Radical Education Week 2019 – Student Sustainability Forum Liveblog

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16 April 2019
The Ethics of Making an ‘Election Budget’

At a first glance, the 2019 Australia Budget looks too good to be true—the first surplus in forever! Tax cuts, which is basically free money, for everyone! Cash payments! Amazing!Until, of course, you realise that the federal election was announced for May 18. There’s no doubt that many elements of the coalition’s budget are designed to appeal to voters and keep the current government in power, but is this a cheap ploy with dubious ethical considerations?

15 April 2019
Vegie Patch Shutdown

Union House’s popular sandwich store ‘Vegie Patch’, amongst other stores, has closed down over the summer to the disappointment of many students.

3 April 2019
Metro Updates

Disruptions on Grattan Street will continue throughout 2019 as Parkville Station construction for the Melbourne Metro Tunnel enters its “most exciting year to date.”

3 April 2019
See Ya Later Duldig

Paul Duldig has left his position as the Head of University Services, which he had held since 2014.

3 April 2019
Students protest in front of Richard Wynne’s office to protect Djab Wurrung trees

Last Thursday, University of Melbourne students protested in front of State Minister for Planning Richard Wynne’s office against the planned removal of sacred trees for the Western Highway bypass.

27 March 2019
NUS Launches Campaign Lobbying Government for More Student Support

The National Union of Students (NUS) have laid out their campaigning agenda titled “A Future Worth Fighting For”, aiming to lobby the government for improved student support and action on student issues.

26 March 2019
BREAKING: University Responds to Climate Strike Letter

The University has refused to support the School Strike 4 Climate and refused requests for staff and students to not be penalised for participating in the walk-off.

15 March 2019
University Students for Climate Change: Letter to the Vice Chancellor

This Friday, University of Melbourne students and staff will be standing with school students walking out of class for the School Strike 4 Climate. They struck last November, with participants numbering in the 15,000s. They will be demanding an end to new coal and gas projects, an end to the Adani Coal Mine, an 100% […]

13 March 2019
#VicVotes Wrap-up

Saturday 24 November of last year saw Victorians head to the polls to vote in the state election. What was initially forecast to be a close Labor victory resulted in a rare political landslide, with Daniel Andrews regaining the premiership with apparent ease.

4 March 2019
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