Swinburne University Council: Guarantee the Election of Students & Staff to the University Council
  • Petitioned Linda Kristjanson

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Vice Chancellor
Linda Kristjanson
Councillor
Kathleen Townsend
Councillor
Sally Freeman
Councillor
Gillian Callister
Councillor
Ben Cohen
Councillor
Wendy Thorpe
Councillor
Negba Weiss-Dolev
Councillor
David Loader
Councillor
Sharon Rice
Councillor
Peter Harkness
Councillor
Mohammad Himel Khan
Chancellor
Bill Scales
Councillor
Stephen van der Mye
Councillor
Geraldine Farrell
Councillor
Graham Goldsmith

Swinburne University Council: Guarantee the Election of Students & Staff to the University Council

    1. Josh Cullinan
    2. Petition by

      Josh Cullinan

      Boronia, Australia

In 1983, Swinburne Council stood alongside students and staff and called on Government to abandon cuts and changes to tertiary education. It's time Swinburne Council took a stand in support of our Swinburne Community!

We call on Swinburne University Council to condemn the Victorian State Government for stripping Swinburne University Council of Staff and Student Representatives.

We demand Swinburne University Council immediately appoint the AEC to conduct full and fair proportional representation elections to appoint two students and three staff to Swinburne University Council, with those elected staff to be one elected from all General Staff, one elected from all TAFE Teaching (including Sessional) Staff and one elected from all Academic (including Sessional) Staff.

We require Swinburne University Council to report to all students and staff on these matters as soon as possible and by email no later than 27th March 2013 and to a general meeting of staff and students no later than 28th March 2013.

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    • Helen Ramsay MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Fair representation is necessary

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    • Marion Sheehan AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Organisations are far more effective and durable when all those involved, especially those actually doing the work, contribute to governance and conditions of work etc. within that organisation.

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    • Carol-Anne Croker BLAIRGOWRIE, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      The management are already too distant from the experiences of "clients" and "human resources" to make sensible decisions without repeating mistakes of the past. These are educational institutions NOT businesses no matter how Unis try to position themselves. Our Government must be made to realise that public service and accountability is a societal benefit that far outweighs short term budgetry savings.

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    • Keith Robertson AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      because of equity and proper representation of education industry participants - both staff and students.

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    • Richard Ballantyne AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Vital to include all stakeholders

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