Amazon union victory a model for uni students to unionise in Australia
Young Australians are less likely to be part of a union, but willing to attend a protest or boycott a company. The Amazon union victory in the U.S could inspire the next generation of Australians to see unions as a force for political change.
Special resolution to remove SDC convenor passed
A special resolution to remove the 2014 Student Development Committee Convenor, Andrew Shim, was passed through the SDC on Wednesday night. The meeting, presided over by Arc Chair, Chris Mann, was over after little more than half an hour, suggesting that most, if not the full 75% of votes required in favour of the resolution […]
UNSW’s new colleges are here, but at what cost?
With the new Kensington Colleges buildings on the verge of completion at the end of last year, hundreds of incoming and returning residents were looking forward to spending 2014 in the brand new facilities. Daniel Sherratt, a second year resident, was one of them. That was before, however, he saw the new rent price. “My […]
Opinion: Real Choice, Not LifeChoice
Proponents of the controversial new anti-abortion club on campus, LifeChoice, were up in arms at the colourful reception their society received. Claiming free speech, Anna Fernon and Louisa Bonaventura decried the petition that is trying to stop the club affiliating with Arc, the student organisation.
International Student Advocacy Group Meets To Address Safety Concerns
Australia’s international student peak body, the Council of International Students Australia (CISA) had its second annual National Conference in Brisbane earlier this month, meeting to discuss the difficulties facing international students, chiefly ensuring safety and security. CISA was established in 2010 to give a unified voice to the undergraduate international student caucus. It now serves […]
University May Force Pharmacy to Limit Products
Following the University’s buy-back of Arc retail stores, the Pharmacy at UNSW has been told that it may need to restrict its product offerings to medicinal products only, in a move that Tim Kaliyanda, President of the Student Representative Council labeled ‘exploitative’ and unfair to students. Rumours have circulated since the buy-out that the University […]