Category: Features

  • Fuck man, why is it so hard to get support after experiencing gendered violence? 

    Fuck man, why is it so hard to get support after experiencing gendered violence? 

    AnonymousEdited by Dominique Lakis and Anh Noel Content warning: Sexual Assault What has happened to me is sadly not a unique incident, and I feel that this university does not yet have the resources or support needed to adequately support students who have experienced gendered violence. When I experienced sexual assault on campus, I was…

  • Why Tharunka needs to change its name 

    Why Tharunka needs to change its name 

    ‘Tharunka’ is stolen  In 1953, Tharunka came into being. Its birthparents, the editorial ran by Sid Dunk and Harold Spies, states in the first print edition:  “It is with appreciation that we acknowledge our debt to Australia’s Aborigines from whom the name ‘Tharunka’ is borrowed. ‘Tharunka’ means ‘message stick’”.  The paper’s frontpage was proudly stamped…

  • The Voice Explained: Where it Came From and Why it’s Needed 

    The Voice Explained: Where it Came From and Why it’s Needed 

    First of all, we need to establish that this idea of an Indigenous Voice to Parliament didn’t come from Canberra.   The Voice referendum campaign was sparked by the 2017 Uluru Statement of the Heart, an invitation made by Indigenous leaders to the Australian people, to move forward and right past injustices. It was the culmination…

  • SRC Candidate Interview | Michelle Chandra

    SRC Candidate Interview | Michelle Chandra

    What is your current relationship with the Arc Board and how do you plan on growing it?   I’m part of a lot of societies such as the United Nations society and part of the editing sub-committee of Blitz, but I have no direct relationship with Arc board, don’t liaise with them directly. One thing I…

  • SRC Candidate Interview | Imandi Mudugamuwa

    SRC Candidate Interview | Imandi Mudugamuwa

    What is your current relationship with the Arc Board and how do you plan on growing it?   Not super well versed on this – some overlap in terms of people who support Revive and the Arc board and can’t think of anyone of the top of head. Something we support is having open dialogue with…

  • SRC Candidate Profiles | Students with Disabilities Officer

    SRC Candidate Profiles | Students with Disabilities Officer

    Tharunka spoke to UNSW’s candidates for Students with Disabilities Officer, Conroy Blood, who represents Left Action, and the joint candidacy of Geoffrey Zhen and Timothy To, who represent Revive and will share the role if elected.  Blood, a member of the NSW Greens, is a newcomer to student politics at UNSW, and says he hopes hoping…