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How a Labor powerbroker stopped a Co-op coup

How a Labor powerbroker stopped a Co-op coup

University students have tried and failed to expel the directors of the Co-op bookshop chain over governance concerns, writes freelance journalist Jeremy Nadel.

Macquarie Uni takes students to court over $600,000 in union money

Macquarie Uni takes students to court over $600,000 in union money

A curious legal stoush reignites the debate around voluntary student unionism as Macquarie Uni litigates against one of its own student organisations in a bid to retrieve $600,000.

Why the Left dominates student politics

Why the Left dominates student politics

Crikey readers talk student politics, Western Australia and how much you should pay for a Fairfax daily.

UQ election called off amid bitter irregularity dispute

UQ election called off amid bitter irregularity dispute

The University of Queensland's student union was set to turn leftwards for the first time in years, but amid electoral regularities the vote has been declared null and void.

Unis vie with unions over compulsory student fees

Unis vie with unions over compulsory student fees

Student unions say some universities are seeking control of a greater percentage of the Student Services Amenities Fee and engaging direct contractors themselves, whereas once the decisions on who to partner with were made by elected representatives.

‘Democracy lives’ at UQ, but union president playing games

‘Democracy lives’ at UQ, but union president playing games

The University of Queensland student union president refuses to answer questions on why his ruling "Fresh" party secretly registered the name of a rival group and then installed his brother as a candidate for next week's elections.

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

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.

ALP eyes the challenges of Senate realpolitik

ALP eyes the challenges of Senate realpolitik

There is a major Senate preference debate raging in the ALP. What would be best for a Rudd government?