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UMSU Electoral Tribunal Rejects More!’s Appeal

On Friday, the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) electoral tribunal rejected More!’s appeal for a re-election for the general secretariat and women’s office. The appeal made allegations against the returning officers over defective conduct of the election.

17 September 2018
ANALYSIS: Why UMSU Might Have Another Election

This year’s UMSU elections were hotly contested but nothing was closer than the races for the general secretariat and the welfare office. With fewer than a dozen votes separating each ballot (amongst thousands of total votes), this election was certifiably, undeniably, toight. The returning officers of Above Quota Elections have declared the welfare office has been won by More! and the general secretariat by Stand Up!. But Elinor Mills, the candidate More! endorsed for general secretary, has lodged an appeal with the electoral tribunal against the returning officers. Now, the electoral tribunal may issue a declaration that a new election be conducted.

13 September 2018
Far-Right Figures On Campus

Last Friday, three far-right figures, one of whom was wearing a shirt which read “it’s okay to be white”, came onto the Parkville campus claiming to be interviewing students about the recent Liberal Party leadership spill.

12 September 2018
Campus News Briefing: Election Results, SSAF Grants, Turnitin

Your latest campus news briefing.

10 September 2018
Stand Up Retains UMSU Presidency

Stand Up!’s Molly Willmott has been declared the 2018–19 UMSU president.

7 September 2018
UMSU Election Results Live

Welcome to the Farrago liveblog of the University of Melbourne Student Union election results.

7 September 2018
SSAF Grants: Explained

Did you know that you could receive up to $250,000 for a project that would benefit students at the University of Melbourne?

6 September 2018
Survey Shows High Rates of Sexual Abuse in Academia

Academics and PhD students experience a high level of sexual harassment and gender discrimination in Australian universities, according to a recent survey conducted by Australian Women’s History Network.

6 September 2018
Turnt in For What?

Students who submit essays to Turnitin might find their essays commodified for paid plagiarism-checking services such as WriteCheck.

6 September 2018
Student Card Replacement Fees Highest in the Country

The University of Melbourne’s student card replacement fee is the highest in the country, and at $50 is nearly double the average national cost.

6 September 2018
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