No. 1, Vol. 58 (2012)

Do You Know What You Pay For?

In 2005, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that the yet to be passed Voluntary Student Unionism (VSU) legislation introduced by the Howard Government, would seriously threaten the survival of student unionism as we know it. As it turns out, it did. On March 16, compulsory union fees were replaced by …

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What To Expect From Uni Games

What’s on at UNSW sport wise this year? Where to start!? Well how’s about a quick assessment of the University’s most prestigious event from last year. In saying that, it is all universities highlight of the year, that being the Australian University Games. I’m sure we’ve all heard rumours as …

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International IP Agreement May Change Net Forever

Whilst the shelving of SOPA and PIPA legislations in the United States has defrayed anxiety for the time being, there are signs that a significant international treaty may, in fact, extend the same obligations around the world. First presented for negotiation in Geneva in 2008, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, known …

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Concerns About Confucius Institute Curriculum

The Confucius Institute, an initiative of the Chinese government, promotes Chinese culture and language abroad. It runs 350 programs in 104 countries. According to China’s Propaganda Chief, Li Changchun, it is “an important part of China’s overseas propaganda set-up,” but there are concerns about the nature of its organization and …

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