March 2017 By-Election – Mature Age Officer

At the close of the ballot for the Flinders University Student Association (FUSA) By-Election of Student Council to hold office from the 7 April until 30 November 2017, the following candidate was elected:

Mature Age Officer
Natasha Malone

Congratulations to Natasha!

Assoc. Prof. Cassandra Star
Returning Officer



Nominations Open: 9:00am, March 8
Nominations Close: 4:00pm, March 21

Election Begins:  9:30am, April 4
Election Finishes:  2:00pm, April 6

Polling Booths
Please note there will be no physical polling booths. See below on how to vote.

Returning Officer:  Assoc. Prof. Cassandra Star (Social and Policy Studies)

Assistant Returning Officers:
Chris O’Grady (Manager, Student Engagement)
Fay Hart (FUSA Office Coordinator)
Stacy Basset (FUSA Administrative Assistant)

Election Tribunal:    
Assoc. Prof Haydon Manning (Social and Policy Studies)
Assoc. Prof. Mary Heath (Law)
Dr Rob Manwaring (Social and Policy Studies)

Important information about Voting

All students who are eligible to vote in this election will be sent a unique link to vote via their university email address. All votes cast are anonymous and confidential. Please check your email (including junk/clutter folders) for your unique link.

*Please note that votes cannot be saved and completed at a later time. All voting must take place at one time.*


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Assistance with Voting

If you are unsure of how to vote or need any other kind of assistance in casting your vote, please visit FUSA (Open from 9:00am-5:00pm), Level 1 Student Hub, and the friendly staff there can assist. Alternatively, you can call us on (08) 8201 2371 or email at

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Hours per week: 3 hours (approximate)
Honorarium: $3,000 pa (pro rata)
All Student Council members are required to obtain a child-related employment screening.

The Mature Age Officer shall:
a) identify as a mature age student;
b) act as an advocate on behalf of mature age students;
c) be the spokesperson of mature age students;
d) ensure that mature age students are referred to relevant campus or non-campus services in relation to personal and academic matters;
e) liaise and network with other mature age’s organisations and bodies on campus and outside of the University;
f) be responsible for the coordination and implementation of campaigns on issues of importance to mature age students;
g) provide the Student Council with a written report of their activities as Mature Age Officer at each meeting of the Student Council;
h) Spend the equivalent of at least three (3) hours a week performing these duties. An honorarium of $3,000 (pro rata) will be provided in recognition of your time.

Student Council is the governing body of the Flinders University Student Association (FUSA). The functions and purpose of FUSA are to:
– promote and advance the rights, interests and welfare of students;
– represent students within and outside the University;
– co-ordinate and support activities for students, including the provision of support for affiliated clubs;
– provide the means for effective communication between students, the Association and the University;
– oversee the delivery of student services, which are funded from the Student Services and Amenities Fee and are the responsibility of the Manager, Student Engagement; and
– deliver other services, amenities and programs for students funded from the membership fee and other income received by the Association.

As a Student Council representative, you will have the opportunity to represent all students at the highest levels of the University to ensure that the student voice is heard when it comes to academic and campus life.


All candidates must be 25 years or older as of April 7, 2017
For the purposes of this election, the candidate and seconder must be a student as defined by the Flinders University Student Association Election Regulations.