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There are two candidates running for SRC President in the upcoming elections: Mark Pace (Activate) and Jeffery Yang (Progress). Below is On Dit's interview with candidate Jeffery Yang.    Let’s start by telling us more about yourself and your experience on the Board, SRC,, and/or clubs on campus   I have had a long experience with student groups and pos

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By Lur Alghurabi  On the 23rd of March, the Adelaide University Union Board made the decision to cease all financial payments to the National Union of Students, claiming these payments were for ‘left-wing student hacks to jet-set around the country and play Prime Minister.’ The motion (read in full here) moved by Rhys Williams (past president of UofA Liberal Club), was put to a

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This post is part of a larger piece that can be found here. Dear Board Directors I write this memo in anticipation of the debate around affiliation to the National Union of Students. Our Union’s affiliation to NUS has been extremely wasteful on numerous levels, with the students of our university being forced to foot the bill year after year. The students of Adelaide University ha

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This post is part of a larger piece that can be found here. By SRC President Tom Gilchrist In 2014, the National Union of Students led an Australian wide campaign against fee deregulation. This policy was a key plank of the Coalition government's horror 2014 budget and would have seen students paying $100,000 for university degrees. The NUS campaign was the largest student campaign in

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By Tom Gilchrist - SRC President  There are some real thugs involved in student politics. They may wear chinos and boat shoes, and speak politely in public, but they actively support murderous policies. These thugs are the ones who will argue (in a professional and dispassionate manner, of course) that the sexual abuse in detention centres is justifiable collateral damage. They’re

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By Dane Wilden The events of the past few days have made me a bit cross. At first, I felt that perhaps my anger was misplaced; after all, the actions of a small group of student pollies from some extremist group I’d never given much consideration should hardly bother me. It was only when I realised that several members of this “protest group” were elected representative

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