The St Kilda Festival, showcasing Australian artists, returns tomorrow, on the 9th of February for its 40th anniversary with over 60 acts, including special guests ICEHOUSE, Kylie Auldist and DJ Hot Dub Time Machine. Australian rock group ICEHOUSE performed at the first St Kilda Festival in 1980 and went on to become “one of the […]8 February 2020
Protesters were carried out by police at Moreland’s Gandolfo Gardens early yesterday morning as the Victorian Government’s Level Crossing Removal Project prepared to remove the park’s trees. People watched as the trees, some believed to be 108-years-old, were felled by workers. Construction for the Upfield line has already drawn controversy over the removal of the […]6 February 2020
Chinese international students are distressed by the University of Melbourne’s refusal to delay term dates, despite Australia banning travel from China in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The announcement, which was also circulated via the Vice-Chancellor’s email on 3 February, indicated that no disruptions to the usual summer term and Semester One schedules would occur. […]6 February 2020
Thousands of Melburnians gathered at the State Library on Friday to demand immediate climate action. Despite persistent rain, protestors filled the steps of the library and overflowed onto Swanston Street and La Trobe Street, before marching through the city. Around 30,000 people attended the march according to organisers Uni Students for Climate Justice. The student […]12 January 2020
On the third day of the National Conference (NatCon), former University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) President Molly Willmott was elected President of the National Union of Students (NUS). Following withdrawals, her election was unopposed. As a member of the National Labor Students (NLS), Willmott succeeded Desiree Cai, also from the University of Melbourne. These […]13 December 2019
Ballots will be cast this morning, determining the National Union of Students (NUS) leadership for 2020. Ahead of today’s vote, Farrago can confirm the results of many key positions that now stand unopposed following withdrawals from candidates. Votes are being cast until 1:30 pm by NUS delegates and proxies outside Studio Theatre in the building. […]12 December 2019
The University defends the employment of these academics and their right to express their views. “The University must be a place for the exchange and challenge of knowledge and ideas, undertaken with a shared respect for competing points of view,” Vice Chancellor Duncan Maskell says.
But, should academic freedom of speech override the right of students and staff to feel safe on campus?
On one side sits the University of Melbourne and select members of its faculty. On the other, a litany of trans, gender-nonconforming (GNC) and ally students and staff.28 November 2019