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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
UMSU Elections 2019 Live Updates

Follow Farrago’s coverage of the 2019 University of Melbourne Student Union here.

2 September 2019
UMSU Elections Rundown: the who and the what of student election season explained

Well, well, well. It’s that time of year again: student election season. Unfortunately, it’s a time many of us dread. The university grounds become overrun with student politics hopefuls donning an array of coloured shirts and handing out flyers. They’ll be asking for your vote and trying to promote their policies on improving the student experience, and they may even chase you down on your way to class to chew your ear off.

2 September 2019
Extinction Rebellion student activists disrupt University Open Day

Student activists from Extinction Rebellion disrupted the University of Melbourne Open Day on 18 August to protest the University’s participation in the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC).

26 August 2019
Students walk out of class to demand “climate action now”

Hundreds of students from across Melbourne walked out of class on Friday August 9 to demand action on climate change. Students from the University of Melbourne, Monash, RMIT and other universities gathered outside the State Library despite heavy rain and windy conditions.

12 August 2019
Alt-Right? Academics Break Ranks Over Ramsay Centre

Academics at the University of Wollongong (UoW) are speaking out against the institution’s newest Arts major. There has already been major controversy over the unusual fast-track approval of the course, which will be privately funded by the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation.

8 August 2019
Diversity Issues in UMSU International

On 13th May 2019, the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) International elected a new committee which will lead the union from
August 2019 to July 2020. This year’s newly elected committee continues the trend of previous years’ of having dominance by students from South
East Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. To Farrago’s understanding, every member of the current committee is from Asia.

8 August 2019
Mudfest Regeneration from August 21-28

The University’s biennial student-run arts festival Mudfest will run August 21-28.

8 August 2019
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