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OPINION: Pride March, Pertinent and Powerful in 2020

I’ve been an out-and-about queer for the last five years, but 2020 marked my first year marching with pride as I joined the Graduate Student Association contingent. Walking with the colour, fanfare, love and welcomed embrace that is synonymous with the Pride March, I was reminded of how important these events (and my attendance) are […]

2 March 2020
Commencement Ceremony Crashed by Dual Protests

Billed as “the core of the Melbourne Orientation experience,” the Melbourne Commencement Ceremony was derailed on Tuesday afternoon by two protest actions, demanding both university action and student mobilisation. Both the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and Unimelb Students for Climate Justice staged separate protests at the Royal Exhibition Building, where the event was being […]

28 February 2020
Old and New at St Kilda Festival’s 40th

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
Protests Erupt over Moreland Trees

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
Uni Response to Coronavirus Shocks Chinese International Students

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
Climate Protest Goes Ahead Despite Criticism From Authorities

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
Willmott as incoming NUS President
Former UMSU President Molly Willmott elected NUS President

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
NUS Thursday Ballot

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
Farrago 1999 vs Farrago 2019: What’s Changed?

Earlier this year, a friend took me to a party hosted by Guy Rundle, the Melbourne writer, in his flat in South Yarra. People perched on the edge of couches and drank wine from coffee mugs as if it were a student party, even though most of the attendees were twice that age. Somehow the topic of Farrago came up, and I mentioned that I had co-edited the magazine in 1999. Guy introduced me to two other former editors who were there: Prue from 1988 and Sean from 1992.

12 December 2019
2019 NatCon Liveblog

Here are our live updates of #nusnatcon2019

9 December 2019
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