August 2012

The University of Queensland has announced an audit of its student union (UQU) after incumbent right-wing ticket “Fresh” was criticised for hijacking campus elections.

Students will hold a rally on the St. Lucia campus this morning, demanding free and fair elections, following the revelation that “Fresh” pushed regulation changes that allowed the Liberal-aligned ticket to register the name of its rival.

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The University of Queensland Union (UQU) has passed a series of regulation changes resulting in the withdrawal of all other nominations for the union elections.

Regulations allowing groups to maintain ticket names for up to 10 years, passed by right-wing office bearers elected on the “Fresh” ticket, will effectively mean all groups aside from “Fresh” are disqualified before the ballot.