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University of Melbourne Rejects National Jobs Protection Framework

The University of Melbourne will not participate in the National Jobs Protection Framework as proposed by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), describing it as a “complex, bureaucratic mechanism” in an email to staff on Friday.

20 May 2020
Education sector responds to COVID-19

Primary and secondary schools around Australia have experienced a chaotic start to term two this year faced with conflicting advice from different levels of government.  In Victoria, Premier Daniel Andrews had initially been adamant that state schools would be closed for the entirety of term two, a position which had  drawn criticism from federal Education […]

12 May 2020
University of Melbourne fossil fuel ties run deep

Despite long-running campaigns calling for a transition away from the fossil fuel industry, the University of Melbourne continues to foster ties with the world’s largest carbon emitters, including Saudi Aramco and ExxonMobil.

6 May 2020
COVID-19 Welfare Explainer

Has COVID-19 impacted you financially? There is plenty of financial support for students at the moment if you know where to look.

5 May 2020
UMSU Condemns University Inaction Against The Bushfire Crisis

In its 22 January Students’ Council meeting, the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) condemned the University of Melbourne for not fulfilling its duty of care to students and staff in the Summer Term, during which bushfires in East Gippsland led to hazardous levels of air quality. 

25 April 2020
OPINION: Observing Australia During the Bushfire Crisis

The last few months in Australia have seen frustration and confusion towards the Australian Government and their response to bushfires among the residents of the country.

23 April 2020
2020 UMSU Budget

Every year the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) passes its annual budget via Students’ Council.
Why should you care? 

Farrago 2020 Edition 1 Cover
Proposed Changes to Special Consideration Scrapped

The University has elected not to pursue controversial changes to its special consideration policy that were proposed in September 2019.

Co-op to Close After Sale to Online Retailer

The Co-op bookstore will close its doors at the end of March after almost sixty years on The University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus. 

UMSU Updates

Students’ Council so far…
In the first Students’ Council meeting of the 2020 term, Students’ Council passed UMSU’s budget for this year.

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