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October 2, 2011

Twenty eleven will be remembered as one of the most excruciating years for student associations. After almost two years of debate, ACT MP Heather Roy’s VSM bill is set to become law. As I write this, the House is preparing to pass the Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill through its third and final reading. […]

July 25, 2011

Greetings everyone, I trust the new trimester is going well for you. Last week was Environmental Week. The highlight for me, of course, was the well-attended political youth wing debate on the ETS. Special thanks go out to ACT on Campus, VicLabour, VicNats, and the Greens@Vic for taking part. With just four months until the […]

May 23, 2011

On 26 November, we will vote to decide the composition of the 50th New Zealand Parliament. The ideological battle-lines have already been drawn. The choice is clear. With the formation of Hone Harawira’s left-wing Mana Party, the resurrection of ’90s monetarist crusader Don Brash, and the imminent return of quasi-fascist John Banks, election year 2011 […]

February 28, 2011

Greetings, my name is Josh Van Veen and I am your campaigns officer for this year. Throughout our association’s history, the role of a campaigns officer has been to ensure members have easy access to information regarding issues that affect them; whether as students or as citizens. In the coming weeks, I hope to meet […]