty, Claire Ferguson BJ - Your VOICE for Science Kade Denton, Alexander Meekin, Samuel Jenkins BK - Grassroots for Law Adrian Boscolo BL - Voice for progressives Sharangan Maheswaran BM - Your VOICE for Women’s College Tori Grimshaw, Emily Hartman, Georgie Castle, Caitlin Sandy, Jenny Daniels, Anna Colless, Michaela Upton BN - Your VOICE for Fourth Years Alistair Oakes, Sibella Matthews, Nicole Doughty, Julia Baine BO - GET MACKED - Student’s Choice Christian Ellis, Julian Allotta, Michael Todd, Jade McLaughlin BP, STAND UP! for Education Richard Poole, Muna Halabi, Laura Cole, Scott Murphy BQ - Your VOICE 4 Manning Bar Staff Katie O’Leary, Amelia Morris, Clancy Kees, Jane Watt, Elise Cooper, Ben Cork BR Beau Magloire BS Isabelle White, Ashlee Horton, Sinead Maguire, Kenta Treacher, Isaac Jan, Daniela Tavares, Justin Sheteh, Anita Rombola BT - Your VOICE for ACTION Vale Sloane, Luke Craven, Edward Armitage, Zac Hammonds, Vivek Bhatt, Olivia Borton BU - Your VOICE for MECO Lydia Feng, Astha Rajvanshi, Thomas O’Brien, Alex McKinnon BV - Your VOICE for SUDS Rebecca Saffir, Olivia Satchell, Neada Bulseco, Madeleine Miller BW - Women’s for SRC Marie Karykis, Jessica Williams, Morgan McBain, Antonia Watson, Claire Cowman, Elizabeth Mittiga BX - Your VOICE for the LOLs Joseph Ware, James Burton, Lucian Tan, Ian Ferrington Michaelis, Alex Biasi 4

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BY - Get Macked - Pauls Will Kingston, John Gaunt, Sam Salteri BZ - Grassroots for Democracy Tom Raue, Rohan Best, Harrison Jewson, Elana Scoufis CA - Your VOICE of Reason Rhys Pogonoski, Eleanor GordonSmith, Sarah Marriott, Sara Smylie, Josh Pearse, Adam Chalmers CB - STAND UP! for Fair Trade Cameron Ritchie, Jarrod Nelson, Jemma Gallehawk, Lauren Ritchie, Chris Tickner CC -STANDUP! for Colleges Alex Cubis, Sarah Coward, Edward McMahon, Jordan Smith, Alice Bowman, Ellen O’Brien, Annelise Guest CD - Grassroots for INT studies Ezgi Akarsu, Andrew Wood CE - Your VOICE for First Years John Tsaousidis, Margaret Zhang, Zoe Hungerford, Solange Handley, Peta Blundell, Xan Hardman CF - Get Macked. for Science Emily Scott, Ben Balzer, Anubhav Saxena CG - Grassroots Ben Bolton, Jaya Keaney, Mateja Simovic, Joseph Cornell, Travis McKenna, Ben Daroczy, William Fawcett, Danny Hardiman, Daniel Kenny, Elise Wood, Ren Arcamone

Election The election will be conducted in accordance with Part Eight of the SRC Constitution which may be found at www.src. usyd.edu.au NO SID CARD NO VOTE Stephen Lesslie Electoral Officer 2011 02 96605222

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SRC President Honi Soit Editors 33 SRC Representatives 7 Delegates to the National Union of Students.

The ballots for SRC President and Honi Soit Editors are for single positions and the ballot will be counted using optional preferential voting. This is the method of voting used to elect Members of the NSW Legislative Assembly (lower house). It is a system of voting in which the voter ranks candidates in order of their preference. If a candidate achieves over 50% of the vote then they are elected. If not, then the candidate with the fewest votes is excluded and the second preferences of that candidate, if any, are then distributed amongst the remaining candidates. This process is continued until one candidate has over 50% of the vote or there are only two candidates left in which case the candidate with the larger vote is declared the winner. The 33 SRC Representatives and the 7 Delegates to the National Union of Students are elected by proportional representation. The system used for SRC elections is similar to the method used to elect the Members of the NSW Legislative Council (upper house). The rules for counting the proportional representation ballots are set out in Schedule Two of the SRC Constitution. In these elections candidates are elected not when they reach a majority but when they reach a quota. A quota is determined by the formula: Quota =

Total Formal Vote --------------------------------- Candidates to be elected + 1

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For SRC representatives the quota will be approximately 2.95% and for NUS delegates 12.5% Candidates who achieve over a quota are able to pass on their surplus votes to other candidates in the same ratio as expressed by the next preferences of that candidate’s supporters. This process continues until all candidates with over a quota have had their preferences distributed. At this point the candidate with the lowest vote is excluded from the ballot and his/her preferences are distributed to the continuing candidates according to the voter’s next preference. This continues until sufficient candidates are elected to fill all the positions available. For the SRC Representatives and NUS Delegates, voters have the choice of voting: EITHER for a group by placing the number “1” left of the line in the square next to the name of the group you wish to vote for. You may indicate further preferences by placing the number 2,3 and so on next to the other groups. OR individually for candidates by placing the number “1” right of the line in the square next to the name of the candidate you wish to vote for. You may indicate further preferences by placing the numbers 2,3 and so on next to the names of other candidates. If you vote both left and right of the line, the vote on the right of the line, if formal, will take precedence. Use numbers only, not ticks and crosses. Stephen Lesslie Electoral Officer 02 9660 5222


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SRC Electoral Regulations 2. The Annual Elections and any ByElections for any of the abovementioned positions shall be conducted under the personal supervision of the Electoral Officer, and, if he or she deems necessary, of Deputies appointed by him or her in writing whether in a general or specific purpose capacity. 3. The Electoral Officer shall ensure the fair and efficient conduct of the elections. The Electoral Officer: (a) shall be appointed by the Council at least forty (40) days before the close of voting in the case of the Annual Elections and at least twenty (20) days in the case of By-Elections. (b) shall not necessarily be employed by the Council, but shall be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the pursuit of the duties of the position of the Electoral Officer provided that these have been carried out with due diligence. (c) (i) shall act in accordance with and apply the provisions of the Constitution and these Regulations as they stood at the time when nominations were called but otherwise shall not act on any direction of the Council or its office-bearers. The Electoral Officer shall not be a member of Council. (ii) with respect to the election of NUS delegates, shall act in accordance with Part Thirteen of these Regulations and with the relevant sections of the NUS Constitution and Regulations. (d) shall table before the next meeting of Council after the declaration of the election, a report on each election he/she has conducted and any matters dealt with by the ELA as well as a copy of the declaration; (e) shall not be a candidate, nominator or seconder of a candidate; (f) shall not be eligible for election to an executive position after an election he/ she has conducted until the next Annual Elections; (g) shall hold office until paragraph (d) of this section has been fulfilled; (h) may submit observations to be included in future Electoral Officers’ handbooks; (i) shall be responsible for securing a location at which to conduct the count. (j) shall designate polling days, on which polling booths shall be open at locations in accordance with s.15 below; and shall designate pre-poll voting days on which votes may be cast at 43 SRC Regulations Part Eight a location notified by the Electoral Officer. 9. (a) For Annual Elections, the Electoral Officer shall edit and supervise the layout by the current editors of a Special Election Issue of Honi Soit to be distributed to the Student Body not later than nine days prior to the opening to the ballot, and which shall contain: (i) where submitted, a bona fide photograph of each candidate (not altered since the time it was taken), curriculum vitae and policy statement (ii) an explanation of the ordinary preferential and quotapreferential proportional representation voting systems (iii) sections of the Regulations as specified in this Part (iv) polling places and times. It may also contain paid advertisements not related to the elections. It shall not contain: (i) artwork which in any way comments

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favourably or unfavourably upon any candidate or group of candidates or which ridicules the election process (ii) editorial comment on the merits of candidates or issues. (b) At a reasonable time determined by the Electoral Officer, and with proper supervision, candidates may inspect all final copy before despatch to the printers. (c) The Electoral Officer shall ensure that there is no direct comment on candidates or their policies in relation to the elections and in their capacity as candidates for election in any issue of Honi Soit between the publication of the Special Election Issue and the close of polling. Honi Soit may still contain comments about candidates in relation to other matters.. (d) For any election, the order of appearance of candidates in the Election Issue shall be the same as that on the ballot paper. (e) In the case of By-Elections there shall in the last issue of Honi Soit before the election, be a supplement which adheres to the prescriptions set out in this section. (f) For the election issue of Honi Soit the Director of Student Publications elected by Council shall act within her/his duties as prescribed in Part Six section 1. Where the DSP is a candidate in the election, Council shall appoint a DSP to act for the election issue of Honi Soit. 10. Policy statements may be submitted by candidates and groups before the close of nominations as follows: (a) in the case of candidates for the office of President or of Editor(s), they shall not exceed 500 words. (b) in the case of Representatives, they shall not exceed the lesser of the number of candidates nominating in a group multiplied by 200, or 2,000 words. Where candidates are grouped by common consent, a group statement of no more than 750 words may precede statements by individual candidates. The remainder of the word allocation shall be available to the candidates as long as no individual statement exceeds 200 words. (c) Candidates or groups shall specify the number of words claimed to be used either in the group or individual statements. 11. Each candidate for the position of Representative, Honi Soit editor or NUS delegate may submit a curriculum vitae consisting of not more than fifteen items. The curriculum vitae of candidates for the position of President shall not be limited. A curriculum vitae shall consist of information about the candidate in some or all of the following five areas: (i) Students’ Representative Council; (ii) University of Sydney; (iii) University of Sydney Union; (iv) Clubs and Societies; and (v) other interests. 12. (a) The Electoral Officer shall cause to be printed and widely distributed a poster of at least A3 size or larger encouraging the Student Body to vote in the Annual Elections. (altered 11/6/03) (b) This poster shall be of a completely nonpolitical, non-partisan nature. (c) This poster shall also bear the location of polling booths and the times during which they shall remain open. (d) There shall be at least fifty (50) copies of this poster printed and distributed. (e) These posters shall be distributed evenly

on notice boards and other suitable locations on campus and at off-campus teaching areas. (f) The Electoral Officer shall produce a similar poster not smaller than 20cm x 30cm for any By-Election and shall cause to be printed a sufficient number to publicise the election. 13. The Electoral Officer may adopt any other reasonable method of acquainting the electors with the policies of the candidates. 14. Voting shall be by secret ballot. 15. (a) )(i) At the Annual Elections or ByElection, voting shall remain open for at least one polling day. (ii) Pre-poll votes for the Annual Election and any By-Election may be cast at times and location(s) designated by the Electoral Officer during the period commencing not before the publication of the election issue of Honi Soit to not later than the day before the first polling day. (b) The Electoral Officer shall determine, within the provisions of the remainder of this regulation, the location and hours of polling booths, subject to the approval of the Executive. Such polling booths shall be established in locations suitable for those eligible to vote in the election and which do not unduly affect the convenience of passers by. (Amended 1 June 2010). (c)(i) A polling booth shall be established at Fisher Library between the hours of 0830 and 1830 on the first day of polling and between 0830 and 1700 on the second day of polling. (ii) A polling booth shall be established at Jane Foss Russell between the hours of 0830 and 1800 on the first day of polling, and between 0830 and 1800 on the second day of polling. (iii) A polling booth shall be established at Manning House between the hours of 1000 and 1600 on both days of polling. (iv) A polling booth shall be established at Cumberland College of Health Sciences between the hours of 1100 and 1500 on both days of polling. (v) Polling booths shall be established at the Conservatorium of Music, Sydney College of the Arts and the Electrical Engineering Building between the hours of 1200 and 1400 on one day of polling. (g) The Electoral Officer shall advertise the hours of opening and location of polling booths, provided that no polling booth shall remain open for a period of less than two (2) hours. 18. (a) If the Electoral Officer deems it necessary, he or she or a person authorised by the Electoral Officer shall initial each ballot paper or stamp it with the prescribed stamp of the SRC. (b) For the purposes of reconciling the numbers of ballot papers with the numbers of students claiming a vote, the Electoral Officer may instruct Polling Booth Attendants to place on the back of each ballot paper issues, a mark identifying the polling place. 22. (a) The Electoral Officer shall appoint Polling Booth Attendants, herein after referred to as PBA’s who shall act under his or her personal supervision from the time when they attend the meeting called by the Electoral Officer to explain the manner in which duties shall be performed.

(b) The PBA’s are responsible to the Electoral Officer for the conduct of voting and observance of the Regulations. (c) The Electoral Officer shall ensure that the PBA’s are conversant with their duties and shall issue to each PBA a sheet of instructions. (d) At the polling booth: (i) the PBA shall initial each ballot paper which he or she issues, and may also be required to indicate on it the place of issue. (ii) before handing a ballot paper to any voter, the PBA shall, where possible, mark distinctively the voter’s Authority to Attend Classes. (iii) the PBA may make any reasonable enquiry to establish the identity of any person claiming a vote. Where, for any reason, the eligibility of the person is in doubt, the PBA shall place the ballot paper in a sealed envelope, setting out the reasons for uncertainty on the outside, and later convey it to the Electoral Officer. (iv) the PBA shall, at the request of any voter, issue a fresh ballot paper in place of one spoiled by the voter. Having cancelled the spoilt paper by writing “CANCELLED” or “SPOILT” on the back, the PBA shall place the paper in a special envelope provided for that purpose and later convey such envelope(s) to the Electoral Officer. (v) locked ballot boxes shall be provided and be sealed immediately the voting closes; (vi) at the close of voting on any polling day, the PBA shall do with the ballot boxes as ordered by the Electoral Officer, who shall take all necessary measures to assure the security of the votes and the orderliness of all proceedings from that time forth until the declaration of the election. 23. The Electoral Officer shall be responsible for supplying voting facilities as published. Where through misadventure it is not possible to establish facilities exactly as advertised, the Electoral Officer may issue such instructions as would afford those affected an opportunity to cast their vote.


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candidates for PRESIDENT of the 84th SRC

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Policy statement 
 Vote The Greens for SRC!
 Vote The Greens for NUS!
 Vote 1 Madison Cartwright for President!

 My name is Madison and I am The Greens candidate for president of the SRC. During my time as a councillor I have made it my priority to protect genuine grassroots activism and progressive causes. I have put up and successfully passed motions holding the General Secretary to account for his ineptitude and contempt for the student body. I have voted to preserve the autonomy of democratically run collectives against conservative assaults. I have held true to the progressive values of The Greens, something that I will continue should you vote for me. 

 For years now the SRC has fallen victim to patronage politics led by the powerful factions. This is the election when you claim back your SRC and demand a grassroots approach to student representation. As president I will: 
 • Strongly protect the autonomy and independence of student organisations and collectives 
 • Fight for democratic student control of SSAF revenue; while maintaining campaigns for a full repeal of VSU
 • Lobby for better services for student, especially in satellite campuses 
• Advocate for electronic assignment hand in, so you don’t have to commute for an hour on your day off!
 • Lobby for improved online services, including access to ALL required course material and lectures
 • Fight for increased equity through means tested scholarships 
 • Demand improved accommodation for international and regional students 
 • Work with the environment collective to achieve a sustainable campus.
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• Support collectives 

 The SRC is one of the most important organisations at the University of Sydney. It provides vital services for students in need of help with centrelink, accommodation, academic appeals, or just the stress of overbearing workload. But more than anything else, the SRC is the primary representative body fighting for the best interests of students. This will be more important than ever in 2012, as the federal government is expected to pass the Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF). While this is an important step towards reversing the damage inflicted to campus culture by VSU, it will not be in the democratic control of students. We need a President and a council willing to fight hard to ensure that all money raised from SSAF, your money, is spent in a way to best suited to your interests. Now, more than ever, Sydney University needs its Greens.

Curriculum Vitae

• Sydney University Greens on Campus Co-Convenor 2011
 • SRC Councillor 2011
 • NUS Delegate at the 2010 National Conference 
 • Campaigner for the Greens at State and Federal Elections
 • Government and International Relations Honours Student

Nominators

Tim Buckley, Arts III Armen Aghazarian, Arts IV Brigitte McFadden, Arts II Tom Viset, Arts II Paddy Holt, Arts/Law I Zac Shore, Agriculture I Roah Best, Arts I Tom Raue, Arts III Morgan Gardiner, Arts III Jess Harwood, Law IV

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our university and broader social life. With the possible introduction of the Student Services and Amenities Fee, it is vital that our student organisations work together to ensure the best deal for students. As SRC President, I will be capable of negotiating with the university on this to ensure our SRC and consequently collectives continue to be funded at the same or even higher level. 

 STANDUP for your rights



Policy statement Vote 1 PHOEBE for President
 Vote 1 STANDUP for SRC
 Vote 1 STANDUP for NUS

STANDUP FOR YOUR SRC
 VOTE 1 FOR AN SRC THAT STANDS UP FOR YOU

 Your SRC needs a committed and experienced person to be the face of advocacy and representation for the undergraduate student body. As the most experienced candidate, I am passionate about the SRC and committed to STANDING UP for you. I understand the diversity of students that exist at Sydney University and the importance of STANDING UP and being accountable to 33 000 undergraduate students.

 This year the STANDUP team has been highly active and had wins on free internet for USyd Students, extended library opening hours and a fairer plagiarism policy. We have STOOD UP for stronger student representation, more money in higher education, a national travel concession card scheme and against illegal course costs. However, it is crucial we continue to STANDUP to our university and government to see real action on these issues. 

 I believe that education is a right and not a privilege. This why I am running for SRC President and committed to STANDING UP for you.
 
STANDUP for student representation:
 
As SRC President I will STANDUP for student representation on our campuses. Students need strong representation to ensure that they are having a say in the decisions made by the university. I believe that this needs to be strengthened at a faculty level, where too often students are excluded from direct involvement in review processes. 

 I will also STANDUP for our collectives. Within the SRC, the collectives are a vital component of the activism we see around issues that affect us within

As SRC President, I will STANDUP for your rights at university. I am passionate about ensuring that all students who want to access higher education are able to. I am committed to the idea that all students at university should finish their degree, without financial limitations limiting what a student can or cannot do. 

 This is why I am committed to fighting illegal course costs. With experience already on this campaign, I know what needs to be done in advocating on this issue. We need to put pressure on the university and the faculties to eradicate many of the illegal course costs students are paying. 

 This also means STANDING UP and advocating for more scholarships for students and income support for those students on placement. This means STANDING UP and putting pressure on the university to ensure that students have access to affordable accommodation close to their campus.

Curriculum Vitae

2011:

 SRC:
 -Welfare Officer
 -Executive 
 -Councillor
 -Women’s Collective
Course Handbook Editor
 --Standing Legal Committee
 -Finance Committee
 -Intercampus Committee

 NUS:
 NSW Branch President
 -Delegate to Education Conference

 -Vice-President Labor Club
 -SHADES Member
 -SASS Member
 -Media and Communications Society, -Arts Faculty Rep
 -Arts Faculty Board
 -Academic Board 
 -Academic Standards and Policy Committee
 -Students Consultative Committee
 -Premier’s Council for International Students Campaigns/ Petitions:
 Students Money to Students; National Day of Action: Base Funding Review National Travel Concession Card,


candidates for PRESIDENT of the 84th SRC

C Tim Matthews Campus Crime Stoppers- Cut Illegal Course Costs 2010: SRC: -Councillor -SRC Executive - Women’s Collective -Women’s Honi Editor - Growing Strong Contributor -Education Action Group Activist NUS: -Delegate NUS Education Conference -USU: -Media and Communications Society Member -Secretary Labor Club -NUS Vote for Students -Noodle Day -Quality Survey of Education -Reclaim the Night Organising Collective 2009: SRC: -Education Action Group Activist -Honi Contributor NUS Delegate to Education Conference USU: -Model UN Society -Media and Communications Society Campaigns: -Demand a Better Future -Fair Education Equity Secretary, Sancta Sophia

Nominators

Dee Walmsley, Arts IV Vivienne Moxham-Hall, Science V Ebony Mather, Arts III Michael Richardson, Arts II Thomas Devlin, Arts II Jack Clifford, Arts I Olivia Aleksoski, Arts III Nai Brooks, Arts II Elly Howse, Arts IV Joel Einstein, Arts II

Arts/Law

can come to appreciate the value of the SRC’s services and advocacy as I do. That is why I am running for President - because I want to make our VOICE heard. An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through:

Policy statement Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President! Vote [1] Your VOICE for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS!

• A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies.

2011, Actor, Sydney University Dramatic Society 2010, Delegate, Australian Youth-Led Convention 2010, Head of Australian Delegation, The Hague International Model United Nations 2010, Human Resources Manager, Sutherland Shire Junior Water Polo Association 2010, Keynote Speaker, Australian Education Union Annual Conference

Nominators

Sibella Matthews, Law James Colley, Science Rhys Pogonoski, Business Julia Baine, Law Alex Downie, Arts/Law Olivia Satchell, Arts Vale Sloane, Arts/Law Karen Chau, Business Sam Molloy, Arts Luke Liang, Arts/Law

• Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body.

This election, let your VOICE be heard! This year I had the honour of serving on our SRC as the Education officer. I have spoken to students from Arts to Science, from Cumbo to the Con, from Fisher Library to Manning Bar. But - I have also seen first hand how partisan bickering has stopped our organisation from functioning properly. I know that we all have a lot to benefit from an SRC that is dedicated to students, dedicated to working with and for people from all political backgrounds and dedicated to improving educational outcomes rather than CVs. This year, I have:

• Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community Your VOICE for Fair Education Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths

• Worked towards a proposal with senior University administrators for making course readers available online;

We want:

• Made submissions to government and the University outlining how crippling course cost increases are for students;

Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS!

• Collaborated with the Faculty of Science to solve student concerns regarding video-streamed lectures. • Made the case to Faculties to freeze international student fee increases. • Conducted one of the largest student consultations ever to make the case to the University about how important podcasting lectures is to students. • Provided students with one of the most extensive records of subject feedback available with the Counter Course Handbook. I am immensely passionate about this organisation. I hope that all students

Vote [1] Your VOICE for SRC!

Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Curriculum Vitae

2011, Education Officer,SRC 2011, Councillor, SRC 2011, Delegate, NSW Education Action Network 2011, NSW President, UN Youth Australia 2011, Convenor, USU Tuesday Talks 2011, Member, USU Clubs and Societies Committee 2011, Careers Officer, Sydney Arts Students Society (SASS) 2011, Executive Member, Capture the Flag Society 2010-11, USU Debates 9

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potential parking alternatives; providing more on-campus parking, developing a parking arrangement with the Broadway centre, and securing the removal of street parking meters.
 • Improved Bus Services
- The University already provides a chartered bus service to a number of satellite campuses, and there is no reason this service could not be extended along main transport arteries to provide students with free and direct services to Redfern and Wynyard stations. 


Policy statement 
 James McLean for President.
 Get Macked. for SRC.

 As students of Sydney University, we are lucky enough to attend Australia’s greatest tertiary institution. World class academic facilities, a vibrant and diverse socio-cultural scene, and first class graduate outcomes, all set amongst our magnificently crafted sandstone pylons. Accordingly, we deserve a student organisation just as illustrious. However 17 years of left wing factional complacency has seen our Student Council lose its direction and once revered position as a bastion of student representation. Now a forum for idealistic grandstanding, the council has evolved into an organisation serving the interests of a select few, to the neglect and detriment of the mainstream student body. 

 It is imperative that the council readopt a student-centric focus, and uses its multi-million dollar budget to achieve outcomes to benefit all USyd Students:

 • Video Lectures Recorded OnLine
- Most students lead busy lives; between social events, part-time jobs, and extracurricular commitments, occasionally we can’t make that lecture. Students shouldn’t be forced to contend with blank lecture slides on Blackboard; the facilities are there, so let’s get our lectures recorded!
 • Cheaper Textbooks
- As a proponent of free market economics, I will push to end the Co-Op’s monopoly on oncampus textbook sales. Ending this regulated monopoly over a vital student service would create a price competitive environment, ultimately resulting in cheaper textbooks for students!
 • Course Readers Online
- Encouraging faculties to publish their course readers online will produce a cheaper, easier, and environmentally sustainable outcome!
 • More Parking
- With parking at USyd becoming increasingly difficult, it is important that the University explores 10

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Nominators

Arts

Mina Nada, Law Soo Jae Lee, Law Ryan Bonnici, Commerce Danny Wang, Law Joseph Ross, Engineering Jeremy Leith, Arts Melissa Werry, Arts/Law Will Kingston, Arts Emily Scott, Science Kate Cook, Arts

• Recycling Bins in Classrooms 
Ensuring all classrooms are fitted with recycling bins will minimize waste and costs, and is a further example of how feasible, student-focussed policies are a pragmatic means through which to address larger issues. 
 • International Student Concession Cards
- International Student Concession cards are an issue of equity and goodwill; they reduce the financial burden of studying in Australia, improve the overall experience of visiting students, and serve as a symbolic gesture of acceptance. 
 • Accountable Budgeting
- By demanding greater accountability for department and collective spending, we can stop the waste and ensure that council finances are used effectively and productively to achieve better outcomes for students. 

 Its time our resources went back to representing students. Rarely are students presented with a chance to make real change, and I urge you to take this one. On September 21st, vote James McLean for President and Get Macked. for SRC for a dynamic, diverse and student-focussed Student Council.

Curriculum Vitae

Director of Operations, University of Sydney SRC 2011

 Elected Councillor, University of Sydney SRC, 2010-2011

 Vice-President, Sydney Oaktree Foundation 2011

 180 Degrees Project Team 2010

 Sydney Law School Tennis Captain 20102011

 Oaktree Charity Auction Night Coordinator 2011

 Motivational Speaker, Elevate Education 2011-

 Sydney University Delegate to Asia Pacific Model UN Conference 2010

 Anglican Church Youth Worker 2007

 University of Sydney Merit Scholarship

Australian Student Prize 2009

 Genuinely Good Bloke





Policy statement 
 No Malaysia Deal – Refugees Welcome! 
 100% Renewables Now!
 No Cuts to Fisher Library!
 Liberals Out of SRC!

 I’m standing with LEFT ACTION - a group of students united from campaigns for refugee rights, for real action on climate change and against the cuts to books and staff at Fisher library. We are fighting to get the Liberal students out of the SRC and defend the rights of students to collectively organise and campaign around issues of social justice – both on and off campus. 

 Last election the SRC fell into the hands of the Right. After spending the campaign period chalking ‘Stop the Boats’ all over campus, young Liberals spent the year trying to silence student activists. Material was censored, funding was denied, and students fighting for refugee rights and climate action were (albeit temporarily) kicked out of the SRC. The leading Liberal Chad Sidler cancelled the publication of the women’s handbook. This is our own Abbott on campus. Abbott is leading the charge to the Right in Australian politics –his election campaign was centered on the demonization of refugees, and he continues to give new legitimacy to climate change deniers with his ‘people’s revolt’ against the carbon tax. To stop this we have to challenge these ideas here on the campus – we have to challenge Chad when he writes “refugees are illegal” in Honi Soit. We’ve had to fight for the right to organize all year and now we’re fighting to get these Liberals out of the SRC.

 I also believe its crucial that our SRC oppose the cuts to Fisher Library. The “Redevelopment Project” will see 500 000 books removed from the Library, many of which will be disposed of on the grounds they are considered ‘obsolete’. Staff cuts, while temporarily delayed, have by no means been ruled


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out, and academic staff have been given mere weeks to vet entire sections of the library. The outraged voices of students and staff members – over 300 of who held a “read-in” in Fisher library last semester – continue to be ignored. Cuts have become a prominent feature of this university. Far from Gillard’s “education revolution”, Australia is the only OECD country to have reduced its spending on higher education. With proposals hanging over Political Economy and Anthropology, we need an SRC that can fight the University Administration and defend our quality of education. Unfortunately the left Labor students on council have supported the cuts to Fisher Library. A vote for LEFT ACTION will send a message to Labor to reverse their stance.

Queer Honi 2011 We are currently calling for interested queeridentifying students to submit articles, opinion pieces, artwork, or other creative pieces for Queer Honi. We want to have as many voices heard as possible so please contribute and help make this year’s Queer Honi great!

I stand for freedom for refugees - an end to the Malaysia Deal and Mandatory Detention. I stand for real action on climate change - direct investment in renewables and funding green jobs. I stand against the Fisher Library cuts and all proposed cuts to education and student services.

Submissions can be emailed to queerhoni2011@gmail.com, and must be received no later than 20th September.

I stand for student activism and getting the Liberals out of the SRC. Join us! Get involved! And Vote LEFT ACTION for SRC and Freya for President!

Curriculum Vitae Nominators

Clare Fester, Arts Domenique Sherab, Arts Vivian Honan, Science/arts Erima Dall, Arts Eliot Hoving, Arts Laura Hopkins, Science Nathan McDonnell, Arts Imogen Szumer, Arts Neil Robertson, Science Lachlan Marshall, Education/arts

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Policy statement EXTRA EXTRA, read all about it! But actually... below this... read about it... Do you want a well-informed, wellstructured and well-written Honi? Do you want an Honi that’s in touch with campus issues and easy to get involved in? Do you want an Honi that folds out into a magic carpet? Well, EXTRA can help! Except for the third thing, the wonders of the East remain closed to us. EXTRA REACH Sydney University is a really big place. If the gargoyles atop the Quad spring to life and kidnap an Architecture student, how will you know what’s happened or whether you’ll be next? EXTRA will be there - armed with a beige trench coat and industrial netting - to bring you the story.

Budding writers, like flowers, need to be nurtured. They need water, sunshine and manure, none of which you’ll find in the Honi Soit offices. What you will find is an open-door submission policy, oneon-one mentoring, a cheeky wink and an unsettlingly warm smile. We’ve written for Honi, Garter and BULL. Arts Revue, Science Revue and Law Revue. Rolling Stone, Time Out and 2SER FM. ARNA, Globe and the International Students’ Handbook. Between us we’ve studied journalism, neuroscience, semiotic theory, the long arm of the law, why countries go to war and how to woo with science. We are EXTRA experienced, EXTRA eclectic, and we’re going to bring you an EXTRA extraordinary paper.

EXTRA STYLE

If there’s one thing IKEA hasn’t taught us, it’s that social media is a great way to get in touch with readers. Think weekly campus galleries, daily ‘What’s On’ reminders, vintage Honi articles and more. If you’re going to spend twelve uninterrupted hours on Facebook, spend it with us instead of on your ex’s profile.

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Arts III

Arts/Commerce IV

Alex McKinnon

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Arts II

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Curriculum Vitae

Co-founder and Editor, Globe Magazine, 2011 Editor, BULL Magazine, 2011 General Editor, ARNA, 2011 Contributor, Honi Soit, 2010 Contributor, BULL Magazine, 2010 Ridiculously earnest first-year, 2010 Creative liar, Year 2 show-and-tell, 1997 Broke his arm in an arm wrestle. With a girl. That is not a joke, that is a thing that happened (and yes, it was the humerus #veryfunny)

Editor, BULL Magazine, 2011 Editor-in-Chief, ARNA, 2011 Producer, Sydney Arts Revue, 2010 Intern and Contributor, Rolling Stone Magazine, 2010 Intern, Universal Music Australia, 2010 Contributor, BULL Magazine, 2009 Enjoys hating on hipsters, but secretly desires to be one (not even in an ironic way) Was once hit by a bicycle when crossing the road. Probably a fixie Dares you to pronounce her last name correctly

Bronte Lambourne Arts/Law II

Alistair Stephenson Arts IV

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EXTRA LOVE

We want to throw open the heavy oak doors of the Honi office to give anyone and everyone a chance to be published. We will dive bravely into the deep pool of writing talent we know Sydney University has to feature the broadest cross-section of contributions possible.

Dominic Bowes

Anne Widjaja

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If there’s one thing IKEA has taught us, it’s that negative space and easy assembly are the spice of life. We want reading to be as easy as it can be — Honi should have a clean and crisp layout. Articles, features and regulars should be easy to find and easy to follow.

Adelaide, 2011 Won debating tournaments in Melbourne and Adelaide, 2009, 2010 Has been awarded 17 parking tickets at Sydney Uni Has been awarded $1462 in fines Often mistaken for a popular beach Rarely mistaken for a place in Sicily

On September 21st and 22nd, vote EXTRA for Honi Soit!

We’re going to be on top of everything that happens on campus and have it signed, sealed and delivered to you every Tuesday. Readers deserve extensive and accessible campus coverage that doesn’t just keep you in the loop, but tells you what the loop is and how it works. Honi should reflect the interests of Sydney Uni students — photography, relevant reviews, short fiction, high (and low) fashion and more games than a five year old’s birthday party. We want a delicious, crunchy, multilayered pastry of quality journalism and opinion, with just the right amount of funny.

Sydney Union, 2011 Board Director, University of Sydney Union, 2010-2011 Reporter, Honi Soit, 2010 Contributor, BULL Magazine, 2009-2010 Editor-in-Chief, International Students’ Handbook, 2010 Editor (Design), ARNA, 2010 Contributor to biggest political scandal in recent USYD History, 2010-2011 #stillaniceguy #oopsiedase Dated 6 of the 9 other people on this ticket, probably Frequently punches above own weight

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Vice President, sort-of, University of

Contributor, BULL Magazine, 2010-11 Presenter/Producer of the ‘Dom and Shorty Show’, Sydney Uni Radio Group, 2009-2011 Too Much Debating: Best Speaker, Australian Championships; Semi-Finalist, World Championships, 2011 Majors in History with an American focus and American Studies with an historical focus 2nd Place in 1994 Boronia Park Under 6’s Kite-Flying Race Couldn’t carry the ring, but could carry Frodo

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Past works include Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre and articles in BULL Magazine, 2011 Past works don’t include The Lord of the Rings, Ulysses and articles in The Economist Has never won a running race Has run naked around the quad Lost debating tournaments in Seoul and

Hugh Satterthwaite Commerce/Law II

Curriculum Vitae

Contributor, Honi Soit, 2011 Contributor the the general bantersphere Big Man on Campus, 2010-2011 Probably Big Man on Campus, 2012 #winningattitude Helped an old lady once #niceguy Convinced her to put me in her will #jokesonher


candidates for editors of HONI SOIT

B BaNTer

Maddie Parker

Samuel Jenkins

Arts I

Science III

Curriculum Vitae

Cast Member, Sydney Arts Revue, 2011 Performer, Theatresports, 2011 Performer, Project 52, 2011 Precocious little brat, 1993-Present Once drunk-dialled Tony Abbott and left a voicemail message, along with her mobile number, asking if he could call her back to discuss women’s rights Is expecting a visit from the Australian Federal Police any day now Loves th- OH NO! THEY’RE HERE!

Rebecca Saffir

Curriculum Vitae

Director, Sydney Science Revue, 2011 Contributor, Honi Soit, 2011 Writer/Singer, ‘Song in an Hour’ 2SER FM, 2011 Writer/Cast, Sydney Science Revue, SURCAS & MUSE, 2009-2011 Host/Cast, ‘Fresh’ & ‘Grimm Tales’ at the Roxbury, 2011 Performer, Theatresports & Project 52, 2010-2011 Once wrestled an albatross into submission Once punched a seagull into existence Once baked a blackbird into a pie

Arts IV

Policy statement When you receive an essay back and the markers comments begin with ‘Haha’. When your love life is so catastrophic that you’ve been published in MX’s ‘looking for love’ more than any other authorised publication. When you question whether law students wear law T-shirts for any other purpose other than notifying the campus that they do indeed study law. When that awkward moment when someone identifies you as proletariat isn’t actually awkward. When you secretly wish someone would identify you as proletariat. When you engaged in a Socratic dialogue, and lost. When you know that the former option is actually implausible.

Media and Communications/Law IV

Ever wondered what buzzwords like ‘engaging’ and ‘interactive’ actually translate into in terms of editorial credentials and paper-writing abilities? We do too. That’s why we endorse neither. What we do endorse is providing a refreshing team of editors that strike the perfect balance between sass and credibility. Fact. Saucy BANTER

Assistant Director, Sydney Law Revue, 2010 Cast Member and Writer, Sydney Law Revue, 2008-2009 Raw Comedy State Finalist 2009, and various stand up shows since Distinction, Science Competition, 1999 SURG Presenter 2008-2011 Contributor, BULL Magazine 2011 Contributor, Honi Soit 2011 Occasional Class Contributor 2008 Media Mogul & Cat Lover High Distinction, English Competition, 1999 In general, 1999 was a good year

We are BANTER.

Hannah Morris

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We offer

We can’t predict the extent of cataclysmic anarchy that would ensue if Campus security was cut, but we do like the thought. We can’t promise to cut the Campos coffee queue to that less than Soviet bread-queues circa 1983, but we do aim to provide an insightful socio-ecologically post-postmodern critique on the Arab Spring while you wait.

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Contributor, Honi Soit, 2011 Reviewer, Time Out Sydney, 2011 Vice President, Sydney University Dramatic Society (SUDS), 2011 Secretary, SUDS, 2010 Author,www. somethingoldnothingnew.tumblr.com Performer at the Festival of Australian Student Theatre, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival and World’s Funniest Island Suffering Vitamin D deficiency as a result of spending four years locked in the Cellar Theatre Treated for Twitter-induced RSI Caught defacing a public sign to rectify a misplaced apostrophe Bi-lateral hearing loss, but can spot a Chanel original a mile off

We enjoy

Arts

It’s moments like these you need BANTER.

Tom Cashman

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pretty damn colourful at the same time. We want to source reporters from all areas of student life, creating a dynamic rapport between editors and reporters that nurtures the writing potential that is clearly evident in the student body of Sydney University.

Our vision is to receive letters to the editorial both enraged and inspired to such an extent that they begin with ‘First and foremost, fuck you’ and finish with ‘once again, congratulations on a meticulous and eloquent analysis’. In your face BANTER

We want Honi to be hard-hitting. Controversial. Pushing the proverbial envelope in every sense of the word. We want people to start conversations with friends and strangers by exclaiming, “Did you read Honi this week?!” We believe that what is written in Honi has the potential to change the mindset of not only individuals but the University community at large, and we will publish articles that provoke discussion, debate, and that you go to bed thinking about.

Curriculum Vitae

Hannah Morris is a third year International and Global Studies student. She was the founding member and President of the International and Global Studies society, student representative for the SOPHI school and reporter for Honi Soit. She was once asked on a date by a clown in New York, there is a video of her on Youtube with over 60,000 views (don’t ask), she was a one time Guinness World Record Holder for the Largest Human Mattress Domino Chain, and you will be able to find her on Channel 7 every time Today Tonight does a segment on young people and mobile phones.

Nicholas Simone Arts/Law

Multifarious BANTER We do not think Honi should be a forum for a year-long rant/personal joke aimed at a particular section of university society. We want to be the Neapolitan icecream of Sydney University, offering BANTER to everyone and making it

Curriculum Vitae

Oh hey, didn’t see you there. I’m a second year Arts/Laws student and reporter for HoniSoit (2011).My favourite writers include T.S Elliot, C.S 13

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Lewis and D.R Seuss, and most writers who don’t feel the need to spell their name in full. I believe that long walks on the beach are a waste of footsteps and in individually naming my peas before eating them. My face appeared on some limited-edition Columbian coins before a denomination dispute ceased their production. I am confused by stairs and am kept awake at night wondering what sheep count when they want to fall asleep. Some call me quirky, others call me Shirley. Don’t call me Shirley.

Cindy Chong

Matt Clarke has never debated. Ever. He has been both a cast member and Assistant Director of Law Revue. He had written for The Globalist and Dissent, but secretly wishes to write for Mills & Boon. He once wrote a fan letter to Emma Watson. He is currently waiting in an online queue to buy Taylor Swift tickets. He wants to abandon his university life for the bright lights of Broadway…..shopping centre. He is generally awkward. He is still Jenny from the Block.

only to discover at a later stage that it was actually malaria. I can honestly say I have never read Harry Potter. I often tell people that it’s because I can’t be bothered, but in reality it’s because I don’t like magic. It’s a life-style and I don’t agree with it.

Drew Chong Arts

Claire Nashar

Curriculum Vitae

As my twitter bio says, I’m a: dilettante, bibliophile and student (mostly in that order). As a full-time user of the internet, I’m committed to elaborate memes, tumblr politics and pictures of cats. When explaining to my mum why I’m running for honisoit, I said: “Mum, I enjoy dimly lit rooms full of computers and the elegant arrangements of words, politics and snark.” She looked confused and asked if I’d met any nice boys lately. Sigh. When not dodging my mother’s prying questions, you can find me blogging, tweeting, tumbling and reading about politics and feminism, rambling to some poor soul about my prospective honours thesis and drinking tea. Yes, usually all at once.

Arts

Arts

Mekela Panditharatne Arts/Law

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After meeting Jarvis Cocker earlier this year, Cindy Chong has been inspired to take up interpretive dance lessons to out-do the Britpop musician. By day she’s a Reporter for Honi, the Vice President for FilmSoc, the friendly face serving you lunch at VegeSoc, the enthusiastic publicity officer for Roller Derby-Soc, and continually runs out of lectures to buy Calippos instead of coffee to keep herself awake. She’s edited and written for Women’s Honi in the past two years, and has been reviewing and photographing for the music site FasterLouder since 2007. She recently made it her life goal to be as amazing as Nyan Cat on the internet. But if that fails, she will brew some polyjuice potion and “accidentally” mix some cat hair in it.

Claire Nashar is probably David Astle’s long lost daughter. Anagrams of her name include: arsenal chair, arcana relish, and serial anarch. A closet poet, she came out to her friends and family in 2010 after winning the Henry Lawson Prize for Poetry. Ironically, she dislikes Henry Lawson. The highlight of her life so far has been playing a pregnant kangaroo on the stage of Marian St Theatre in 2007. She looks forward to enrolling in post-graduate Wizardry next year.

Hi I’m Drew, I’m 2nd year arts. A lot of people have asked me, “Drew! Why are you running for Honi?” I think it’s an excellent question and I applaud you for asking it. If I had to describe myself in a series of short sentences – I would refuse to. If coerced by my peers I would reluctantly give an irreverent list of my greatest achievements: 1. Current record holder for the most times being rejected by centrelink 2. Current record holder for the most societies joined in 1st year O-Week that I never attended 3. Current Record holder for the most self appointed records. 4. I also do theatresports and project 52 comedy shows sometimes. I’d like to do more comedy shows but Michael Hing has filed a restraining order against me. 5. I also enjoy travelling to south east asia, I’m often drawn back by the culture, exotic foods and a desire to find the missing members of my family.

s i n o h David Mulligan Arts/Law

Sheila “Oscar” Monaghan

Matthew Clarke

Arts/Law

Arts/Law

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Honi Soit

What up folks (from the perspective of an omniscient narrator). I’m a third year Bachelor of International and Global Studies/Law student and have been a writer for Honi for two years. I’m vice-president of the Rock-climbing society, but I haveconsidered launching a violent coup to seize power. During the earlier stages of last year I contracted a fairly severe strain of Bieber fever,

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Honi and I are in a deeply committed relationship. Facebook official. It’s beautiful, intense, and overly emotional. As a reporter for Honi for the past two years, it’s been a bit more ‘give’ than ‘take’, but hey, what can you do when Honi’s just so damn sexy? I’ve flirted with a number of other campus publications, notably as an associate editor and blog director for the Sydney Globalist in 2010-2011, and an editor of the SULS women’s journal ‘Yemaya’ in 2010. But I keep coming back to Honi. Don’t get me wrong- I have my floozies on the side. I’ve been involved with clubs and societies across campus, currently as publicity officer for the International and Global Studies Society, and having been on the organising committee for various Model United Nations conferences. I’ve written country information reports as part of the refugee team for Amnesty International Australia. I’ve written briefing papers for students on global affairs. I’ve written an essay on Rebecca Black. I’ve written an assignment incorporating the Old Spice guy as an extended metaphor. I then met him, and he read it out to me in his sultry voice. True story. Honi has my heart though. Find us at the love shack, baby. Knock first.


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Catrina Yu Arts/Law

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and between us have over 16 years experience writing for Bull and Honi.

Unleash the ZOO on Honi this September 21st and 22nd.

We are chomping at the bit and rattling our cages to get the juiciest, freshest Honi for 2012. Let us out. Unleash the ZOO on Honi this September 21st and 22nd.

What happens when you let loose the animals of Africa in your Honi Offices? Wild happens. ZOO happens. Honi should be like a trip to the zoo only without the sticky children and overpriced ice-creams: fun, exciting, informative; rambunctiously sexy. ZOO and me baby, we ain’t nothing but mammals, let’s do it like they do it on the discovery channel.

Paul Ellis

Bebe DSouza Arts Law II

Honi’s editors should be diverse. At the ZOO we have lions, tigers and bears. Oh my!

Curriculum Vitae

Often described as a girl with the exterior of a 12 year old (she still manages to get away with buying childrens tickets at the cinema) and the soul of a 60 year old, Catrina Yu has managed to spiral her way into her 3rd year of an Arts/Law degree with minimal scars... most of which have been inflicted by walking to the dungeons of Bosche. She is the official tag-along to MUN and POLsoc events ... and her favourite pastime is chiming in other people’s photos and looking retarded in her own.

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There are also believers, agnostics, queers. Poets, hackers, and hipsters. In short, people with career prospects and people without. ZOO values difference, we’ll take two of every animal. ZOO will have a live, interactive website with everything a modern newspaper deserves. Comments, message boards, polls and games. Tech dinosaurs belong in a museum, not the ZOO. ZOO knows we are only as good as our contributors. We will build strong working relationships with the greater Honi pack, develop ideas in the office with you, over coffee, over goon. We’ll have regular reporter drinks to keep our pride happy.

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EXCITE ZOO is no Sunday-afternoon Animal Planet doco. ZOO is action, ZOO is comedy. ZOO is hard-hitting satire, cover to cover. ZOO is a gorilla on crack; inappropriate, dangerous, messy, but one hell of a spectacle. ZOO will make Honi the way it should be – engaging and exciting.

UNLEASH It’s time to let the best writers at Sydney University loose. ZOO will make Honi the publication it deserves to be, read and respected by the wider population. We will cover things before they happen, write what you care about and use Honi to make change in Sydney. Honi deserves to be written well, and if elaborate animal metaphors don’t convince you then our CVs will.

We’ve worked with the Chaser. We’ve edited Bull Magazine, Hermes and ARNA. We’ve written for Honi, SMH, The National Times, the AU Review, the Dwarf, the Vine, Beat, the Drum, the Punch, Musicfeeds, the BRAG,

Paul Ellis – Arts IV Honi Soit Reporter 2010-11 Bull Magazine, Hermes, ARNA Contributor 2011 Creative Editor, ARNA Literary Journal 2011 SASS Director of Publications 2010 Editor-in-Chief, ARNA Literary Journal 2010 ARNA Contributor 2009 SURG broadcaster 2008 Kmart Sylvania, Checkout Man February 2008 – July 2032 (Arts IV) Not Rupert Murdoch Has lost less elections that Michael Falk Earlier in the year disingenuously considered running for Honi alone on a

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Fervent supporter of 0.7 point pens, obnoxiously coloured blazers, and the oxford comma. Featured in The Vine, Beat Magazine and The Dwarf. Inter-varsity Officer of the Sydney Uni Debates Committee 2011. Finalist at both the Australian and Australasian inter-varsity debating championships in 2010 and 2011 respectively. Ambiguously ethnic. Co-ordinated ‘Fund-A-Lentil’, a Melbourne based benefit concert to save vegetarian soup kitchen Lentil-AsAnything. Disgustingly hipster. Promotions Team for the Australian Youth Climate Coalition 2011 Changes hair-colour fortnightly. Bull Contributor 2011 Advised by her grade three teacher that she would have a brush with the media: ‘I know you’ll be on TV at some point, like winning a toaster on wheel of fortune!’. Please help Bebe exceed expectations Token Black, Law Revue 2011.

s i n o h EXPOSE ZOO is the animal at the top of the food chain. As the king of the jungle, we’ll hunt down the toughest prey for Honi in 2012. We will take pride (rock) in exposing issues on and off campus with a reckless disregard for power or people with it.

Arts IV

super super ticket called “One for Honi”

Hannah Bruce Arts/Law IV

Curriculum Vitae

Producer/Secretary/Back-up dancer in The 2011 ‘Arts Revue or How We Learnt to Love Again’ Producer SUDS Major ‘Something Just Happened’ 2011 Honi Soit contributor 2011 Co-director and producer of ‘Rupert Jones Gets to Kiss a Real Life Girl’ 2011 Cast member of SUDS production of Stags and Hens 2011 SUDS Cellar Officer 2011 15

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candidates for editors of HONI SOIT

Stage manager, lighting assistant and cast member of various SUDS productions 2010, 2011 Redfern Legal Centre Volunteer 2010, 2011 Usually found in her natural habitat of leafy rainforests Member of the Sydney University Law Society’s Social Inclusion Road-Trip 2010 Poet (wank, wank, wank) Social justice comrade Tipi-dweller for six months Assistant director of ‘All But Won’ Sydney Fringe Festival 2011 Overly energetic north coast hippy

James Alexander Engineering/IT IV

Curriculum Vitae

O-Week Director (2011) President of SUSO (2011) Jazz Soc Secretary (2010-2011) Lighting Tech SUDS (2010) The Sirens- Trombone Player 1/16th Jamaican Muse Musicals Editor NSW department of EducationBrail and Large Print Learnt to do the Worm (2006)

Michael Koziol Arts (Meco) IV

Registered Baseball Scorer

Jack Gow Connie Ye

Curriculum Vitae

Arts (MECO)/Law

Founder / Editor HashBang Sydney Uni IT Society Tech Blog and Magazine 2011 Founder, Sydney Loves Techno Blog 2008-09 President of Sydney Uni IT Society 201011 Followed by KRudd, JuliaG, Ghostly and future classic on twitter Undergrad Rep for Faculty of Engineering and IT Board 2011 DJ Director and co-founder of Beat The System Music Society 2010-11 Founder and organiser of Minimal Mondays at Manning Bar 2009-11 Society Liason for Electronic Games and Arts Development 2011 Online Web Consultant Deloitte Online 2011 Software Developer Atlassian Software Systems - 2009-10 Founder and resident DJ of Space Cadets - Underground Techno night in the depths of the Cross Official Law Revue after-party DJ for three years running 2003-2005 Knows tech, yeah. Helped popularize Lolcatz, Double Rainbow Guy. Will make honisoit.com fucking sick.

Curriculum Vitae

Editor, Hermes 2011 MECOsoc Treasurer 2011-12 Publicity Officer for Sydney Uni Radio Group 2010-11 SURG regular drive-time/drive-by presenter 2010-11 Contributor, Women’s Honi Soit, The Bull 2011 Published in ARNA 2011, University of Sydney Anthology 2010, 2011 ESL Intern waif: entitling oneself to Arnott’s Milk Arrowroot Biscuits® at ABC Pool and Sound Alliance Pretends to be a gay man writing news for samesame.com.au Pretends to be the average aspirational punter writing for fasterlouder.com.au Can talk to animals – it’s actually true but totally secret (and you know what, life’s never been the same) Adopted daughter of Nigel Thornberry One-time Hero at Project 52’s Hermann’s Heroes, makin’ sweet jam at Theatresports®. Something something feminist et al. Downing Centre District Court legal assistant. Reads and cherishes every single email from Greg Sherington. Double racist, I mean, bassist.

Arts(Meco) II

James Alexander:

Curriculum Vitae

Chaser production assistant Extra - ‘Yes We Canberra!, The’ ‘Chaser’s’ ‘Royal Wedding Commentary’, ‘Lawrence Leung’s Unbelievable’ and a new show currently in pre-production (read: do ‘anything’ so long as it’ll end up on TV) Sydney Uni Radio Group Secretary, presenter & bar-tab enthusiast 2010-11 MECOsoc PR and Events officer 2011 Honi Soit contributor 2011 Arts Revue 2011, cast member/writer SUDS Major Production 2011 ‘Something Just Happened ‘- perfomer/ writer Project 52 Comedy regular - ‘Hermann’s Heroes’, ‘Make Way for Ducklings’ and ‘Story Club’ Contributor, ‘Hermes’ 2011 Grand-Finalist, Kirby Cup Plain-Speaking Competition 2010 Graduate, Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS) Graduate, NIDA’s Young Actor’s Studio Interned at Parliament House Totally studies Mandarin, no big deal Known for his colourful plumage and elaborate courtship dance and mating ritual Aspiring comedic genius

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Rosie Marks-Smith Arts IV

Radio Group President, 2008-present Honi Soit Reporter, 2011 Writer, published in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Drum, The Punch, The National Times and The Bondi View MECO Society Vice-President, 2010-11 Self-proclaimed member of the Twitterati Debater, contrarian, agitator, lover Queer Honi editor 2011 Shades Executive without portfolio (like the Berlusconi cabinet but less problematic) Bull Magazine contributor Former intern at ABC News 24 and currently working at Australian Financial Review Founder of high school satirical magazine ‘The Dodo’. A prophetic name, as it turned out, but the candle that burns half as long burns twice as bright Public school patriot Will never forgive John Kerr

t i o Kira Spucys-Tahar Arts (MECO) III

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Bull Magazine editor 2011 Media and Communications Society President 2011-12, Secretary, 2010-11 Politics Society Events Coordinator


candidates for editors of HONI SOIT

2010-11 Sydney Festival Publicity Intern 2010-11 Hermes Contributor, 2011 Media & Publications Officer Australian Women’s Debating Championships 2010 Knows the difference between World of Warcraft, Call of Duty and Mortal Combat Deputy Under-secretary General Marketing, Sydney Model United Nations Conference 2010 AMUNC and SydMUN press gallery representative, 2010 Schools Programme Co-Director, Debates Committee 2011 Under-5 Tricycle Champion, mid 90s Sydney Morning Herald Contributor SURG Broadcaster Webbed, adhesive toes useful for clinging to trees

James ODoherty Arts (Meco) Law II

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Curriculum Vitae

SURG Treasurer, presenter and beerpeddler 2010-11 MECO society PR and Events officer (and coiffed poster boy) 2011 Honi Soit reporter 2011 Interned at the ABC, Macquarie News, 2GB and 2UE Escaped a close proximity with Alan Jones un-propositioned Has a prehensile tail, useful for hanging from trees and grasping out-of-reach fruit. Writer for The AU Review, The Brag and the Canvas Project MusicFeeds.com.au blogger Linked his Facebook and Twitter accounts for ultimate socialmedia efficiency

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Uses a Mac 1994: Defeated his uncle to take place as rightful king of pride rock. cReAtIvE!!1! Wrote a self-reflexive selfcritical 4U English piece on experimental investigative journalism. Clearly the biggest journalism wanker this side of Tom Wolfe.

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A Your Voice for Action

Policy statement VOTE [1] YOUR VOICE FOR ACTION FOR NUS! VOTE [1] YOUR VOICE FOR ACTION FOR SRC! VOTE [1] TIM MATTHEWS FOR PRESIDENT! An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through: •A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies. •Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body. •Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community Your VOICE for Fair Education Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want: •A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres. •All our lectures recorded online. •Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance. •A freeze on fee increases. •Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education. A Student VOICE in Student Housing Access to affordable housing is a massive problem for some students. Many students can’t afford the current 18 Honi Soit

housing options, and some “low cost” options (such as Sydney University Village) are constantly increasing rental prices. The University is presently looking into building new low-cost student housing. The VOICE team believe that your voice has previously been missing in these negotiations. We will to work to:

Zachary Thompson

Curriculum Vitae

Arts

Montana Rosekelly Arts

•Collaborate with the University find a fix to the student housing crisis. •Get a roof over your head at a reasonable rate. An International Student VOICE We want to hear the voices of all students. International Students face some of the worst treatment by the University administration. The University has a legal requirement to provide a minimum standard of services for International Students – but we know that University of Sydney can do better. The VOICE team believe that: •The SRC should provide the language support services cut by the University this year. •Proposed International Student fee increases are totally unreasonable.

Curriculum Vitae •USU Board Director.

Vale Sloane Arts/Law

Curriculum Vitae

•The University should increase the availability of specialised counselling services for International Students.

Isabelle Cox Arts

Your VOICE for Better Library Services Our student body engaged in an extensive and productive discussion about library services in the last year. The VOICE team have some innovative ideas for how the University can balance concerns about student study spaces, and the need to preserve the integrity of the collection. We want to work with the University to: •Digitise the library collections – easier to access on and off campus, cheaper to store. •Open the library for longer to reflect how many students actually study A Sustainable VOICE for our Campus

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Samuel Pearson Sci/Arts

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candidates for delegates to the NATIONAL UNION of STUDENTS

B STANDUP Student Rights for NUS

Luke Craven Arts/Law

Policy statement Vote 1 PHOEBE for President

Phoebe Drake Arts III

Vote 1 STANDUP! for SRC Vote 1 STANDUP! for Student Rights for NUS The higher education sector is currently undergoing some of the biggest reforms we’ve seen since the introduction of HECS. Now more than ever, it is vital that we have a National Union of Students that will STAND UP! for student rights.

Curriculum Vitae

We need a National Union of Students that will STAND UP! for a high quality education through actively engaging with the newly established Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Association. This year the STAND UP! team have been involved in pushing for a student seat on the Standards Panel to ensure that there is student input in the development of teaching and learning standards, but we need to STAND UP! to make sure the Government is holding Universities accountable to the standards they set. We need a National Union of Students that will STAND UP! for a well funded education. This year the STAND UP! team ran campaigns around the Base Funding Review pushing for more Government investment in higher education. The Review is due to report later this year, there’s every chance it will recommend higher student fees. We need to ensure next year we have a National Union that will STAND UP! against further HECS increases! We need a National Union of Students that will STAND UP! against illegal course costs such as lab coats, dissection kits, textbooks, and software. We need a National Union of Students that will STAND UP! for equality of access to higher education, through a fairer income support system. The STAND UP! team believes that all students who have to move from home in order to study should be eligible for income support through Youth Allowance, AusStudy, or AbStudy. The STAND UP! team has been active on the issue of income support for some time, and we’ve won a decrease to the age of independence from 25-22, but it’s not good enough! We need a National Union of Students that will STAND UP! for an improved income support system.

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We need a National Union of Students that will STAND UP! for social justice: the rights of International Students to access transport concessions, the rights of students from a diversity of backgrounds to access higher education, and the rights of all students to undertake their studies without fear of harassment or discrimination.

Curriculum Vitae

2011: SRC: -SRC Welfare Officer -SRC Executive -SRC Councillor -Women’s Collective -Counter-Course Handbook Editor -Women’s Honi Contributor -Standing Legal Committee -Finance Committee -Intercampus Committee NUS: -NUS NSW State Branch President -Delegate to NUS Education Conference USU: -Vice-President Labor Club -SHADES Member -SASS Member -Media and Communications Society Member Committees/Boards -Arts Faculty Rep -Arts Faculty Board -Academic Board -Academic Standards and Policy Committee -Students Consultative Committee -Premier’s Council for International Students Campaigns:

USU: -Media and Communications Society Member -Secretary Labor Club Campaigns: -NUS Vote for Students -NUS Noodle Day -NUS Quality Survey of Education -Reclaim the Night Organising Collective 2009: SRC: -Education Action Group Activist -Honi Contributor NUS: -Delegate to NUS Education Conference USU: -Model UN Society -Media and Communications Society Campaigns: -Demand a Better Future -Fair Education for All Other: -Delegate to NSLF -Equity Secretary, Sancta Sophia

Vivienne Moxham-Hall Science V

S U Semester 1: Students Money to Students Photo Petition Semester 1: National Day of Action: Base Funding Review Petition Semester 2: National Travel Concession Card Petition Semester 2: Campus Crime Stoppers- Cut Illegal Course Costs

Curriculum Vitae

- Science Faculty Representative 2011 - O-Week Director 2008 - Science Revue Actor 2009, Executive 2010 - Board Director 2010-2012 - SRC Councilor 2011 - Member of SciSoc 2008-2011 - Contributor and Editor of Honi Soit and Growing Strong 2007-2011 - Education Conference Delegate 20102011 - NUS Conference Observer 2010

2010: SRC: -SRC Councillor -SRC Executive -Women’s Collective -Women’s Honi Editor - Growing Strong Contributor -Education Action Group Activist NUS: -Delegate to NUS Education Conference -Observer at NUS National Conference

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C Grassroots

Joel Einstein Arts II

Policy statement NUS is the peak representative body for students in Australia. In the past, it has been instrumental in achieving broad structural changes in tertiary education. Sadly, NUS has become increasingly cut off from its base across Australia. The SRC pays over $80,000 a year in affiliation fees, money that is used to help a small group of people expand their CVs. Grassroots is about making NUS more accountable to its stakeholders. This means making NUS an effective agent of change, and campaigning for the issues that matter to students across the country. These include: 1. Fairer income support;

Curriculum Vitae

2011 Australasian Union of Jewish Students USYD President 2011 SRC Global Solidarity Officer 2011 NUS NSW Ethnic Affairs Officer Founder and head of Youth Against Genocide in Darfur Co-Founder and head of Australian Youth Parliament 2009-2010 Co-Director of Save the Congo International 2010

Nai Brooks Arts II

2. An end to auxiliary charges by Universities, including compulsory textbooks and internet usage; 3. Fair treatment of international students, such as equal access to transport concession and more funding for support services;

Tom Viset Arts

Campus

Tim Buckley Arts

Curriculum Vitae

2011 - NSW Art Express Exhibited 2010 - 2011 - Greens on Campus Member 2010 - 2011 - Vice President: Spanish Society 2011 - NSW Greens Strategic Planning Committee

4. Student Control of student services; 5. Socially and Environmentally responsible tertiary education sector;

Zachary Shore Agriculture

6. More assistance for rural students As student interests lie in the future, NUS must also be an agent for broader social change. Grassroots is a progressive team, and we will work with other progressive groups to ensure NUS acts as a voice for a generation.

Armen Aghazarian

2011 – Union Board Director, Sydney University 2011 – Secretary of the Roller Derby Society, Sydney University 2010 – 2011 – Treasurer of the Italian Society, Sydney University 2010 – 2011 – Women’s Officer of the Labor Club 2010 – Secretariat for the National Union of Students Annual Conference 2010 – Israel Peace Week Campaign volunteer 2010- 2011 – Women’s Collective, Sydney University 2005-2011 – Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal volunteer

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Curriculum Vitae

Paloma Brierley Newton

Daniel Irwin

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2011 - History Undergraduate Representative 2011 - Field Coordinator for Power-shift 2011 - Volunteer for the Australian Youth Climate Coalition 2011 - Participant at the Asia-Pacific Model United Nations 2011 - Secretariat member: Sydney University Schools Model United Nations 2011 - Participant in the World Model United Nations in Singapore 2010 - 2011 - Treasurer: Greens on Campus 2009 - 2010 - Events

I’m an intern with the public-policy think tank the Centre for Policy Development. I have exclusively done Government International Relations and History for two and a half years, which may make me sound like the world’s most boring wanker, but I have extensive hobbies such as tweeting during Q&A, and attending community forums, and.... oh never mind. Yep I am more-or-less the progressive GOVT student you’re thinking I am, without the fixed-gear bicycle.

Arts

Bachelor of Visual Arts

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Morgan Gardiner

Arts (honours)

Curriculum Vitae

2011 - Organised events for SCA, such as the yearly film night and art school soccer cup 2011 - Member of the Greens on

Curriculum Vitae

2011 - Member of the Sydney College of the Arts Society 2011 - Involved in teh campaign to introduce a shuttle service for the Sydney College of the Arts

Arts


candidates for delegates to the NATIONAL UNION of STUDENTS

D The Greens

Curriculum Vitae

2010 - 2011 - Secretary: Greens on Campus 2009 - 2011 - Member of the Sydney Arts Students Society 2011 - Member of the Italian Society

Policy statement At NUS Conference The Greens will:

Paddy Holt

Jess Harwood

Arts/Law I

Law IV

1. Work with progressive independents outside the big factions to get democratic reforms of the conference process. 2. Support the introduction of secret ballots at NUS conferences. 3. Refuse to accept any free items beyond food and board at the conference. This includes any free alcohol supplied with union money. 4. Work with Independents, ALP and other members of the progressive factions to support progressive and independent positions on important issues for students. 5. Only vote for candidates who have a genuine track record in student activism and are genuinely committed to student issues and democratic methods of organising. 6. Support autonomous office bearers for each of the networks. In previous years, ALP Left and ALP Right students have over ruled the democratic decisions of the networks such as the environment department in order to install their mates in paid and unpaid positions to the detriment of student democracy. 7. If and when a movement towards a more democratic national union emerges, support this movement.

Madison Cartwright Arts IV

Curriculum Vitae

Greens on Campus member 2011-2012 Greens on Campus Caucus member 2011-2012 Youth Advisor to Lyne candidate Ian Oxenford 2010-2011 Sports Contributor for The Port Macquarie News 2010-2011 Sports Contributor for the Camden Haven Courier 2010-2011 Sydney University Sailing Club member 2011-2012

Seamus Lee Arts II

Curriculum Vitae

2003-5: Involved at school with Rotary’s Interact, organising and participating in community service projects 2005: Completed Certificate of Speech Communication Australia with the Australian Musical Examinations Board (AMEB) 2005-present: Volunteer Bushcare regenerator 2006: Completed Associate Diploma of Performance (Speech and Drama Teaching) Australia with AMEB 2009-present: Working in the office of NSW Greens MP John Kaye 2010: Graduated from International Studies at University of Sydney 2011: Ran as Greens candidate for Riverstone in the NSW State Election Campaign 2011: Set up design and cartooning business

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2011: Involved with Greens on Campus

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•Sydney University Greens on Campus Co-Convenor 2011 •SRC Councillor 2011 •NUS Delegate at the 2010 National Conference •Campaigner for the Greens at State and Federal Elections •Government and International Relations Honours Student

Curriculum Vitae

• SRC Member 2011 • Politics Society Member 2010-2011 • Greens on Campus member 20102011 • Political economy member 2010 • Executive - Greens on campus 2011 • Doing a Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Government and international Relations • 2008 - elected Leader at International Grammar School • 2009 - Was the member for Willoughby in the YMCA Youth Parliament

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E STAND UP! REAL STUDENT ISSUES

Policy statement STAND UP! REAL STUDENT ISSUES The National Union of Students is the peak representative bodies for undergraduate students the nation over. It is the organisation all governments, media and policy advisers turn to when it comes to making an impact on the everyday life of students. That is why it is so important to keep a strong, active pro-real student issue voice in NUS. VOTE [1] STAND UP! REAL STUDENT ISSUES and we will fight for the issues that actually matter to you. STAND UP FOR EDUCATION Education is a right, not a privilege. Each semester, students are burdened with expensive fees for textbooks, readers and lab equipment. Our education is compromised when students are faced with an inaccessible and unaffordable system that does not consider student interests. STAND UP for Real Students will stand up for our right to a fair education that is more affordable and convenient by implementing: - A TEXTS on HECS program where you can defer the costs of textbooks until after you graduate. - Longer library hours

rights. We strive to empower those who are underrepresented on campus through:

Christian Jones Science II

- Leadership programs encouraging students to apply for representative positions - Student volunteer mentor programs - An independent advisory organisation for international students which provides assistance in employment, study and housing 4. STAND UP FOR THE RIGHT THING STAND UP for Real Students also believes in the protection of rights off campus. We want a socially conscious campus that cares for the environment and makes ethically responsible choices. We are campaigning for: - More recycling bins on campus - A carbon neutral campus - More volunteer and humanitarian programs on campus VOTE [1] STAND UP! REAL STUDENT ISSUES VOTE [1] PHOEBE DRAKE FOR PRESIDENT

Todd Pinkerton Arts/BPESS II

- $2 printing a day quota

Curriculum Vitae

I am a second year Science student at University. There are not a whole lot of Science representatives in the SRC, which is why I believe that I need to run. Science students need a representation on SRC, more than one! I have been involved on campus, in various clubs and societies and also within the SRC. I am running for SRC because I believe that we can make a difference on council to make the university a better place to be for everyone.

Arts II

2. STAND UP FOR WELFARE

- Greater accessibility to the SRC councilors, legal advisors, career advisors, and financial support - More frequent Security Buses - More assistance for low cost housing & employment 3. STAND UP FOR STUDENT INCLUSION STAND UP for Real Students believes all students should have the knowledge and power to stand up for their own 22 Honi Soit

Law III

• On the Finance Committee for the SRC • Secretary of the ALP Club • Member of UN Society • Delegate to AMUNC and SYDMUN 2010 • Member of Politics Society

John Harding-Easson

- Online lectures for all courses

STAND UP for Real Students will protect your welfare by implementing:

Penny Parker

• Member of SciSoc

- More accessible Wi-Fi system on campus & power plugs for laptops

STAND UP for Real Students believes there should be greater support for student welfare on campus. Stand up for an answer to real student issues and we will ensure students can live and learn on campus free from discrimination and financial stress, so students can enjoy a positive and vibrant university experience.

student. This is where the SRC comes in. I believe the Student Council needs to foster an environment of innovative thinking to maximise the potential of the Faculty of Arts. I know I can make a difference in these areas, to offer a fresh start, better representation and someone who will stand up for Arts students where it matters. Activities - USyd Delegation to AMUNC 2011 - Understanding Modern Insurgency - Vice President 2011 - ALP Society - Treasurer - Politics Society - United Nations Society - Vinnies Society - Sydney Arts Students Society

USYD ALP club Women’s Officer Member of; Alp club Labor club SULS

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Ina Hoxha

Curriculum Vitae

Vice-President of the USYD ALP Club 2011 Student Representative for ECOP1004 2010 Orienation Committee Member 2010 NUS Pre-Conference Bussiness Committee Member 2010 Member of: AJUS club SASS club ALP club ECOP soc National Consistuional Convention Represeantive 2009 Arts Mentee 2010 Arts Mentor 2011 Infamously claim to have invented the Tequlia Sunrise 20092011

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Arts II

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Curriculum Vitae

I’m in my second year of Arts. For me, social aspects of student life really make the university experience. But being a part of Sydney University’s largest faculty also comes with drawbacks. Crowded tutorial rooms, too few lectures recorded, wasteful spending and the constant threat of getting rid of courses all hang over the life of an Arts

Curriculum Vitae

In my extensive involvement with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, both as a student and a representative I have encountered various issues which have made me highly passionate about running as a candidate for the 2011 SRC Elections. My experience extends to various facets of the Faculty of Arts, from Secretary of the International and Global Studies Society, General


candidates for delegates to the NATIONAL UNION of STUDENTS

F STANDUP! for NUS Executive on the United Nations Society, Media/Publicity Officer on the Politics Society, Student Representative for International and Global Studies, Student Representative for the School of Social and Political Sciences, Arts Network Mentor, Student Point of Contact (SPOC), Delegate at the Harvard World Model United Nations in Singapore, 2011; Asia-Pacific Model United Nations Conference 2010 & 2011; Sydney University Model United Nations Conference 2010. I believe that this experience sets me apart as a candidate who understands the issues facing students studying in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and has the experience and passion to stand up for them.

Dylan Parker Arts II

Curriculum Vitae

I’m Dylan Parker and I am running for Council because the SRC needs to be focused on the real problem of student housing rather than petty ideological bomb throwing and personal frivolities. After nearly two years at Sydney, I have found that the average student doesn’t care in the least who’s on top and who’s not, but they care a lot about where they live and how much it costs. Finding accommodation in Sydney is hard but finding decent and affordable accommodation on a student income is near impossible. The SRC needs to find affordable accommodation not foster student ambition.

Policy statement Vote 1 STAND UP! For NUS Vote 1 STAND UP! For SRC Vote 1 PHOEBE for President In a rapidly changing tertiary education sector, we need a National Union of Students that will STAND UP for what students need! With the introduction of the Student Services and Amenities Fee, universities around Australia are taking over student services which were formerly run by student organisations, something we are seeing play out on our own campus with the University’s potential attempted takeover of the USU. We need a National Union of Students that will STAND UP for independent student organisations, and ensure that students, not university bureaucrats, are running student programs. We need a National Union of Students which will actively support campuses in their negotiations with universities, and that will lobby the Government to ensure there is a legislative framework which supports independent student organisations. The deregulation of university places comes into full effect next year. Now, more than ever, we need a National Union of Students that will STAND UP for a quality education. Students in Australia pay some of the highest fees in the OECD, with a correspondingly low government contribution. With the introduction of deregulation, we may well see a rapid expansion in students attending university without the supporting expansion in infrastructure, services, and teaching capacity. Students in Australia deserve better. This year the STAND UP! team have campaigned around quality of education issues both at a campus and a national level, and we believe that this needs to continue through bodies such as the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Association.

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The Group of Eight recommended a 50% increase in HECS fees in their submission to the Base Funding Review - we need a National Union of Students that will STAND UP against increases to HECS, and for an increase in perstudent funding for universities. It’s time for the government to get real about their education revolution! We need a National Union of Students this is inclusive and relevant to all students. We need a National Union of Students that will STAND UP for international students and fight for their right to access a transport concession card. This year NUS and the STANDUP team have been involved in the Fair Fares campaign, and after years of lobbying we are seeing some movement, which is why it’s more important than ever that we maintain a strong National Union of Students that will STAND UP on this issue.

We need a National Union of Students that will STAND UP for students from a diversity of backgrounds, and work towards making education more accessible through better income support mechanisms. We need a National Union of Students that will STAND UP for the right of all students – straight, gay, male and female – to feel safe on their campuses, by supporting campus organisations in implementing the recommendations of the Talk About It: Safe Universities Blueprint. Vote 1 PHOEBE for President Vote 1 STANDUP! for SRC Vote 1 STANDUP! for Student Rights for NUS

Donherra Walmsley Arts IV

Curriculum Vitae

Donherra Walmsley CV 2011: SRC President National Union of Students National Executive NUS Presidents’ Summit delegate and organiser Delegate to the National Union of Students Education Conference Fund our Future campaign organiser Students’ Money to Students campaign organiser If They Can Record this Crap Why Not Our Lectures assistant campaign organiser Campus Crime Stoppers campaign organiser Fair Fares campaign organiser Labor Club member SHADES member Yemaya contributor Sydney karate club member (green belt in karate, yellow belt in kobudo) 2010: SRC General Secretary Labor Club Treasurer EAG activist Women’s Collective member Delegate to the National Union of Students Education Conference Delegate to NOWSA Conference Women’s Honi contributor Growing Strong editor

Counter-Course Handbook editor SRC O-Week Convener SHADES member Noodle Day organiser Fair Education campaign organiser Quality Survey collection and data entry coordinator Vote for Students campaign organiser Reclaim the Night organising collective member NUS Schools Day organiser NUS National Conference observer Sydney karate club member 2009: SRC Queer Officer Delegate to Queer Collaborations Delegate to NUS Education Conference NUS National Conference observer Labor Club member Queer Honi editor Dissent contributor EAG activist AIME mentor 3rd in ISKA women’s contact sparring competition (intermediate division) NUS Schools Day organiser Demand a Better Future campaign organiser Fair Education for All campaign organiser 2008: Queer Honi contributor 2008-2010: SASS member Queer Collective member Sydney Karate Club member SU Sport member

Sebastian Weller Arts/Law v

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Degree: Law/Arts(Hon) Year: 5 Department Representative – Japanese Studies 2012 President Labor Club 2010/11 SRC Councillor 2009-2010 Tokyo University Exchange 2009/10 Law Faculty Mentor 2010/11 Arts Faculty Mentor 2008/09 St Andrew’s College Alumnus University of Sydney Merit Scholarship School of Languages and Cultures 23 Honi Soit


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G Your VOICE at NUS Exchange Scholarship Japanese Government (JASSO) Study Scholarship St Andrew’s College Academic Scholarship (2007/08/09)

Policy statement Vote [1] Your VOICE for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS!

Joe Blackshield

Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Law IV

An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation

Curriculum Vitae Nus Delegate 2008 (unsw),

2010 (Usyd) Nus Environment Officer 2010 (NSW) Nus Education Officer 2011 (NSW) Usyd Src Councillor 2010 Usyd Src Executive 2010 Usyd Src Intercampus Liaison Officer 2011 Medieval Studies Student Rep 2010

Isaac Carney Arts/Science

Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through: • A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies. • Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body. • Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community Your VOICE for Fair Education Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want:

General Exec of Usyd ALP CLub Chemistry Class Representative Treasurer of Vegesoc

• All our lectures recorded online.

• Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance. • A freeze on fee increases.

• Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education. A Student VOICE in Student Housing

Access to affordable housing is a massive problem for some students. Many students can’t afford the current housing options, and some “low cost” options (such as Sydney University Village) are constantly increasing rental 24 Honi Soit

• Collaborate with the University find a fix to the student housing crisis.

Vote [1] Your VOICE for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Rhys Pogonoski Business

• Get a roof over your head at a reasonable rate. An International Student VOICE We want to hear the voices of all students. International Students face some of the worst treatment by the University administration. The University has a legal requirement to provide a minimum standard of services for International Students – but we know that University of Sydney can do better. The VOICE team believe that: • The SRC should provide the language support services cut by the University this year. • Proposed International Student fee increases are totally unreasonable. • The University should increase the availability of specialised counselling services for International Students.

Curriculum Vitae

2011, USU Board Director 2011, Welfare Officer, SRC 2011, President, Capture the Flag Society 2010, Producer, Commerce Revue 2010, Observer, National Union of Students

Your VOICE for Better Library Services Our student body engaged in an extensive and productive discussion about library services in the last year. The VOICE team have some innovative ideas for how the University can balance concerns about student study spaces, and the need to preserve the integrity of the collection. We want to work with the University to:

Sharangan Maheswaran Arts

• Digitise the library collections – easier to access on and off campus, cheaper to store.

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• Open the library for longer to reflect how many students actually study.

• Provide more spaces for students to study around the campus – we’re sick of walking around for hours to find a desk!

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• A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres.

Curriculum Vitae

prices. The University is presently looking into building new low-cost student housing. The VOICE team believe that your voice has previously been missing in these negotiations. We will to work to:

A Sustainable VOICE for our Campus

The SRC has a proud history of campaigning for environmental issues. We want to put some more pressure on the University to walk the walk. We can work to green our campus through: • Implementation of green campus infrastructure like more recycling and compost bins and more bubblers on campus. • Reduce the University’s carbon footprint: explore renewable energy options for the Uni, develop strategies to limit printing.

Curriculum Vitae

2011, Welfare Officer, SRC 2011, Councillor, SRC 2010, Delegate, National Union of Students


candidates for delegates to the NATIONAL UNION of STUDENTS

H Liberals for NUS

Tim Matthews

Kurt Graham

Arts/Law

Economics and Business II

Curriculum Vitae Jospeh Callingham Science III

Curriculum Vitae Henry Innis Arts I

Curriculum Vitae

2011, Education Officer, SRC 2011, Councillor, SRC 2011, USU Tuesday Talks Convenor 2010-11, NSW President, UN Youth Australia 2011, Careers Officer, Arts Students Society 2011, General Executive, Capture the

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Flag Society

Karen Chau Business

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2011, Sexual Harassment Officer, SRC 2011, Executive Member, UN Society 2011, Director, UN Youth NSW 2010, Education Officer, UN Youth NSW

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No Parking Fines

BOOST

SHOUT! for Chocolate

Morgan Forrest

Policy statement

Easters, BP Novice, and John Howard Debating cups

Policy statement

BOOST for SRC BOOST wants to fix the SRC. BOOST feels that the SRC has been victim to factional fighting and partisan pugnacity, rendering it toothless and irrelevant. BOOST knows that the SRC should always be the premier organisation for the protection of student interests, but this fundamental purpose is being defeated by internal instability. BOOST is an independent group of concerned students that want to drive the SRC from its current stagnated state into a truly representative organisation that reflects the diversity of student interests on campus. We support significant reform to the Council to make it a more streamlined and efficient organisation that can fight for change across the wider university. We understand that University is about education, not profitmaking, and that education is about opportunity and access, not cutting subjects and library budgets.

• 180 Degrees Consultant

The SRC shouldn’t be a bitter political forum. That’s why we’re here to sweeten up the Council!

Arts

Policy statement Like freedom? Hate parking fines? I believe that the parking situation on campus has gone FAR ENOUGH! (and I have got one too many fines!) Parking on campus should be free and accessible to ALL students. I want the SRC to campaign for something students REALLY want. If you never want to worry about running out in the middle of a two hour lecture to move your car to another one hour spot in Glebe, you know who to vote for! If you never want to suffer the drive to the top floor of the Broadway carpark for student rates, you know who to vote for! If you have ever felt that feeling in your stomach when you see Campus Security driving around, you know who to vote for!

BOOST will work towards helping students from all backgrounds, and improving the education offered by Sydney University. Some of the many key areas that we will fight for include:

• Co-Convener of SULS Contracts Moot • General Executive of Amnesty International Society • Diplomatic Commendation at AsiaPacific Model UN Conference • Contributor to the Globalist • Chairman of Benenson Society (2010)

Nenad Vitas Arts

Curriculum Vitae Cameron Caccamo Education

Curriculum Vitae James Wilson Arts (B.P.E.S.S)

Vote [1] No Parking Fines

• More recorded lectures available online.

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• Better access to wireless internet throughout the University.

Julian Chu

• 24 hour Library Access. • Fighting for an International Student Concession Card. • A reformed SRC Constitution that reduces factionalism and increases accountability. Vote for the future, Vote for students, Vote BOOST!

James Coward Arts (B.I.G.S)

Curriculum Vitae

• Member of International Global Studies Society, Debating Society • Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award (2010) • Local Delegate at State Constitution Convention (2009) • Model United Nations (2009)

Sam Murray Arts/Law

Curriculum Vitae

• Active member of Amnesty International Society, Politics Society, Model UN Society, Debating Society, Catholic Society, SULS, Gaius Gracchus Society • Participated in Grand Slam, Regionals, 26 Honi Soit

Arts

Curriculum Vitae

Headed by the President of Chocsoc, one of USyd’s most loved clubs, we are a completely independent team, comprised of candidates from first, second and third years, with varied involvement and experience across a wide range of different aspects of uni life. We are not affiliated with any political party whatsoever, and receive no funding from external sources. The SRC should be a body where, as the name suggests, students are being represented. It should not become a playground for political parties to play out their self-seeking and immature factional battles, where aspiring politicians from both sides of the political spectrum fight each other. We are against the politicisation of the SRC, and will certainly not be involved in partisan politics or exploit the SRC merely as a vehicle to launch a political career. That said, we are willing to negotiate and work with all sides to achieve a better and SWEETER outcome for students on campus. Here are a few of the policies that we espouse and seek to work towards: - Cheaper parking on campus – we will campaign for the introduction of hourly rates rather than an extravagant $24 flat rate for parking in the campus grounds - More microwaves on campus – we understand that you don’t particularly want to queue in line all the time to heat up your lunch! - Travel concessions for international students -- still on the agenda as it is yet to be achieved. We will actively support our fellow students from overseas in fighting for what is only a just and equitable demand. - A quota for free photocopying/printing for each student We might not be able to promise free chocolate for everyone on campus, but if elected, we do promise an independent, representative and honest voice on the SRC. Vote SHOUT! for Chocolate


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

Ian Chan

Arts/Law III

Carol Yu

Commerce/Law I

- Member of Red Cross Humanitarian society

Rebecca Kok Science/Law II

- Mentor, Law School Mentoring Program 2011 - Women in Banking Mentoring Program 2011

Alice Li

Economics/Law

Curriculum Vitae

- President, Chocolate Society (Chocsoc), 2010- present - Secretary, Teochew Association (TCA), 2010- present - General Executive, Tea Society (Teasoc), 2010- present - Social Director, Austrralian-Chinese Cultural Appreciation Society (Chopsticks), 2010 - Publicity Director, Vietnamese Students Association (VSA), 2010 - SULS International Students Subcommittee, 2010, 2011 - Member of various other USU clubs and societies including HKC, Wasabi, UN Society, and the Evangelical Union (EU) - Recipient of the Australian Student Prize, 2008

Curriculum Vitae Curriculum Vitae

Recipient of the University of Sydney Merit Scholarship, 2011 Active and dedicated member in a wide range of societies: Chinese Law Students Society (CLSS), Hong Kong Student Association (HKC), Debating Society, Financial Management Association of Australia (FMAA), Accounting & Auditing Society (AAASOC), Finance Society (FINSOC), Commerce Society (COMSOC), UN Society, Law Society (SULS) & Evangelical Union (EU)

Curriculum Vitae Joshua Lee

Commerce/Medicine I

- Walter Reid Memorial Prize, 2010 - Talented Student Program, Faculty of Science, 2010-present - Recipient of the University of Sydney Entry Scholarship, 2010 - Premier’s Award for All-Round Excellence in the HSC; 2009 - Transport Prefect, 2008-2009 - Member of USU Clubs and Societies such as Photosoc, Statsoc and Chocsoc - Volunteer with the University of Sydney Tutoring Program 2010 - Science Faculty Mentor, 2011 - Bandage Bear Day 2011 - Jeans for Genes Day 2011

Helena Cheng Commerce/Law II

- University of Sydney Delegate to AMUNC, 2010 - USyd Open Day Volunteer, 2009, 2010 - Mentor, Arts Faculty Mentoring Program, 2010, 2011

Curriculum Vitae

- Mentor, Law School Mentoring Program, 2011 Also popularly known as ‘Durian’ (the spiky, smelly fruit!)

- Combined Medicine Association (COMA) Faculty Representative for Economics and Business (2011) - University of Sydney Outstanding Achievement Scholarship (2011)

Curriculum Vitae

- Secretary of SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise)

- Australian National Students Prize (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations) (2011) - National Youth Science Forum Representative for the St. Ives Rotary Club (2010)

- Treasurer of Sydney University Taekwondo (TKD) - Member of Choc Soc :) 27 Honi Soit


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KREEEEEE! for SRC

Australian Labor Party

Policy statement

Sam de Ferranti Arts

Our university is under siege. It’s under a figurative siege of decreased funding and the VSU fiasco, the USUtakeover killing our social lives, and the murky new waters of SSAF - and it’s under a literal siege from the Giant Ant, threatening to crush us all on an inscrutable whim, or rend us in its mandibles, obeying some alien impulse. Which is why you should elect the Giant Ant for the SRC! The Giant Ant will be the only elected member who can guarantee the physical safety of the SRC, AS WELL AS the operational safety of the SRC! Though the Vice Chancellor is a skilled diplomat, he will be no match for the Ant’s beautiful carnage, whether in the ring of honour or at the negotiating table. The Giant Ant will keep the SRC strong by feeding the members a nourishing royal jelly it synthesises from eating the other members. Any members who object will be eaten and synthesised. We three will be the mouthpiece for the Giant Ant in meetings, as it can only communicate by possessing humans. These newfound psychic powers mean that it is also able to taste your fear.

Policy statement The Australian Labor Party has delivered various reforms for the tertiary education system and for the students of The University of Sydney. It is the party that introduced the HECS system giving ALL students access to a valuable tertiary education. The SSAF proposed by the ALP is a hallmark of this government. The Students Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) will ensure that students receive a BETTER EDUCATION and have BETTER SERVICES on campus.

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Free Parking! involved in Sydney Uni’s very own student politics after helping out with one of the Union Board campaigns in my first semester here on campus. I am a proud card carrying member of the Australian Labor Party and I want to translate some of those Labor Party values to the SRC and Sydney Uni Student Politics which include first and foremost an end to corruption with an increase in accountability for the SRC, lobbying for the ability to put mandatory textbooks on HECS and a progressive environmental policy which includes support for Carbon pricing

Max Kiefel Arts I

Policy statement Free parking! Is it achievable? Absolutely! We have seen the situation for students on campus get far worse. Now, not only does parking on campus cost upwards of $25 but there are parking meters installed in all side streets around campus, many of them with parking limited to one hour. That’s not even enough time to go to one lecture or attend a tutorial. There is no way ordinary students can afford to park around uni. We pay for course readers, textbooks, library fines and our HECS debts are getting bigger and bigger. We can’t be expected to bear the brunt of blatant USYD administration and City of Sydney Council revenue-raising any longer. As an SRC representative I will STANDUP! for free, accessible parking on and around campus. VOTE 1 PHOEBE DRAKE FOR PRESIDENT VOTE 1 FREE PARKING FOR SRC VOTE 1 STANDUP! FOR NUS

IntelligANT. IndependANT. AgiantANT. KREEEEEE!

Michael Richardson Arts

Curriculum Vitae Tom Walker Arts

Curriculum Vitae James Colley Science/Arts

Curriculum Vitae

A price on Carbon is the first step to ensuring that we have a future in this world. If you want to save THE ENVIRONMENT vote for the Australian Labor Party, I will lobby the government to invest a portion of the revenue from the carbon price to be spent on making The University of Sydney a GreenCampus, with more renewables on campus. The ALP is the only party with the ability to take action on climate change. The Liberal party is trying to take away our future as a party they must be stopped! Vote [1] the ALP for YOUR Education. Vote [1] the ALP for the ENVIRONMENT. Vote [1] the Australian Labor Party to secure YOUR FUTURE! Vote [1] Phoebe Drake for a Labor President!

Curriculum Vitae

*Sydney University French Society *Sydney University ALP Club *SASS *Sydney Uni Soccer Football Club *Wesley College Students’ Club I am a first year Arts student attempting to get involved into Student life at Sydney University. I’m a relatively new Sydneysider, having moved away from Canberra and life amongst all the diplomacy and politics at the start of this year. I am now excited to get 28 Honi Soit

Curriculum Vitae Driver of a car


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

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H

I

Joseph Ross

Ewen Cameron

Policy statement

How Good’s Student Politics!

B.Eng/B.Com

Curriculum Vitae Jack Walker B.Com/B.Arts

Curriculum Vitae Sophie Stanton B.Com/B.Arts

Curriculum Vitae Joshua Himbury B.Ints/B.Law

Curriculum Vitae Nicholas Kelly B.Arts

Curriculum Vitae Ryan Mooney B.Eng

Curriculum Vitae Iona Main B.A/B.Com

Curriculum Vitae

MACCAS ON CAMPUS Your VOICE of Independence Arts

Policy statement Have you ever been sitting through a tutorial craving a Big Mac?

Vote [1] Your VOICE for Independence for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS!

An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation

Want to prove your hipster retro cred by chilling in the play equipment?

Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through:

We want to throw a Ronald McDonald wig on the VC, throw our pickles on Eastern Ave and bring your favourite golden arches to match the sandstone. So, if you’re hungry all the time, love the play equipment, or just think the University’s new obesity centre is a pretty stupid idea... VOTE [1] MACCAS ON CAMPUS!

Curriculum Vitae

1 x Grand Angus™ 1 x Mighty Angus™ 2 x Quarter Pounder® 4 x Medium Fries 4 x Medium Soft Drinks 1 x 6 pack Chicken McNuggets®

• Collaborate with the University find a fix to the student housing crisis.

Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Ever been sitting in the Fisher stack craving some Chuggets?

These and other problems (but not too many other problems) could quite easily be solved by MACCAS ON CAMPUS.

looking into building new low-cost student housing. The VOICE team believe that your voice has previously been missing in these negotiations. We will to work to:

• Get a roof over your head at a reasonable rate. An International Student VOICE

• A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies. • Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body. • Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community Your VOICE for Fair Education Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want: • A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres. • All our lectures recorded online. • Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance. • A freeze on fee increases. • Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education. A Student VOICE in Student Housing Access to affordable housing is a massive problem for some students. Many students can’t afford the current housing options, and some “low cost” options (such as Sydney University Village) are constantly increasing rental prices. The University is presently

We want to hear the voices of all students. International Students face some of the worst treatment by the University administration. The University has a legal requirement to provide a minimum standard of services for International Students – but we know that University of Sydney can do better. The VOICE team believe that: • The SRC should provide the language support services cut by the University this year. • Proposed International Student fee increases are totally unreasonable. • The University should increase the availability of specialised counselling services for International Students. Your VOICE for Better Library Services Our student body engaged in an extensive and productive discussion about library services in the last year. The VOICE team have some innovative ideas for how the University can balance concerns about student study spaces, and the need to preserve the integrity of the collection. We want to work with the University to: • Digitise the library collections – easier to access on and off campus, cheaper to store. • Open the library for longer to reflect how many students actually study. • Provide more spaces for students to study around the campus – we’re sick of walking around for hours to find a desk! A Sustainable VOICE for our Campus The SRC has a proud history of campaigning for environmental issues. We want to put some more pressure on the University to walk the walk. We can work to green our campus through: • Implementation of green campus infrastructure like more recycling and compost bins and more bubblers on campus. • Reduce the University’s carbon footprint: explore renewable energy options for the Uni, develop strategies to limit printing. Vote [1] Your VOICE for Independence for SRC! 29 Honi Soit


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

J Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

K

SHOUT! (Me a Drink)

Grassroots for Social Justice

Indika Chandrasekera

Policy statement

Arts

Vote 1 ‘Grassroots for Social Justice’ for SRC

Natalie Czapski

Vote 1 ‘Grassroots’ for NUS

Arts/Law

university, faculties, departments, and all levels of administration to work for a safer campus. Securing a formal process of complaint for students who are exposed to discrimination is a step in the right direction, but the SRC must constantly campaign for a campus without discrimination.

Vote 1 Madison Cartwright for President University is a transition period when many students get involved politically and socially in the issues that affect us all. The SRC at Sydney University is an institution with the capacity to aid in developing and enabling humanitarian values and activism, and Grassroots for Social Justice believes that furthering these policies in the SRC will lead to better conditions for students, and positively impact local communities and global society.

Curriculum Vitae

2011, Head of Delegation, Evatt National Trophy 2011, Convenor, UN Youth NSW

Sarah Ienna Arts/Law

Curriculum Vitae James Higgins

Policy statement

Arts/Law

Shout! (Me a Drink)

Curriculum Vitae

Here at Shout! (Me a Drink) we find the other candidates policies too dry for our liking. Save Fisher Library? Yeh, there’s that… but wouldn’t you rather me save you a seat at Manning? As far as we’re concerned, the only thing we like dry is a good martini.

Jack Luxford Arts

Curriculum Vitae Angus Abadee Law

Curriculum Vitae

And all this VSU/Stop Student Taxes stuff? Let’s keep in mind the REAL student taxes are those damn excise taxes on vodka cruisers. Shout me a drink is committed to bringing you change – more change for your pocket that is! A vote for Shout! (Me a Drink) is a vote to protect the one reason to be a student (i.e. unemployed) – uni bars that open at noon! (On a serious note, no to smoke free campus as well… now that’s just a kick in the proverbial nuts, Doc Spence). A vote for Shout! (Me a Drink) is a vote to shake up your SRC and stir some fun into student politics! Enjoy responsibly. P.S. One more reason to vote for me – POST-ELECTION PARTY ANYONE? (I volunteer Tim Matthew’s!)

Curriculum Vitae

I make the cocktails. Molotov style.

The resources, passion, and goodwill of the student body are evident, but not employed at its full potential. The SRC must address important issues by facilitating the efforts of students rather than determining the agenda through a top-down approach. No one is denying that rent in Sydney is atrocious; few people are doing anything about it. The university and the state and federal governments are all in a position to, and while the SRC cannot solve these problems on its own, it can make the voice of students loud and clear. Guaranteeing more places for the disadvantaged, whether involuntarily living out of home, homeless, from low-income families, or victims of discrimination, is necessary to enrich the university with talented students who may find it difficult to attend. Housing rights are also necessary to defend, both in private and university owned accommodation. This involves securing safe and hygienic living conditions, helping students from discrimination, and pursuing justice when students have been subject to abusive and exploitative practices. Rural students and international students often have great difficulty getting involved in student life due to the costs of living in Sydney. We think that more scholarships and accommodation options are essential to a university that is to be accessible to all. The SRC should also be directly involved in helping rural and international students find accommodation, jobs, and loans to assist in raising the living standards of students who often face a difficult time when moving to the city or Australia. The SRC also needs to get more involved in campaigning for the rights of international students to better healthcare arrangements, legal aid, and the hugely popular campaign to grant travel concessions. Verbal, physical and sexual harassment is still a huge issue for many students, especially women, queer students, and people of colour. We call on the

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Disabled people are extensively victimised in modern society. Many buildings on campus are still disability inaccessible, or at least profoundly difficult to access. It’s time for the university to take this problem seriously. If this university is to be a 21st century institution it must take action, and not leave us with primitive levels of accessibility. The circumstances in which our coffee, clothes, and other goods are produced often involve horrendous working conditions for workers, child slavery, and environmentally unsustainable practices that destroy the ecologies of mainly less developed nations. Providing ethical consumption options on campus is necessary for students who do not wish to have to choose between products without a guarantee of an ethical production. This would have an impact beyond the campus, with the university leading the way and inspiring further efforts to ensure our purchases do not continue a cycle of abuse and exploitation internationally. The SRC is a space for collectives and for activism. In the current VSU climate, we want to defend and extend the position of collectives within the SRC, provide funding options that do not consistently put office bearers out of pocket. Office bearers are effectively volunteers who wish to pursue social justice agendas for students and non-students, and should not be hindered by unjustified SRC parsimony or unnecessary bureaucracy. The SRC should also support activism of all sorts, and it should get behind campaigns that arise spontaneously, like the library cuts campaign, and the ‘Save USU’ campaign. The SRC should facilitate, encourage and nurture activism by setting aside a portion of its activism budget for grassroots directed campaigns, reflecting the needs and wants of students. We should provide more awards and certificates of recognition for students who contribute to society within or beyond campus. For a progressive SRC that cares about the concerns of students and society, Vote 1 ‘Grassroots for Social Justice’


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

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Turn UTS into Student Housing

Rafi Alam Arts

Darren Lesaguis Arts

Bryant Apolonio Arts/Law

Policy statement We would like to propose the immediate and aggressive expansion into the visually offensive Jenga Tower currently occupied by University of Technology Sydney. We believe that with such valuable real estate being wasted, the SRC should be dedicated to reclaiming lost territory for the motherland and its people. After directing resources to the beautification of its façade and the optimisation of its dilapidated interiors, we envision a future in which all undergraduates at our great institution shall know the joy of completely free student accommodation. Don’t worry; there will be turrets…and a moat.

Crystal Validakis Curriculum Vitae

Amnesty International Australia

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Chakri Castillo

Nicholas Fogarty

Bachelor of Political Economic and Social Sciences

Lifeline Australia Salvation Army OASIS Asia-Pacific Model United Nations Conference (UNESCO)

Arts

Arts

Politics Society

Paige Oaker

Education and Social Work

Curriculum Vitae Nina Hallas Science

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

• Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences II • Level 75 Blood Elf Rogue

Curriculum Vitae

• CDS Employee of the Month (Data Entry Division): April • SUTEKH Trivia Runner Up 2009

Theadora Fabricius Arts

Rhys Latham

Bachelor of Arts

Curriculum Vitae

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candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

M Left Action

Curriculum Vitae

• Bachelor of Arts III • Achieved Level 60 as an Orc Warrior in 41 hours • Casual dish washer for an upscale eatery in Redfern • SUTEKH Trivia Runner Up 2009

John Shoebridge Bachelor of Arts

Curriculum Vitae

• Bachelor of Arts III • Trained Fire-Breathing Turtle as Level 81 Goblin Hunter • Part-time worker at Reading Cinema • Bass player for Ready, Set, Done (On permanent hiatus at time of print)

Paul Lui

Bachelor of Economics

Curriculum Vitae

• Bachelor of Economics II • Reached Diamond League in Star Craft 2 • Phone Salesmen (on the side)

Policy statement Vote 1 LEFT ACTION Vote 1 FREYA for President LIBERALS OUT OF THE SRC NO CUTS TO FISHER LIBRARY—SAVE OUR EDUCATION NO MALAYSIA DEAL— REFUGEES ARE WELCOME CLIMATE ACTION—100% RENEWABLES NOW LEFT ACTION is a group of students united from campaigns for refugee rights, for real action on climate change and against the cuts to books and staff at Fisher library. We are fighting to get the Liberal students out of the SRC and defend the rights of students to collectively organise and campaign around issues of social justice. Last election the SRC fell into the hands of the right. After spending the campaign period chalking “stop the boats” all over campus, young Liberals spent the year trying to shut down and silence student activists. They ran under the deceptive name “Students First” but within weeks revealed their true agenda by denying funding to the AntiRacism Collective, censoring articles by the Climate Action Collective and cancelling the publication of the annual Women’s Handbook. Students fighting for refugee rights and renewable energy were (albeit temporarily) kicked out of the SRC. The leading Liberal Chad Sidler wrote in the student paper Honi Soit that refugees are “illegal” and that student collectives fighting against racism, homophobia, climate change and under-funded education are “extremists” who “for years now ... have leeched off our student organisations.” This is our own Abbott on campus. Abbott is leading the charge to the right in Australian politics. His election campaign was centred on the demonisation of refugees and he continues to give new legitimacy to climate change deniers with his “people’s revolt” against the carbon tax. To stop this we have to take up these ideas here on the campus—we have to challenge the Liberals when they write refugees are “illegal” in Honi Soit. Left Action students have fought back every step of the way with protests, petitions, student meetings and by mobilising students to SRC council meetings. Now we’re fighting to get these Liberals out of the SRC for good. NO CUTS TO FISHER LIBRARY—SAVE OUR EDUCATION Left Action also believes it is crucial to have an SRC that opposes the cuts to Fisher Library. The “Redevelopment Project” will see 500 000 books removed from the Library, many of which will be disposed of on the grounds they are considered “obsolete”. Staff cuts, while temporarily delayed, have by no means been ruled out, and academic staff have been given mere weeks to vet entire sections of the

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library. The outraged voices of students and staff members—over 300 of who held a “read-in” in Fisher library last semester—continue to be ignored. Cuts have become a prominent feature at our university and many others. Far from Labor’s “education revolution”, Australia is the only OECD country to have reduced its spending on higher education. More and more, decisions are based on what is profitable instead of what is good for education. We can fight these cuts. Last year students who protested cuts to their courses in geo-science succeeded in winning back two of their subjects. With proposals for “restructure” hanging over the Political Economy and Anthropology departments, we need an SRC that can mobilise to fight the University administration and government to defend our quality of education. Unfortunately the left Labor students on council have supported the cuts to Fisher Library. A vote for LEFT ACTION will send a message—students don’t want these cuts. We will fight every step of the way to save the library and save our education. NO MALAYSIA DEAL— FREEDOM FOR REFUGEES Refugee policy under the Gillard Government has gone from bad to worse. As if detaining traumatised people in remote detention centres wasn’t bad enough, now Gillard and Bowen have introduced the “Malaysia Solution”. Under this agreement the next 800 asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat will be shipped off and dumped in Malaysia—a country which is not a signatory to the UN convention on the human rights of refugees, nor most other human rights treaties in international law. The SBS documentary Go Back to Where You Came From graphically depicted the poverty and misery of refugees in a country that is in the ‘bottom ten’ of the world’s worst countries for refugees.

He still refuses to admit that climate change is human-induced and is waging a campaign to undermine any sort of action on climate change. In fact, Abbott says if in government he will shut down the Department of Climate Change and sack over 1000 public servants who work there. At the same time Liberals on campus made it their mission to destroy the Climate Action Collective, by deleting its material from the o-week hand book and later trying to abolish the group altogether. The Gillard government has also proven it is not serious about stopping climate change. While trying to talk up the carbon tax as a great reform, it continues to oversee and encourage the expansion of the coal and gas industries. At the same time the government has taken money out of funding for largescale solar plants. We desperately need a movement that will stand up against the vested interests of big polluters and demand a transition to 100% renewable energy. Left Action wants an SRC that is joining this fight! LEFT ACTION stands for freedom for refugees - an end to the Malaysia Deal and Mandatory Detention. We want full rights for international students. LEFT ACTION stands for real action on climate change - direct investment in renewables NOW, no new coal, and funding green jobs. LEFT ACTION stands against the Fisher Library cuts - and all proposed cuts to education and student services. LEFT ACTION stands for student activism and getting the Liberals out of the SRC. Join us! Get involved! And Vote LEFT ACTION for SRC and Freya for President!

Freya Bundey Arts IV

Like the pro-refugee movement which took on and beat Howard, we are helping to build mass opposition. The Anti-Racism Collective is helping to build a student movement that can generalise opposition to the Malaysia deal, offshore processing and mandatory detention. Students played a huge role in the refugee movement under Howard, even helping to fund buses to the remote detention centres. But the Anti-Racism Collective has had to spend the year defending its existence from attacks by Liberals in the SRC who have tried to defund, censor and shut down the ARC. They want to stop the boats—we want to stop them. Vote for LEFT ACTION to kick them out. REAL CLIMATE ACTION—100% RENEWABLE ENERGY This year has seen Abbott whipping up fresh climate change denialism with his “people’s revolt” against the carbon tax.

Curriculum Vitae

- Active member of the Anti-Racism Collective and helped organise stalls, bulletins and forums for refugee rights and against Mandatory Detention and the Malaysia Deal (2008-11) - Launched the Coalition to defend


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the SRC and a petition and against the Liberals who attempted to abolish student activist groups - Organised and spoke at the ‘Read-in’ against the cuts Fisher library - Attended Students of Sustainability conferences (2010-2011) - Active member of Solidarity

Nathan McDonnell BIGS II

-Helped organise anti-nuclear and carbon tax forums -Participant in campaigns such as for no new coal, and for renewables funding now -Gave a talk on the carbon tax at the Students of Sustainability conference (2011) - Campaigned against Liberals in the SRC trying to shut down activist collectives (2011)

Laura Hopkins Science II

- Attended protests for refugee rights - Involved with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition

Neil Robertson Science III

Domenique Sherab Arts III

Curriculum Vitae Curriculum Vitae

- Save the SRC Campaign, opposing the Liberal attacks on the SRC’s activist collectives (2010-11) - Member of Students for Palestine, organised a forum about the Arab Spring and attended BDS (boycott) demonstrations at Max Brenner against the illegal occupation of Palestinian land (2011) - Faculty of Arts Student Representative and member of the Faculty of Arts Teaching and Learning Committee. (2011) - Organised a grassroots campaign amongst philosophy students regarding overcrowded tutorials (2010) - Attended Climate Camp (2010) - Active member of Solidarity

Imogen Szumer Arts I

Curriculum Vitae

- International and Global studies 3rd year - Active member of the Anti-Racism Collective, chaired and spoken at several forums for refugee rights (2010-11) - SRC Ethnic Affairs Officer (2011) - Campaigned against Liberals in the SRC trying to shut down activist collectives (2011) - Member of the Climate Action Collective (2010-11) - Attended climate camp (2010)

Viv Honan

Arts/Science III

- Active member of the Anti-Racism Collective (2010-2011) and have helped build, facilitate and have spoken at rallies and forums on refugee and Indigenous rights on and off campus - Campaign against Liberal and rightwing students who tried to abolish student collectives (2010-11) - Participated in sit-in and speakout against the cuts to Fisher Library - Attended annual Students of Sustainability conference in Albury (2011) - Active member of the Queer Collective, proponent of Queer rights and diversity in all forms and strong believer that fighting for queers means fighting for the SRC! (2011)

Curriculum Vitae

- Active member of the Climate Action Collective (2010-11) - Campaigns against fossil fuels and nuclear power, as well as market based climate policy, including the current carbon tax and for just transition to renewable energy - Attended the Students of Sustainability conference where I helped organise and facilitate a forum outlining a progressive response to climate change based on direct public investment in renewable energy (2011)

- Active member of Solidarity

Cecily Niumeitolu Arts II

Curriculum Vitae

- Campaign against the Library cuts to stop 30 staff redundancies and the removal of 500 000 books without future plans for storage (2011) - Involved in Antar in the past

Nic Margan Arts I

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

-First year student of International and Global Studies -Active member of Climate Action Collective (2011)

- 3rd year of science/arts degree, majoring in Geography and Indonesian - Active member of Climate Action Collective (2009-11), given several talks including on ‘creating climate jobs’ and ‘campaign to stop coal seam gas mining’ - Helped build forums such as ‘alternatives to a carbon price’ and plenary at Students of Sustainability, hosting a member of Beyond Zero Emissions (2010) - Campaigned to fight the cuts to geosciences (2010) and to Fisher library (2011) - Active member of Solidarity

Curriculum Vitae

- Active member of the Climate Action Collective (2011) - Involved in the Defend our SRC campaign - Helped with material for the Students of Sustainability conference (2011) - Attended protests against the library cuts 33 Honi Soit


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Get Macked for Law

Chris Harris Law III

McDonalds on Campus

Elliot Cameron Law III

Siobhan Friis

Arts/Social Science

communist
conspiracy.

 Vote 1 McDonalds on Campus so that
you
can
have
the
best
time
in
the
 world.

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae Curriculum Vitae

Mina Nada Law V

Steph Mak Law II

Policy statement

Curriculum Vitae Laurence Hendry Law III

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McDonalds on Campus Mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm best
time
in
the
world.

 Mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm it’s Mac time.
McDonalds.

 It’s
Mac
time.

 For
over
a
century
this
timeless
 jingle
has
not
been
allowed
to
ring
 throughout
Sydney
University
due
to
the
 influence
of
an
insidious
ideology.

 That
ideology
is
communism.

 Contrary
to
popular
belief,
 communism
did
not
die
with
Lenin.
It
 did
not
die
when
Trotsky
got
pick
axed
 in
South
America.
It
did
not
die
with
 Glasnot
and
Perestroika.
It
lives
on
 in
weekly
meetings
at
the
Newtown
 Neighbourhood
centre
attended
by
 un-showered
university
students
in
the
 eighteenth
year
of
their
arts
degrees.

 For
over
a
century
these
 dishevelled
idiots
have
stood
outside
 Fisher
under
the
ridiculous
assumption
 that
handing
out
fliers
and
putting
 up
posters
will
get
troops
out
of
 Afghanistan.
These
people
are
not
 irrelevant
anachronisms.
Their
silly
 and
ostensibly
impotent
campaigns
for
 the
socialist
revolution
and
an
end
 to
imperialism
have
masked
their
 success
in
preventing
McDonalds
setting
 up
a
store
at
Sydney
University.

 Motivated
by
notions
of
 false
consciousness
and
hegemony,
they
 have
precluded
you
from
experiencing
 the
joys
of
chocolate
sundaes.

 Obsessed
by
the
extraction
of
 surplus
value,
they
have
prevented
you
 from
eating
rubbery
fries.

 Characterised
by
dialectical
 materialism
they
have
denied
you
 the
ability
to
munch
on
scrumptious
 McChicken
burgers.

 Stop
the
international



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Your VOICE for Engineering

Free Condoms

Policy statement Vote [1] Your VOICE for Engineering for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS!

prices. The University is presently looking into building new low-cost student housing. The VOICE team believe that your voice has previously been missing in these negotiations. We will to work to:

Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

• Collaborate with the University find a fix to the student housing crisis.

An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation

• Get a roof over your head at a reasonable rate.

Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through:

An International Student VOICE

• A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies. • Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body. • Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community Your VOICE for Fair Education Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want: • A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres. • All our lectures recorded online. • Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance.

We want to hear the voices of all students. International Students face some of the worst treatment by the University administration. The University has a legal requirement to provide a minimum standard of services for International Students – but we know that University of Sydney can do better. The VOICE team believe that: • The SRC should provide the language support services cut by the University this year. • Proposed International Student fee increases are totally unreasonable. • The University should increase the availability of specialised counselling services for International Students. Your VOICE for Better Library Services Our student body engaged in an extensive and productive discussion about library services in the last year. The VOICE team have some innovative ideas for how the University can balance concerns about student study spaces, and the need to preserve the integrity of the collection. We want to work with the University to: • Digitise the library collections – easier to access on and off campus, cheaper to store. • Open the library for longer to reflect how many students actually study.

Thomas MacDonald Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

Joe Blackshield Arts/Law

Policy statement

2011, Sponsorship & Publicity Officer, UN Youth NSW

Here’s a secret.

2010, Finalist, Evatt Trophy Competition

Wait for it......

Chris Ho

Students have sex.

Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

No wait, really? They do, they really do. But do you know what’s really good....safe sex. So if the SRC stands for you, works for you and sends you daily propaganda.

Natalia Scheidegger Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

Than why doesn’t it provide you with free protection? I want to see the SRC devoting a portion of its budget to providing free condoms to students so that should you meet a nice looking gentlemen or gentlewoman (or gentleperson) down at Kelly on King or the Rose it need not stop there. Is that a stretch too far? I think not..... well I’d hope they’d stretch a little. When you go the polls, think of your polls! Vote 1 Free Condoms.

• Provide more spaces for students to study around the campus – we’re sick of walking around for hours to find a desk!

Don’t be silly wrap your willy!

A Sustainable VOICE for our Campus The SRC has a proud history of campaigning for environmental issues.

No Balloon, No party!

No glove, no love!

And my favourite, if it ain’t on, it ain’t in. Free Condoms for SRC!

• A freeze on fee increases. • Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education.

Curriculum Vitae

I once used a free condom and it was awesome.

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STAND UP! FOR COMMERCE

Policy statement STAND UP! FOR COMMERCE Vote [1] Stand up! for Commerce if you want a secure, better funding and more student active faculty. Students studying commerce have a lot to offer the SRC but more importantly there is so much the SRC can do to assist commerce students. If elected, we will work towards; - Recording of all lectures; Commerce is an interesting subject area, why aren’t our lectures available online? Be it a study aid, a way to catch up if you fall behind or to compensate for being away that day, mandatory online lecture recordings across the entire faculty is a simple solution to fixing an all too common problem. - Ensuring all group work has fair participation feedback; every commerce student will agree the fair work participation for group work in your first year is pretty bloody lacking. We want to see the 2nd and 3rd year system introduced across the board for a fairer system, one were students are not disadvantaged by inadequate participation feedback. - Increased faculty support for first years for carer building opportunities; Commerce is a competitive field, its one where students are driven to get real world experience from the very onset. The faculty has the networks and the capacity to assist first years in getting more involved in commerce through part-time or casual work. We want to see increased opportunities for first year students to get involved in commerce off-campus. Uni is more than just studying. So if you want a strong, fair and active SRC, vote [1] STAND UP! FOR COMMEECE VOTE [1] PHOEBE DRAKE FOR PRESIDENT

Cassie Austen

Commerce/Liberal Sudies I

The Greens - USU Campaigner - Intervacity Sports - Wayne Lonegan Scholarship Recipant - Passed ECOF1003(trust me, thats a real achievement)

Nicole Hynes Commerce I

Curriculum Vitae

Member of Commerce Society

Policy statement

and make sure it serves the interests of the SRC, and not factional interests.

Vote 1 The Greens for SRC! Vote 1 The Greens for NUS! Vote 1 Madison Cartwright for President! Greens values are mainstream values, but when it comes to our campus, there’s still a lot of work to do. On campus, the focus is shifting away from learning and toward corporate interests. Electing students with progressive values to the SRC is a step in the right direction. We will be your voice on the SRC, and will use our positions to allow student engagement with SRC campaigns and fight for a sustainable, responsible and fair university.

2. Carefully scrutinise the proportion of funding that USYD contributes to the National Union of Students budget, and ensure that we use our leverage to make NUS work for the interests of students; not the interests of factions.

The Greens stand for: 1. The Australian Greens’ four principles of Social Equity & Economic Justice, Ecological Sustainability, Grassroots Democracy, and Peace & Non-violence. 2. Student control of student affairs – independent and well-funded student organisations, an end to VSU, and a pledge to fight for autonomy of the SRC and USU. 3. A fully-funded and inclusive higher education system. 4. A socially-responsible University – a commitment to teaching and research in areas of social priority and proper scrutiny of public-private research partnerships. A university committed to keeping the degrees it offers, even those it deems “unpopular”. 5. Fight the University’s commercialisation plans, including those to close so called “unpopular degrees”. 6. Full recognition of Australia’s Indigenous peoples at the University and in course subject matter. 7. An end to all ancillary charges by the University – including printing and compulsory textbooks. 8. Rights for all students – including, concession cards for all, and a safe campus for ethnic minorities, queers, women and international students. 9. A significant increase in the funding to the SRC from the university to cater for specialist legal advisor for international students with a particular focus on migration and visa issues. 10. Progressive social issues such as same-sex marriage, action on climate change, an end to racism, recognition of Aboriginal sovereignty, access to on-campus student services, and an efficient public transport system.

Curriculum Vitae - Commerce Society First Year Represenative

- Junior Mathematics Represeantive 36 Honi Soit

On the SRC the Greens will: 1. Hold ALP, Liberal and so called ‘Independent’ representatives to account, taking a stand for a progressive SRC. Also hold the executive to account,

3. Fight to increase the SRC’s budget so that the SRC can adequately provide services to students and to relieve the caseworker burden 4. Support independent academic thought and fight to protect degrees with a smaller cohort. 5. Work to ensure that all presidential candidates declare all current and past party allegiances prior to the election. 6. Prioritise grassroots activism and activities that build the collective power of students. 7. Be ultimately accountable to students, while also recognizing The Australian Greens’ four principles of Social Equity & Economic Justice, Ecological Sustainability, Grassroots Democracy, and Peace & Non-violence. 8. Fight to ensure that collectives retain democratic control their own budgets. 9. Aim for a budget that provides a modest stipend for office bearers which currently receive no pay- such as the queer, environment and indigenous office bearers. 10. Fight for student control of student affairs, and ensure money generated by the proposed “Student services amenities fee” is controlled by students. This is a research institution with a history of challenging unsustainable orthodoxies, and the Greens believe it should continue to do so – this is about keeping Sydney University on the right side of history.

Paddy Holt Arts/Law I


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Curriculum Vitae Personal Statement: I decided to run as a Greens candidate for the S.R.C. because I am committed to an inclusive university. I reckon in the same way we owe it to ourselves to cultivate the natural ecosystems we depend on, there’s a corresponding obligation to perpetuate a productive educational landscape. This necessitates a commitment – involving scholarships and other instruments – to developing an open and accessible system. That means bloody getting in there and ploughing up the establishment soil. I don’t think this institution should be ‘prestigious’ because of the barriers it presents: it should be distinguished for the opportunities it can afford. Curriculum Vitae: Greens on Campus member 2011-2012 Greens on Campus Caucus member 2011-2012 Youth Advisor to Lyne candidate Ian Oxenford 2010-2011 Sports Contributor for The Port Macquarie News 2010-2011 Sports Contributor for the Camden Haven Courier 2010-2011 Sydney University Sailing Club member 2011-2012

Seamus Lee Arts II

Curriculum Vitae Personal Statement:

I would like to be elected to Student Council to campaign for better rules around youth Allowance. I would also seek to get the council to be more active and engage more with the wider student body. I also want to see the council open up and have more of the meeting information published online so that students can see their council at work. I have already established networks across campus which I feel would mean that I would be able to work with anyone who else is elected to the SRC. CV •SRC Member 2011 •Politics Society Member 2010-2011 •Greens on Campus member 2010-2011 •Political economy member 2010 •Executive - Greens on campus 2011 •Doing a Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Government and international Relations •2008 - elected Leader at International Grammar School •2009 - Was the member for Willoughby in the YMCA Youth Parliament

Mitchell Garside

Policy statement

Curriculum Vitae

Vote [1] Your VOICE for Arts for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE for NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Arts II

•2010-2011: Events Co-Ordinator for Greens on Campus •2011: Campaigner for The Greens in the NSW state election •2010: Campaigner for The Greens at the Federal Election •2008: Tutored ESL students as part of the Peer Reading program •Majoring in Political Economy on the Honours track

Jess Harwood Law IV

Curriculum Vitae

2003-5: Involved at school with Rotary’s Interact, organising and participating in community service projects 2005: Completed Certificate of Speech Communication Australia with the Australian Musical Examinations Board (AMEB) 2005-present: Volunteer Bushcare regenerator 2006: Completed Associate Diploma of Performance (Speech and Drama Teaching) Australia with AMEB 2009-present: Working in the office of NSW Greens MP John Kaye 2010: Graduated from International Studies at University of Sydney 2011: Ran as Greens candidate for Riverstone in the NSW State Election Campaign 2011: Set up design and cartooning business 2011: Involved with Greens on Campus

Madison Cartwright Arts IV

Curriculum Vitae

•Sydney University Greens on Campus Co-Convenor 2011 •SRC Councillor 2011 •NUS Delegate at the 2010 National Conference •Campaigner for the Greens at State and Federal Elections •Government and International Relations Honours Student

An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through: • A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies. • Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body. • Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community Your VOICE for Fair Education Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want: • A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres. • All our lectures recorded online. • Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance. • A freeze on fee increases. • Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education. A Student VOICE in Student Housing Access to affordable housing is a massive problem for some students. Many students can’t afford the current housing options, and some “low cost” options (such as Sydney University Village) are constantly increasing rental prices. The University is presently looking into building new low-cost

student housing. The VOICE team believe that your voice has previously been missing in these negotiations. We will to work to: • Collaborate with the University find a fix to the student housing crisis. • Get a roof over your head at a reasonable rate. An International Student VOICE We want to hear the voices of all students. International Students face some of the worst treatment by the University administration. The University has a legal requirement to provide a minimum standard of services for International Students – but we know that University of Sydney can do better. The VOICE team believe that: • The SRC should provide the language support services cut by the University this year. • Proposed International Student fee increases are totally unreasonable. • The University should increase the availability of specialised counselling services for International Students. Your VOICE for Better Library Services Our student body engaged in an extensive and productive discussion about library services in the last year. The VOICE team have some innovative ideas for how the University can balance concerns about student study spaces, and the need to preserve the integrity of the collection. We want to work with the University to: • Digitise the library collections – easier to access on and off campus, cheaper to store. • Open the library for longer to reflect how many students actually study. • Provide more spaces for students to study around the campus – we’re sick of walking around for hours to find a desk! A Sustainable VOICE for our Campus The SRC has a proud history of campaigning for environmental issues. We want to put some more pressure on the University to walk the walk. We can work to green our campus through: • Implementation of green campus infrastructure like more recycling and compost bins and more bubblers on campus. • Reduce the University’s carbon footprint: explore renewable energy options for the Uni, develop strategies to limit printing. Vote [1] Your VOICE for Arts for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE for NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President! 37 Honi Soit


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Jacqui Munro Arts

Curriculum Vitae

2011, Union Board Director 2011, President, Arts Students Society 2010-11, Vice President, JazzSoc 2010-11, Vice President, Beat the Systm 2009, O Week Director

Robby Magyar Arts

Curriculum Vitae Alistair Stephenson Arts

Curriculum Vitae Sarah Nguyen Arts

Curriculum Vitae Luke Liang Arts/Law

Curriculum Vitae

Policy statement Vote [1] Your (Dissenting) VOICE for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

• Collaborate with the University find a fix to the student housing crisis.

An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation

• Get a roof over your head at a reasonable rate.

Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through:

An International Student VOICE

• A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies. • Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body. • Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community Your VOICE for Fair Education Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want: • A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres. • All our lectures recorded online. • Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance. • A freeze on fee increases. • Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education. A Student VOICE in Student Housing Access to affordable housing is a massive problem for some students. Many students can’t afford the current housing options, and some “low cost” options (such as Sydney University Village) are constantly increasing rental prices. The University is presently looking into building new low-cost student housing. The VOICE team

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believe that your voice has previously been missing in these negotiations. We will to work to:

Sam Farrell Arts/Law

We want to hear the voices of all students. International Students face some of the worst treatment by the University administration. The University has a legal requirement to provide a minimum standard of services for International Students – but we know that University of Sydney can do better. The VOICE team believe that: • The SRC should provide the language support services cut by the University this year. • Proposed International Student fee increases are totally unreasonable. • The University should increase the availability of specialised counselling services for International Students.

Curriculum Vitae

2011, Law Revue Cast Member 2011, Director, UN Youth NSW

Christina White Arts/Law

Curriculum Vitae

Your VOICE for Better Library Services Our student body engaged in an extensive and productive discussion about library services in the last year. The VOICE team have some innovative ideas for how the University can balance concerns about student study spaces, and the need to preserve the integrity of the collection. We want to work with the University to: • Digitise the library collections – easier to access on and off campus, cheaper to store. • Open the library for longer to reflect how many students actually study. • Provide more spaces for students to study around the campus – we’re sick of walking around for hours to find a desk! A Sustainable VOICE for our Campus The SRC has a proud history of campaigning for environmental issues. We want to put some more pressure on the University to walk the walk. We can work to green our campus through: • Implementation of green campus infrastructure like more recycling and compost bins and more bubblers on campus. • Reduce the University’s carbon footprint: explore renewable energy options for the Uni, develop strategies to limit printing. Vote [1] Your (Dissenting) VOICE for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Bronte Lambourne Arts/Law

Curriculum Vitae Joanna Connolly Arts/Law

Curriculum Vitae Hugh Satterthwaite Commerce/Law

Curriculum Vitae


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

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W

STANDUP! for Int’l Students

Green Campus Now!

Policy statement

Vote [1] STAND UP! for NUS Vote [1] PHOEBE for President

Policy statement

Vote [1] STAND UP! for International Students for SRC Vote [1] STAND UP! for NUS Vote [1] PHOEBE for President

Jay KaJing Ng

Green Campus Now! Policy Statement 2011

STAND UP! For International Students understands that the transition from school to University is hard and for someone coming from far away with no support system whatsoever, the experience may be daunting. The university experience is one of the greatest times of our lives and it seems a waste that many international students struggle to enjoy this because of the various issues we face. For too long international students have been used as cash cows – we need an SRC that will STAND UP for us, and push for more equitable treatment for international students. We need an SRC that will STAND UP for more accessible accommodation on and close to campus. The university is aiming to increase the amount of accommodation it provides to students to 6000 beds by 2014, but currently many of the places the University offers aren’t even available to international students! STAND UP! for International Students will lobby to guarantee a proportion of those beds for international students to ensure that affordable accommodation on campus is accessible to us. International Student fees are sky-high. We will STAND UP for cooperation with the International Office to increase scholarship opportunities for international students, particularly for accommodation, textbooks and other equity schemes. The STAND UP! for International Students team will build on the highly successful international students collective to make sure that the voices of international students are heard, and that we have a place to come together and discuss our issues. We will also STAND UP for the continuance and enhancement of the International Students Seminar Series which focus on forums and discussions crucial to international student issues e.g. immigration, employment rights, tenancy rights, visa requirements etc. We believe in a fair and equitable education system for all, and as part of that we will STAND UP for transport concessions for international students. We’ve been involved in a campaign on this issue already this year and we will work towards wider collaboration with universities across NSW in the enduring pursuit for transport concessions from the NSW government. STAND UP! For international students will approach this issue from all angles and methods to raise awareness and rally for action! Vote [1] STAND UP! for International Students for SRC

Arts I

1. A sustainable campus infrastructure

Curriculum Vitae

2011 First Year Officer, Spanish

Society Re-O Day stall organiser, Spanish Society Verge 2011 helper Israel Peace Week Campaign International Students Collective member First year representative nomination of Spanish and Latin American Studies Department Live Below the Line (‘Free Hugs to End Poverty’ as part of participation) 2010 High School International Students Captain Volunteer for Lifeline

Stuart Brotherhood Arts III

Curriculum Vitae

Sydney University Ultimate Frisbee Association – past board member and current member SURCAS member Sutekh member Queer Action Collective member Shades member Labor Club member Experience prior to USyd: Non-academic board of misconduct – Mount Royal University Peer Support Volunteer - Mount Royal University Cultural Mosaic Centre volunteer - Mount Royal University Safewalk coordinator - Mount Royal University Resident advisor – Mount Royal University

Gillian Gan Arts/Law III

Curriculum Vitae

2011 SRC International Students Officer 2010 Sydney University Association of Malaysian Students Sports Director

Our University currently consumes 75, 000, 000 kWh of electricity, which is equivalent to 10,274 households. Ninety percent of this energy is generated by coal. Burning coal is the largest contributor to climate change. If we are serious about stopping run-away climate change, our society including the University needs to build and fund renewable infrastructure. We urge the University of Sydney to take its role, as a progressive, ethical and creative public institution, seriously. We believe that our University has a social responsibility, as a place of learning and research, to set a precedent for a transition away from coal, and towards large scale renewable energy. A lack of social and political will is the only barrier to creating a renewable energy society. We believe that The University of Sydney has the technological knowledge and capacity to adopt the above policy, and in so doing, to demonstrate to the wider Australian and International community that these ambitious targets can be met. Green Campus Now! will fight to... * pass Senate policy enabling a transition to 100% renewable energy by 2020. * pass Senate policy to cut the university’s carbon emissions by 50% by 2020. * achieve emissions reductions through environmentally and socially responsible mechanisms. For example, we will make sure that carbon reductions are not achieved through damaging ‘offsets’, such as the creation of monoculture plantations that destroy native habitat and local livelihoods, but instead through the creation of wind and solar energy, on and off campus. 2. A sustainable research institution As a leading public research institution, The University of Sydney has the opportunity to imagine and create new futures for our nation and our world. When it comes to energy production and resources, the University has a social and environmental responsibility to foreground and fund research into sustainability. Given climate change, ocean acidification, and the immense social cost of the nuclear chain on Indigenous Australian’s land and communities (not to mention weapons proliferation and disasters like Fukushima), donations and in kind support from coal and uranium mining corporations can only stand in the way of a transition to a environmentally and socially just

future. The University of Sydney has an opportunity to break its links with systems of environmental destruction and social oppression. It can do this by foregrounding sustainability and environmental justice in its research endeavours, rather than conducting industry based research into clean coal, coal seam gas, uranium mining and nuclear energy. That is why Green Campus Now! demands... * that social and environmental sustainability be a compulsory criterion for funding consideration in regards to all relevant research at the University of Sydney * that the University of Sydney substantially increases its research into renewable energy and sustainability * that the University of Sydney refuses donations or support of any kind from uranium and coal mining corporations * that the University of Sydney deprioritises research into nuclear energy, coal seam gas or clean coal 3. A sustainable teaching and learning institution We believe that the University’s commitment to sustainability should not stop at our energy consumption and the research that our academics undertake. As a leading tertiary education institution, the University of Sydney has the responsibility to create undergraduate and postgraduate courses which cater to the needs of our changing world. The University must respond to climate change and other contemporary environmental and social problems by creating opportunities for young (and not so young!) people to acquire the skills, knowledge, and confidence to be able to work effectively towards a climate-safe and socially-just future. According to our belief in a dynamic, innovative, and socially and environmentally responsible university, Green Campus Now! demands... * that the University create new undergraduate and postgraduate courses which respond to the environmental and social challenges of our times. These could include courses in engineering, natural sciences, and economics and social sciences * that issues of climate change and other environmental challenges of the 21st century be introduced into content of pre-existing courses * that the University step up to its responsibility to both preempt and react to social and environmental problems in innovative and dynamic ways - that the University does not promote library cuts, staff cuts and course cuts in order to create these changes 39 Honi Soit


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

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GRASSROOTS Education A vote for Green Campus Now! is a vote for a more environmentally and socially ethical University.

Miriam Jones

Bachelor of Arts (Languages)


Amelie Van Der Stock Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Science

I believe that we all have the capacity to
affect
a
positive
change
in
our
 immediate
environment.
One
of
the
 most sensible methods that we can create this change is through cycling, and as such I enjoy riding wherever I go. I’m
always
happy
to
enjoy
a
spin
and
 chat with new or old friends, so if you see me around come and say hello!

Stephanie Clark

Bachelor of Science

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

-Studying Bachelor Arts/Science, Majoring in Environmental Science and Politics

 -Member of Sydney Uni Student Environment
Action
Collective
(SEAC)
 2011 -Attended
2011
Students
of
 Sustainability
(SOS)
Conference

 -Member of Student Environment Action
Network
(SEAN)
2011

 -Volunteer at the Manly Environment Centre 2009, 2010 -Peer
support
leader
at
Manly
Selective
 Campus 2009 -Participation
in
Manly-Odawara
 exchange scholarship program 2008 -Volunteer at the Round-House Childcare Centre, Manly 2008 -Enjoys pistachio icecream

-
Studying
Bachelor
of
Arts
(Languages)

 -
Active
member
of
Enviro
Collective/ Student
Environment
Action
Collective
 (SEAC)
2007-present

 -
Active
member
of
State
Environment
 Action
Network
(SEAN)
and
Australian
 Student
Environment
Network
(ASEN)
 2007-present

 - Has been member/exec of Spanish Society, Sydney University Symphony Orchestra

 -
Attended
Students
of
Sustainability
 (SOS)
Conference
2008-2011.
Helped
 organise 2011 conference. -
Member
of
Yellowcake
Road
antinuclear
collective

 - Almost been around uni too long, 2007-
future

Hugo Unwin

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)


Graeme Corbett Arts

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

- Volunteer for Sydney Uni Food Co-op, Vege Soc -
Active
member
of
Student
 Environment
Action
Collective
(SEAC)
 2010-2011 -
Attended
Students
of
Sustainability
 Conference
(SoS)
2009-2010

 - Member of Young Greens - Very dapper, 2003 - present 40 Honi Soit

Hello! I became involved with the Student
Enviro
Action
Collective
 (SEAC)
on
our
annual
Students
of
 Sustainability
conference,
a
week
of
 camping,
workshops,
discussions
and
 delicious vegan cuisine held each July on a University campus in Australia. Since then,
I
have
enjoyed
working
with
the
 friendly
and
inspirational
members
of
 SEAC,
collaborating
on
initiatives
such
as
 our
Anti-nuke
Forum,
‘Rollin’
into
Uni’
 bike
day
and
Community
Renewable
 Energy Forum.

- Studying Bachelor Science - Member of Sydney Uni Student Environment
Action
Collective
(SEAC)
 2011 - Volunteer for Sydney Uni Vegetarian Society -
Participated
in
work
experience
 at Willoughby City Council in the Environment and Sustainability sector, 2008 -
Received
Silver
Duke
of
Edinburgh
 Award, 2010 - Volunteered at Taronga Zoo, 2009, 2010 -
Participated
in
Scouts
2002-2008

Policy statement Vote
1
MADISON
for
president
 Vote
1
GRASSROOTS
Education
for
SRC
 Vote
1
GRASSROOTS
for
NUS

 Every student deserves a quality education,
a
voice
in
that
education,
 and the support they need to study. Grassroots
Education
is
about
returning
 control to students, and empowering them
to
shape
their
education
and
the
 direction
of
the
University.
It
is
about
 creating
the
conditions
that
allow
for
 strong
student
communities,
both
along
 social and academic lines. Grassroots Education
will
bring
a
spirit
of
openness
 and accountability to the SRC, and an energy
and
zest
for
activism,
which
we
 will
use
to
fight
for
these
goals.
We
will
 help
to
make
education
more
effective,
 more
fulfilling,
and
most
importantly,
 grassroots. How
much
do
you
know
about
your
 university? Most students do not even
know
who
the
vice-chancellor
 is, let alone the details of university governance.
Few
students
know
who
 their
faculty
representative
is,
and
 few
know
about
the
university’s
many
 redevelopment plans. The university and
the
SRC
must
make
greater
efforts
 to
keep
students
informed.
We
need
 to start with greater transparency in the SRC in order to achieve this. Grassroots
Education
will
push
to
 publish SRC agendas and decision on the SRC website and in Honi Soit. We will also push for more openness in the University
Senate,
seeking
to
publish
its
 agenda
in
the
university
E
–
Bulletin.


 Grassroots
Education
will
work
to
make
 individual units more accountable to students.
How
often
did
you
come
to
 the end of a course, and felt a bit rushed in the course review. We need to have a mechanism that allows student to comment on their units throughout semester.
Blackboard
provides
the
best
 space,
and
we
propose
the
introduction
 of
anonymous
suggestion
boxes.
This
 will ensure that students can review their units periodically without any fear of repercussions. Student housing is in crisis, and if the university is to be accessible to everyone,
we
must
have
action
from
 the university in the form of cheap equity housing. No student should be left
on
the
street,
but
sadly,
many
are.
 The SRC must play the role of mediator in ensuring any new housing is done in
consultation
with
the
surrounding
 communities
to
satisfy
both
the
needs
 of students and local residents. The university of Sydney has over 30,000 undergraduate students, who are
its
most
important
stakeholders.
 Yet only one out of the twenty-two members
on
the
peak
decision-making
 body, the university senate, is an undergraduate. We must demand more senators,
but
also
more
representation
 for students at all levels across the


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

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SHOUT! university. We need more students on faculty boards and academic board, and we need greater engagement between faculty boards and the relevant student representatives. We need greater support for disadvantaged students. Fairer welfare from the government is part of the solution, but so are equity scholarships from the university. The SRC also needs more funding to provide casework services to disadvantaged students. With the implementation of the services and amenities fee (SAF), we may finally see the dark days of VSU come to an end. The SAF however, is still not universal student unionism. Under SAF, fees may be collected by the University and there is no guarantee that they will end up in the hands of student organisation. The SRC needs to stand strong and work with the university to ensure that all of the revenue derived from the services and amenities fees are given back to student organisations.

2011 – Volunteer for the Australian Youth Climate Coalition 2011 – Participant at the Asia – Pacific model United Nations 2011 – Secretariat member: Sydney University Schools Model United Nations 2011 – Participant in the World Model United Nations in Singapore 2010 – 2011 – Treasurer: Greens on Campus 2010 – 2011 – Treasurer: Atheist Society 2009 – 2010 – Events Coordinator: Russelian society 2010 – Participant at the 2010 Asiapacific model United Nations 2009 – 2010 – Publicity Director: Sydney Arts Student Society 2009 – Volunteer tutor for USU 2009 – Arts network mentor

On the 22nd and the 23rd of September, help make our education grassroots, and vote 1 GRASROOTS Education for SRC.

Zachary Shore Agriculture

Policy statement Shout for your SRC! Shout is a coalition of independents joined together by a simple philosophy: student politics should be about students’ needs. We pledge to keep the SRC’s focus on stuff that matters, like stopping the cuts to Fisher library, making readers and lectures available online and international student concessions. It’s simple stuff – shout if you agree. Vote shout to keep the SRC focused on the real issues affecting students! Shout to keep Fisher stacks stacked (with books)! Guess what, students actually use level 9 Fisher Library for legitimate research purposes. Whether you’re studying history, “biology” or the “politics of gender” – getting rid of the books is a bad idea!

Tom Viset Arts

We need to push for universal income support. Education is a service not only given to students, but given by students to each other. We are Australia’s education sector, and investing in Australia’s education future means directly investing in our students to do what they do best. We need to work towards making youth allowance universally available to all student who need it. Grassroots Education will push the SRC to draw upon resources to launch direct action campaigns to be an effective agent for change. The collectives provide among the best spaces for students to take part in broader social movements. Grassroots Education will push for more funding and more training for collectives to ensure that they realise their full potential.

me sound like the world’s most boring wanker, but I have extensive hobbies such as tweeting during Q&A, and attending community forums, and.... oh never mind. Yep I am more-or-less the progressive GOVT student you’re thinking I am, without the fixed-gear bicycle.

Shout to make readers available online!

Curriculum Vitae Daniel Irwin Arts (Honours)

At $50 for about 400 pages, your readers are costing you about 13c a page. At Fisher Library, photocopying is 11c a page. I refuse to believe forcing students to line up for 30 minutes at the beginning of semester to buy an overpriced reader is the most optimal use of our time and money. THE POLICY SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. Shout to making lectures available online! Let’s face it – there’s no legitimate reason not to make the available online. We have timetable clashes, we work, we get sick: ergo it’s a good policy. It’ll force lecturers to be more engaging in order to keep us in their (often unconditioned) lecture rooms. THE POLICY SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.

Curriculum Vitae

2011 - NSW Art Express Exhibited 2010 - 2011 - Greens on Campus Member 2010 - 2011 Vice President: Spanish Society 2011 - NSW Greens Strategic Planning Committee

Tim Buckley Arts

Armen Aghazarian Arts (Honours)

Shout to more parking!

Curriculum Vitae

2010 - 2011 - Secretary: Greens on Campus 2009 - 2011t - Member of the Sydney Arts Students Society 2011 - Member of Italian Society

Morgan Gardiner Arts

Curriculum Vitae

$24 dollars a day is highway robbery. Add to the fact there’s never any available spots, it puts us to shame (compared to Macquarie). Increasing the number of parking spaces will also reduce the cost. Supply and demand people! Shout to keeping the collectives and support services running! We committed to supporting the collectives, such as Queer, Women’s and Enviro for their contribution to providing the vibrant campus life and essential welfare support services to our students. Shout to international student rights!

Curriculum Vitae

2011 – History Undergraduate Representative 2011 – Field Coordinator for Power-shift 2011

Curriculum Vitae

I’m an intern with the public-policy think tank the Centre for Policy Development. I have exclusively done Government International Relations and History for two and a half years, which may make

International student travel concessions are just one aspect of international student rights. My ticket and the associated Shout for International ticket will fight for other rights like work rights! Shout to student politics that actually matter to students! On voting day, give out a shout for Shout!

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Grassroots for Engineering

Nathan Li Arts/Law

William Hayes Engineering

Queer Officer 2011 (Boo Yah!) Treasurer for NSW Queer Students Network First Year Mentor for the Arts Faculty (Like EVERY YEAR since 2010) First Year Mentor for the Law Faculty (Like EVERY YEAR since 2010) Volunteer at the Macquarie Legal Centre (That’s WESTERN SYDNEY peoples!) Queeeeeer Revue 2010! Professional “Fancy Gentleman”

Ronny Chen Science/Law

STAND UP! for Student Housing

Peta Borella

Policy statement

Science

Policy statement

No one doubts that the University of Sydney harbours great diversity. Academic, social, athletic and political contributions all help make USYD the great University it is.

Like her name suggests, Peta is interested in the ethical treatment of animals. If elected, Peta will ensure that PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) become more involved on campus, so that all the animals of the zoo can feel safe and protected.

Having grown up in a rural environment with a religious minister and a scientist as parents, I believe my balanced views on the world give me a strong ability to relate to others, and I am therefore honoured to be representing Engineering. If elected, I will aim to: 1) Introduce an independently monitored online review system of each course, and all. This is to generate accountability of the academic services students pay large amounts respective academic members involved in its teaching of money for, and recognise ineffective or below standard course delivery.

AB

PETA for ZOO

Policy statement

But engineering students often feel underrepresented, and rightly so. My motivation as an SRC candidate is to give a face to Engineering, and to advocate for quality services provision throughout all faculties.

Curriculum Vitae

AA

Curriculum Vitae

The University of Sydney has a student body of over 45 000, but on-campus accommodation is restricted to around 2500 students, a large percentage within the residential colleges. For those of us who live too far away to commute and cannot afford college, little option is left but to rent privately. This should not be the case. What I will support and work for is: * A large-scale alternative to outside private rental provided by the University with accommodation leased to students for the academic year. Provision of accommodation at least on par with the Sydney University Village or a residential college would be an initial goal. * The establishment of a student representative position to the board of University Investment and Capital Management to make sure students’ rights and interests are upheld and represented in management decisions. * Increased temporary accommodation places for newly arrived international students. * Workshops on tenancy rights and obligations.

Dylan Parker B.P.E.S.S

2) Work to ensure lists of required course materials are up to date and available well in advance of course commencement. It can be very difficult acquiring such expensive materials at short notice. 3) Lobby to make course materials free or have these costs deferred to HECS.

Curriculum Vitae Curriculum Vitae

Legal Advisor for Smile4Gay China Sydney Liaison Officer for Smile4Gay China (That’s bringing Rights across the Great Firewall of China) Queeeeeer Revue 2011! ACON-USYD Anti-Violence Campaign Coordinator

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2009-2011: Member of Sydney University Engineering Undergraduates Association 2010-2011: Member of Sydney University Chemical Engineering Society 2009-2011: Member of Sydney University Hockey Club 2011: Member of Sydney University Women In Engineering Society 2011: Member of Sydney University Greens on Campus 2009-2010: Member of SciSoc 2009: Selected for Engineers Without Borders Project 2011: Head coordinator of 3rd Yr Chemical Engineering Industry Field Trip 2008: GAP year providing full time Indigenous tutoring under ITAS (Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme) – DEEWR (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations)

Curriculum Vitae

I’m Dylan Parker and I am running for Council because the SRC needs to be focused on the real problem of student housing rather than petty ideological bomb throwing and personal frivolities. After nearly two years at Sydney, I have found that the average student doesn’t care in the least who’s on top and who’s not, but they care a lot about where they live and how much it costs. Finding accommodation in Sydney is hard but finding decent and affordable accommodation on a student income is near impossible. The SRC needs to find affordable accommodation not foster student ambition.


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

AC STAND UP! for Arts

James Evans

Government and International Relations

Curriculum Vitae

My name is James and I’m a second year Government and History student. I moved to Sydney last year and was lucky enough to get accommodation in Darlington House, though due to insufficient availability and inefficient university management, I now rent privately. In my second year I’ve branched out far more, involving myself as a Joint Executive of the ALP Club and a member of half a dozen societies, including the Atheist Society and the Politics Society. I think all students should be able to live on campus, regardless of their financial situation, and significant improvements of current student housing services are needed to achieve this.

Elgar Welch Arts

Curriculum Vitae Asther Roberts Arts

Curriculum Vitae Sam Stewart Arts

Curriculum Vitae

Policy statement Arts students at the University of Sydney need strong representation and a team of students ready to fight and maintain the integrity of the Arts Faculty’s diversity. But the University is moving to generalise our courses and silence our voices! STAND UP! for Arts wants to put an end to tutorial and lecture crowding. MORE tutorial and lecture times are needed. With a surplus of $11 million there is no reason students should be crammed into small, decaying rooms. IMPROVE facilities and access for students; DON’T plug our money into other faculties. STAND UP! for Arts believes in TEXT ON HECS. Every semester students are forced to buy dozens of expensive textbooks and readers. We have to fork out hundreds of dollars to pay for these essential items. STAND UP! and fight for the implementation of an option to defer these costs until students finish uni and alleviate the financial pressure students are under. STAND UP! for Arts will fight against any moves to purge units of study. The excuse that ‘We Don’t Have Enough Money’ doesn’t cut it. STAND UP! for Arts will fight against the integration of the Department of Political Economy under Government. This is the fastest growing department and its integrity must be PROTECTED. STAND UP! for Arts will work for a $2 a day printing quota to make your education more accessible and more affordable. STAND UP! for Arts wants to see a common room that all students enrolled in Arts subjects can use. STAND UP! for Arts will fight for a research space for all Honours students in the Arts faculty to work in, use computers and have discussions.

John Harding-Easson

Arts/Bachelor of International and Global Studies II

Curriculum Vitae

I’m in my second year of Arts. For me, social aspects of student life really make the university experience. But being a part of Sydney University’s largest faculty also comes with drawbacks. Crowded tutorial rooms, too few lectures recorded, wasteful spending and the constant threat of getting rid of courses all hang over the life of an Arts student. This is where the SRC comes in. I believe the Student Council needs to foster an environment of innovative thinking to maximise the potential of the Faculty of Arts. I know I can make a difference in these areas, to offer a fresh start, better representation and a person who will stand up for Arts students where it matters. Activities - USyd Delegation to AMUNC 2011 - Understanding Modern Insurgency - Vice President 2011 - ALP Society - Treasurer - Politics Society - United Nations Society - Vinnies Society

both as a student and a representative I have encountered various issues which have made me highly passionate about running as a candidate for the 2011 SRC Elections. 1. Secretary of the International and Global Studies Society 2. General Executive on the United Nations Society 3. Media/Publicity Officer on the Politics Society 4. Student Representative for International and Global Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 5. Student Representative for the School of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 6. Arts Network Mentor 7. Student Point of Contact (SPOC) 8. Delegate at the Harvard World Model United Nations in Singapore, 2011; Asia-Pacific Model United Nations Conference 2010 & 2011; Sydney University Model United Nations Conference 2010. I believe that this experience sets me apart as a candidate who understands the issues facing students studying in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and has the experience and passion to stand up for them.

Isaac Carney Arts/Science

- Sydney Arts Students Society

Ina Hoxha

Arts/Bachelor of International and Global Studies II

STAND UP! for Arts will work to ensure students who volunteer with an NGO receive credit points.

Curriculum Vitae

For the bio: Isaac Carney; as a first year combined Arts/Science student with a fresh perspective on how your University should run, I am dedicated to ensuring quality of education and the student experience. While there are many good and grand ideas out there, I know what’s most important is the little things: The cost of printing revision notes or of buying lunch on campus, being able to contact your tutor or catch up on missed lectures online. My interests include Chemistry, History and Economics.

STAND UP! for Arts will work for an internship program abroad in volunteer NGO groups. NO MORE CROWDED TUTORIALS! NO MORE UNIT OF STUDY CUTS! NO MORE GENERALISING OF AN ARTS DEGREE! Vote [1] STAND UP! for Arts

Curriculum Vitae

In my extensive involvement with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 43 Honi Soit


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

AD YOUR VOICE FOR PHARMACY

Eli Cooper-Levi

Arts/Bachelor of International and Global Studies II

- INGSOC - AUJS - MAD-Soc - Hong Kong Society

Monty Feras Arts IV

Curriculum Vitae

Policy statement

Michael Wu

VOTE [1] Your VOICE for PHARMACY for SRC! VOTE [1] Your VOICE for ACTION at NUS! VOTE [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Curriculum Vitae

YOUR VOICE FOR PHARMACY will bring a new dimension to the Sydney University SRC that has not existed before: Proper representation for the most underrepresented faculty on campus.

Pharmacy

Ethan Aroney-Smith Pharmacy

When elected our representatives will re-engage the students of the Faculty of Pharmacy and provide a voice for these students, who aren’t being heard by student bodies at the university. We’ll make sure that Pharmacy will get the same services as faculties like Science and Arts.

Curriculum Vitae

During high school I was greatly involved in debating; and working to raise much-needed funds for charities including ‘Beyond Blue’ and ‘Guide Dogs Australia’. Attending a Constitutional Convention in Canberra in 2009 reaffirmed my desire to study politics at university. I am currently in my second year of a Bachelor of International and Global Studies, majoring in Government and International Relations and I love studying at Sydney University. I am having a fantastic time participating in clubs on campus, including attending MiniMUNS hosted by the UN Society, events held by the Politics Society and activities organised by INGSOC.

VOTE [1] Your VOICE for PHARMACY for SRC! VOTE [1] Your VOICE for ACTION at NUS! VOTE [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Aryan Shahabi-Sirjani Pharmacy

Curriculum Vitae Rosie Rahman Pharmacy

Curriculum Vitae Paul Satouris Pharmacy

- The Sydney University ALP Club; - NSW Young Labor; - UN Society; - Politics Society; - INGSOC

Bianca Cheung

Arts/Bachelor of International and Global Studies I

Curriculum Vitae Hong Dinh Pharmacy

Curriculum Vitae Curriculum Vitae

As a first year Arts student, I think there is a lot to be done around campus, and that it’s up to us as the students to get those things done! As Arts students we need vibrant and energetic people on our SRC. I want to Stand Up for first year Arts students because I believe we need a say. 44 Honi Soit

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candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

AE

AF

AG

Grassroots for Fine Arts

STANDUP! for Cumberland

STAND UP! Real Student Issues

Paloma Brierley Newton

Policy statement

Cumberland for SRC Vote 1 STAND UP! for NUS Vote 1 PHOEBE for President

Policy statement

STANDUP FOR CUMBERLAND CAMPUS

Isabelle King

1. STAND UP! FOR EDUCATION

Bachelor of Visual Arts

Vote 1 PHOEBE for President

Health Sciences II

Vote 1 STAND UP! for Cumberland for SRC Vote 1 STAND UP! for NUS We know, as Cumberland students, the issues affecting you and believe it’s time for representation on our SRC. If elected, we will STAND UP for you and campaign for real action on our campus.

Policy statement Sydney College of the Arts is one of the leading sources of creative energy in Australia. Sadly, it is often forgotten by University administration and treated as a backwater satellite campus. By running for SRC, I will work to give Fine Arts students a voice throughout the University. The SCA campus at Rozelle lacks all the essential services those studying at Camperdown take for granted. This includes the student counselling service, the disabilities service, the student medical service and access-discounted outlets. Students requiring these services are required to travel to Camperdown, which can be quite difficult considering timetabling and work commitments. The newly introduced shuttle service was a win for SCA, but the battle will not be won until Fine Arts students have equal access to all the key student services. If elected to the SRC, I will push for: 1. Student counsellors and other student support services stationed at SCA; 2. More shuttle services between Camperdown and Rozelle; 3. Union operated outlets at SCA, including a licenced premise; 4. More flexible degrees arrangements that allow Fine Arts students to take courses offered at Camperdown; 5. More student representation within SCA; 6. Recorded lectures.

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- 2011- Member of the Sydney College of the Arts Students Society - 2011 – Involved in the campaign to introduce a shuttle service for the Sydney College of the Arts - 2011- Organised events for SCA such as the yearly film night and art school soccer cup - 2011 - Member of the Greens on campus

Extended Library Opening Hours As your representatives we will STAND UP for longer library opening hours. In a time where students are busy juggling work and study commitments, we believe the longer the library is open, the easier it is for us to meet the demands of our subjects. We are committed to STANDING UP for extended library opening hours on weekends and during exam periods.

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Organiser Fund our Future Campaign AUJS Israel Peace Week Campaign Illegal course costs SRC campaign Yay for Nai Union Board Campaign Member of Labor Club Member of Fine Arts Society

Tamara Schai Education II

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Our education is a right, not a privilege. Each year, students are forced to buy critical and expensive textbooks, readers and lab equipment. This can be a hugely inaccessible and unaffordable system. This is a Real Student Issue and one we will fight through the SRC. STAND UP! Real Student Issues will stand up for our right to a fair education that is more affordable and convenient by implementing: - A TEXTS on HECS program where you can defer the costs of textbooks until after you graduate. - Longer library hours - $2 printing a day quota - More accessible Wi-Fi system on campus & power plugs for laptops - Online lectures for all courses

Improved Teaching and Learning Facilities We believe services at Cumberland are out of date and in need of improvement. As your representative we will STAND UP and fight for all lectures on line. We will also STAND UP and campaign for less crowded classrooms and better facilities in each classroom. We will also campaign to see more and improved study spaces for students. International Students Far too often, international students are treated like cash cows. As your representatives, we will STAND UP for international student rights. We will continue the campaign for a national travel concession card scheme that allows international students to also receive concession. We will STAND UP for your safety on campus, by fighting for improved lighting and shuttle bus services. We will also STAND UP and fight for the reintroduction of the International Students Support Unit. Sustainable Campus As your representative we will STAND UP for a more sustainable campus. We will campaign for the university to commit to renewable energy targets on each satellite campus as well as the main campus. We will STAND UP and fight for recycling bins near all garbage bins. We will STAND UP and campaign for more water stations so we can cut down on water bottle usage. Free Parking and Shuttle Bus As it is the case that other satellite campuses such as Rozelle have free parking, we believe this should be the same at Cumberland. As your representative, we will STANDUP for commuters and campaign for free parking for all students. We will also STANDUP for a shuttle bus to link Cumberland Campus and the main campus to bring us in line with the services offered to other satellite campuses. Vote 1 STAND UP! for

2. STAND UP! FOR WELFARE STAND UP! Real Student Issues believes there should be greater support for student welfare on campus. We will ensure students can live and learn on campus free from discrimination and financial stress, so students can enjoy a positive and vibrant university experience. STAND UP! Real Student Issues will protect your welfare by implementing: - Greater accessibility to the SRC councilors, legal advisors, career advisors, and financial support - More frequent Security Buses - More assistance for low cost housing & employment 3. STAND UP! FOR STUDENT INCLUSION STAND UP! Real Student Issues believes all students should have the knowledge and power to stand up for their own rights. We strive to empower those who are underrepresented on campus through: - Leadership programs encouraging students to apply for representative positions - Student volunteer mentor programs - An independent advisory organisation for international students which provides assistance in employment, study and housing 4. STAND UP! FOR THE RIGHT THING STAND UP! Real Student Issues also believes in the protection of rights off campus. We want a socially conscious 45 Honi Soit


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campus that cares for the environment and makes ethically responsible choices.

Tom Devlin Economics

We are campaigning for:

- A carbon neutral campus - More volunteer and humanitarian programs on campus Vote [1] STAND UP! Real Student Issues for SRC Vote [1] STAND UP! Real Student Issues for NUS

Penelope Parker Arts/Law

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I am a third year Law/ Political Economic and Social Science student who has always had a passion for social justice issues. In particular, I believe that equal access to tertiary education is fundamental to a fair and just society and truly believe that strong student representatives on campus have an invaluable role to play in bringing this about. Significantly, as someone who has moved to Sydney from a rural area, I understand the immense financial pressure that students face on a day-today basis and if elected, I will endeavour to fight for Real Student Issues on campus.

I am currently in the second year of my Bachelor of Economics, and I’m the student representative for the School of Economics. I have been heavily involved at Sydney Uni during my time here. Some notable examples include 180 Degrees Consulting, the Evangelical Union, and the Politics Society, among others. I have been an executive member of a number of clubs, and have participated in a handful of academic review processes. On top of this I am a keen student and was placed on the Dean’s List for Academic Excellence in 2010. In an earlier life he was School Captain of Nowra Anglican College. *Undergraduate Student Representative for Economics *Consulting Director, 180 Degrees Consulting *David W Johnson Scholar (Economics & Business) *Assistant Treasurer, Evangelical Union *School Captain (2009), Nowra Anglican College

Dalton Fogarty

School of Business; Commerce (Liberal Studies)

Additionally, as women’s officer for the USYD ALP club I am passionate about women’s issues and believe that women have an important role to play in addressing Real Student Issues.

I’ve always been interested in developing students to their full potential, whether this be through tutoring (which I currently do for an Indonesian Family) or through mentoring those that need that little bit of a kick when they have an exam coming up and seem to be procrastinating. These aren’t just words either, I’m currently developing a website to assist International Students with their Essays (through helping them understand the importance of semantics and syntax). Additional to this, my role in AIESEC means that I have to approach companies in order to secure internships for International students.

Nathaniel Kammer

Bc. Agricultural Economics (Majors: Agricultural Economics & Econometrics)

BPESS

*Young Vinnies *SULS

Curriculum Vitae

Member of; Comsoc, FMAA, SASS, Leprechaun society, Captain Planet Society, Politics society, Banking and

Curriculum Vitae * Ecopsoc staff liason * Ecop Student Rep * USU Tutoring * Young Vinnies member * ALP Club member * Arts Mentor

Blair McVicar Arts

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I am a third year Agricultural Economics student who understands the impact travel has on an individual’s studies and more importantly the student experience; having commuted just under four hours daily during the first half of his university career before boarding in Epping. I recognise the need for more on or near campus housing as vital to overcoming these challenges faced by many students and such access should be awarded as a right to all and not the privileged few. I have recently volunteered in Ecuador teaching English during the last summer vacation period and participates in on campus societies such as SURMC (Sydney University Rock-climbing and Mountaineering Club). I consider myself to be a typical USYD student.

I am a member of the following societies;

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Laura Good

Volunteer time for; The Reindeer people (Raising money for Kids with Cancer)

- More recycling bins on campus

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Finance society, UNIT (University Network of Investing and Trading) and Corporate Liason/Business Development Officer for AIESEC.


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

AH

AI

Get Macked. For Arts

Policy statement

Your VOICE for Paul’s

Daniel Abadee Arts/Law

I have a dream. A dream that one day arts students will be respected by the wider university community. That might be a fair way away. In the mean time, how about we have:

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Policy statement

Maria Koevska

Vote [1] Your VOICE for Paul’s for SRC!

Arts

Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Video Lectures Recorded On-Line

An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation

Cheaper Textbooks Course Readers Online More affordable Parking Improved University Bus Services Recycling Bins in Classrooms International Student Concession Cards Accountable Budgeting

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Jeremy Leith

Kate Cook

Arts

Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS!

Arts

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Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through: • A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies. • Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body. • Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community Your VOICE for Fair Education

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President, Sydney University Politics Society (2010/2011) Treasurer, Sydney University Politics Society (2010) Reporter, Honi Soit (2010) Co-President, Arts Advanced Students’ Club (2010/2011) Student Representative, Department of Government and International Relations (2009/2010) Mentor, Arts Network Mentoring Program (2010/2011)

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Co-President, Arts Advanced Students’ Club (2011/2012) Mentor, Arts Network Mentoring Program (2011)

Charlie Mitchell Arts

Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want: • A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres. • All our lectures recorded online. • Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance. • A freeze on fee increases. • Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education. A Student VOICE in Student Housing Access to affordable housing is a massive problem for some students. Many students can’t afford the current housing options, and some “low cost” options (such as Sydney University 47 Honi Soit


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AJ

Get Macked for MONDAYS SUCK! Village) are constantly increasing rental prices. The University is presently looking into building new low-cost student housing. The VOICE team believe that your voice has previously been missing in these negotiations. We will to work to:

Vote [1] Your VOICE for Paul’s for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Adam Foda

Zach McLoughlin

Curriculum Vitae

You wake up 10 minutes before your lecture with a massive hangover.

Bachelor of International and Global Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Sam Molloy Arts

• Collaborate with the University find a fix to the student housing crisis. • Get a roof over your head at a reasonable rate. An International Student VOICE We want to hear the voices of all students. International Students face some of the worst treatment by the University administration. The University has a legal requirement to provide a minimum standard of services for International Students – but we know that University of Sydney can do better. The VOICE team believe that:

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• The SRC should provide the language support services cut by the University this year.

Get Macked for MONDAYS SUCK! Are you sick of having to get up any time before 11am on a Monday (or at all)? Prefer a long weekend?

You spend more time in your lecture tuning the hotties sitting next to you than paying attention.

• Proposed International Student fee increases are totally unreasonable.

Lets face it: Nobody likes Mondays especially if you have an early lecture..

You can’t hear because the guy behind you is hitting on the girl next to him.

UNSW allows students an option of several lecture times – yet at USYD, lectures are set in stone.

Sound like your situation? We’re with you.

• The University should increase the availability of specialised counselling services for International Students. Your VOICE for Better Library Services Our student body engaged in an extensive and productive discussion about library services in the last year. The VOICE team have some innovative ideas for how the University can balance concerns about student study spaces, and the need to preserve the integrity of the collection. We want to work with the University to: • Digitise the library collections – easier to access on and off campus, cheaper to store. • Open the library for longer to reflect how many students actually study. • Provide more spaces for students to study around the campus – we’re sick of walking around for hours to find a desk! A Sustainable VOICE for our Campus The SRC has a proud history of campaigning for environmental issues. We want to put some more pressure on the University to walk the walk. We can work to green our campus through: • Implementation of green campus infrastructure like more recycling and compost bins and more bubblers on campus. • Reduce the University’s carbon footprint: explore renewable energy options for the Uni, develop strategies to limit printing.

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2011, USU Debates Committee 2011, Treasurer, UN Youth NSW 2010-2011, Resident, St Paul’s College

Jackson Wright Smith Arts/Law

Curriculum Vitae Alex Tapp Arts

Curriculum Vitae Thomas Treffry Business

Curriculum Vitae Anthony Tridgell Engineering

Curriculum Vitae Nick Coffman Arts

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Why shouldn’t students be allowed to choose? But more importantly... WHY DO WE ALLOW A SECONDRATE UNIVERSITY TO HAVE GREATER FREEDOM THAN WE DO? It really can’t be any clearer...This can change, and we CAN change this. Vote #1 Get Macked for MONDAYS SUCK! SRC Environment Officer 2010/11 SRC Finance Committee 2010/11 SRC Inter-Campus Committee 2010/11 SRC O-Week Handbook Committee 2010/11 Sydney University International & Global Studies Society (INGSOC) Sydney University German Club Sydney University Animal Welfare Society Sydney University Catholic Society of St. Peter Sydney University Liberal Club Sydney University Conservative Club (Secretary 2010/11) If you think the above is all a bunch of wanky-spanky, fill-up-your-CV crap then I challenge you to beat me in downing a jug of beer at Manning (anytime after Mondays of course). I bet that wiped that charming smirk off your face didn’t it?

I believe that all lectures (read: Every. Single. One.) should be made available online for the student’s benefit. The amount of time I have spent during my commute wishing I could do better than my scratchy phone quality recording is immeasurable. Why does USYD willingly fall behind universities like UTS? We are losing to UTS… This is unacceptable. I’m angry, you should be angry too. Lets all get angry and be angry together, then vote for: Get Macked for MONDAYS SUCK! These Clubs and societies kick ass: Suspense and Mystery Soc French Soc Poker Soc SASS Beat The System Leprechaun Soc Conservative Club Sydney Uni Liberal Club


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

AK

Your VOICE for LAW

Clifford Jennings Bachelor of Arts

Policy statement Vote [1] Your VOICE for Law for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President! An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation

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My name is Cliff and I am here to represent your working needs. Working students of Sydney University, are you sick and tired of so many uppity lecturers refusing to record their lecturers online? Of an outright refusal to accomodate the needs of us working students of Sydney University? Of a bizarre and paranoid refusal to move with and into the 21st century? A refusal by our educators to meet the needs of working students is an absolute disgrace. Many students of USYD have to contend with part or full time study as well as one.. two .. or three jobs! Lecturers at Macquarie University understand the needs of working students and happily record their lecturers to address our working needs or alternative circumstances.. and when ‘Club Mac ‘ has USYD beat you know something is very wrong! If you want to see more than meager powerpoints on blackboard and catch up on any lectures you may have missed due to work or otherwise then VOTE #1 Get Macked for MONDAYS SUCK!

Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through: • A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies. • Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body. • Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community Your VOICE for Fair Education Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want: • A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres. • All our lectures recorded online. • Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance. • A freeze on fee increases. • Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education. A Student VOICE in Student Housing Access to affordable housing is a massive problem for some students. Many students can’t afford the current housing options, and some “low cost” options (such as Sydney University Village) are constantly increasing rental prices. The University is presently looking into building new low-cost

student housing. The VOICE team believe that your voice has previously been missing in these negotiations. We will to work to:

Alex Downie Arts/Law

• Collaborate with the University find a fix to the student housing crisis. • Get a roof over your head at a reasonable rate. An International Student VOICE We want to hear the voices of all students. International Students face some of the worst treatment by the University administration. The University has a legal requirement to provide a minimum standard of services for International Students – but we know that University of Sydney can do better. The VOICE team believe that: • The SRC should provide the language support services cut by the University this year. • Proposed International Student fee increases are totally unreasonable. • The University should increase the availability of specialised counselling services for International Students. Your VOICE for Better Library Services Our student body engaged in an extensive and productive discussion about library services in the last year. The VOICE team have some innovative ideas for how the University can balance concerns about student study spaces, and the need to preserve the integrity of the collection. We want to work with the University to: • Digitise the library collections – easier to access on and off campus, cheaper to store. • Open the library for longer to reflect how many students actually study. • Provide more spaces for students to study around the campus – we’re sick of walking around for hours to find a desk! A Sustainable VOICE for our Campus The SRC has a proud history of campaigning for environmental issues. We want to put some more pressure on the University to walk the walk. We can work to green our campus through:

Curriculum Vitae

2011, USU Debates 2011, Membership Officer, UN Youth NSW 2011, Delegate, The Hague International Model United Nations

Linda Huang Arts/Law

Curriculum Vitae Georgina Meikle Arts/Law

Curriculum Vitae Isabelle Youssef Arts/Law

Curriculum Vitae Mitchell Cleaver Arts/Law

Curriculum Vitae Chris Masters Law

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• Implementation of green campus infrastructure like more recycling and compost bins and more bubblers on campus. • Reduce the University’s carbon footprint: explore renewable energy options for the Uni, develop strategies to limit printing. Vote [1] Your VOICE for Law for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

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AL

AM

Your VOICE for President

Policy statement Vote [1] Your VOICE for Law for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President! This last year, I have worked as the Education Officer of our fantastic SRC. This role has given me an appreciation of the immense diversity of experiences of students at this University. I have spoken to students from Arts to Science, from Cumbo to the Con, from Fisher Library to Manning Bar. I know that we all have a lot to benefit from an SRC dedicated to improving educational outcomes. This year, I have: • Worked towards a proposal with senior University administrators for making course readers available online; • Made submissions to government and the University outlining how crippling course cost increases are for students; • Collaborated with the Faculty of Science to solve student concerns regarding • Made the case to Faculties to freeze international student fee increases. • Conducted one of the largest student consultations ever to make the case to the University about how important podcasting lectures is to students. • Provided students with one of the most extensive records of subject feedback available with the Counter Course Handbook. An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through:

STANDUP! for Political Economy Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want:

• Digitise the library collections – easier to access on and off campus, cheaper to store.

• A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres.

A Sustainable VOICE for our Campus

• All our lectures recorded online. • Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance. • A freeze on fee increases. • Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education. A Student VOICE in Student Housing Access to affordable housing is a massive problem for some students. Many students can’t afford the current housing options, and some “low cost” options (such as Sydney University Village) are constantly increasing rental prices. The University is presently looking into building new low-cost student housing. The VOICE team believe that your voice has previously been missing in these negotiations. We will to work to:

• Open the library for longer to reflect how many students actually study. • Provide more spaces for students to study around the campus – we’re sick of walking around for hours to find a desk!

The SRC has a proud history of campaigning for environmental issues. We want to put some more pressure on the University to walk the walk. We can work to green our campus through: • Implementation of green campus infrastructure like more recycling and compost bins and more bubblers on campus. • Reduce the University’s carbon footprint: explore renewable energy options for the Uni, develop strategies to limit printing. Vote [1] Your VOICE for Law for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Michael De Waal Arts

Curriculum Vitae 2011, Editor, Sydney Globalist

• Collaborate with the University find a fix to the student housing crisis.

2011, Coordinator, AYCC

• Get a roof over your head at a reasonable rate.

Arts

An International Student VOICE We want to hear the voices of all students. International Students face some of the worst treatment by the University administration. The University has a legal requirement to provide a minimum standard of services for International Students – but we know that University of Sydney can do better. The VOICE team believe that: • The SRC should provide the language support services cut by the University this year.

Ariane Psomotragos Curriculum Vitae Tim Matthews Arts/Law

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2011, Education Officer, SRC 2010-2011, NSW President, UN Youth Australia 2011, Councillor, SRC

Sarah Segal

• A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies.

• The University should increase the availability of specialised counselling services for International Students.

Curriculum Vitae

• Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body.

Your VOICE for Better Library Services Our student body engaged in an extensive and productive discussion about library services in the last year. The VOICE team have some innovative ideas for how the University can balance concerns about student study spaces, and the need to preserve the integrity of the collection. We want to work with the University to:

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Vote [1] STAND UP! for Political Economy! for SRC Vote [1] STAND UP! for NUS Vote [1] PHOEBE for President The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is currently undertaking a review of the School of Social and Political Sciences. To date, there has been minimal student involvement and rumours abound that the Political Economy Department will be subsumed into the Government Department. We need an SRC that will STAND UP! for Political Economy! The STAND UP! for Political Economy! team is a group of students who are passionate about the Political Economy Department, its students, and its staff; and are committed to the place of a pluralist and critical economics course. The STAND UP! for Political Economy! team will engage with the review process to fight for the continued existence of Political Economy as an independent department within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. We will work with the Political Economy Society to ensure that the needs of students are not overlooked, and if elected we will be a strong voice for the interests of the Political Economy Department and its students on SRC, pushing for more textbooks to be available in the library, and more lectures and readers to be available online. The STAND UP! for Political Economy! team believes that the opacity with which reviews within the University are undertaken is a disgrace. If elected, we will stand up for more transparent review processes across the University, including mandating the availability of terms of reference, submission deadlines, and submission guidelines on department, school, and faculty websites. Vote [1] STAND UP! for Political Economy! for SRC Vote [1] STAND UP! for NUS Vote [1] PHOEBE for President

2011, USU Tuesday Talks Convenor

• Proposed International Student fee increases are totally unreasonable.

• Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community

Policy statement

Arts

Leonidas Fry-Kontaxis Arts II

John Fennel Business

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• Member of ECOPSOC. • Member of University Labor Club.


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STANDUP! for Student Rights

• Member of SURG FM. • Campaigned for action on climate change. • Campaigned on the Student Services And Amenities Fee. • Campaigned against illegal course costs. • ALP member.

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David Pink

Member of SURCAS soc

Arts I

Member of ECOP Soc Students money to student SRC campaign Sydney says yes campaign Illegal course costs SRC campaign Yay for Nai Union Board Campaign Member of Labor Club

Mathew Gilliland Arts IV

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-First Year Political Economy Student - EcopSoc Member -Labor Club Member -Frank Stilwell Fanboy -Supreme Mugwump of the Magical Society SRC: Activist in the National Union of Students National Day of Action Campaigned for the National Travel Concession Card Petition Campaigned with the SRC Welfare Department against Illegal Course Costs

Samuel Le Bas-OLeary Arts I

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Bachelor of Political Economic and Social Sciences I • Politics Society Member • Labor Club Member • EcopSoc Member • Campaigned on Union Board Elections 2011 • Organiser for SRC Campus Crime Stoppers campaign

Ben Rudy Arts I

Curriculum Vitae

Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences (Honours) Undergraduate representative for Political Economy 2011 Treasurer, EcopSoc 2010-2011 Acting SRC President 2009 SRC Executive 2009 SRC Welfare Officer 2009 SRC Councilor 2009 NUS NSW Executive 2009 NUS NSW Welfare Officer 2009 Organiser, Community and Public Sector Union 2009 Research and Policy Coordinator in a disability rights NGO 2010-2011 Member of Labor Club Member of Fabian Society Member of EcopSoc

Policy statement Vote 1 PHOEBE for President Vote 1 STANDUP for Student Rights for SRC Vote 1 STANDUP for Student Rights for NUS It is imperative that on our SRC we have representatives that will STANDUP for student rights. As your representative we will campaign for change on issues that affect you at your university. With deregulation set to be introduced next year it is crucial that we STANDUP and fight for the quality of teaching and learning at the University of Sydney. This means STANDING UP and saying no to overcrowded lectures and tutorials. It is unacceptable that many students will find themselves sitting on the ground at the back of a lecture theatre because there not enough seats. It is unacceptable that some faculties think it is plausible to video stream lectures because there are too many students to fit in one lecture theatre. As your representative, we will STANDUP to the university and campaign directly on this issue.

relationship between campus security and students and more emergency points on campus. In addition to this, we will also campaign for better shuttlebus services between campuses. We also believe that education should be affordable for students. This means STANDING UP for more scholarships for rural, regional and low SES students. Similarly, we will also STANDUP and advocate for income support and more scholarships for students on placement. Placement, for many students is an integral part of the degree and a student’s financial situation should not limit their capacity to complete their degree. We also believe that student representation is a student right. With the possible introduction of the Student Services and Amenities Fee we need to ensure that students have a say in where their money is directed. We will STANDUP and advocate for a portion of this to go to democratically elected student organisations.

Phoebe Drake Arts III

Furthermore, we understand that a diversity of subject choice is crucial for students. Deregulation directly threatens subjects where few students are enrolled. We will STANDUP to the university and fight for the retention of all subjects. In addition to this we will also STANDUP and continue our campaign against illegal course costs. An issue that affects all students, we believe it is a student right to have course costs covered by HECS as outlined in the Higher Education Act. Students are currently paying too much in order to access university and we will STANDUP and campaign for an education that is affordable, achievable and accessible. We will also STANDUP and campaign against an increase in HECS. Following the Base Funding Review into higher education we need to ensure that quality of teaching and learning is funded by the university and government and not by a rise in HECS. For many of us, we will leave university with a cumbersome debt and we believe it is a student right to ensure that HECS is not increased. We will also STANDUP and campaign for accessible study spaces. We believe in the 21st century students deserve a university that reflects the technologies of our age. This means better wireless, more powerpoints, more computers for every faculty and 24 hr study spaces that students can access free of charge. Additionally, we believe every student has the right to feel safe on campus. We will STANDUP and campaign for a university where students can feel safe. This means better lighting, improved

Curriculum Vitae

2011: SRC: -SRC Welfare Officer -SRC Executive -SRC Councillor -Women’s Collective -Counter- Course Handbook Editor -Women’s Honi Contributor -Standing Legal Committee -Finance Committee -Intercampus Committee NUS: -NUS NSW State Branch President -Delegate to NUS Education Conference USU: -Vice-President Labor Club -SHADES Member -SASS Member -Media and Communications Society Member Committees/Boards -Arts Faculty Rep -Arts Faculty Board -Academic Board -Academic Standards and Policy Committee -Students Consultative Committee -Premier’s Council for International Students Campaigns: 51 Honi Soit


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

Semester 1: Students Money to Students Photo Petition
 Semester
1:
National
Day
of
Action:
Base
 Funding
Review
Petition
 Semester 2: National
Travel
Concession
Card
Petition
 Semester 2: Campus
Crime
Stoppers-
Cut
Illegal
 Course
Costs

 2010: SRC:
 -SRC
Councillor
-SRC
Executive
 -
Women’s
Collective
 -Women’s
Honi
Editor
 -
Growing
Strong
Contributor -Education
Action
Group
Activist

 NUS: -Delegate
to
NUS
Education
 Conference
-Observer
at
NUS
National
 Conference

 USU: -Media
and
Communications
Society
 Member
-Secretary
Labor
Club

 Campaigns:
 -NUS
Vote
for
Students
 -NUS
Noodle
Day
-NUS
Quality
Survey
of
 Education
 -Reclaim
the
Night
Organising
 Collective

2009:

 SRC:
 -Education
Action
Group
Activist
-Honi
 Contributor

 NUS: -Delegate
to
NUS
Education
Conference


 USU: -Model
UN
Society
 -Media
and
Communications
 Society

Campaigns:
-Demand
a
Better
 Future -Fair
Education
for
All

Other:
-Delegate
 to
NSLF


Union
of
Students
Annual
Conference
 2010
–
Israel
Peace
Week
Campaign
 volunteer
 2010-
2011
–
Women’s
Collective,
 Sydney University 2005-2011
–
Salvation
Army
Red
Shield
 Appeal
volunteer

Curriculum
Vitae

2011
Australasian
Union
of
Jewish
 Students,
USyd,
President
 2011
SRC
Global
Solidarity
Officer
 2011
NUS
NSW
Ethnic
Affairs
Officer
 Founder
and
head
of
Youth
Against
 Genocide
in
Darfur
Co-Founder
and
 head
of
Australian
Youth
Parliament
 (2009-2010)
 Co-Director
of
Save
the
Congo
 International
2010


Sebastian Weller Arts/Law���V


Arts
II


2011
–
Secretary
of
the
Roller
Derby
 Society,
Sydney
University
 2010
–
2011
–
Treasurer
of
the
Italian
 Society,
Sydney
University

 2010
–
2011
–
Women’s
Officer
of
the
 Labor
Club
 2010
–
Secretariat
for
the
National
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Arts
IV


Arts
II


Nai Brooks

2011
–
Union
Board
Director,
Sydney
 University

Donherra Walmsley

Joel Einstein

-Equity
Secretary,
Sancta
Sophia


Curriculum
Vitae

School
of
Languages
and
Cultures
 Exchange
Scholarship
 Japanese
Government
(JASSO)
Study
 Scholarship
 St
Andrew’s
College
Academic
 Scholarship
(2007/08/09)

Curriculum
Vitae

Department
Representative
–
Japanese
 Studies 2012 President
Labor
Club
2010/11
 SRC
Councillor
2009-2010
 Tokyo
University
Exchange
2009/10
 Law
Faculty
Mentor
2010/11
 Arts
Faculty
Mentor
2008/09
 St
Andrew’s
College
Alumnus
 University
of
Sydney
Merit
Scholarship


Curriculum
Vitae

2011: SRC
President
 National
Union
of
Students
National
 Executive
 NUS
Presidents’
Summit
delegate
and
 organiser Delegate
to
the
National
Union
of
 Students
Education
Conference
 Fund
our
Future
campaign
organiser
 Students’
Money
to
Students
campaign
 organiser If
They
Can
Record
this
Crap
Why
 Not
Our
Lectures
assistant
campaign
 organiser Campus
Crime
Stoppers
campaign
 organiser Fair
Fares
campaign
organiser
 Labor
Club
member
 SHADES
member
 Yemaya
contributor

 Sydney
karate
club
member
(green
belt
 in
karate,
yellow
belt
in
kobudo)

 2010: SRC
General
Secretary
 Labor
Club
Treasurer
 EAG
activist
 Women’s
Collective
member
 Delegate
to
the
National
Union
of
 Students
Education
Conference
 Delegate
to
NOWSA
Conference
 Women’s
Honi
contributor
 Growing
Strong
editor
 Counter-Course
Handbook
editor
 SRC
O-Week
Convener
 SHADES
member
 Noodle
Day
organiser
 Fair
Education
campaign
organiser
 Quality
Survey
collection
and
data
entry
 coordinator
 Vote
for
Students
campaign
organiser


Reclaim
the
Night
organising
collective
 member
 NUS
Schools
Day
organiser

 NUS
National
Conference
observer
 Sydney
karate
club
member

 2009:
 SRC
Queer
Officer
 Delegate
to
Queer
Collaborations
 Delegate
to
NUS
Education
Conference
 NUS
National
Conference
observer
 Labor
Club
member
 Queer
Honi
editor
 Dissent
contributor
 EAG
activist
 AIME
mentor
3rd
in
ISKA
women’s
 contact
sparring
competition
 (intermediate
division)

 NUS
Schools
Day
organiser
 Demand
a
Better
Future
campaign
 organiser Fair
Education
for
All
campaign
organiser

 2008:
 Queer
Honi
contributor

 2008-2010:
 SASS
member
 Queer
Collective
member

 Sydney
Karate
Club
member
 SU
Sport
member


Elly Howse Arts
IV


Curriculum
Vitae

2011 •
Student
member,
Student
Appeals
 Board
 •
Dean
of
Students,
St
Andrew’s
 College
2010
 •
SRC
President
 •
SRC
Councilor
 •
AIME
mentor,
Year
9
program
 •
NUS
National
Executive
 •
Member
of
the
NUS
Constitutional
 Change
Committee
 •
NUS
Delegate
2009
 •
SRC
Councilor
 •
SRC
Education
Officer
 •
SRC
O
Week
Director
 •
SRC
Director
of
Student
Publications
 •
AIME
mentor,
Year
10
program
 •
NUS
National
Executive
 •
NUS
Delegate
 •
SRC
and
NUS
campaigns
2008
 •
SUDS
member
 •
Performed
in
the
SUDS
major
for
2008
 The
Laramie
Project
 •
SRC
and
NUS
campaigns


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

AO

Your VOICE for Music

Rosie Ryan Arts III

Policy statement Vote [1] Your VOICE for Music for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Curriculum Vitae

SRC Women’s Officer 2010 NUS NSW State President 2010 SRC Education Officer 2009 SRC Councillor 2009 Labor Club President 2009 Women’s Collective 2009-2011 Reclaim the Night Organising Collective 2010

believe that your voice has previously been missing in these negotiations. We will to work to:

• Get a roof over your head at a reasonable rate.

Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through:

An International Student VOICE

• Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body. • Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community Your VOICE for Fair Education Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want: • A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres. • All our lectures recorded online. • Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance. • A freeze on fee increases. • Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education. A Student VOICE in Student Housing Access to affordable housing is a massive problem for some students. Many students can’t afford the current housing options, and some “low cost” options (such as Sydney University Village) are constantly increasing rental prices. The University is presently looking into building new low-cost student housing. The VOICE team

Arts

• Collaborate with the University find a fix to the student housing crisis.

An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation

• A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies.

Joshua Sprake

We want to hear the voices of all students. International Students face some of the worst treatment by the University administration. The University has a legal requirement to provide a minimum standard of services for International Students – but we know that University of Sydney can do better. The VOICE team believe that: • The SRC should provide the language support services cut by the University this year. • Proposed International Student fee increases are totally unreasonable. • The University should increase the availability of specialised counselling services for International Students. Your VOICE for Better Library Services Our student body engaged in an extensive and productive discussion about library services in the last year. The VOICE team have some innovative ideas for how the University can balance concerns about student study spaces, and the need to preserve the integrity of the collection. We want to work with the University to: • Digitise the library collections – easier to access on and off campus, cheaper to store. • Open the library for longer to reflect how many students actually study. • Provide more spaces for students to study around the campus – we’re sick of walking around for hours to find a desk! A Sustainable VOICE for our Campus The SRC has a proud history of campaigning for environmental issues. We want to put some more pressure on the University to walk the walk. We can work to green our campus through:

Curriculum Vitae

2011, USU Debates 2011, Chief of Staff, Sutherland Shire Junior Water Polo Association 1992-present, Sings in the Shower

Emma Campbell Science

Curriculum Vitae Angus Nicholas Arts/Law

Curriculum Vitae Victoria Baldwin Arts

Curriculum Vitae Lachlan Brookman Arts

Curriculum Vitae Ruby Giles Arts

Curriculum Vitae

• Implementation of green campus infrastructure like more recycling and compost bins and more bubblers on campus. • Reduce the University’s carbon footprint: explore renewable energy options for the Uni, develop strategies to limit printing. Vote [1] Your VOICE for Music for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

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candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

AP

AQ

LIBERALS

STANDUP! for Science

Policy statement Liberals for SRC For too long the SRC has forgotten students. For too long the SRC has been too concerned with left-wing tokenism. It’s time that this stopped. It’s time that the SRC supported Real Action and stood up for the ordinary student. The LIBERALS want to do just that. The LIBERALS have a 5 Point Plan to Make Sydney University Number One Again. If elected to council the Liberals will fight to: Stop the $250 tax being placed on students by the Gillard/ Greens Government. Make more readers available online. Establish a McDonalds on campus. Record more lectures and put them online. Stop the encroachment of left-wing tokenism taking over the SRC. Support Real Action, Vote LIBERAL for SRC.

have experienced at University is the benchmark going forward for all Sydney University students. I know that we have a great University, one only needs to walk the grounds to understand that fact, but I believe that it can be even greater and I am willing to work towards that goal.

Policy statement

STAND UP! For SCIENCE STUDENTS Volunteer – Rural Fire Brigade Member – Sydney University Liberal Club, Finance & Banking Society and Chess Club Patriot

Alex Dore Arts

Curriculum Vitae Kurt Graham

Economics and Business

Curriculum Vitae Joseph Callingham Science

Curriculum Vitae

Often Science students get overlooked when it comes to student leadership and the representation of Science Student’s interests. We are the students that often have the longest hours, the most expensive textbooks that get out-dated every semester and the most hidden fee course costs. We need an SRC that will STAND UP! For hidden course-costs for Science Students such as anatomy and histology gloves and lab glasses. STAND UP! For every updated version of the course textbooks provided in the library so that students don’t have to rely on information 4-editions old.

Curriculum Vitae

Vote [1] STAND UP! For SCIENCE STUDENTS, so that Science students can have a voice on campus and represent these issues

Rhyce Gawronski Arts

Curriculum Vitae

This is my University, and I am very proud to be a student at the University of Sydney. The main reason I would like to be on the SRC is because I want to give back to our University Community and make a positive difference. Your concerns are my concerns and I would faithfully execute the office to the best of my ability for the betterment of all students. I want to work hard to ensure that the quality of life that I 54 Honi Soit

Curriculum Vitae Class Representative Math Math1902/1905 Illegal Course Costs Campaign Magical Society Executive Sydney Uni Volleyball Club Labor Club Debating

Emma McPhillips Science III

STAND UP! For back-up lab coats being provided so that Science students don’t either fail or have to shell out $20 every time they forget their lab coats. STAND UP! For online lectures

Henry Innis is an Arts Student who feels that a difference needs to be made for the SRC. He thinks the current SRC is largely dysfunctional, and needs to be streamlined – more accountable management and less ridiculous motions on council time. As a result, Henry feels that the council needs to be student-centric, and for him it’s all about reducing costs – whether that be trying to stop the $250 Student amenities fee or getting course readers online – the SRC should be there to better student life and make it easier on campus. Policy Committee Member – Australian Liberal Students Federation Associate Director – Dangar Island Bowling Club Member – Sydney University Liberal Club, SUBSKI. Worked at Crosby Textor, Projects and Menzies House. Resides at St Pauls College Freedom Fighter

Science I

Vote [1] STAND UP! For SCIENCE STUDENTS Vote [1] STAND UP! For NUS Vote [1] PHOEBE for President

Henry Innis Arts

Alexander Peters

Vivienne MoxhamHall Science V

Curriculum Vitae

Science Revue 2009 Science Revue Production Team 2010 Class Representative MATH1001 / MATH1002 Class Representative CHEM1101/ CHEM1120 Treasurer SU Knitting Society 2010 Rubik’s Cube Society 2009-2011

Michael Cuzner-Davis Science III

Curriculum Vitae

- Science Faculty Representative 2011 - O-Week Director 2008 - Science Revue Actor 2009, Executive 2010 - Board Director 2010-2012 - SRC Councilor 2011 - Member of SciSoc 2008-2011 - Contributor and Editor of Honi Soit and Growing Strong 2007-2011 - Education Conference Delegate 20102011 - NUS Conference Observer 2010

Curriculum Vitae Member of: SciSoc PhySoc CPAS Brewsical ALP Club


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

AR

AS

Get Macked for Accountability

Liam Marosy-Weide

Policy statement

Policy statement

The Get Macked for Accountability ticket aims to provide the student body with an independent alternative for representation on the SRC. The selection of candidates recognises the range of issues affecting the campus, aiming to resolve the financial inadequacies and stangancies of the SRC. This duo brings great depth of experience and links to the community, aiming to restore the SRC as a competent body representing student issues. For further information please find our Facebook group ‘Get Macked for Accountability’

Arts

The Liberals have always been strong advocates on the SRC for improving the FREEDOM of all undergraduate students on campus. The Liberal Party proudly delivered Voluntary Student Unionism (VSU) legislation in 2007 saving you hundreds of dollars a year in union fees for services may not use. I will bring support on the SRC AGAINST the introduction of the endless fees that Labor is introduces. If the Compulsory Student Unionism (CSU) bill is passed in the future you can kiss $250 of YOUR MONEY down the toilet, because you won’t see it again.

AT Chad Sidler - Member/Manager of Bel Air Soccer - Member of Petersham & Belmont Baptist - Social Committee Member for Harris Lodge - Member of the EU

Nikola Popovic

Arts and Social Sciences

Curriculum Vitae

Melissa Werry B Law/Arts

End the Waste. End the Rot. Stop the Fees. Labor has got to get out of our SRC. For too long have they run the SRC into the ground, this is YOUR chance to use your democratic freedom and vote for the Liberals to uphold freedom! If you want to STOP the dominance of the Left Wing on SRC then Vote [1] for REAL ACTION in YOUR SRC. Vote [1] SAVE YOU MONEY! Vote [1] to STOP THE LEFT from controlling the SRC. Vote [1] if you think TONY ABBOTT IS AWESOME! Vote [1] for SRC!

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

- Law Revue Cast 2011 - SULS Campus Committee 2010 - 180 Degrees Consulting Team 2011 - Strike for SULS Candidate 2010 - Member of the EU

Mitchell Skipsey

B Law/International & Global Studies

Curriculum Vitae

- Student Ambassador University of Sydney - Dux of St Phillips Chrisitan School, Newcastle 55 Honi Soit


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

AU

Your VOICE 4 CHOICE

Policy statement

Raihana Haidary Arts

Vote [1] Your VOICE for CHOICE for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President! YOUR VOICE 4 CHOICE is fighting to make your uni experience exciting, educational and affordable. The SRC is the prime student body that voices YOUR concerns and lobbies for a richer student life. YOUR VOICE 4 CHOICE has fresh and practical ideas to revitalise the SRC and give you more choice about how you live, learn and socialise on campus.

summer) -SULS Freehills Contracts Moot (2011, Sem 2) -SULS Witness Examination (2011, Sem 2) -Volunteer Legal Assistant – Pro Bono Community Legal Centre, Welfare -Rights Centre (2010) -Junior Client Interviewing Competition, Semi-Finalist (2010) -Junior Mooting Competition (2010) -Executive Committee Member, Leo Club of Hornsby (2009-2010) -Hills Rural Lions Club Youth of the Year Quest (2008)

- ‘Past Imperfect’ History Journal Contributor - SULS Publication Sub-Committee (2010) - Honi Complainer - Official Tag-Along to: UNSOC POLSOC (un) Successful Mooter (I feel this is going to be my year) - Generally a nice person (unless you’re my Government tutor)

Madeleine Finn Arts

Isabelle Cox Arts

Our Mission: YOUR VOICE 4 CHOICE in Education • Lecture Recordings for ALL subjects • Textbook Loans & Grant Scheme • More computers and study spaces (especially during Stuvac) • Longer Library Hours • Better customized timetable system YOUR VOICE 4 CHOICE in Student Services • More food outlets open late • Security Shuttle Buses to Central Station • More internship & volunteer opportunities around uni

Curriculum Vitae

-SRC Councillor (2011) -SRC Grievance Committee (2011) -Secretary, Sydney University Politics Society (2011) -First year rep, Sydney University Politics Society (2010) -Reporter, Honi Soit (2011) -Assistant Executive Director, The Sydney Globalist Magazine (2011) -Student Representative, Department of Government and IR (2010-11) -Student Representative, School of Social and Political Sciences (2010) - Consultant, 180 Degrees Consulting (2011) -Delegate to the 16th Asia Pacific Model United Nations Conference (2010) -Hills Rural Lions Youth of the Year quest (2008) -Contributor to ARNA journal (2010)

• Career Advisors YOUR VOICE 4 CHOICE in Social Justice • Fair Trade Coffee • A Carbon Neutral Campus

Trevor Tsui Law

Curriculum Vitae Curriculum Vitae

-UN Society -USYD Delegation to WorldMUN 2011 -Delegate to AMUNC 2011 -Delegate to AMUNC 2010 -Under-secretary general for SUSMUN 2011

Catrina Yu Law

• Student-Run Volunteer & Humanitarian Programs with Clubs and Societies For an SRC that raises YOUR VOICE for CHOICE, Vote [1] Your VOICE for CHOICE for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Curriculum Vitae

-Private Tuition (2009 – Present) -Paralegal – Alexandria Legal Services (2011) -PwC Preview Program Participant (2011 56 Honi Soit

Curriculum Vitae - 2010-2011 AMUNC - Sydney Globalist Contributor

-Member of Sydney University Politics Society -Member of Sydney University UN Society -Member of International and Global Studies Society


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

AV

Get Macked Synergy for SRC!

Soo-Jae Lee Law

Annette Lee

Education/Arts

Curriculum Vitae

Students’ Representative Councilor, The University of Sydney (2011) President, Oaktree Society, The University of Sydney (2010, 2011) SRC Environment Officer, The University of Sydney (2011) SRC Social Justice Officer, The University of Sydney (2011) President, International Networking Society, The University of Sydney (2010, 2011) SRC Standing Legal Committee, The University of Sydney (2011) Asia-Pacific Model United Nations Conference (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011) Vice-President, Oaktree Society, The University of Sydney (2009) Environmental/ Welfare Officer, International House, The University of Sydney (2008) Treasurer, Oaktree Society, The University of Sydney (2008)

Patrick Desmond Commerce

Gwang Hye Kang Engineering

Un-Ai Jo Law

Curriculum Vitae

Marketing Director, International Networking Society (2011)

Curriculum Vitae

Vice-President of Korean Students Association (2011)

Soo Young Choi Law

Aditya Gaur Law

Curriculum Vitae

University of Sydney United Nations Society (2011) Asia-Pacific Model United Nations, Canberra (2011) Co-Founder for the movement for “Kimchi” (Korean Cultural Society) (2010) 3 Months Marketing Intern for First Korean Film Festival (KOFFIA) (2010) Syndicate Event Management (2009-Present) General Executive Member of Korean Law Society at USYD (2009)

Seokho Ko Engineering

Curriculum Vitae Curriculum Vitae

Events Director of the Accounting and Auditing Society (2010, 2011) International Students Social Coordinator for Sydney University Law Society (2011) International Law Moot Convener for Sydney University Law Society (2009)

Secretary of Korean Law students at University of Sydney (2011) Active member of Sydney University Eclectic Singing Society (SUESS) and Australian Chinese Culture Appreciation Soceity (ACCAS)

Dylan Braley Law

Rosa Jun Pharmacy

Curriculum Vitae Events Director, International Networking Society (2011)

Curriculum Vitae Curriculum Vitae

Executive Commerce Society 2010 Sydney Uni rowing Aust. Uni Games 2010 USSC Washington DC Internship Program 2011 Sydney UN Society 2011 Sydney Uni Radio Group

Curriculum Vitae Secretary of Korean Students Association (2011)

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candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

AW

Your VOICE for Fair Education

Nikki Plunkett Arts

Curriculum Vitae

University of Sydney Korean Students Association Cultural Officer 2011 Kimchi Korean Cultural Exchange Society Vice-President 2010-2011

Datong Wang Law

Curriculum Vitae

Internship at Kamdha Media (Sydney Observer magazine, Shore life magazine, and Sydney Home magazine), August 2011-November 2011 Second Harvest Japan, Volunteer 2011 Club Cross Country,Member/ Runner 2010 Red Cross Club, Volunteer: Worked at blood drives/ handed out flyers, 2010 Safe Rides, Volunteer: Answered hotline/Driver 2010

Won Ho Kim

Health Science

Curriculum Vitae

Social Director, International Networking Society (2011)

Seulki Kim Law

Curriculum Vitae

2009- Unimates Sports Officer 2009-2010- Unimates Event Leader 2010- ISSU International Student Orientation Program Volunteer 2010- AAASOC International Students’ Event Volunteer 2010-2011- Unimates Vice President 2011- Editor of International Student Handbook 2011- SRC Councilor 2011- SRC International Student Officer 2011- Oaktree Foundation Society Event Coordinator 2011- Chopsticks General Committee 2011- SUCSA Sub-committee

Policy statement Vote [1] Your VOICE for Fair Education for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

• Collaborate with the University find a fix to the student housing crisis.

An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation

• Get a roof over your head at a reasonable rate.

Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through:

An International Student VOICE We want to hear the voices of all students. International Students face some of the worst treatment by the University administration. The University has a legal requirement to provide a minimum standard of services for International Students – but we know that University of Sydney can do better. The VOICE team believe that:

• A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies. • Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body. • Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community Your VOICE for Fair Education Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want: • A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres. • All our lectures recorded online. • Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance. • A freeze on fee increases. • Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education. A Student VOICE in Student Housing Access to affordable housing is a massive problem for some students. Many students can’t afford the current housing options, and some “low cost” options (such as Sydney University Village) are constantly increasing rental prices. The University is presently looking into building new low-cost

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student housing. The VOICE team believe that your voice has previously been missing in these negotiations. We will to work to:

• The SRC should provide the language support services cut by the University this year. • Proposed International Student fee increases are totally unreasonable. • The University should increase the availability of specialised counselling services for International Students. Your VOICE for Better Library Services Our student body engaged in an extensive and productive discussion about library services in the last year. The VOICE team have some innovative ideas for how the University can balance concerns about student study spaces, and the need to preserve the integrity of the collection. We want to work with the University to: • Digitise the library collections – easier to access on and off campus, cheaper to store. • Open the library for longer to reflect how many students actually study. • Provide more spaces for students to study around the campus – we’re sick of walking around for hours to find a desk! A Sustainable VOICE for our Campus The SRC has a proud history of campaigning for environmental issues. We want to put some more pressure on the University to walk the walk. We can work to green our campus through: • Implementation of green campus infrastructure like more recycling and compost bins and more bubblers on campus. • Reduce the University’s carbon footprint: explore renewable energy options for the Uni, develop strategies to limit printing. Vote [1] Your VOICE for Fair Education for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

AX

Get Macked for Social Justice

Karen Chau Business

Policy statement Sick of campaigns that promise great things but never deliver? Sick of hearing ideas you know are completely unrealistic? Vote Get Macked - for Social Justice for fresh perspective, new ideas, experience, and more than just empty promises. Vote for a team with a realistic vision and a commitment to deliver. We will fight for: *Greater focus on cultural diversity and awareness

Curriculum Vitae

2011, Sexual Harassment Officer, SRC 2011, UNSoc Executive 2011, Director, UN Youth NSW 2010, Education Officer, UN Youth NSW

Angela Chen Arts

Curriculum Vitae Tara Waniganayaka Arts (MECO)

Curriculum Vitae Kieran Donelly Arts

Curriculum Vitae Aarushi Sahore Arts/Law

Curriculum Vitae Aneesh Dave Medicine

Curriculum Vitae

*A friendly learning environment Sydney University is one of the most renowned universities in Australia. It without a doubt provides the most rewarding student experience in Australia, through active student involvement in the university community, and services and programs devoted to providing student support.

tutorials, and libraries. It is a place for students to enjoy their education, friendships, enriching development programs, personal growth and much more. This can only be achieved in a friendly, healthy learning environment. As part of promoting a friendly learning environment, we seek to support the University in its goal to ban smoking on campus. We believe that everyone has a right to being able to maintain healthy life style whilst studying, and the right not to be exposed to toxic chemicals or smoke passively if they don’t want to. We will lobby the university to develop designated smoking areas, or bans within 10 metres of buildings and along major walkways such as Eastern Avenue.

Ganesh “Ganny” Vaheisvaran

Curriculum Vitae

*Finance Society - Secretary 2011/2012 *Chinese Law Students Society Publications Director 2010/2011 *Teochew Students Association - Public Relations Director 2010/2011 *Vietnamese Students Association President Emeritus 2010/2011 *Vietnamese Students Association Treasurer 2010/2011 *Vietnamese Students Association President 2009/2010 *KIMCHI Korean Cultural Exchange Society - General Executive 2010 *Sydney Law School Peer Mentor 2010

Leona Zhang Comm/LLB

Comm/LLB

Despite this, there are still social disparities and injustices within the community that we can and will improve on. *Cultural diversity and awareness* Students at Sydney Uni come from all different types of backgrounds - whether culturally, socially or socioeconomically. Despite this apparent diversity, there is still an implicit disparity and lack of integration between people of different cultures. We believe that this social separation is unintentional and unwanted by the university community at large. We believe it stems from an ignorance and lack of understanding of cultural differences, and that the situation can be changed by raising awareness and understanding of social and cultural differences between students, who have incredibly diverse cultural backgrounds. As a team not only from a range of different cultural backgrounds, but with extensive experience working directly with student groups which aim to share different cultures through a range of programs and events, we have the ability to promote diversity, unity, and cultural enrichment. We endeavour to promote cultural diversity and awareness through a range of programs such as public forums, social events, and working closely with organisations who share these goals. We will also work towards more support for international students’ integration into uni life and creating networks with local students.

Curriculum Vitae

*WASABI Japanese Cultural Exchange Society - President 2010/2011 *Involvement in International Office talks to study groups from overseas about the USyd campus experience *International Exchange Program to Japan 2010/2011 *ComSoc - IT Director 2010 *Study Abroad and Exchange Buddy Club (STABEX) 2010/2011 *KIMCHI Korean Cultural Exchange Society - Founder & President 2010 *Japanese Associations Combined (across USyd, UNSW and UTS) - Cofounder 2010

Curriculum Vitae

*Faculty of Business International Exchange Program to Boston University 2011 *ComSoc - Sponsorship Director 2010 *ComSoc - General Executive 2009 *Institute for Teaching and Learning PASS facilitator 2009-2011 *Sydney Law School Peer Mentor 2010 *Faculty of Business Peer Mentor 2010 *KIMCHI Korean Cultural Exchange Society - International Student Officer 2010

Wilson Lu Arts/LLB

*Sydney Law School Peer Mentor 2010

Sarah Trau Comm/LLB

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Your VOICE for Hipsters

Curriculum Vitae

*Sydney University Law Society Publicly Interested Taskforce 2011 *Sydney University Evangelical Union Assistant Group Leader 2010 *Work and Organisational Studies Society - Committee Member 2010/2011 *Sydney Law School Peer Mentor 2010 *Sydney Law School Information Day Liaison 2010 *Involvement with the Sydney Welcome Orientation and Transition project for new USyd students *Financial Management Association of Australia - Sponsorship Director 2009/2010 *Financial Management Association of Australia - Subcommittee Member 2009 *Sydney University Law Society Education Subcommittee 2009

Ajey Bhasker Science/LLB

Policy statement Vote [1] Your VOICE for Hipsters for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President! This last year, I have worked as the Education Officer of our fantastic SRC. This role has given me an appreciation of the immense diversity of experiences of students at this University. I have spoken to students from Arts to Science, from Cumbo to the Con, from Fisher Library to Manning Bar. I know that we all have a lot to benefit from an SRC dedicated to improving educational outcomes. This year, I have: • Worked towards a proposal with senior University administrators for making course readers available online; • Made submissions to government and the University outlining how crippling course cost increases are for students; • Collaborated with the Faculty of Science to solve student concerns regarding • Made the case to Faculties to freeze international student fee increases. • Conducted one of the largest student consultations ever to make the case to the University about how important podcasting lectures is to students. • Provided students with one of the most extensive records of subject feedback available with the Counter Course Handbook.

Curriculum Vitae

*USyd Student Point of Contact (SPOC) 2010 *University of Sydney Union - Access Casual 2011 *Sydney University Law Society Publicly Interested Taskforce 2011 *Science Transition Workshop - Group leader 2011 *Sydney University Red Cross Society Volunteer Coordinator 2010/2011 *St John Ambulance - Committee Member 2010/2011 *Faculty of Science Peer Mentor 2010/2011 *Sydney Law School Peer Mentor 2010

An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation

• Digitise the library collections – easier to access on and off campus, cheaper to store.

• A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres.

A Sustainable VOICE for our Campus

• All our lectures recorded online. • Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance. • A freeze on fee increases. • Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education. A Student VOICE in Student Housing Access to affordable housing is a massive problem for some students. Many students can’t afford the current housing options, and some “low cost” options (such as Sydney University Village) are constantly increasing rental prices. The University is presently looking into building new low-cost student housing. The VOICE team believe that your voice has previously been missing in these negotiations. We will to work to:

• Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body. • Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community Your VOICE for Fair Education

• Open the library for longer to reflect how many students actually study. • Provide more spaces for students to study around the campus – we’re sick of walking around for hours to find a desk!

The SRC has a proud history of campaigning for environmental issues. We want to put some more pressure on the University to walk the walk. We can work to green our campus through: • Implementation of green campus infrastructure like more recycling and compost bins and more bubblers on campus. • Reduce the University’s carbon footprint: explore renewable energy options for the Uni, develop strategies to limit printing. Vote [1] Your VOICE for Hipsters for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Daniel Farinha Law

Curriculum Vitae

• Collaborate with the University find a fix to the student housing crisis.

Abigail McCarthy

• Get a roof over your head at a reasonable rate.

Curriculum Vitae

An International Student VOICE Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through: • A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies.

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Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want:

We want to hear the voices of all students. International Students face some of the worst treatment by the University administration. The University has a legal requirement to provide a minimum standard of services for International Students – but we know that University of Sydney can do better. The VOICE team believe that: • The SRC should provide the language support services cut by the University this year. • Proposed International Student fee increases are totally unreasonable. • The University should increase the availability of specialised counselling services for International Students. Your VOICE for Better Library Services Our student body engaged in an extensive and productive discussion about library services in the last year. The VOICE team have some innovative ideas for how the University can balance concerns about student study spaces, and the need to preserve the integrity of the collection. We want to work with the University to:

Arts

Sarah Isabella Whealing Arts

Curriculum Vitae Felix Donovan Arts

Curriculum Vitae Nicholas Chung Arts

Curriculum Vitae Angud Chawla Business

Curriculum Vitae


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

AZ

¡Shout for International!

Policy statement

Jane Zhenqi Huang

Arts/Arts and Sciences

Shout is a coalition of independents joined together by a simple philosophy: student politics should be about students’ needs. We pledge to keep the SRC’s focus on stuff that matters, like stopping the cuts to Fisher library, making readers and lectures available online and international student concessions. It’s a simple stuff: we’ll promise what we can deliver. Let’s shout to keep the SRC focused. Shout to keep Fisher stacks stacked! Shout to make readers available online! Shout to international student travel concession and internationals! Shout to make tutors, study groups, advice groups available! Let’s find out what make student talented, efforts? We do not just agree. International students lose time and chances in jumping the queues of formalities; in adapting new environments; in translating study works. Co-operational institutions must be improved for the study convenience of students. Thus, we need servants stay in the international office. We need small groups of tutors review exams with us. We need patient legal and study advisers! We need libraries opening honours deferring! Shout to introduce cosmopolitan campus life facilities! Thousands of Students travel too long everyday to uni. We do not have broad pedestrians (especially from Redfern station),any enough international food, shops, houses and sports facilities in uni. Our goal is to introduce places for students to stop rushing. We need Oporto, YHA, shopping, bicycle and ping-pang! Shout to international communication! We are not just using one language! We have good things to share! We are in the same team, same “varsity”! We internationals need to be recognized, to be heard! Let’s open international music festivals, open tea ceremony, and open talent show. Let us help each other math, English, and communication! Shout to student politics that actually matter to students! Shout to keep it real!

Curriculum Vitae Nikki Wang

E&B/Commerce

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Jane Zhenqi Huang Arts (History/Asian Studies) Curriculum Vitae A female philosopher dedicating to Daoism, Confucianism and Buddhism Highly interested in crossdiscipline studies and cross-cultural communication A Life “low key”, but definitely “shout” for international students 2011 Property consultant of Macland Investment Group 2010 Debater of Modern Chinese Society Class, Singer of the “Varsity”, Certificatory of Teaching Chinese as Second Language of Beijing Normal University 2009 Team player of Sydney Uni Women’s Water polo, Certificatory of Apply First Aid, Waitress of Cold Rock, Sushi Fusion Randwick, Kublai Khan Restaurant (Adelaide), Parkview Hotel 2008 Member of Sydney Uni Sport& Fitness, Spanish Society, USU, SASS, SciSoc 2007 Graduator of Glenunga International High School, Adelaide

Jasmine Liang

E&B/Commerce

Curriculum Vitae Danny Shi Arts

Curriculum Vitae Flora Zhaofei Xu E&B/Commerce

Curriculum Vitae

Flora Fei Zhao Commerce Curriculum Vitae 2011 Committee member/ Accountant of AIESEC Sydney

Junhan Yu Arts

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BA

BB

Victor Chu

Policy statement

Curriculum Vitae

Are you sick of pointless student rallies that lack any true substance?

Ryan Bonnici

Are you sick of poor internet connectivity on campus interfering with your work?

Get Macked for Econ/Business BEc/LLB

BCom(Lib)

Curriculum Vitae Shibani Mehta BCom

Curriculum Vitae Michelle Wong BCom/LLB

Curriculum Vitae Nina Shi

BCom/BA

Curriculum Vitae

i-Voice

Then vote 1 for “i-Voice” to ensure better access to technology! As the prominent technological ticket, we seem to increase, improve, and make wi-fi reception on campus more accessible! We want all lectures recorded and put online instantly, whilst ensuring that access to past exam papers are made available. Making top performing student responses also forms an integral part of our campaign! To encourage ecological practices and preservation of the environment, the placement of recycling bins in every class room is a must! The continued support for society development, and interaction also plays an integral part of our campaign. Greater funding, and support systems should be put in place. Providing the College system on campus with a voice in SRC affairs is vital to ensuring a healthy, and balanced SRC! To ensure that graduating students have the best possible placement in the workforce, we strive to make careers fairs and access to prominent luminaries from all professions more accessible, and apparent on campus. Remember, we are a ticket from all faculties supporting the interests of the greater community at large. So Vote 1 for “i-Voice” for SRC Vote 1 for Tim Matthew’s as President Vote 1 for Zac Thompson for NUS

Zi Yi Lim

Veterinary Science

Curriculum Vitae

2011 St John’s College Art Exhibition, Awarded Highly Commended 62 Honi Soit

2009 The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award 2009 International House Oration Placewinner 2007 The Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award 2004 National Winner, NZX Stockmarket Challenge 2011 Faculty of Veterinary Science Year III Representative 2011 Faculty of Veterinary Science Learning and Teaching Committee 2010/11 Sydney University International House Alumni Committee Member 2011 Secretary, Sydney University Vets Beyond Borders Student Chapter 2011 Treasurer, Sydney University Wildlife Society 2011 Executive Member, Sydney University Leprechaun Society 2011 Member, Sydney University Veterinary Society 2011 Member, Sydney University Politics Society 2011 Member, Suspense & Mystery Society 2011 Member, Movers & Shakers 2011 Delegate, Australasian Veterinary Students’ Conference 2011 Sydney University Fencing Representative, Individual Foil & Sabre, Australian University Games 2011 Sydney University Fencing Club 2010 St John’s College Food Committee Member 2010 Volunteer, Faculty of Veterinary Science Centenary Celebrations 2010 Events Coordinator, Sydney University International Networking Society 2010 Volunteers Coordinator, Sydney University Oaktree Society 2010 University of Sydney SRC Candidate 2010 AIME College Volunteer 2010 Volunteer, St Vincent de Paul Young Vinnies 2010 Member, Sydney University Animal Welfare Society 2010 Member, Sydney University Association of Malaysian Students (SUAMS) 2009 Member, Sydney University Bushwalkers 2007 Auckland Grammar School Headmaster’s Welfare Committee 2007 Auckland Grammar School Computer Monitor 2007 Aged Care Volunteer, Epsom on the Park Rest Home 2005-7 Pacific Badminton Club 2006 JLPT Level 4 Japanese Language Proficiency 2006 New Zealand Red Cross Practical First Aid Certificate

Daniel Barabas

Arts / International & Global Studies

Curriculum Vitae

• University of Sydney Entry Scholarship 2010 for Academic Achievement & Leadership • University of Sydney Golden Key Honor Society for Distinguished Achievement • A.E. (Tony) Cahill History Prize for Best First Year student in Late Modern European History 2010, The University of Sydney • Australian Representative at Harvard National Model United Nations Conference, Boston 2011 • Australian Representative at Harvard World Model United Nations Conference, Singapore 2011 • Under Secretary General (USG) Finance for Sydney University Model United Nations Conference 2011 • Treasurer of the United Nations Society, University of Sydney • Media Portfolio, and official photographer for the Politics Society at the University of Sydney • Australian Representative at APEC Conference in Japan 2011, for Voice of the Future Program • Student Representative for the ‘American Studies’, and ‘International & Global Studies Department’ at the University of Sydney • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award 2011 • St Johns College, University of Sydney • 180 Degrees Consulting - charitable assistance for the volunteer organization Gunawirra

Laura Phelps

Agricultural Science


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

BC

Zoo for the Spending Cap

Curriculum Vitae

• Secretary of Agricultural Society, at the University of Sydney

Eleni Xydas

Commerce / Arts

James Townsend Music

Policy statement We believe in the open and honest conduct of student elections, including respecting the required spending cap and all other regulations. Only by adhering to the cap can we ensure a free and equal playing field.

Peter Gregory Law

Sean Maroney Arts

Curriculum Vitae Sarah Wolf E&B

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

• PriceWaterHouse Economics Competition Winner • Mackillop Senior College Runner-up Dux • Sydney University Law Society, University of Sydney • French Society, University of Sydney • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award • St Johns College, The University of Sydney

• Sancta Sophia College Social Welfare Secretary 2011 • Sancta Sophia College Soccer Secretary 2011 • ECOSOC Vice President 2011 • St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School House Community Captain 2007* • St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School HOPE President 2006 • Young Achiever’s Environmental Director 2006

Curriculum Vitae Madeline Greer Law

Curriculum Vitae Ashton Sly Arts

Curriculum Vitae Max Halden Arts (MECO)

Curriculum Vitae

Jack Mason Science

Richard Murphy Law

Curriculum Vitae

Chris Lam

Veterinary Science

Caitlin Gleeson Curriculum Vitae

Arts

Curriculum Vitae

Zachary Thompson Arts

Madeleine Palser Barto Arts

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

• Sophia University Study Abroad Program, Japan • United World College Davis Scholarship 2006 • Lead Class Agent, Student Advisory Board Member, and Senior Committee Co-Chair at Middlebury College • First Year Counsellor at Middlebury College • Sancta Sophia College

- Elected House Captain, 2010 - Achieved numerous High Distinction awards in Nationally accredited Science, English and Maths competitions (20042009) - Elected as a school prefect, 2010. - Multiple winner and finalist at the W.Butler Public Speaking Competition. - Finalist at Sydney University Intercol Oration Compeitition 2011 - St Kevin’s College Year Level Champion Athlete 2008-2010, and also represented SKC in the APS finals 20082010 - Performed at the Generations in Jazz festival Mount Gambier as drummer for St Kevin’s College Senior Stage Band, 2007-2010 - St Kevin’s College Outdoor Activities Leader 2009

Michael Koziol Arts (MECO)

Curriculum Vitae Clemence Williams Arts (Music)

Curriculum Vitae

• Sydney University Union Board Member 2011 • ‘ROAR’ contributor, 2010 • ‘HONI SOIT’ contributor, 2010 • Executive, Sydney University Triathlon Club, 2011

Curriculum Vitae Yul Mehedinteanu Arts

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BD

BE

Your VOICE for Social Justice

Policy statement Vote [1] Your VOICE for Social Justice for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

student housing. The VOICE team believe that your voice has previously been missing in these negotiations. We will to work to: • Collaborate with the University find a fix to the student housing crisis.

An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation

• Get a roof over your head at a reasonable rate.

Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through:

An International Student VOICE

• A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies. • Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body. • Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community Your VOICE for Fair Education Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want:

We want to hear the voices of all students. International Students face some of the worst treatment by the University administration. The University has a legal requirement to provide a minimum standard of services for International Students – but we know that University of Sydney can do better. The VOICE team believe that: • The SRC should provide the language support services cut by the University this year. • Proposed International Student fee increases are totally unreasonable. • The University should increase the availability of specialised counselling services for International Students. Your VOICE for Better Library Services Our student body engaged in an extensive and productive discussion about library services in the last year. The VOICE team have some innovative ideas for how the University can balance concerns about student study spaces, and the need to preserve the integrity of the collection. We want to work with the University to: • Digitise the library collections – easier to access on and off campus, cheaper to store. • Open the library for longer to reflect how many students actually study.

• A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres.

• Provide more spaces for students to study around the campus – we’re sick of walking around for hours to find a desk!

• All our lectures recorded online.

A Sustainable VOICE for our Campus

• Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance.

Vote [1] Your VOICE for Social Justice for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

• A freeze on fee increases. • Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education. A Student VOICE in Student Housing Access to affordable housing is a massive problem for some students. Many students can’t afford the current housing options, and some “low cost” options (such as Sydney University Village) are constantly increasing rental prices. The University is presently looking into building new low-cost 64 Honi Soit

Nicholas Condylis Arts/Law

Curriculum Vitae Joanna Howe Arts

Curriculum Vitae

STANDUP! for SRC

Samuel Pearson

Policy statement

Curriculum Vitae

Vote 1 PHOEBE for President Vote 1 STANDUP for SRC Vote 1 STANDUP for NUS

Science/Arts

We believe our SRC should STANDUP for students at Sydney University. As your representative, we will campaign directly on the issues that affect your study, your life and your time at university. We know the issues students face and believe education at Sydney University should be as accessible as possible. This is why we will STANDUP and advocate for all lectures on line. As each lecture theatre is equipped with the facilities for the recording of lectures, we believe there is no excuse for our lectures to not be online. This is why we will STANDUP and fight at a faculty and university level to ensure all lectures become available to students. STANDUP also believes students deserve high quality teaching and learning. Thus we will STANDUP and fight overcrowded lectures and tutorials. This cross-faculty problem, plus many more including the lack of facilities plus high course costs mean that STANDUP will fight for students by targeting faculties directly As increasingly university students take on more commitments and balance work with study, it is evident that our library opening hours simply are not good enough. This is why we will STANDUP and advocate for longer library opening hours, especially on a Sunday. Furthermore, STANDUP believes the library should have more textbooks and course readers per unit of study. With some subjects enrolling well and truly over 600 students, a mere three or four textbooks is insufficient. This is why we will STANDUP and call for more and better resources per subject. In addition to this we believe that every student should receive a free printing and photocopying quota. Thus, we will STANDUP to the university and advocate for this need to be met. STANDUP will also campaign to see a fairer Summer and Winter School through the introduction of HECS places for students. We will also STANDUP and campaign to see an increase in the number of scholarships available to students who undertake studies at Summer and Winter School. For too long international students have been treated as cash cows by both the university and government. STANDUP will campaign to see the introduction of a National Travel Concession Card Scheme, and a percentage of university housing set aside for international students.


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

BF

Jobs for Arts Students STANDUP will also advocate for better representation and inclusiveness of Indigenous students. We will STANDUP for more scholarships for Indigenous students and campaign to see a greater awareness for and of Indigenous students and their accomplishments. STANDUP will also aim to see the university become more inclusive through engaging with the local Indigenous community and encouraging cross cultural discussion and dialogue. We believe in the 21st Century that every campus should be a sustainable campus. This is why we will STANDUP and fight to see the university commit to stopping climate change. We will STANDUP and advocate for the university to commit to renewable energy targets and a carbon neutral campus. We will also STANDUP and campaign to see better recycling facilities at each campus. Vote 1 PHOEBE for President Vote 1 STANDUP for SRC Vote 1 STANDUP for NUS

Todd Pinkerton Arts II

Illegal course costs SRC campaign Yay for Nai Union Board Campaign Member of Labor Club Member of SUSO

Christian Jones

Vice President of the USYD ALP Club 2011 Orientation Committee member 2011 Arts Mentor 2011 Student Representative for ECOP1004 2010 NUS Pre-Conference Business Committee member 2010 Member of AUJS Member of SASS Member of ALP

Leo Nelson Arts

Annabel Osborn Arts I

Science II

Curriculum Vitae

SRC Finance Committee 2011 Secretary of the ALP Club 2011 Member of UN Society Delegate to AMUNC and SYDMUN 2010 Member of Politics Society Member of SciSoc

Siobhan Clayton

Nursing III

Curriculum Vitae Curriculum Vitae

Organiser of Campus Crime Stoppers campaign

Student representative for Health Science/ Nursing Students 2010 Pierre de Coubertin Award Winner 2008 Secretary of Sydney University Athletics Club 2011 University Games – Athletics 2010-2011 St Andrews College Athletics Secretary 2010 St Andrews College Mentor 2010

Vivian Huang Engineering I

Curriculum Vitae

Active member of women’s collective 2011 Editor and contributor to Women’s edition of Honi Soit 2011 Member of the Sydney 2011 Reclaim the NIght organising collective 2011 Vice Senior Prefect of Killara High School 2010, Vice President of Killara High School Social Justice Committee 2009 Youth Peace Ambassador for the Australian Ministry for Peace 2009

Policy statement Arts students have the lowest income on average after graduating. That’s assuming they even get a job. This is despicable and should be changed. We all know that there are more Arts students than in any other faculty and hence we deserve the monetary respect that every one else gets. Even more infact. This is what I plan on pushing for: *Guaranteed Jobs for Arts Students upon graduation. I will fight for the SRC to lobby the government to invent jobs if neccessary *Taxing everyone else. Everyone who is not an Arts Student should be taxed at a higher rate so more money goes into creating Jobs for Arts Students, or just straight to the arts students themselves *Free beer for Arts Students. We have to pay for that shit. This is unacceptable. Refer to above point re: taxation of everyone else. *Arts students should be at the top of any hierarchy in the world. Above all other non-arts students. *Arts students in dead-end jobs should be rescued and given more highly-paid jobs.

Club Member of EcopSoc

*Non-arts students should be taught to dress well.

Tonya Rushmer Science I

*MORE FREAKING JOBS FOR ARTS STUDENTS!! Vote [1] Jobs for Arts Students!

Curriculum Vitae Curriculum Vitae Curriculum Vitae

Fair fares SRC campaign Students money to student SRC campaign Sydney says yes campaign

Sydney University Clubs & Societies (member of): - Windsoc - Sydney University Engineering Undergraduates Association - Linguistics Society - Debating Society

-Order of the British Empire -Chief of Staff to the President of the United States -National Union of Students Education Conference Delegate -Nobel Peace Prize Laureate -CEO of Macquarie Bank Ltd. -Secretary-General of the United Nations 65 Honi Soit


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BG

BH

Policy statement

Policy statement

ZOO for Manning ZOO for Manning represents the animals of Sydney’s favourite watering hole, Manning Bar. ZOO for Manning will be seeking to protect the rights of Manning patrons, including the right to smoke. To stop the poaching of student rights, Vote 1 - ZOO for Manning.

Vote [1] Your VOICE for Women for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

ZOO for Manning -Commissar-General of Ukraine Soviet Republic -ALP Club Executive -Vice-Chancellor of UNSW -General Executive, News Limited -Governor of Texas -Chairman Mao’s personal assistant -Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff -Pokemon League Champion -Arts Undergraduate, University of Sydney (Not all of the above may be true; but, with enough jobs for Arts students, it SHOULD become true).

Paul Ellis Arts

Curriculum Vitae Rainbow Chan Arts

Curriculum Vitae Poppy Burnett Arts

Curriculum Vitae Will Gilbert

Conservatorium

Curriculum Vitae Rosie Marks-Smith

Your VOICE for Women

This last year, I have worked as the Education Officer of our fantastic SRC. This role has given me an appreciation of the immense diversity of experiences of students at this University. I have spoken to students from Arts to Science, from Cumbo to the Con, from Fisher Library to Manning Bar. I know that we all have a lot to benefit from an SRC dedicated to improving educational outcomes. This year, I have: • Worked towards a proposal with senior University administrators for making course readers available online; • Made submissions to government and the University outlining how crippling course cost increases are for students; • Collaborated with the Faculty of Science to solve student concerns regarding • Made the case to Faculties to freeze international student fee increases. • Conducted one of the largest student consultations ever to make the case to the University about how important podcasting lectures is to students.

• A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres. • All our lectures recorded online. • Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance. • A freeze on fee increases. • Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education. A Student VOICE in Student Housing Access to affordable housing is a massive problem for some students. Many students can’t afford the current housing options, and some “low cost” options (such as Sydney University Village) are constantly increasing rental prices. The University is presently looking into building new low-cost student housing. The VOICE team believe that your voice has previously been missing in these negotiations. We will to work to:

Curriculum Vitae

• Provided students with one of the most extensive records of subject feedback available with the Counter Course Handbook.

Bebe DSouza

An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation

• Get a roof over your head at a reasonable rate.

Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through:

An International Student VOICE

Arts

Arts/Law

Curriculum Vitae Connie Ye Arts/Law

Curriculum Vitae

• A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies. • Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body. • Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community Your VOICE for Fair Education 66 Honi Soit

Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want:

• Collaborate with the University find a fix to the student housing crisis.

We want to hear the voices of all students. International Students face some of the worst treatment by the University administration. The University has a legal requirement to provide a minimum standard of services for International Students – but we know that University of Sydney can do better. The VOICE team believe that: • The SRC should provide the language support services cut by the University this year. • Proposed International Student fee increases are totally unreasonable. • The University should increase the availability of specialised counselling services for International Students. Your VOICE for Better Library Services Our student body engaged in an extensive and productive discussion about library services in the last year. The VOICE team have some innovative ideas for how the University can balance concerns about student study spaces,


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

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Policy statement

Policy statement

Heavy Petting Zoo and the need to preserve the integrity of the collection. We want to work with the University to: • Digitise the library collections – easier to access on and off campus, cheaper to store. • Open the library for longer to reflect how many students actually study. • Provide more spaces for students to study around the campus – we’re sick of walking around for hours to find a desk! A Sustainable VOICE for our Campus The SRC has a proud history of campaigning for environmental issues. We want to put some more pressure on the University to walk the walk. We can work to green our campus through: • Implementation of green campus infrastructure Vote [1] Your VOICE for Women for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! V ote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Rebecca Barrett Law

Heavy Petting Zoo Remember that time you were 7, at the Easter Show petting zoo, stroking the wool of a newly born lamb? ZOO does. Remember the tiny ducklings, waddling after their mother? ZOO does. Remember how that little piglet squealed as it wallowed in the mud? ZOO does. ZOO wants to bring this excitement to SRC this year – but now you’re all grown up, and ZOO is too. Welcome to the Heavy Petting Zoo. Think lambs, ducklings and piglets, but sexy. So nothing really like lambs, ducklings and piglets. Unless you’re into that. ZOO will bring some maturity to the fun you felt as a kid. ZOO will make you laugh, ZOO will make you excited, ZOO might even make you love. Unleash the heavy petting Zoo

James ODoherty Arts/Law

Curriculum Vitae

Arts

Curriculum Vitae Eleanor Rye Science Curriculum Vitae Eliza Forsyth Arts/Law

Curriculum Vitae

Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through: • A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies. • Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body.

Curriculum Vitae

Your VOICE for Fair Education

Arts

Anne Gribble

An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation

Arts(Meco)

Caitlin Still

2011, Development Officer, USU Debates 2011, Chair, SULS Social Justice Committee

Vote [1] Your VOICE for Science for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

• Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community

Kira Spucys-Tahar

Curriculum Vitae

Your VOICE for Science

Curriculum Vitae Gareth Austin Arts/Law

Curriculum Vitae Lane Sainty Arts

Curriculum Vitae

Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want: • A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres. • All our lectures recorded online. • Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance.

Claire Ferguson

• A freeze on fee increases.

Curriculum Vitae

• Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education.

Science

A Student VOICE in Student Housing Access to affordable housing is a massive problem for some students. Many students can’t afford the current housing options, and some “low cost” options (such as Sydney University Village) are constantly increasing rental prices. The University is presently

looking into building new low-cost student housing. The VOICE team believe that your voice has previously been missing in these negotiations. We will to work to: • Collaborate with the University find a fix to the student housing crisis. • Get a roof over your head at a reasonable rate. An International Student VOICE We want to hear the voices of all students. International Students face some of the worst treatment by the University administration. The University has a legal requirement to provide a minimum standard of services for International Students – but we know that University of Sydney can do better. The VOICE team believe that: • The SRC should provide the language support services cut by the University this year. • Proposed International Student fee increases are totally unreasonable. • The University should increase the availability of specialised counselling services for International Students. Your VOICE for Better Library Services Our student body engaged in an extensive and productive discussion about library services in the last year. The VOICE team have some innovative ideas for how the University can balance concerns about student study spaces, and the need to preserve the integrity of the collection. We want to work with the University to: • Digitise the library collections – easier to access on and off campus, cheaper to store. • Open the library for longer to reflect how many students actually study. • Provide more spaces for students to study around the campus – we’re sick of walking around for hours to find a desk! A Sustainable VOICE for our Campus Vote [1] Your VOICE for Science for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Kade Denton Agriculture

Curriculum Vitae Alexander Meekin Science

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Policy statement

Policy statement

Policy statement

Voice for progressives for SRC is running to represent progressive students on Council.

Vote [1] Your VOICE for Women’s College for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Grassroots for Law

Samuel Jenkins Science

Curriculum Vitae

A progressive voice on council for law students. *Better access to essential library books *Put textbooks on Hecs *Greater consultation and accountability on the issues that affect students.

Adrian Boscolo Law

Voice for progressives Your VOICE for Women’s College

Voice for progressives for SRC is calling on all Labor supporters to vote to keep the University of Sydney progressive, egalitarian and a bulwark against conservatism in Australia. Voice for progressives for SRC supports and will push for; * Longer library hours, throughout semester * Fair Trade Coffee on Campus * University Wide Compulsory E-Lectures and use of WebCT * More transparency and less waste on Council * More SRC assistance to disadvantaged students Vote Voice for progressives for SRC!

Sharangan Maheswaran Arts IV

Curriculum Vitae

An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through: • A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies. • Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body. • Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community

*Community Service Officer, Sydney University Red Cross Society. *Member of the Greens on campus society *Member of the Greens on campus caucus

Your VOICE for Fair Education Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want:

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* Vice President of the ALP Club (2010/2011) * SRC Welfare Officer (2010) * USyd Delegate to the National Union of Students (2010) * Currently sitting on the SRC Council for 2010/2011 * Health Policy Convenor in Young Labor (2010)

• A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres. • All our lectures recorded online. • Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance. • A freeze on fee increases. • Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education. A Student VOICE in Student Housing Access to affordable housing is a massive problem for some students. Many students can’t afford the current housing options, and some “low cost” options (such as Sydney University Village) are constantly increasing rental prices. The University is presently

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Your VOICE for Fourth Years

looking into building new low-cost student housing. The VOICE team believe that your voice has previously been missing in these negotiations. We will to work to:

Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Policy statement

Tori Grimshaw

Vote [1] Your VOICE for Fourth Years for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Business/Law

• Collaborate with the University find a fix to the student housing crisis.

Curriculum Vitae

• Get a roof over your head at a reasonable rate.

2009-2011, Resident, Women’s College

An International Student VOICE We want to hear the voices of all students. International Students face some of the worst treatment by the University administration. The University has a legal requirement to provide a minimum standard of services for International Students – but we know that University of Sydney can do better. The VOICE team believe that: • The SRC should provide the language support services cut by the University this year.

2011, USU Law Revue

Emily Hartman Economics/Law

Curriculum Vitae Georgie Castle Business

Curriculum Vitae Caitlin Sandy Arts

Curriculum Vitae

• Proposed International Student fee increases are totally unreasonable.

Jenny Daniels

• The University should increase the availability of specialised counselling services for International Students.

Curriculum Vitae

Your VOICE for Better Library Services Our student body engaged in an extensive and productive discussion about library services in the last year. The VOICE team have some innovative ideas for how the University can balance concerns about student study spaces, and the need to preserve the integrity of the collection. We want to work with the University to: • Digitise the library collections – easier to access on and off campus, cheaper to store. • Open the library for longer to reflect how many students actually study. • Provide more spaces for students to study around the campus – we’re sick of walking around for hours to find a desk! A Sustainable VOICE for our Campus The SRC has a proud history of campaigning for environmental issues. We want to put some more pressure on the University to walk the walk. We can work to green our campus through: • Implementation of green campus infrastructure like more recycling and compost bins and more bubblers on campus. • Reduce the University’s carbon footprint: explore renewable energy options for the Uni, develop strategies to limit printing. Vote [1] Your VOICE for Women’s College for SRC!

Business

Anna Colless Arts/Law

• Get a roof over your head at a reasonable rate.

Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through:

An International Student VOICE We want to hear the voices of all students. International Students face some of the worst treatment by the University administration. The University has a legal requirement to provide a minimum standard of services for International Students – but we know that University of Sydney can do better. The VOICE team believe that:

• A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies. • Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body.

Curriculum Vitae Michaela Upton

Your VOICE for Fair Education

Curriculum Vitae

• Collaborate with the University find a fix to the student housing crisis.

An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation

• Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community

Architecture

student housing. The VOICE team believe that your voice has previously been missing in these negotiations. We will to work to:

• The SRC should provide the language support services cut by the University this year. • Proposed International Student fee increases are totally unreasonable. • The University should increase the availability of specialised counselling services for International Students. Your VOICE for Better Library Services Our student body engaged in an extensive and productive discussion about library services in the last year. The VOICE team have some innovative ideas for how the University can balance concerns about student study spaces, and the need to preserve the integrity of the collection. We want to work with the University to:

Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want:

• Digitise the library collections – easier to access on and off campus, cheaper to store.

• A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres.

A Sustainable VOICE for our Campus

• All our lectures recorded online. • Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance. • A freeze on fee increases. • Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education. A Student VOICE in Student Housing Access to affordable housing is a massive problem for some students. Many students can’t afford the current housing options, and some “low cost” options (such as Sydney University Village) are constantly increasing rental prices. The University is presently looking into building new low-cost

• Open the library for longer to reflect how many students actually study. • Provide more spaces for students to study around the campus – we’re sick of walking around for hours to find a desk!

The SRC has a proud history of campaigning for environmental issues. We want to put some more pressure on the University to walk the walk. We can work to green our campus through: • Implementation of green campus infrastructure like more recycling and compost bins and more bubblers on campus. • Reduce the University’s carbon footprint: explore renewable energy options for the Uni, develop strategies to limit printing. Vote [1] Your VOICE for Fourth Years for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

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GET MACKED Student’s Choice

Alistair Oakes

Policy statement

Curriculum Vitae

Student’s Choice finally gives students the choice. You’ve heard the ‘putting students first slogan’ again and again and again. Well, we will do the job. We come from an array of different areas; with a member of the film and Spanish society to a member of the Greek society, from a member of the UN society to a member of the EU society. We represent a lot of people on campus and will do our best for you. We stand for a transparent SRC, where we work on behalf of the students, not against them. We hope to make Sydney University more interactive, with greater funding to societies. We hope to strengthen the bond of the multiple campuses, by giving the other campuses a greater say. We believe that life at Uni should be fun and made easier, so we will push for all lectures to be recorded. We will push for a free printing service, so students are not out of pocket because the university asks us to complete an assignment. We share your interests and concerns and look forward to representing you on the SRC; we will be the team to finally do it right.

Law

2011, Chair of Standing Legal Committee, SRC 2011, Councillor, SRC

2011, Producer, USU Law Revue

Sibella Matthews Law

Curriculum Vitae Nicole Doughty Arts

Curriculum Vitae Julia Baine Law

Curriculum Vitae

STAND UP! for Education

Michael Todd

Commerce and Business

As students either being taught to be teachers, or just being taught, we all know how important effective teachers are to our success in life. In fact, education is the lifeblood of any community, giving us not just the knowledge to do whatever we choose, but a moral and social understanding that gets us ready for the real world. Or should.

Curriculum Vitae Jade McLaughlin Arts - Economics

Arts - Economics

Curriculum Vitae

Arts - Economics

Educational facilities cannot do any of this without capable teachers and they cannot employ capable teachers if education students are not being given a fair, realistic and well-constructed university experience. We need to make sure that good teachers are coming out of university, and to do this we will implement: - Closer and more accessible teaching practicals:

Christian Ellis

Curriculum Vitae Julian Allotta

Policy statement

The practicals that loom ahead of us in our Education degrees are scary things as they are; coupled with the distance and inaccessibility of many of the schools that teacher-students get sent to, these can be almost impossible to get your head around. What we aim to do if elected is make sure that practicals will no longer be up to 4 hours’ a day travel away for any student, reducing this time boundary significantly to make it more easy for students to make the most of their education. - Support services for students on teaching practicals: Not only are our practicals often far away and hard to get to, but working full-days for no pay is a drain on the bank account too. In fact, it is almost impossible to hold down a paid job while on your practicals. To try and ease the burden during these periods, we will set up a service by which those students on their practicals can collect some basic staple foods (rice, bread, milk, veggies etc.) once a week to make sure you are on top of your game for class. Simple, but making sure our future teachers have functioning brains by the end of their degrees. - Better study spaces in the education building:

Curriculum Vitae

The Education Building is where a lot of education students spend much of their time when they are not on practicals or learning about their subject of choice. It is not the closest building to the other faculties around the university. This coupled with the fact it is smack-bang next to Manning House makes a good case for setting up study areas within the building, so we can spend both some quiet study-time with our peers and more importantly, make a smooth class-study-beer transition throughout the day. - Post-graduate support:

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Your VOICE 4 Manning Bar Staff

When you start an education degree, you quickly realise how detached and theoretical a great deal of the subjectmatter is from the real day-to-day in-class stuff we will be dealing with when in the real world. Having spoken to many other education students, even in the practicals the class is not your own, and you are not given soul responsibility of it so there is still a sense of detachment and less pressure. It can be a pretty big shock then, when you get out into the real world, are given a class to teach and let loose to handle it alone. What we will do is see that a support service is set up for recently graduated students, whereby they can email, call or visit staff members for support and friendly advice that you might not feel comfortable talking to your new staffmates about. Better communication and resources for the Conservatorium: We know that apart from those who study music education, a number of those studying music will also end up pursuing education after their degree. We feel that with more communication between the campuses, these music education students, whatever guise they come in, will reap the benefits and be able to access more of the resources that the main campus’s education faculty provides. Better communication means better resources for all students!

Richard Poole Education

the importance of teachers in our community.

Muna Halabi Education

Curriculum Vitae Laura Cole

Arts/Education

Curriculum Vitae Scott Murphy Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

Policy statement

compost bins and more bubblers on campus.

Vote [1] Your VOICE 4 Manning Bar Staff for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

• Reduce the University’s carbon footprint: explore renewable energy options for the Uni, develop strategies to limit printing.

An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through: • A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies.

Hi, my name is Richard Poole and I’m a first year Education student, hoping to become a secondary History and English teacher in another 4 and a half years studying at this fine university. I’m running for a position on the Student Representative Council so I can stand up for the rights of Education students on campus, who are oftentimes left out in the cold, especially around prac time. I have been interested in teaching ever since I went to school and understand how important education is to fixing the various issues that are haunting our world. I have tutored kids from all walks of life and have seen personally the effects that better education can have on an individual’s life. We need good teachers and I will stand up for any person who wants to become one, and anyone who understands

Arts

Curriculum Vitae

• Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body.

2009-2011, Bringin’ you da beers!

• Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community

Curriculum Vitae

Your VOICE for Fair Education Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want:

Curriculum Vitae

Katie OLeary

• A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres. • All our lectures recorded online. • Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance. • A freeze on fee increases. • Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education.

Amelia Morris Art/Law

Clancy Kees Arts

Curriculum Vitae Jane Watt

Science/Arts

Curriculum Vitae Elise Cooper

Conservatorium

Curriculum Vitae Ben Cork

Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

A Sustainable VOICE for our Campus The SRC has a proud history of campaigning for environmental issues. We want to put some more pressure on the University to walk the walk. We can work to green our campus through: • Implementation of green campus infrastructure like more recycling and 71 Honi Soit


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Beau Magloire

Policy statement

Arts (Media and Communications)

Policy statement Advocacy of rights for international students including Travel concessions Extension of working visa hours Encouraging Scholarship programs

Putting Education and student learning first.

Kenta Treacher

Education and Social Work

Anita Rombola

Education and Social Work

Isabelle White

Education and Social Work

Student Affairs Union retention of campus amenities such as Hermans Bar Morning bar Holme building Support for student publications Encouragement of a higher journalistic standard

Curriculum Vitae

Opposition to discrimination Support for womens collective Support for queer affairs Support for Koori affairs

Isaac Jan

Support of employment based societies including MECO society Law society Advocacy of internship programs

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae Ashlee Horton

Education and Social Work

Curriculum Vitae Sinead Maguire

Education and Social Work

Education and Social Work

Curriculum Vitae Daniela Tavares

Education and Social Work

Curriculum Vitae Justin Sheteh

Education and Social Work

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

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Your VOICE for ACTION

Policy statement Vote [1] Your VOICE for ACTION for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE for ACTION at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President! An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through:

Your VOICE for MECO • Digitise the library collections – easier to access on and off campus, cheaper to store. • Open the library for longer to reflect how many students actually study. • Provide more spaces for students to study around the campus – we’re sick of walking around for hours to find a desk! Vote [1] Your VOICE for ACTION for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE for ACTION at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Vale Sloane Arts/Law

Policy statement Vote [1] Your VOICE for MECO for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President! An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through:

• A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies.

• A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies.

• Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body.

• Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body.

• Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community

• Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community

Your VOICE for Fair Education Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want: • A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres. • All our lectures recorded online. • Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance. • A freeze on fee increases. • Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education. Your VOICE for Better Library Services Our student body engaged in an extensive and productive discussion about library services in the last year. The VOICE team have some innovative ideas for how the University can balance concerns about student study spaces, and the need to preserve the integrity of the collection. We want to work with the University to:

Curriculum Vitae Luke Craven Arts/Law

Your VOICE for Fair Education

Curriculum Vitae

Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want:

Zac Hammonds

• A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres.

Curriculum Vitae Edward Armitage Arts

Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

• All our lectures recorded online. • Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance.

Vivek Bhatt

• A freeze on fee increases.

Curriculum Vitae

• Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education.

Arts

Olivia Borton Arts

Curriculum Vitae

A Student VOICE in Student Housing Access to affordable housing is a massive problem for some students. Many students can’t afford the current housing options, and some “low cost” options (such as Sydney University Village) are constantly increasing rental prices. The University is presently looking into building new low-cost

student housing. The VOICE team believe that your voice has previously been missing in these negotiations. We will to work to: • Collaborate with the University find a fix to the student housing crisis. • Get a roof over your head at a reasonable rate. An International Student VOICE We want to hear the voices of all students. International Students face some of the worst treatment by the University administration. The University has a legal requirement to provide a minimum standard of services for International Students – but we know that University of Sydney can do better. The VOICE team believe that: • The SRC should provide the language support services cut by the University this year. • Proposed International Student fee increases are totally unreasonable. • The University should increase the availability of specialised counselling services for International Students. Your VOICE for Better Library Services Our student body engaged in an extensive and productive discussion about library services in the last year. The VOICE team have some innovative ideas for how the University can balance concerns about student study spaces, and the need to preserve the integrity of the collection. We want to work with the University to: • Digitise the library collections – easier to access on and off campus, cheaper to store. • Open the library for longer to reflect how many students actually study. • Provide more spaces for students to study around the campus – we’re sick of walking around for hours to find a desk! A Sustainable VOICE for our Campus The SRC has a proud history of campaigning for environmental issues. We want to put some more pressure on the University to walk the walk. We can work to green our campus through: • Implementation of green campus infrastructure like more recycling and compost bins and more bubblers on campus. • Reduce the University’s carbon footprint: explore renewable energy options for the Uni, develop strategies to limit printing. Vote [1] Your VOICE for MECO for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

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candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

BV

Your VOICE for SUDS

Lydia Feng

Arts (Media and Communications)

Policy statement

Curriculum Vitae

Vote [1] Your VOICE for SUDS for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Astha Rajvanshi

An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation

Arts (Media and Communications)

Curriculum Vitae Thomas OBrien Arts (Media and Communications)

Curriculum Vitae Alex McKinnon Arts

Curriculum Vitae

Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through: • A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies. • Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body. • Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community Your VOICE for Fair Education Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want: • A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres. • All our lectures recorded online. • Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance. • A freeze on fee increases. • Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education. A Student VOICE in Student Housing Access to affordable housing is a massive problem for some students. Many students can’t afford the current housing options, and some “low cost” options (such as Sydney University Village) are constantly increasing rental prices. The University is presently looking into building new low-cost

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student housing. The VOICE team believe that your voice has previously been missing in these negotiations. We will to work to:

Rebecca Saffir Arts

• Collaborate with the University find a fix to the student housing crisis. • Get a roof over your head at a reasonable rate. An International Student VOICE We want to hear the voices of all students. International Students face some of the worst treatment by the University administration. The University has a legal requirement to provide a minimum standard of services for International Students – but we know that University of Sydney can do better. The VOICE team believe that: • The SRC should provide the language support services cut by the University this year. • Proposed International Student fee increases are totally unreasonable. • The University should increase the availability of specialised counselling services for International Students.

Curriculum Vitae

2011, Vice President, SUDS

Olivia Satchell Arts

Curriculum Vitae Neada Bulseco Arts

Curriculum Vitae

Your VOICE for Better Library Services Our student body engaged in an extensive and productive discussion about library services in the last year. The VOICE team have some innovative ideas for how the University can balance concerns about student study spaces, and the need to preserve the integrity of the collection. We want to work with the University to: • Digitise the library collections – easier to access on and off campus, cheaper to store. • Open the library for longer to reflect how many students actually study. • Provide more spaces for students to study around the campus – we’re sick of walking around for hours to find a desk! A Sustainable VOICE for our Campus The SRC has a proud history of campaigning for environmental issues. We want to put some more pressure on the University to walk the walk. We can work to green our campus through: • Implementation of green campus infrastructure like more recycling and compost bins and more bubblers on campus. • Reduce the University’s carbon footprint: explore renewable energy options for the Uni, develop strategies to limit printing. Vote [1] Your VOICE for SUDS for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Madeleine Miller Arts Curriculum Vitae


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

BW

BX

Policy statement

Policy statement

The Women’s ticket supports the right of students to have access to an independent student union as a body representing students in academic and social matters. The Student Representative Council should remain a completely independent democratic institution run for students, by students, concerning itself with student issues and issues that students are passionate about. We are concerned about the rising costs of publishing readers, and maintains that all reading materials required for lectures and tutorials be made available online via WebCT. The Women’s ticket believes in the importance of fair representation of students that attend the University’s Colleges, as the issues that concern them are in some cases distinct from those that concern the wider student body, and will therefore be supporting the introduction of a College portfolio within the SRC.

Women’s for SRC

Marie Karykis

Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws

Curriculum Vitae Jessica Williams Science

Curriculum Vitae

Your VOICE for the LOLs believe that your voice has previously been missing in these negotiations. We will to work to:

Joseph Ware

Vote [1] Your VOICE for the LOLs SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

• Collaborate with the University find a fix to the student housing crisis.

Curriculum Vitae

An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation

• Get a roof over your head at a reasonable rate.

Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through:

An International Student VOICE

• A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies. • Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body. • Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community Your VOICE for Fair Education

Morgan McBain Arts

Curriculum Vitae Antonia Watson Arts

Curriculum Vitae Claire Cowman Arts

Curriculum Vitae Elizabeth Mittiga Visual Arts

Curriculum Vitae

Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want: • A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres. • All our lectures recorded online. • Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance. • A freeze on fee increases. • Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education. A Student VOICE in Student Housing Access to affordable housing is a massive problem for some students. Many students can’t afford the current housing options, and some “low cost” options (such as Sydney University Village) are constantly increasing rental prices. The University is presently looking into building new low-cost student housing. The VOICE team

We want to hear the voices of all students. International Students face some of the worst treatment by the University administration. The University has a legal requirement to provide a minimum standard of services for International Students – but we know that University of Sydney can do better. The VOICE team believe that: • The SRC should provide the language support services cut by the University this year. • Proposed International Student fee increases are totally unreasonable. • The University should increase the availability of specialised counselling services for International Students. Your VOICE for Better Library Services Our student body engaged in an extensive and productive discussion about library services in the last year. The VOICE team have some innovative ideas for how the University can balance concerns about student study spaces, and the need to preserve the integrity of the collection. We want to work with the University to:

Arts

2011, USU Debates

James Burton Arts

Curriculum Vitae Lucian Tan Arts/Law

Curriculum Vitae Ian Ferrington Michaelis Business

Curriculum Vitae Alex Biasi Arts

Curriculum Vitae

• Digitise the library collections – easier to access on and off campus, cheaper to store. • Open the library for longer to reflect how many students actually study. • Provide more spaces for students to study around the campus – we’re sick of walking around for hours to find a desk! A Sustainable VOICE for our Campus The SRC has a proud history of campaigning for environmental issues. We want to put some more pressure on the University to walk the walk. We can work to green our campus through: • Implementation of green campus infrastructure like more recycling and compost bins and more bubblers on campus. • Reduce the University’s carbon footprint: explore renewable energy options for the Uni, develop strategies to limit printing. Vote [1] Your VOICE for the LOLs SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

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candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

BY

BZ

Will Kingston

Policy statement

Curriculum Vitae

Vote 1 Grassroots for Democracy for SRC Vote 1 Grassroots for NUS Vote 1 Madison Cartwright for president

John Gaunt

Support a progressive, left-wing voice on council. We’re independent in the truest sense, we’re not affiliated with any party or any caucus, and we will vote our conscience on every matter before the SRC. But more importantly we want YOU to control your SRC.

Get Macked - Pauls Commerce

Commerce

Curriculum Vitae Sam Salteri Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

Grassroots for Democracy

Democracy isn’t democracy without transparency. We want to more openly invite students to SRC meetings, so that everyone can see what’s going on. We will require candidates in elections to disclose party affiliations. We plan to publish a list of current representatives, and include their party affiliation (if any).

year of Bachelor of Arts and Science, majoring in philosophy, also studying psychology. I teach martial arts during the week and bartend on the weekends, because the rent is too damn high. I love the student life and I want to keep doing it! Elana is a third year Arts/ Law student who works part time as a paralegal and spends the rest of her time making pottery and pretending to be studious. She is passionate about all things political and Stephen Fry related. What she lacks in formal experience she makes up for with unbounded enthusiasm and a commitment to learning and, worst comes to worst, interpretive dance when she really doesn’t know the answers.

Let’s make sure the upcoming student services levy is given to democratically controlled student organizations to administer, rather than unknown bureaucrats in the university.

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Elana Scoufis Arts/Law

Arts

Curriculum Vitae

See end of policy statement.

Curriculum Vitae

See end of policy statement.

Rohan Best Arts

For independent, progressive and democratic councillors, vote 1 Grassroots for Democracy.For a left voice at NUS, vote 1 Grassroots for NUS. For a progressive and effective president, vote 1 Madison Cartwright. I’m Tom Raue, a 21 years old and in my third year of a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in philosophy. Before studying at uni I went to Fort Street High School where I won the Award for Writing in any Category in 2008. I have a keen interest in philosophy, politics, gaming and heavy metal. I love being a student and plan on staying at uni for as long as possible! My name is Rohan Best and I am a 24 year old first year Arts student. For reasons of love and immigration I got married to a French bird last year so, unsurprisingly, I study French. I also study politics and sociology and have an interest in history, philosophy, the arts, crust punk and vegetarian cooking. Does anyone even read these? My name is Harry Jewson. I’m 20 and in my third

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Tom Raue

We need to open up the SRC to everyone. Let’s encourage the creation of new collectives, and support existing collectives. We think the SRC needs a disability collective, and an anti-poverty collective. Make activism accessible, transparent, broad and democratic. The SRC is a place for everyone, and not just party hacks. We need more referendums to give students a voice. Let’s start with a referendum on clean energy for the campus so students can have a voice about renewable energy. It���s not just the SRC which should run referendums; we want the university to take the voice of students seriously. We will also fight to have the USU accept the results of its own fair-trade referendum, and bring in fair trade on campus.

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

See end of policy statement.

Harrison Jewson Arts


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

CA

Your VOICE of Reason

Policy statement Vote [1] Your VOICE of Reason for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President! This last year, I have worked as the Education Officer of our fantastic SRC. This role has given me an appreciation of the immense diversity of experiences of students at this University. I have spoken to students from Arts to Science, from Cumbo to the Con, from Fisher Library to Manning Bar. I know that we all have a lot to benefit from an SRC dedicated to improving educational outcomes. This year, I have: • Worked towards a proposal with senior University administrators for making course readers available online; • Made submissions to government and the University outlining how crippling course cost increases are for students; • Collaborated with the Faculty of Science to solve student concerns regarding • Made the case to Faculties to freeze international student fee increases. • Conducted one of the largest student consultations ever to make the case to the University about how important podcasting lectures is to students. • Provided students with one of the most extensive records of subject feedback available with the Counter Course Handbook.

Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want:

and the need to preserve the integrity of the collection. We want to work with the University to:

• A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres.

• Provide more spaces for students to study around the campus – we’re sick of walking around for hours to find a desk!

• All our lectures recorded online.

A Sustainable VOICE for our Campus

• Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance.

The SRC has a proud history of campaigning for environmental issues. We want to put some more pressure on the University to walk the walk. We can work to green our campus through:

• A freeze on fee increases. • Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education. A Student VOICE in Student Housing Access to affordable housing is a massive problem for some students. Many students can’t afford the current housing options, and some “low cost” options (such as Sydney University Village) are constantly increasing rental prices. The University is presently looking into building new low-cost student housing. The VOICE team believe that your voice has previously been missing in these negotiations. We will to work to: • Collaborate with the University find a fix to the student housing crisis.

An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation

• Get a roof over your head at a reasonable rate.

Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through:

An International Student VOICE

• A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies. • Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body. • Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community Your VOICE for Fair Education

We want to hear the voices of all students. International Students face some of the worst treatment by the University administration. The University has a legal requirement to provide a minimum standard of services for International Students – but we know that University of Sydney can do better. The VOICE team believe that: • The SRC should provide the language support services cut by the University this year. • Proposed International Student fee increases are totally unreasonable.

• Digitise the library collections – easier to access on and off campus, cheaper to store.

IT/Arts

Curriculum Vitae

• Open the library for longer to reflect how many students actually study.

• Implementation of green campus infrastructure like more recycling and compost bins and more bubblers on campus. • Reduce the University’s carbon footprint: explore renewable energy options for the Uni, develop strategies to limit printing. Vote [1] Your VOICE of Reason for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Rhys Pogonoski Business

Curriculum Vitae

2011, Welfare Officer, SRC 2011, USU Board Director 2011, President, Capture the Flag Society 2011, Adjudicator, Kirby Cup 2010, Producer, USU Commerce Revue 2008-2011, USU Debates

Eleanor Gordon-Smith Arts

Curriculum Vitae Sarah Marriott Business

Curriculum Vitae

• The University should increase the availability of specialised counselling services for International Students.

Sara Smylie

Your VOICE for Better Library Services

Curriculum Vitae

Our student body engaged in an extensive and productive discussion about library services in the last year. The VOICE team have some innovative ideas for how the University can balance concerns about student study spaces,

Adam Chalmers

Arts

Josh Pearse IT/Arts

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candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

CB

CC

STAND UP! for Fair Trade

Policy statement Fair Trade is something that everyone is able to participate in. The trade and production of food stuffs is driven by consumers, like us. The production part is not exactly always fair especially when the western world buys coffee, chocolate and tea from poorer countries in South America and Africa. Establishing the purchase of only Fair Trade accredited products allows us to not only get high quality products, but that it was made by workers in good work environments receiving their fair share of pay. We, as students, have the capability to change the products we serve at Sydney University. With this power, we too can support fair trade by actively pursuing fair trade products on our campus and doing our bit for charity. At a small cost to us, no more than a few cents extra per small flat white or chocolate bar, we would be helping out poor nations and assisting the process towards a better world. We believe that Standing Up for Fair Trade is what must be done for it to take an impact and that’s why we’re standing for SRC. We want to do whatever we can in order to have more options of Fair Trade products on Campus so students have the choice to help out underpaid farmers and contribute what they can to the world.

Cameron Ritchie Science/ BLAS

Jarrod Nelson Arts

STANDUP! for Colleges

Curriculum Vitae

* Member of French Society * Member of Subski * Worked at a café that sold fair trade coffee and knows the benefits.

Policy statement Vote 1 PHOEBE for President Vote 1 STANDUP for Colleges for SRC Vote 1 STANDUP for NUS

Curriculum Vitae

* Member of German Society * Has walked Kokoda twice as a guide.

Jemma Gallehawk Health Science

Why? Because through these policies, we seek to assist the variety of students who attend colleges – from regional, rural and international backgrounds – to STAND UP for student and university issues. We will STAND UP for: Improved Campus Security We will STAND UP for better lighting and security on campus at night for all students who live on or near campus, as well as those who don’t, and stay late for study or other commitments. We will also work towards a new complaint process to encourage improvements with campus security, and thus foster a better relationship between student accommodation and university management. Expanded Shuttle Service

Curriculum Vitae

* Youth Leader at Gymea Church. * Former Scout Leader. * Works in retail selling fair trade shoes.

Lauren Ritchie Arts

We will STAND UP for a shuttle bus that visits all student accommodation regularly at night. This will provide a valuable additional link between university residences and campus. This will most importantly include the addition of a late night service departing from Fisher Library, ensuring all students can return to their rooms safely, especially during stuvac and exams. SRC Bookshop-College Liaison We will STAND UP for a course materials exchange system, to be run at the start and end of each semester, under which SRC representatives will visit student accommodation to purchase used books. This will not only give college students a chance to offload their books but also increase the amount of resources available for all students at the SRC Bookshop.

Curriculum Vitae

* Worked for many years selling fair trade chocolates and fully understands the quality and benefits

Curriculum Vitae

* Member of the French Society * Member of the German Society * Member of the Wine Society * Member of the SciSoc * Worked in Sales. Saw first hand the differences between quality fair trade products and cheaper goods.

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Chris Tickner

Arts/Education

SRC Services We will STAND UP for a better relationship between the SRC and college students by improving and promoting access to SRC services, especially legal aid and case workers. This will be especially beneficial for international residents and their fight for student concessions. USYD Wireless Hotspots We will STAND UP for services to be consistently available across all university buildings, including colleges. We believe that no student, college or otherwise, should have to pay for internet on campus when it could be freely available. The increased internet access will also shorten queues at Fisher Library and other computer labs.


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

Renewable Energy Targets We will STAND UP for the introduction of comprehensive recycling facilities across colleges and the entire university. In addition, we will promote an investigation into the feasibility of introducing long term renewable energy practices, such as the introduction of solar panels, across residential buildings.

Alex Cubis Arts/Law II

Abolishment of Saturday exams We will STAND UP to restore weekends to their rightful place to make university life a little easier for all students, especially for those who work part-time on weekends. It is our understanding that the university has the capacity to schedule exams during the week. We believe that if you do not have classes on Saturday, you should not have exams either! Promote Informal Intercol Interaction We will STAND UP for all college students and would therefore seek to re-establish an informal intercol queer collective; a social support group for queer-identifying college students. Increase the Income of College Bars We will STAND UP for the inclusion of all students to be involved in life on campus by advertising events and encouraging all university students to take part in the vibrant social life available at the Dail, Salisbury and Highlander nights.

Palladian Oration Rawson Rowing Intercol Debating (2010-Present) College Play 2011 (woo!) Residential Assistant (2011) SHADES Member Marriage Equality Campaigner Labor Club DET Primary/High School Debating Adjudicator/Coach

Ellen OBrien Arts II

Jordan Smith Curriculum Vitae

St Andrew’s College (2010 - ) Palladian Solo Drama (2011) Palladian Group Drama (2011) Rawson Swimming B-Lane (2011) Vice President, Sydney Uni Young Vinnies (2011) Program Director, SULS Social Inclusion Committee (2011) Editor, Dissent (2010) Law Revue Crew (2010) Producer, SUDS Major (2011) Cast Member, SUDS (2010) 1 Member, SUVelo (2010-present) Competitor, Interfaculty Sport Competition (2010-2011)

Science I

Curriculum Vitae

Member of University chess, debating and rugby societies Acting in college production of, ‘The Lieutenant ofInishmore’ College Mail Convener and Barbeque Convener Involved in INTERCOL diving and athletics Member of NSW State SRC Delegate to National Constitutional Convention 2010 Leader at NSW Peace Parliament

Alice Bowman Science II

Curriculum Vitae

Sancta Sophia College Involvement College - Intercol netball convener - Debating/oration secretary Out of University Young Lawyers Society – Human Rights Committee o In particular work w/ refugee issues - St Vincent de Paul (doorknocks, camps)

Annelise Guest

Sarah Coward

Education I

Arts II

Oppose any undue intervention from the Vice Chancellor We will STAND UP for college students if the University Vice Chancellor attempts to overreach the bounds of his office and unduly intervene in the matters of privately owned institutions, such as the colleges. If, however, cases of discrimination, sexual harassment and abuse have not been adequately handled, we acknowledge the VC’s right and responsibility to intervene. We will STAND UP to make college, and the whole campus, an even better place to live, study, and socialize. We will STAND UP for enhancing the opportunities of college life and for fostering a more beneficial relationship between college and non-college students. We will STAND UP for residents of all forms of on-campus student accommodation.

Curriculum Vitae

- Politics Society - UN Society - Delegate to AMUNC 2011 - AIME Mentor since 2009 - Sancta Sophia Publications Secretary Intercollege Debating, Soccer, Hockey, Theatre Company and Tennis

Edward McMahon Arts/Law II

Why? Because we know this is not just your university, it is also your home.

Curriculum Vitae

- St Andrew’s College (2010-2011) - House Committee (2010-2011) - Social and Cultural Representative (2011) - Head of Wedding Committee (2011) - Vice Head Environmental Committee (2011) - Census Officer (2011) - fResher Representative (2010) - Junior Presenter, Elevate Education (2011) -O Week Mentor (2011) -Intercol Formal Committee (2011)

Curriculum Vitae

University Sports Clubs: Canoeing and SUSF Hockey (goalie) University Societies: Knitting Soc; Darcy Soc; Red Cross; Education Society; Oxfam Society. COMPASS College: Charity Committee; Environment Committee; WATSA committee; Choir

Vote 1 PHOEBE for President Vote 1 STANDUP for Colleges for SRC Vote 1 STANDUP for NUS

Curriculum Vitae

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candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

CD

CE

Policy statement

Policy statement

No one is listening to international studies students, and we’re here to change that.

Vote [1] Your VOICE for First Years for SRC! Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

Grassroots for INT Studies

Our degree structure is confusing and unhelpful, we don’t have enough money for exchange programs, our feedback is ignored. Our degree has the potential to be great, but at the moment we’re being milked like cash cows. We’ll make it a priority to let the university know how we feel, and organise with other students to make the university listen to our voice.

Ezgi Akarsu

International and Global Studies

Your VOICE for First Years

An Independent VOICE for REAL Student Representation Our SRC this year has been sidetracked by partisan bickering. We think that students on this campus deserve better. We deserve an SRC that works around the clock to bulk up student services, not the CVs of student politicians. We deserve an SRC run for students, not just by students. The fact that so many students don’t recognise the value of the SRC is an indictment of the representation we’ve had in the past. We’re different. We’re a group of students who drink your coffee, go to your parties and know we deserve a better SRC. We know we can do this through: • A broad coalition of real student representatives with a diversity of views, experiences and policies. • Making SRC officers more accountable: firm commitments at the start of their term, create an officers blog, regular reporting to the student body.

Curriculum Vitae Andrew Wood

International and Global Studies

• Engaging more students in the collectives: more transparency, better advertising, running bigger campaigns to engage the University community Your VOICE for Fair Education Education advocacy is the most important work that the SRC does. Our SRC is our voice to the University bureaucracy. The VOICE team wants to drag the University kicking and screaming into the twenty first century to provide a higher quality education for all students. We want to be your voice to tell the University the hard truths that we need them to hear. We want: • A 21st Century Campus: Readers available free online, reliable WiFi, more powerpoints in lecture theatres.

prices. The University is presently looking into building new low-cost student housing. The VOICE team believe that your voice has previously been missing in these negotiations. We will to work to:

Vote [1] Your VOICE at NUS! Vote [1] Tim Matthews for President!

John Tsaousidis Arts

• Collaborate with the University find a fix to the student housing crisis. • Get a roof over your head at a reasonable rate. An International Student VOICE We want to hear the voices of all students. International Students face some of the worst treatment by the University administration. The University has a legal requirement to provide a minimum standard of services for International Students – but we know that University of Sydney can do better. The VOICE team believe that: • The SRC should provide the language support services cut by the University this year. • Proposed International Student fee increases are totally unreasonable. • The University should increase the availability of specialised counselling services for International Students.

Curriculum Vitae

2011, Arts Revue Publicity & Marketing 2011, 180 Degrees Consulting 2011, USU Debates 2011, Palladian Cup Debating Adjudicator

Margaret Zhang Commerce/Law

Curriculum Vitae

Your VOICE for Better Library Services Our student body engaged in an extensive and productive discussion about library services in the last year. The VOICE team have some innovative ideas for how the University can balance concerns about student study spaces, and the need to preserve the integrity of the collection. We want to work with the University to: • Digitise the library collections – easier to access on and off campus, cheaper to store. • Open the library for longer to reflect how many students actually study. • Provide more spaces for students to study around the campus – we’re sick of walking around for hours to find a desk!

Zoe Hungerford Arts

Curriculum Vitae Solange Handley Arts

Curriculum Vitae Peta Blundell Arts

Curriculum Vitae

A Sustainable VOICE for our Campus • All our lectures recorded online.

Curriculum Vitae

Vice-President of the Sydney Uni Ultimate Frisbee Association.

• Semesterly printing and photocopying allowance. • A freeze on fee increases. • Funding allocated to Undergraduate students to continue improving the quality of your education. A Student VOICE in Student Housing Access to affordable housing is a massive problem for some students. Many students can’t afford the current housing options, and some “low cost” options (such as Sydney University Village) are constantly increasing rental

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The SRC has a proud history of campaigning for environmental issues. We want to put some more pressure on the University to walk the walk. We can work to green our campus through: • Implementation of green campus infrastructure like more recycling and compost bins and more bubblers on campus. • Reduce the University’s carbon footprint: explore renewable energy options for the Uni, develop strategies to limit printing. Vote [1] Your VOICE for First Years for SRC!

Xan Hardman Arts

Curriculum Vitae


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

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CG

Policy statement

Policy statement

Get Macked. for Science

Vote 1 Grassroots for SRC Vote 1 Grassroots for NUS Vote 1 Madison Cartwright for president

Get Macked for Science

Emily Scott Science/Law

Grassroots

The SRC, why even care? Because it matters.

Curriculum Vitae Ben Balzer Science

The SRC is a council of thirty three students, who represent YOU to the university, the government and broader society. The SRC makes the voice of students heard. It publishes Honi Soit, your student newspaper. It also provides caseworkers, solicitors and other support to students in need. Over the 83 years it has existed, the SRC has been at the forefront of the student movement, and we want to continue that legacy. We’re running for the SRC because we think that a progressive SRC genuinely committed to listening to students and with a real passion for student’s rights, is the best SRC. Our policies are about delivering on that vision. Because democracy matters. Democracy isn’t possible unless you know what you’re voting for, and the best democracy involves oversight the whole year, not just once a year at elections. We want to very publically invite all students – you – to all SRC meetings, ensuring that the times and places of meetings are widely known.

Curriculum Vitae Anubhav Saxena Science (Adv)

The SRC has the capacity to run referendums on issues that matter to students. These have the power to act as a strong indication of what students need and want, and these referenda can be shown to the university and state and federal governments. We want to run more referendums to make the voice of students better heard. Because sustainability matters. A university is intended to be a place of learning and wisdom, including ecological learning and wisdom. As such, we expect it to be spearheading a sustainable society. We want the university to source energy from solar power, instead of fossil fuels, and aim to make the university source 100% of its energy from renewables by 2020.

student collective and an anti-poverty collective. Because collectives are democratically organized, and anyone can join them, we think they should be able to select their own office bearers, rather than having office bearers selected by the council through obscure deals. While this has been traditional practice, it is sometimes violated for self-interest; we will push for a regulatory or constitutional change to ensure that collectives select their own office bearers. The SRC must expand the range of things it does activism around. Let’s make the university know that we want the USU and its facilities to remain student run, that we demand better student housing, that we support more scholarships for rural and international students, that we oppose the destruction of books and the sacking of staff in the library redevelopment and that we need a campus free from sexual harassment. The SRC should be a space for students who care about these issues to organize themselves, and make their voices heard. Because responsible governance matters. One of the most important roles of the SRC council is to divide up executive positions at the start of the year. These executives have an important role in ensuring that the day to day running of the SRC proceeds smoothly, and budgetary oversight is observed. Yet these positions are most often divided up purely on the basis of selfinterest, and candidates known to be incompetent, or to hold views contrary to the aims of the SRC, are often given positions. We promise that when we are voting for executive positions we will only consider competent, hardworking and progressive candidates. Vote 1 Grassroots for SRC. Vote 1 Grassroots for NUS. Vote 1 Madison Cartwright for SRC. Because your vote matters.

Ben Bolton Science

Jaya Keaney Arts

Curriculum Vitae

Women’s officer 2011 Part of the organising collective for Reclaim the Night 2010 and 2011 Editor for Queer and Women’s Honi 2010 and 2011 Member of Queer and Women’s Collective 2010 and 2011 Vice president of the Sydney Uni Roller Derby Society Member of the White Ribbon Society

Mateja Simovic Arts

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Winner: Nida’s young writer open program award Has written scripts for numerous independent films Involved with the equal love marriage campaign Member of the atheist society, SUDS, FilmSoc and Sutekh

Joseph Cornell Arts

Because activism matters.

Curriculum Vitae

The SRC maintains a number of collectives, which are powerful hubs for activism. This ticket was formed this year because many collectives are ill-treated; for example, the executive of the SRC decided to withhold funding to certain collectives and this was only reversed next time council met. Collectives are democratic organizations, which any student can join. We want to support the continued strength of existing collectives, and also push to create new collectives – like a disability collective, an indigenous

Curriculum Vitae

Worked at Samaritan Services, an adult refuge from 2009-2010 Currently working at Southern Sydney Youth Refuge Part of the Queer Collective 2009-2011 Part of the Honi editing collective for Queer Honi 2010 and 2009 Equity Officer for Sydney Uni Roller Derby Society 81 Honi Soit


candidates for REPRESENTATIVES of the 84th SRC

Curriculum Vitae

Treasurer of Sutekh, 2008 President of Sutekh, 2009 Vice president and librarian of Sutekh, 2010

Danny Hardiman Arts

Society - High School SRC President

Ren Arcamone Arts

Travis McKenna Arts

Curriculum Vitae Curriculum Vitae

Very involved in the atheist society, and participant in many debates with the EU

Ben Daroczy Science/Arts

- Australian Scout Medallion - Started up an environment club ay my old school - Long Tan leadership award

Daniel Kenny Arts

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Holds a Green belt Ninjutsu Cast member in the Mosman musical societie’s production of “HMAS pinafore” Active in the strikers soccer league

William Fawcett

Elise Wood

Founding member of the atheist society President of the atheist society President of Russoc

Science

Arts

Curriculum Vitae Part of queer review 2011

Curriculum Vitae

- Executive member of the International and Global Studies (INGSOC) society - Member of the Oxfam society - Attended the Global Young Leaders Conference in 2009 - Volunteer Tutor for the Benevolent 82 Honi Soit

Curriculum Vitae

Queer officer, 2010 Edited queer honi, 2010 Member of the reclaim the night organising committee, 2010 Ran for Honi Soit on the Hatter ticket, 2009


THE TANTRUM THAT WON’T END. Dear Honi,

EDITORIAL

So student life is all... ah, fuck it.

MICHAEL RICHARDSON

If you thoughts have any on anythinor comments g of Honi S in this issue oit write to u, please s at: honi. src.usy soit@ d.edu.a u

I write in relation to the Vice Chancellor’s recent all student email. Specifically the section titled: “the letter Honi Soit didn’t publish”. I have three words for the VC: Let it go. As a student who pays (rather exorbitant) fees to this university, I would really appreciate it if the VC stopped spending his time worrying about the Union and instead focused on his job of making USyd the best uni in town. It beggars belief that the VC, who according to USyd’s Annual Report earned $923 679 last year, spends his time obsessing over the activities of our student run Union. I simply don’t believe that part of his well-remunerated contract included a clause relating to engaging in petty arguments via direct mail outs or for that matter - becoming the Fun Police. It is enormously frustrating for those of us who love the Union, everything that it stands for and everything that it does for us, to see a university administration led by the VC that is so singleminded in attacking our student run organisations. Perhaps if the Vice Chancellor was more concerned with improving the quality of the education at USyd, rather than his vendetta - our uni wouldn’t be in free fall in the international rankings. Yours,

MINA NADA: ON YA BIKE SON! As the Project Manager of the University of Sydney’s Compass program, I was disappointed to read the letter “why was this addressed to us” (Honi Soit, issue 17). The piece was so laden with sarcasm and misinformation that I could hardly believe it was referring to a University flagship program that is engaging with schools, parents and teachers to encourage school students from diverse backgrounds to consider higher education. Therefore, a few things to keep in mind about “The Trip”, that was referred to so negatively in the letter. First of all, the Compass program has been working in partnership with Fairfield High School across the year and we have run several activities across all year groups, with parents and with teachers. We offer a range of activities that have involved not only SULS, but a number of faculties as well. Secondly, “The Trip” was not run in isolation from the numerous activities we already deliver at the school and in fact, the SULS students worked in consultation with the Compass staff to ensure that the workshop and delivery was appropriate, relevant, engaging and not patronizing to the school community. Thirdly, I can confirm that feedback from teachers after the workshop was incredibly positive and that the personal contact that the school students get to have with University students is seen as an integral part of the program. Rather than a token gesture, as suggested, this workshop helped raise awareness of pathways and support systems that are available and that the students are often unfamiliar with. I would advise Mr Nada to be mindful of the stereotyping so harshly directed at the High School Students and to consider what they would make of all of this if they picked up this magazine on one of their campus visits. Miriam Pellicano Project Manager Compass Program

cigarette is immutable. The argument that the university cannot ban smoking because it is an abrogation of individual freedom seems, to me at least, a weak one. Yes smokers have the right to smoke, just not everywhere, like (it’s a biggie) inside. Ultimately the individual’s right to smoke is contingent upon it not impacting on others, and if the argument is made that smoking affects others, and it is made well, then the right to smoke is liable to become a privilege, or to disappear altogether. The rights argument is therefore not necessarily the sturdiest against the proposed ban on smoking.

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The fact that the major argument against banning smoking on campus is limited is not a fatal blow for smokers however. If we retract ourselves from the tangle of medical objections, which are not really applicable when we consider the space and ventilation offered on our campus, and face the reality that smoking is not really that big a deal at the university, then again we arrive at my question, why ban smoking at all? To be honest, I don’t know why. The only argument that wins me over concerns the environmental impact of those many millions of butts entering our waterways and clogging our drains. But unless this argument is your objection, I think you need to ask yourself a simple question. Why ban smoking at all? Richard Schonell Arts III

Alasdair Cameron

SMMMMMMMOKIN’! As I’m sure everyone who attends this university is all too aware, there is a proposition to limit where people can smoke on campus. If this goes through, the university plans to gradually phase out on campus sales of cigarettes, and ban smoking within ten meters of buildings, in outdoor eating and drinking areas, in the quad and on Eastern Avenue. Smokers can still smoke on campus, just not in these areas. As to be expected, this news has been greeted with joy by some, indifference by many, and disgust by those who enjoy lighting up a burner in between classes, at manning and outside Fisher. “What about my rights?” I hear the Manning crowd moan.

JIM FISHWICK SPEAKS THE TRUTH! Dear Honi, The exceedingly-excellent Honi Soit is overseen, checked for libel, and, on occasion, censored by six Directors of Student Publications (DSPs). By the nature of their position, the DSPs are involved in student politics. It is not unreasonable to imagine a situation where they might be asked to screen articles about themselves. Could you please print the Conflict of Interest policy that ensures this does not happen? Hugs and kisses, Jim Fishwick Arts II

But the question I find myself asking, is why ban smoking at all? I have heard the arguments. Second hand smoke kills, this move will deter first time or some time smokers from taking up the habit, that non-smokers have the right to breathe air that is not weighed down by the heavy stench of a hipster’s camel. However, do any of these arguments have any real merit? Yes “second hand smoke can result in a range of serious and life threatening health issues” (USYD OH&S), but who seriously is worried about contracting emphysema from passive smoking over the course of their twelve hour week, twelve week semester? And will this measure really deter anyone from smoking? Banning them will not counter the fact that they are one, addictive, and two, attractive to the young and impressionable. So will banning smoking really clean up the air? Go for a walk down Eastern Ave, through the Quad or within ten meters of any building on campus. I’ve yet to find that exact spot where the air is so thick with smoke, and so riddled with carcinogens, that a respirator is required to breathe. So again I find myself asking, why the push to ban smoking? That is not to say that the smoker’s right to a

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From the desk of Vice Chancellor

Mikey Schpence

Welcome to the 38th Annual Garge Festival. It is the tireless effort of Weatherby Knapsack and the University of Garter Conglutination. My time at Leeds Technical College taught me that you can only bleed an industrial town so much before they cotton on (eh? I make the funnies too!). The student experience at Leeds was lax at worst, flax at best – The Tri-Annual Flax Festival was a laugh riot: textiles related humor night, Adam Smith trivia night, launch party featuring the Ramones.

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Sunken Lawns Sunken Buildings Sunken Ship Water Mains

Fishmongers’ Library Coleslaw Building Holme and Away Building

Gloomiwether

Glitter, Sparkly Rats

To reports that the UGart has slipped in the world rankings, I say no! My strict closeddoor policy has meant that I don’t receive correspondence (ie. requests for interviews and outside communication). And if I don’t receive correspondence, the status quo remains and the regime continues unabated.

If I can leave you with any advice, it’s that you can’t spell cashola without cash and give me back my fucking shipping containers … conflict diamonds won’t schmuggle themselves.

Students must accept that a university is a degree factory. You shouldn’t take this as a bad thing. Are you above working in a factory? Are you above Leeds? Are you above me? No. For I am in the highest room in the tallest tower of the Pent (I have installed a further side to the Quad for the express purpose of storing more red tape; delicious, nutricious red tape). Now as you settle into the delights of Garge, take a moment to realise that your fees are due, your dues are up and your soul is mine.

COLLECTIVES ON CAMPUS

UGART REQUIRES ALL STUDENTS TO BE BRANDED

Lauren Matheson UGart Staffmember, Beeherder

In a brave, decisive and handsome move, Vice Chancellor Schpence has order that in accordance with the controversial ordered University rebranding, all students are to be branded with the university logo. “It’s time for people to show their support for the University,” said the Vice Chancellor from atop his owlery, “and if that means being permanently scarred by a searing hot iron until your skin burns with the logo of our mighty university then so be it.” Schpense was quick to answer all accusations of treating the students of Garter University as if they were cattle. “It is preposterous. Cattle have the common decency to provide us with delicious beef upon being systematically slaughtered.” This branding move is expected to cut down on the recent spate of transfers to rival universities, acting as the final part of a three point plan put forward by Schpense in the infamous blood-stained paper which saw the University incorporate various union buildings and transform them into detention centres in which anyone caught trying to cross the footbridge can be imprisoned indefinitely.

En’rar’shadon Hivemind, Associate Professor, Collective This semester has seen an almost exponential increase in the activity of collectives on campus. The transformation on campus has been visible, with cleaner pathways and an unprecedented amount of recycling. With collectives collectively collecting on an almost daily basis, collection has reached an all time high. “It’s been a collective effort,” said Can Collective President Wesley Snowdon. “A large influx of members this year has led to the most five cent returns we’ve had in the past decade.” “We’ll be able to break even on our expenses in can transportation costs to Perth, which is a great feat for us!” Snowdon acknowledged that the tradition of can collection has drawn many new members, “There’s a rich tradition behind our collection collective that easily attracts first-year students, but there’s also a lot to be said for newly established collectives.” While Can Collective has translated their motto of Yes We Can! into a can-free campus, Coin Collective have ventured in a more lucrative direction. “Though we’re very new to the collection game, our profits have placed us at the top of the collective ladder,” boasted Coin Collective President Samuel McScrooge. “Coins capture the attention of both traditionalists and materialists, so we’re able to hone in on those considering either Can Collective or Gold Collective.” And with Coal Collective joining the throng, it seems there will be more collection (and alliteration) to come.


GARTERNOMICON

FUSED?

SooDooKoo

TARGET D D Y S E A V I L

1 word: Good! 2 words: Excellent! 3 words: OOooOOh, Big Man with his WooOOoords 5 words: ... teach me. 10 words: ... you doing anything later? 20 words: ‘Ross’ ‘Leedham’ 50 words: This is just silly. Call me. 100 words: The Tower of Babel collapsed for a reason. You are ruining the world! STOP! JUST PLEASE STOP! 101 words: Sorry for my overreaction. Good!

Riddle me thus! 1) I’m sometimes white, And sometimes I’m black. I take you there, But never bring you back.

Saturday or Sunday. 3) If there are three cups of sugar on the table and you take one away, how many do you have? 4) Take away the whole and some still remains. What is it? 5) If your sock drawer has 6 black socks, 4 brown socks, 8 white socks, and 2 tan socks, how many socks would you have to pull out in the dark to be sure you had a matching pair?

What am I? 2) Name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,

RATING: DIFFICULT-PIFFICULT

GARTERWORD

1) A hearse. Yep, morbid. 2) Yesterday, today and tomorrow 3) One - the one you took! 4) The word “wholesome”. HA. 5) Five. There are only four possible colours, so five socks guarantee that at least two will match.

RATING: EASY-PEASY

ACROSS

DOWN

Starred clues are of a kind.

Starred clues are of a kind.

1. * Jade smashes middle of ovum 17-across (4,2) 5. Unnecessary pins start stabbing (8) 9. Spanish house with new Portuguese lover (8) 11. Clear carbon monoxide man (6) 12. Container gets no French Howitzer (6) 13. Annoy me with two rights and one art gallery (8) 14. Place of culture to hide strip characters? (5,4) 16, 26. Temptress has fee around two thousand, with end of a story (5,6) 17. * An improvement on 3-down (5) 19. * Break skill with editor to have begun 3-down (9) 23. * Naughty repartee to 22-down 17-across (8) 24. * Play from the beginning – first note is around a hat (2,4) 26. See 16 27. * Organised religion is lubing 3-down (8) 28. * Ed Ed Ed Ed Ed Ed Ed? (8) 29. Testes composed six lines of verse (6)

2. The man ate some spread (7) 3. * An improvement on 17-across (5) 4. Work after Spanish one, Flanders, is not possessed (7) 6. * Ben loses head and middle to perform 3-down (6) 7. Buzz 9.4605284 × 1015 metres (5,4) 8. Smut can change refuge (7) 10, 25. We hear Ms. Hathaway wears glasses for J. B. Priestley play? (2,9,5) 15. * Tire-eater changed, say 3-down (9) 18. Volatile danger with electron explosive (7) 20. Boring Father Crilly with debts (7) 21. Cost of former pennies, say? (7) 22. * Regarding soil of 17-across and 3-down (6) 25. See 10 Starred clues are of a kind.

By JIM “Starred clues are of a kind” FISHWICK


exploring GARge GARGE FESTIVAL DIRECTORS WELCOME! From Garge directors Andy Douglas and Krista Hall! Hiiiiiiiiiiiiii! WELCOME TO GARGE! This is a festival we’ve been working on for a little while. Garge is Garter University’s annual festival, dedicated to bringing a tidal wave of art, music, culture, comedy and rats onto the campus. Did I say rats? YOU BET I DID! HOLY SHIT! You may have noticed the shipping crates dotted around campus like cherries in a delicious pie. Well, kiddies, run heedlessly inside and check them out. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised! (wooooo RATS RATS RATS IS WHAT’S IN THEM!). It’s an exciting time. Garge is the place where ideas that would not succeed in the real world are given money, publicity and the chance to go on resumes. Garge is a place where you see art everywhere you turn, even if you turn your head downwards and close your eyes in despair you won’t be able to get away from all the ART we got here. Garge is where you will find music, avant-garde music and postmusic to rattle your post-ear-drums into your head sockets of aloofness. Garge is whatever you want it to be, as long as you don’t want it to be anything un-fun, because we couldn’t do that (we tried but we couldn’t. It just came out that way! Zany!) The point is, get along to some of our events: whether it’s My 22nd Birthday Event (Andy turns 22 tomorrow!), the inaugural Man vs. Vulture Scavenger Hunt or the Medieval Crocheting Party (capacity only 500 so get in early!), there’s something for everyone. We hope you enjoy the festival as much as we know you’ll enjoy it. We like it when these things line up.

Catch-ya!

Andy Douglas & Krista Hall

Meet the artists behind your favourite Irish stadium rock album of 1993. Feed them some grain!

PETTING ZOOROPA

scottie manning turns 11! Local wonderboy Scottie Manning is turning 11 so to celebrate we’re holding a party! Turn up for party hats, ice cream cakes and copious amounts of alcohol. Some say it’s illegal to give alcohol to an 11 year old, and plain immoral to strap him to a beer bong. This is true.

See a real live occasional bassist! Hold a middle aged man wearing a beanie! Ride Larry Mullen Jr!

WEDNESDAYS ON EASTERN AVENUE

Scottie’s 11th birthday promises to be his best yet, and while he may not be receiving a letter from Hogwarts he will be getting some quite severe liver damage. $5/$10/$15


LIL’ WAYNE WRITES SUCCESFUL MUSICAL ABOUT UGART STUDENT Maverick hip-hopper and self-admitted ‘best rapper alive’ Lil Wayne’s latest project, “Alice Schneider: The Musical”, has had its season extended following unprecedented ticket sales for the Garge Festival. “I dunno what happened,” tweeted Wayne in between drags. “I didn’t promote it or nothin’.” The musical is based on the life and times of 19-year-old UGart vet science student Alice Schneider, though Weezy admits that it contains a great deal of fiction. “I did write myself into some scenes, and I don’t think Alice is addicted to cough syrup. But I didn’t want the facts to stand in the way of the stuff I made up.” In order to accommodate the avalanche of ticket sales (which Garge Festival frankly

cannot accommodate), Wayne has demolished the student theatre space ‘The Cellar’ along with many of the surrounding buildings. They are to be replaced with a new multi-storey venue known as “Wayne’s Colosseum”. When asked if they had wildly exceeded their authority, Garge directors Krista Hall and Andy Douglas set fire to their office and jumped through a closed window. Meanwhile, LA Times reports that Sofia Coppola and Kevin Spacey are frustrated at the comparative lack of publicity for their musical about the life and times of Sofia Coppola and Kevin Spacey, tentatively titled ‘War and Peace’. “We’ve been working on this for years. Years!” said Spacey, before getting all mopey and shaking his head slowly. He’s so cute when he’s angry.

‘Lil’’ Wayne? He’s not Lil’ at all! He’s huge!

BLANK SPACE AT GARGE FESTIVAL

What.

Do you want to direct garge? • Are you passionate about arts and music? • Keen to get involved in next year’s festival? • Have fresh ideas? • Are you licenced to drive a tractor? • Have you ever been to these swamps before? • Does anyone know you’re here? • Could you hand me that shovel?

APPLY NOW! COME TO THE ACCESS DESK. Tell no one. ICER, S OFF ACK S E C C APS EA BY TH MISER’ KN D E S I P R AUTHO RBY ‘SWAM E H T A WE

MIKEY SCHPENCE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE GARGE VOLLEYS FOR INCREASING THE NET WORTH OF HIS CAMPUS:

MICHAEL RICHARDSON, JULIAN LARNACH, SHANNON CONNELLAN, TOM WALKER, JAMES COLLEY, JACQUELINE BREEN, LAURENCE ROSIER STAINES


Our opinion comp is over WHAT?

We’re announcing the winners with Honi judge Lisa Pryor and the Honi Eds.

WHERE?

Verge Gallery by the Wentworth Building!

WHEN?

the 12th of September, 6pm


Honi Soit - Election Edition 2011