Politicians’ breeding ground a broken cradle for democrats

WITH the public support from the Tasmanian University Union (TUU) for the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act came the admission that it cares little for thoughts of university students, and even less for the general public. Last week, the TUU announced that students the section 18C changes, with state president Clark Cooley saying: … Continue reading Politicians’ breeding ground a broken cradle for democrats

TUU under fire for being ‘highly unrepresentative’

An online petition by UTas students has garnered over 100 signatures in three hours as students rally against the Tasmanian University Union’s (TUU) stance on the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act. Social media backlash ensued after the TUU said in a press release on Tuesday that students “welcomed” the change of wording in … Continue reading TUU under fire for being ‘highly unrepresentative’

Student Politics:Perpetuating Political Toxicity

I have loved my first year of uni. I’ve loved the lifestyle, the new friends I’ve made and my classes, but I’ve also discovered an area of university life that I detest. I absolutely hate student politics. This is a strange statement, coming from someone like me. I’ve always been very politically engaged, and I … Continue reading Student Politics:Perpetuating Political Toxicity

TUU Elections: It’s Flyer Season

Today marks the start of the 2016 Tasmanian University Union (TUU) election campaigns. The TUU is the union that spans across all University of Tasmania (UTas) campuses and is comprised of a group of councils made up of student elected representatives. It aims to represent the rights and interests of all students. They offer support … Continue reading TUU Elections: It’s Flyer Season