Today the University of Tasmania Amendment Bill will be returned to the House of Assembly where further amendments to the Bill will be made and passed around 5pm.
Unfortunately, these amendments only reversed those made by the Legislative Council and have placed us back in the position of only having one student representative on the University Council. Alex West and Maddi Charles met with the Minister for Education this afternoon to express their disappointment with his decision. Minister McKim has also proposed a further amendment to the wording of clause 7 Section 8 noting a minimum of one student. This is not good enough.
We had hoped that Minister McKim would propose further amendments to safeguard student seats on the Council.