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NUSA Election Guide All candidate policy statements. Know what they stand for. Volume 49 Edition 5 October 2013 NUSA Election Special

VOTE IN THE NUSA ELECTIONS. IT’S YOUR STUDENT DEMOCRACY.


Opus respectfully acknowledges the Pambalong clan of the Awabakal people, traditional custodians of the land on which the Callaghan campus of The University of Newcastle is situated.

Contents

Elections to be held Monday 14th to Thursday 17th October

3. 6. 9. 12.

President Education Officer Media Officer National Union of Students Representative

Elections to be held Monday 21st to Thursday 24 October

26. 30. 33. 36. 45.

Equity Convenor Women’s Convenor Part Time Students Representative Faculty of Health Faculty of Business & Law

50. Uncontested Positions See back cover for full list of polling locations, times and dates

This publication is for informational purposes and should not be considered authoritative. Candidates and other details may change before elections. Please refer to the NUSA Returning Officer and their official notices. OPUS is published by Newcastle University Students Association Inc. Compiled and Designed by Tim Chaston media@nusa.org.au

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President Thomas Seidling Nominated by Siamak Mirabdol Barzi, seconder Bernardo Andres Campos Diocaretz

Dylan Summerell Nominated by Hannah Garey, seconder Karen Gold

NUSA Inc. Constitution: “The President shall: (i) be an ex-offico member of all committees established by the Students' Association; (ii) report to the Executive and NUSAC; and (iii) perform such other duties as NUSAC may determine.�

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President Candidate - Thomas Seidling


President Candidate - Dylan Summerell

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Education Officer Liam Gilchrist-Dutaillis Nominated by Jake Sylvester, seconder Michelle Russell

Kevin Sheng Nominated by Kasra Kayvani, seconder Maria Jose Campos Diocaretz

NUSA Inc. Constitution: “The Education Officer shall: (i) be responsible for the convening and chairing a Standing Committee within their portfolio to be known as The Education Collective, in accordance with al the provisions of the Constitution and Rules & Regulations of N.U.S.A.; (ii) be responsible for implementing policy on issues affecting education; (iii) be responsible for education research; (iv) perform other such duties as NUSAC may determine. (iii) be responsible for education research; (iv) perform other such duties as NUSAC may determine.�

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Education Officer Candidate - Liam Gilchrist -Dutaillis

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Education Officer Candidate - Kevin Sheng


Media Officer Tim Chaston Nominated by Dirk Andrew Gibb, seconder Kirk Matthew George Ellis

Bernardo Andres Campos Diocaretz Nominated by Maria Jose Campos Diocaretez, seconder Elsa Alexandra Licumba

NUSA Inc. Constitution: “The Media Officer shall: (i) produce the Students’ Association newspaper, called OPUS; (ii) the number of standard OPUS shall be determined by NUSAC providing at least eight (8) publications o OPUS shall be produced each year; (iii) ensure that the actions and services of NUSAC are published and made known to students. (iv) The Media Officer has complete editorial autonomy subject to censorship, by the Director of Student Publication (D.S.P) (v) The Media Officer is also responsible for any additional publications of the Students’ Association as directed by NUSAC. (vi) The Media Officer is responsible for employment of staff and contributors to produce OPUS within the budgeting guidelines determined by NUSAC.”

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Media Officer Candidate - Tim Chaston


Media Officer Candidate - Bernardo Campos Diocaretz

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National Union of Students (NUS) Representatives (6 positions) Julian Daniel Kirkby Nominated by Adam Lindsay Graham, seconder Dylan Summerell

Adam Lindsay Graham Nominated by Dylan Summerell, seconder Julian Kirkby

Dylan Summerell Nominated by Kirk Matthew George Ellis, seconder Jacqueline Drewe

Jack Coates Nominated by Dylan Summerell, seconder Julian Daniel Kirkby

Timothy Chaston Nominated by Dylan Summerell, seconder Cameron Johnston

Liam Gilchrist-Dutaillis Nominated by Michelle Russell, seconder Jake Sylvester

Alexandre Luiz Hlenka Nominated by Bernardo Campos-Diacaretz, seconder Marta Ceres Pinheiro Marinho Dutra

Kevin Sheng Nominated by Maria Jose Campos Diocaretz, seconder Kasra Kayvani

Hannah Garey Nominated by Dylan Summerell, seconder Jacqueline Drewe

Eduardo Carvajal Nominated by Meshack Opwana, seconder Monica Salsott

Rohan Cooper Nominated by Eduardo Carvajal, seconder Alexandre Luit Hienka

Katherine Anne Jones Nominated by Michelle K. Alexander, seconder Amy Jean Howard

Siamak Mirabdol Barzi 12

Nominated by Eduardo Carvajal, seconder Yashar Takallou


NUS Representative Candidate - Julian Daniel Kirkby

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NUS Representative Candidate - Adam Lindsay Graham


NUS Representative Candidate - Dylan Summerell

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NUS Representative Candidate - Jack Coates


NUS Representative Candidate - Timothy Chaston

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NUS Representative Candidate - Liam Gilchrist-Dutaillis


NUS Representative Candidate - Alexandre Luiz Hlenka

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NUS Representative Candidate - Kevin Sheng


NUS Representative Candidate - Hannah Garey

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NUS Representative Candidate - Eduardo Carvajal


NUS Representative Candidate - Rohan Cooper

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NUS Representative Candidate - Katherine Anne Jones


NUS Representative Candidate - Siamak Mirabdol Barzi

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Equity Convenor Thomas Seidling Nominated by Maria Jose Campos Diocaretz, seconder Bernardo Andres Campos Diocaretz

Katherine Anne Jones Nominated by Michelle K. Alexander, seconder Amy Jean Howard

Lauren Elizabeth McGowan Nominated by Eduardo Carvajal, seconder Kasra Kayvani

NUSA Inc. Constitution: “COMMITTEE CONVENORS All Committee Convenor shall be responsible for convening a standing committee within their portfolio which shall operate pursuant to the Rules and Regulations of the Students’ Association and as far as possible shall meet at least once before each full meeting of NUSAC.”

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Equity Convenor Candidate - Thomas Seidling

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Equity Convenor Candidate - Katherine Anne Jones


Equity Convenor Candidate - Lauren Elizabeth McGowan

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Women’s Convenor Clare Anne Swan Nominated by Aqua Hastings, seconder Simone Adam

Katherine Anne Jones Nominated by Michelle K. Alexander, seconder Amy Jean Howard

NUSA Inc. Constitution: “COMMITTEE CONVENORS All Committee Convenor shall be responsible for convening a standing committee within their portfolio which shall operate pursuant to the Rules and Regulations of the Students’ Association and as far as possible shall meet at least once before each full meeting of NUSAC.”

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Women’s Convenor Candidate - Clare Anne Swan

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Women’s Convenor Candidate - Katherine Anne Jones


Part Time Students Representative Eduardo Carvajal Nominated by Meshack Opwana, seconder Monica Saloott

James Merry Nominated by Mojdeh Ahadi, seconder Sadaf Tootoonchi Moghaddam

NUSA Inc. Constitution: “COMMITTEE CONVENORS All Committee Convenor shall be responsible for convening a standing committee within their portfolio which shall operate pursuant to the Rules and Regulations of the Students’ Association and as far as possible shall meet at least once before each full meeting of NUSAC.”

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Part Time Students Representative Candidate - Eduardo Carvajal


Part Time Students Representative Candidate - James Merry

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Faculty of Health (5 positions) Daniel Patrick Savic Nominated by Anahita Damandan, seconder Fairuz Hana Mod Ghazi

Anahita Damandan Nominated by Daniel Patrick Savic, seconder Marlynna Sarkawi

Arlina Arshad Nominated by Fairuz Hana Mod Ghazi, seconder Aizat Drahman

Katherine Anne Jones Nominated by Michelle K. Alexander, seconder Amy Jean Howard

Daniel Lamp Nominated by Anahita Damandan, seconder Katherine Jones

Muhammad Fakarul Azim Mohammad Fadlli Nominated by Mohammad Fuad Bin Kamarudin, seconder Muhammad Fariz Zaidi

Aizat Drahman Nominated by Patrick Bray, seconder Annie Wen

Muhamad Hanif Kamail Nominated by Thomas Le Tran, seconder Tan Shenelun Shannon

NUSA Inc. Constitution: “REPRESENTATION (iii) A “Faculty Representative” shall mean a member of the Students’ Association elected to NUSAC from and by an Electoral Group.”

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Faculty of Health Candidate - Daniel Savic

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Faculty of Health Candidate - Anahita Damandan


Faculty of Health Candidate - Arlina Arshad

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Faculty of Health Candidate - Katherine Anne Jones


Faculty of Health Candidate - Daniel Lamp

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Faculty of Health Candidate - Muhammad Fakarul Azim Mohamad Fadlli


Faculty of Health Candidate - Aizat Drahman

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Muhamad Hanif Kamail

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Faculty of Health Candidate - Muhamad Hanif Kamail


Faculty of Business & Law (3 positions) Marsoomeh Bahremandjooy Nominated by Sarmad Burki, seconder Farzad Shahmoradi

Rohan Cooper Nominated by Rajiv Gokool, seconder Zoe Whetham

Thomas Seidling Nominated by Bernardo Andres Campos Diocaretz, seconder Siamak Mirabdoi Barzi

Elsa Alexandra Licumba Nominated by Hafiz Awais Malik, seconder Thomas Seidling

NUSA Inc. Constitution: “REPRESENTATION (iii) A “Faculty Representative” shall mean a member of the Students’ Association elected to NUSAC from and by an Electoral Group.”

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Faculty of Business and Law Candidate - Marsoomeh Bahremandjooy


Faculty of Business and Law Candidate - Rohan Cooper

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Faculty of Business and Law Candidate - Thomas Seidling


Faculty of Business and Law Candidate - Elsa Alexandra Licumba

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Uncontested Positions No elections will be held for the following positions because the number of nominations did not exceed the number of positions. You may nominate for any of the unfilled positions at the NUSA building.

Welfare Officer

Katherine Anne Jones - Elected uncontested Nominated by Michelle K. Alexander, seconder Amy Jean Howard

Activities Officer

Cameron Johnston - Elected uncontested Nominated by Yashar Takallou, seconder Brett Wayne Grentell

International Students Convenor Siamak Mirabdol Barzi - Elected uncontested

Nominated by Khairul Farhah Khairuddin, seconder Elsa Alexandra Licumba

Indigenous Students Convenor Gordon James Reid - Elected uncontested Nominated by Shaylee Hilton, seconder Nicholas Moor

Post Graduate Students Convenor Hafiz Awais Malik - Elected uncontested

Nominated by Siamak Mirabdol Barzi, seconder Yasaman Yahyaei

Queer Convenor

Dylan Summerell - Elected uncontested Nominated by Katherine Lennards, seconder Kirk Matthew George Ellis

Environment Convenor Stella Comyn - Elected uncontested

Nominated by Louis Hill, seconder Emily Merryless Wood

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Uncontested Positions


Transport Convenor Yashar Takallou - Elected uncontested Nominated by Siamak Mirabdol Barzi, seconder Sadaf Tootoonchi Moghaddam

Student Residences Representative No nominations received.

Other Campus Representatives (3 Positions) No nominations received for City Campus, Ourimah or Port Macquarie positions.

Faculty of Science & IT (5 Positions) Pantea Mahjoob Behrooz - Elected uncontested Nominated by Siamak Mirabdol Barzi, seconder Kasra Kayvani

Kasra Kayvani - Elected uncontested Nominated by Siamak Mirabdol Barzi, seconder Bernardo Campos-Diocaretz

Siamak Mirabdol Barzi - Elected uncontested Nominated by Bernardo Andres Campos Diocaretz, seconder Kasra Kayvani

Bernardo Andres Campos Diocartez - Elected uncontested Nominated by Siamak Mirabdol Barzi, seconder Kasra Kayvani

Uncontested Positions

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Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment (3 positions) Mojdeh Ahadi - Elected uncontested Nominated by James Merry, seconder Sadaf Tootoonchi Modhaddam

Maziar Taheri Araghi - Elected uncontested Nominated by Yashar Takallou, seconder Yasaman Hashemi

Sadaf Tootoonchi Moghaddam - Elected uncontested Nominated by Yashar Takallou, seconder Rahmet Heidam

Faculty of Education & Arts (7 Positions) Eduardo Carvajal - Elected uncontested Nominated by Meshack Opwana, seconder Monica Saloott

Monica Salas Hernandez - Elected uncontested Nominated by Eduardo Carvajal, seconder Maria Corazon Rubio

Maria Jose Campos Diocaretz - Elected uncontested Nominated by Irbahim Sama, seconder Khairul Farhah Khairuddin

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NUSA ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD ON THE FOLLOWING DATES: Executive Positions + NUS Representatives: Monday 14th October 2013, 10am to 3pm - Huxley Library Tuesday 15th October 2013, 10am to 3pm - Auchmuty Library Wednesday 16th October 2013, 10am to 5:30pm - NUSA Building Thursday 17th October 2013, 10am to 3pm - NUSA Building

Convenor Positions + Faculty Representatives: Monday 21st October 2013, 10am to 3pm - Huxley Library Tuesday 22nd October 2013, 10am to 3pm - Auchmuty Library Wednesday 23rd October 2013, 10am to 5:30pm - NUSA Building Thursday 24th October 2013, 10am to 3pm - NUSA Building

Elections operate according to the NUSA Election Rules and Regulations

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