OUSA Exec Candidates Say, Unanimously, “Please Vote For Me”

Posted 3:00pm Sunday 22nd August 2021 by Fox Meyer, Denzel Chung, and Alex Leckie-Zaharic

In what would prove to be their last chance to greet the voting public before lockdown, OUSA’s candidates for the 2022 Exec took the stage last week to share their plans for the coming year. All of the forums were held in the Main Common Room. The Presidential race was uncontested from day Read more...

David Clark | Issue 20

Posted 12:58pm Sunday 21st August 2016 by David Clark

Australians deem it important enough to make it an offence if you don’t vote. Across the ditch you get levied with a fine if you fail to cast a vote. I’ve often thought a reward to recognise the time and effort taken might be better—maybe a $50 tax-credit? Even without these Read more...

Real Change’ remains unchanged: Exec elects to say ‘bye’ to by-Elections

Posted 2:31pm Monday 15th August 2016 by Joel MacManus

2016 is shaping up to be the first year in over two decades in which no OUSA by-elections have taken place. According to records of meeting minutes and annual reports, the last Executive group to make it through an entire year without a by-election was the group from 1994. The last year in which no Read more...

Money Buys Happiness, But Not Elections

Posted 7:07pm Sunday 1st April 2012 by Callum Fredric

It’s a common myth that money buys elections – in New Zealand at least, this is simply not the case. Evidence from several NZ elections has shown no real link between party spending and votes received. In the 2011 election campaign, the six biggest spenders were (in order): National, $2.3m; Read more...

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