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What’s in a tree? Melbourne’s best kept secret is at The Dax Centre

In your hurry to class you might have rushed past Australia’s only heritage-listed art collection. Tucked away in a quiet corner on the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus sits over 16,000 artworks, one of only three collections in the world of its kind. “Someone once said to me that The Dax Centre was Melbourne’s best kept secret,” said director Charmaine Smith.

24 September 2019
Feathered Friend Fuels Facebook Feud

Baillieu Library’s resident albino pigeon has become the source of a heated Facebook debate between students attempting to name the bird.

Over semester break, the Facebook page Pigeon at the Baillieu Library ran an online competition to determine its name.

24 September 2019
Petitions, Protests and Sex Based Events

An event held at the University of Melbourne on August 8 sparked protests from students and staff amid fears that it would promote anti-trans ideas and make the University unsafe for transgender people.

24 September 2019
Students and staff join global climate strike with green light from the University

On Friday 20 September, a contingent of University of Melbourne students and staff attended the Global Climate Strike, with the unprecedented endorsement of the University.

24 September 2019
UMSU International expresses concerns with constitutional changes

On Friday 13 September, the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) and UMSU International signed an agreement to address UMSU International’s concerns about the constitutional changes passed during the Special General Meeting (SGM) on 17 September.

24 September 2019
Hard Truths

In collaboration with the New York Times, The University of Melbourne is playing host to ‘Hard Truths’, an exhibition showcasing photographs from conflict zones around the world. A panel discussion was held in Arts West on Thursday, the 12th September, to discuss the polarizing question: is the global approach to migration broken?

17 September 2019
WATCH: Kashmir: No Longer Special

World’s most militarized zone and India’s only Muslim majority region, Kashmir, was stripped of its special status under Article 370 by the Indian government last month. Amidst an indefinite lockdown, Kashmiris in Melbourne raise their voice against the decision. Dilpreet Kaur reports. 

16 September 2019
Djab Wurrung Protests Against CPB

In the early hours of 29 August, protestors gathered outside of CPB Contractors office building to criticise their involvement in the Western Highway Upgrade, which will cause the destruction of Djab Wurrung land and sacred trees.

12 September 2019
UMSU 2019 Elections Results Live

Welcome to Farrago‘s liveblog of the University of Melbourne Student Union election results. We’ll be posting results for all positions live from the count room as they come in. Alain Nguyen and Stephanie Zhang will be giving you a live count and analysis of the initial wave of results as polls close. You can view […]

6 September 2019
Students criticise the University for “lack of action” on sexual violence during South Lawn protest

Approximately 20 students gathered on South Lawn on Wednesday 21 August to protest what they believe to be inaction by the University to prevent sexual violence on campus.

6 September 2019
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