News You Might Have Missed: Week 8

Week 8 Catch-Up

By Sofia Berezin

Week 8 is over, so we’re now two-thirds of the way through teaching time. If you’ve been too busy receiving mid-semester results to keep up to date this week, here’s the news you might have missed.


Due to an 80-student petition, ANUSA held a Special General Meeting on Friday 3 May. This meeting was to vote on whether to amend the Clubs Council Regulations to permit clubs to make a profit from events. The motion passed unanimously in a meeting which lasted only ten minutes.

On Tuesday night’s Student Representative Council meeting, representatives voted on two motions relating to ANUSA’s accreditation  with the National Union of Students (NUS). As in previous years, representatives agreed to accredit, and therefore give money, to the NUS only if it meets certain Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) within specific time frames.


ANUSA Disabilities Co-Officer Clare Bricknell resigned from her role at this week’s SRC meeting, claiming to have experienced “incompetence” and “organisational bullying” from the ANUSA Executive.

The Ethnocultural Department hosted Eth-Yes! Week. Events included the Women of Colour Leadership Evening, and a cultural societies market day in collaboration with the International Student’s Department.

Students painting around a table.
The Eth-Yes! Week line-up included an Indigenous Art Workshop – a collaboration between the Ethnocultural and Indigenous Departments.

Respectful Relationships

ANU held student consultation forums on its draft Sexual Violence Prevention Strategy. Further student workshops will be held at residential halls in the coming weeks.


Due to forecasted rain, the Interhall Arts Committee postponed Big Night Out. The event is now being held this Friday, with ticket sales open until 5pm on the day.

PARSA hosted a Canberra Candidates Environment Forum on Thursday in the lead-up to the Federal Election. Tim Hollo (Greens), Anthony Pesec (Independent), Therese Faulkner (Australian Progressives), Andrew Leigh, and Alicia Payne (both Labor) were grilled by the audience on their environmental policies.

PARSA president at a podium with candidates
Candidates faced questions on their environmental policies, including whether they supported the School Strike 4 Climate.

Photography by Elizabeth Hedges and Eliza Croft.



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