Victoria

Sep 16, 2009

Left and right? Just the beginning of the complexities of student politics

How could hordes of bright-eyed Melbourne Uni students, with their liberal arts educations and asymmetrical haircuts, willingly sign their representation away to conservatives? They didn't, writes student politician Chris Summers.

Not many things make for a better headline than a student union, perpetually the bastion of the battling Left (a training ground for fights to come), falling to the Right.

And it’s entirely understandable. How could hordes of bright-eyed youths with their liberal arts educations and asymmetrical haircuts, drumming away on MacBook Pros and smoking between sandstone arches, willingly sign their representation away to conservatives?

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