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#CutAllTies Virual NDA

As part of our #CutAllTies day of action, Fossil Free RMIT, UMSU Environment Collective and the LTSU Environment Department will be holding a virtual rally!
Bring your mates and your signs, and help us call on PwC to cut all ties with the Minerals Council of Australia.
Fossil fuel lobbyists have been stopping our government from taking any real action on climate change and giving us a chance at the same climate we deserve. That’s why we’re targeting members of the Minerals Council of Australia and asking them to end their membership!
This online event will be run on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri, Boon Wurrung of the Kulin nation and Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and acknowledge that sovereignty of the land was never ceded. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

Enviro Campaign BBQs

Students are welcome to join our fortnightly BBQs where campaigners can get together for some much needed sustenance. Enjoy a big cook up of vege burgers and sausages before getting back to being amazing activists.

They will be in West Court at 12:00pm to 2:00pm (almost) fortnightly. See exact dates on the calendar or on our posters. AMENDMENT: THEY ARE STARTING ON THE 1st OF APRIL (not the 18th of March)

We would like to acknowledge that this event will be taking place on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri Peoples of the Kulin Nation. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.

March 13 Climate Strike Melbourne Uni Contingent

We will be hosting a rally calling on the government and university to take immediate action on climate change. It’s time for them to step up and implement progressive policy on sustainability so that we can curb impending climate catastrophe.

So on Friday March 13th (ooo spooky) at 11:30am, meet us on Concrete Lawns (east side of union house) for electrifying speeches and rad chants before we join the national day of climate action at the State Library at 1pm.

We would like to acknowledge that this event will be taking place on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri Peoples of the Kulin Nation. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.

Another opportunity for students to join Mechanical Engineering Student Society this year!

Sign ups will also be taken for the 2020 MESS Mentoring program

In-line with the University’s regulations as a result of COVID-19 this event will not be taking place in Semester 1 2020. Please stay tuned for alternative dates for this event, and other online events, by checking this calendar.

 

Content warning: sexual assault and harassment















Two years ago the Change the Course report released information about the occurrence of sexual assault and harassment on campus. At the University of Melbourne 50% of students reported experiencing sexual harassment at university in 2016.

We demand safety on campus. On Wednesday the 21st of August we will be participating in an Australia wide National Day of Action. We will be standing in solidarity with victims across the country. We hear you, and we believe you. We are going to fight for a safer campus, because it is everyone’s right to feel safe while accessing education.

Our action will be a peaceful protest on South Lawn. We will be planting 500 red flags on South Lawn to symbolise the epidemic of safety on campus and the inaction taken by our universities.

If you have would like to report any instances of sexual harassment on campus we encourage you to contact Safer Communities (https://safercommunity.unimelb.edu.au/ 9035 8675). If you need to access any counselling services they are available from the University Counselling and Psychological Services (https://services.unimelb.edu.au/counsel 8344 6927).

You can find the event on our Facebook, UMSU Women’s Department, here.

*this event is non-autonomous, meaning anyone can attend. We strongly encourage everyone to attend as safety on campus is not only a women’s issue.

The UMSU Women’s Department acknowledges that the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nations are the traditional custodians of the land upon which we will be holding this event. We acknowledge that this land was stolen and sovereignty has never been ceded. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

 

Content warning: Sexual Assault and Harassment

In 2017 the Australian Human Rights Commission released the Change the Course Report- a report into instances of sexual assault and harassment at universities. The report showed that 50% of students at Melbourne University had experienced sexual harassment in 2016. Safety on campus is the most important issue at our university. Everyone has a right to feel safe while completing their education. Thursday August 1 marks the 2 year anniversary of the Change the Course report. We are never going to stop fighting for a safer campus. Join us as we discuss how to continue the safety on campus campaign.

NOTE: This event is autonomous and is open to those who identify as women or non binary.

The UMSU Women’s Department acknowledges that the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nations are the traditional custodians of the land upon which we will be holding this event. We acknowledge that this land was stolen and sovereignty has never been ceded. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

On August 9th, students all around Australia will be taking to the streets to demand climate action.

The oceans are rising, no more compromising!

The climate crisis is the defining political issue of our generation and an existential threat to humanity. Despite the overwhelming consensus in Australia that urgent action is needed, both major political parties are dragging their feet. The clearest example of this deadly status quo is the Adani coal mine, a bipartisan act of environmental vandalism that would benefit a handful of billionaires at the expense of ordinary people.

Students have been fighting back with strikes, protests, and occupations spreading across the world. But if we’re going to beat these fossil fuel companies and their mates in parliament, we’ll need to keep building this resistance. So join students across the country on August 9, and hit the streets to demand real action on the climate emergency.

We demand:
– Stop Adani
– No new coal or gas
– Sustainable jobs for a green economy
– 100% renewable energy

 

If you’re an environmentalist on campus, press going and invite your friends to this facebook event!

 

 

The left is in mourning, our country will see another 3 years of education cuts, wind backs on penalty rates and a butt ton of inaction on climate change.

Come get a beer on EdPub before all our penalty rates are cut and we have to go full Arya Stark and start taking names.

Bring any mate that’s pro education, pro hardline action on climate change and pro union. We’ll start the conversation about what to do from here.

Chin up comrades.

Facebook event here!

Message our facebook page for any q’s