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Clash over funding for student services and amenities


Student unions and legislators have clashed over proposed changes to the funding of student services, clubs and societies, with a proposed motion defeated. The Senate considered a private member’s motion from Independent Senator John Madigan which would abolish the Student Services and Amenities Fee. The motion was supported by Senators […]

Symeon Stylites the Elder

He climbed mountains
he dived into turquoise lakes
but still he dragged
on his tail
ten pilgrims
like a wedding train.



my grandmother used to grow foxglove
digitalis –
the scientific name means
and refers to the ease with which a flower can be fitted over a fingertip

Student reps return to Uni councils


The governing body of the University of Melbourne will see a shift in structure following legislative changes introduced by the Andrews Government. The amendment to the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 will see elected student representatives once again granted voting rights on university councils. The university council is responsible for the […]

The Melbourne Playback Theatre Company knows how to work its magic


“What happens when an expert panel and an interested audience talk about climate change – especially when there’s a bunch of improvising actors and musicians listening in?”. That was the tagline of an out of the ordinary event that was held at the Union Theatre on August 14; its name […]