But why choose? If you are like most of the people I knew before I met my SRC runningmates, then you probably feel that you don’t
watch the news today is that we are in a period of political instability at levels unseen for over two decades. We feel the tremors of these pressures in the challenges facing todays TUU: the rising costs of student housing, the increasing number of students being forced to work to live, the changes affecting the number and variety of courses that you have access to, and the lack of transparency from the university regarding these changes. “BOTH POLICIES OF THE SAME PARTY, THE DIFFERENCE IS THE WORDS KEYNES AND If you do not believe that choices and ideas HAYEK AND WHICH AUTHOR HAPPENED TO make a difference, consider the difference BE ON THE TEXT LIST WHEN THE RELEVANT between free university education in 1974 POLITICAL ADVISORS WERE AT UNIVERSITY. and HECS in 1989. Both policies of the same ARE YOU INTERESTED IN WHAT YOUR SRC IS party, the difference is the words Keynes READING TODAY?” and Hayek and which author happened to be on the text list when the relevant political advisors were at university. Are you interested in what your SRC is reading today? The 2012 TUU elections took place among the most interesting times (so the Chinese curse goes) that both the university and the country have seen in a long time. Individuals like myself will be shouting louder than ever this year to get your attention. If the net result of that noise is that students like yourselves realise the difference you can make, I hope you make the choice to be political.
The first edition of the Tasmania University Union's new student publication.