Coalition Government Changes to Higher Education

Uncertainty has shrouded the Coalition Government’s higher education policy since the Abbott Government’s 2014 proposal – which included deregulation of fees and 20% cuts to funding – failed to pass the Senate. This week, Education Minister Simon Birmingham has announced the changes that will form...

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Alternatives to New Years Resolutions

New Years resolutions don’t work for everyone. You may have already made them (and broken them). But it's not too late to refocus on the year ahead. So why not try something a bit different in 2017? Here are some alternatives to New Years resolutions...

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Message from your Student Prez

Today we have a message from your Student Council President, Caleb Pattison:   Dear students, You are likely to be aware that the university is considering a restructure of the current faculties and schools into six colleges. If you haven't had an opportunity to explore the issue, you can...

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The Reality of Being a Student

By Caleb Pattinson, Student President Being a student in 2016 is incredibly tough. One of the worst parts about being Student President is when I’m contacted by students and academics who are concerned about levels of student poverty and welfare. We already know that 2/3 of...

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Spotlight on Student Council: ALFRED LOWE

Meet your FUSA Indigenous Officer, Alfred Lowe!   What are you studying and what year are you in? First Year in a Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Politics   Is there a personal quote or philosophy that you live by?  “Whatever you are, be a good one”   What do you want to achieve this year? This year...

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Waste Awareness at Flinders

As Australians we generate over 50 billion tonnes of waste, of which only about 50% is recycled. We also throw away 4,000,000 tonnes, or $8 billion, worth of edible food EACH YEAR! This waste has huge environmental implications, using huge amounts of precious land, water and fertilizer,...

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Spotlight on Student Council: ALI ROUSH

Meet your FUSA Environment Officer, Ali Roush!   What are you studying? Honours (Environmental Management)   Is there a quote or philosophy that you live by? ‘If you leave the world a better place than when you came, your life was worth living’   What do you want to achieve this year? There is more I want to...

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