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20 09, 2016

Provisional nominations for 2017 SSU positions

September 20th, 2016|News & Events|0 Comments

Nominations for 2017 SSU positions have now closed. Provisional nominations received are listed below (in ballot order). An election for contested positions will be held in the week commencing 3rd October 2016.

Committee Position Name
Students’ Council President Ana Tinc
Anthony Osborne
General Secretary Samuel Roberts
Education Officer David Brodtmann
Suzanne Walker
David Brodtmann
Welfare Officer Alexandria McGilvray
Amy Gilderdale
Education Public Affairs Officer Xzavier Kelly
David Brodtmann
Audrey-Lee Rizzato
Hawthorn Campus Chair Nikki Nievaart
Croydon Campus Chair No nominations received
Wantirna Campus Chair No nominations received
Postgraduate Representative (President of SUPA) Anwika Kushalappa
Swathi Shiva
International Representative (President of SISA) Krishna Adhikari
Qazi Syed Zaheeruddin
TAFE Representative Peter Connelly
Will Joseph
Indigenous Representative Christopher Jakobi
Queer Representative Joshua Briers
Women’s Officer Audrey Nikopoulos
Health/Disability Representative Amy Gilderdale
Belinda Rogers
Patrick MacDonagh-Gonda
Residence Representative Steven Blacker
Xander Spehar
People of Colour Representative Akshay Mehta
Chimauche Obi
Environment & Sustainability Officer Joaquina Miller Cooper
General Representative (three (3) positions) Keshini Munaweera
David Brodtmann
Joseph Cullinan
Minura Gamage
Patrick MacDonagh-Gonda
Saravanakumaran
Harry Wall
Education Board Faculty of Business & Law Representative Akshay Mehta
Audrey Nikopoulos
Andrew Sgarlata
Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology Representative Fergus Clancy
Meaghan Smith
Sachin Kumar
Faculty of Health, Arts & Design Representative David Brodtmann
Patrick MacDonagh-Gonda
Department of Foundation & Pathways Representative No nominations received
Department of Design, Media & ICT Representative No nominations received
Department of Business & Finance Representative No nominations received
Department of Health, Science, Education & Social Services Representative No nominations received
Department of Trades & Engineering Technology Representative No nominations received
National Institute of Circus Arts Representative No nominations received
Swinburne Online Representative Akshay Mehta
Daylene Peach
Siddharth
Open Universities Australia Representative No nominations received
Mature Age Representative David Brodtmann
Hawthorn Campus Committee Hawthorn General Representative (five (5) positions) Samuel Roberts
Andrew Sgarlata
Harry Wall
Keshini Munaweera
Samuel Roberts
Saravanakumaran
Akbar Syed
Joseph Cullinan
Joshua Briers
Croydon Campus Committee Croydon General Representative (five (5) positions) No nominations received
Wantirna Campus Committee Wantirna General Representative (five (5) positions) No nominations received
Swinburne International Students Association (SISA) Committee SISA Committee Member (five (5) positions) Keshini Munaweera
Saravanakumaran
Siddharth
Aashima Sondhi
Adesh Shah
Ali Mazoori
Ankita Raut
Faraz Haider
Parth Patel
Reuben Charles
Rishita
Swinburne University Postgraduate Association (SUPA) Committee SUPA Committee Member (five (5) positions) Saravanakumaran
Siddharth
Basir Nisar Awan
Bharath Venkat Rajan
Praveen Kumar Rajendran
Sirisha Rajendra Raju
Media Committee (Swine Magazine) Editors (4) Grace Griffith
Joshua Coates
Ryan Carolin
Sachin Kumar
Scott Renton
Wendy Le
Other positions NUS Conference Delegates (seven (7) positions) Adrian Grossi
Ana Tinc
Anthony Osborne
Asha Hinton
Audrey-Lee Rizzato
Brendan Spackman-Williams
Caitlin Bruty
Christopher Jakobi
Cody Bradford
Fergus Clancy
Grant van Cuylenburg
Jack Pryce
Kevin Pique
Qazi Syed Zaheeruddin
Richard Barrie
Samuel Roberts
Viktoria Ivanova
Will Joseph
William Broadbent

 

26 08, 2016

Notice of 2016 Annual Elections

August 26th, 2016|News & Events|0 Comments

Nominations for 2016 Student Union positions opened on Monday 29th August at 10am and close on Monday 19th September at 5pm. Nomination forms are available here. Nomination forms can be lodged electronically or by appointment with the Returning Officer, Stephen Luntz. To contact the Returning Officer, email swinRO@abovequota.com.au or telephone 0438 667 787.

UPDATE 29 September 2016: Final nominations have been published and can be viewed here.

UPDATE 30 September 2016: Candidate statements have been published and can be viewed here.

All elected Students’ Council and Media Committee positions are eligible to claim honoraria payments. Unless otherwise stated, all Higher Education and PAVE students who are Student Union financial members are eligible to nominate for positions. Unless otherwise stated on the ballot paper, all currently enrolled Swinburne students can vote in the election.

Candidates may choose to organise together under a common banner (ticket). Tickets are for the purpose of group identification only. Ticket registration forms will be provided to candidates. Ticket registration closes at 5pm on Wednesday 21st September.

Voting will be conducted between Monday 3rd October to Friday 7th October 2016. Polling will be open at the following times and places:

Monday 3/9 Tuesday 4/9 Wednesday 5/9 Thursday 6/9 Friday 7/9
Hawthorn (Atrium) 10am – 4pm 10am – 4pm 12am – 6pm 10am – 4pm 10am – 4pm
Croydon (Cafeteria) 10am – 4pm 10am – 4pm 10am – 4pm
Wantirna (Cafeteria) 10am – 4pm 10am – 4pm

The following positions will be elected at this election:

Committee Position Suggested hours per week Eligible honoraria Eligibility requirements
Students’ Council President 35 $15,000 Must have been enrolled at SUT for at least one contiguous semester within previous two semesters
General Secretary 25 $12,000 Must have been enrolled at SUT for at least one contiguous semester within previous two semesters
Education Officer 25 $8,000 Must have been enrolled at SUT for at least one contiguous semester within previous two semesters
Welfare Officer 25 $8,000 Must have been enrolled at SUT for at least one contiguous semester within previous two semesters
Education Public Affairs Officer 15 $4,000
Hawthorn Campus Chair 15 $4,000 Must be studying primarily at Hawthorn for the following Teaching Period
Croydon Campus Chair 15 $4,000 Must be studying primarily at Croydon for the following Teaching Period
Wantirna Campus Chair 15 $4,000 Must be studying primarily at Wantirna for the following Teaching Period
Postgraduate Representative (President of SUPA) 15 $4,000 Must be enrolled as a Postgraduate student
International Representative (President of SISA) 15 $4,000 Must be enrolled as an International student
TAFE Representative 15 $4,000 Must be enrolled as a TAFE/PAVE student
Indigenous Representative 15 $4,000 Must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
Queer Representative 15 $4,000 Must identify as Queer
Women’s Officer 15 $4,000 Must identify as a Woman
Health/Disability Representative 15 $4,000
Residence Representative 15 $4,000 Must live in Swinburne Student Residences or Unilodge and must not be a residential advisor or an employee of an organisation which provides residential services to Swinburne students.
People of Colour Representative 15 $4,000 Must identify as having experienced discrimination based on their ethnically and culturally diverse background
Environment & Sustainability Officer 15 $4,000
General Representative (three (3) positions) 5 $1,000
Education Board Faculty of Business & Law Representative 5 $0 Must be enrolled as an FBL student
Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology Representative 5 $0 Must be enrolled as an FSET student
Faculty of Health, Arts & Design Representative 5 $0 Must be enrolled as an FHAD student
Department of Foundation & Pathways Representative 5 $0 Must be enrolled as a DFP student
Department of Design, Media & ICT Representative 5 $0 Must be enrolled as a DDMI student
Department of Business & Finance Representative 5 $0 Must be enrolled as a DBF student
Department of Health, Science, Education & Social Services Representative 5 $0 Must be enrolled as a DHSES student
Department of Trades & Engineering Technology Representative 5 $0 Must be enrolled as a DTET student
National Institute of Circus Arts Representative 5 $0 Must be enrolled as a student in NICA
Swinburne Online Representative 5 $0 Must be enrolled as a student with Swinburne Online
Open Universities Australia Representative 5 $0 Must be enrolled as an Open Universities Australia student
Mature Age Representative 5 $0 Must have started studying at Swinburne at the age of 21 years or over and have had an absence from prior study of at least two years
Hawthorn Campus Committee Hawthorn General Representative (five (5) positions) 5 $0 Must be studying primarily at Hawthorn for the following Teaching Period
Croydon Campus Committee Croydon General Representative (five (5) positions) 5 $0 Must be studying primarily at Croydon for the following Teaching Period
Wantirna Campus Committee Wantirna General Representative (five (5) positions) 5 $0 Must be studying primarily at Wantirna for the following Teaching Period
Swinburne International Students Association (SISA) Committee) SISA Committee Member (five (5) positions) 5 $0 Must be enrolled as an International student
Swinburne University Postgraduate Association (SUPA) Committee SUPA Committee Member (five (5) positions) 5 $0 Must be enrolled as a Postgraduate student
Media Committee (Swine Magazine) Editors (4) 15 $2,500
Other positions NUS Conference Delegates (seven (7) positions) 0

 

Electoral Conduct

70) No person shall in connection with any election;

  1. a) if running as an independent candidate, incur more than $2000 in 2013 dollars of monetary expenses for electioneering purposes. In elections conducted in years subsequent to 2013, this amount must be indexed to inflation. Only candidates may incur expenses. All receipts must be provided to the Returning Officer;
  2. b) engage in electioneering or display posters within six meters distance, clearly marked, from the polling booth as determined by the Returning Officer;
  3. c) record a vote which he or she is not entitled to record;
  4. d) remove a ballot paper from the immediate vicinity of a polling booth, unless with permission of the Returning Officer;
  5. e) interfere with any notice, except with the permission of the Returning Officer, which may be given if such notice infringes against this Schedule;
  6. f) interfere with any ballot paper, ballot box, sheet of election names, nomination, or other things relating to the election;
  7. g) engage in any dishonest, misleading or deceptive practice. Slander and defamation will be treated as extremely serious by the Returning Office;
  8. h) in any other manner impede or attempt to impede the proper conduct of an election;
  9. i) engage in any electioneering unless an enrolled student of Swinburne University of Technology;
  10. j) engage in any abusive or discriminatory behaviour towards any other person, whether involved in the election or otherwise;
  11. k) use any Swinburne Student Union resources for the purpose of any election not available for Swinburne students which would otherwise advantage, disadvantage themselves or others in the election.

71) No ticket shall in connection with any election incur, between all candidates of that ticket, more than $2000 in 2013 dollars of monetary expenses for electioneering purposes. In elections conducted in years subsequent to 2013, this amount must be indexed to inflation. Only candidates may incur expenses. All receipts must be provided to the Returning Officer.

72) No independent candidates and tickets are allowed to financially endorse or financially support other independent tickets or tickets.

73) If a student is employed by the Student Union and nominates as a candidate the student must cease employment for the entire election period even if they have been declared elected unopposed.

74) Candidates shall comply with any reasonable request or direction of the Returning Officer during the course of an election.

75) Election Material Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Part:

  1. a) Election material shall not be libellous or defamatory.
  2. b) Election material must not be produced in such a way as to cause confusion or so as to deliberately mislead voters into incorrectly attributing the material to any other individual, group or organisation.
  3. c) Election material must prominently identify the candidate or ticket for whom the material is produced.
  4. d) Authorisation
  5. i) All election material must, in addition to what is required by subclause 75 (c), include the words “Authorised by:” followed by the name of the candidate on whose behalf the material has been produced, their primary campus, the position for which they are running and their course of study.
  6. ii) Election material shall not be authorised by any individual other than the candidate for whom the material is produced, and must not be distributed on behalf of that candidate without their explicit knowledge and endorsement.

For full election rules and regulations, see the SSU Constitution and SSU Election Regulations at www.ssu.org.au/elections.

22 08, 2016

August SSU Council Meeting

August 22nd, 2016|News & Events|0 Comments

Notice of Student’s Council Meeting: Thursday, 25th of August, 2016 at 12:30pm. All students are welcome to attend and observe.

MEETING DETAILS

Venue:                Union Meeting Room (UN413)
Chair:                  Caitlin Bruty (President)
Minute-taker      Brendan Spackman-Williams (General Secretary)