ANUSA Annual Elections 2020

The ANUSA elections are open to all undergraduate and ANU College students enrolled at the Australian National University in 2020.

The polls have closed.

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ANUSA Elections - President

The President must, subject to the Constitution, the Regulations and Policy of the Association:

(a) represent Undergraduate Students on relevant bodies, including committees of the University, or after consultation with the SRC, appoint members of the Association to such bodies;

(b) be the spokesperson of the Association on matters of concern to members of the Association;

(c) make every effort to inform members of the Association of issues relevant to their welfare, and of decisions made or actions undertaken by the Association on their behalf;

(d) be available to Undergraduate Students to provide advice and advocacy;

(e) make a report of the activities of the Association to the Annual General Meeting of the Association;

(f) take such other action as they consider necessary in the interests of members of the Association;

(g) represent the views of the Association to the media and any other external body;

(h) be primarily responsible for the Association's employees and ensuring the effectiveness and productivity of the Executive, subject to the overall direction of the Executive;

(i) consult any relevant Department Officer when making appointments to various University committees;

(j) consult with the CRC before appointing a student to any College board or committee; and

(k) liaise with the University Council Member on issues relevant to Undergraduate Students

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ANUSA Elections - Undergraduate Member on ANU Council

(1) The University Council Member is the person elected according to the Election Regulations, provided they are consistent with the requirements of the University's enabling Act, and any relevant statutes of the University.

(2) The University Council Member must:

(a) attend meetings of the University Council; and

(b) comply with the University's enabling Act and any statutes of the University as they apply to members of the University Council.

(3) The General Secretary must invite the University Council Member to attend meetings of the SRC.

(4) The University Council Member is neither a Representative of the Association, nor an Officer of the Association for the purposes of the Constitution and Regulations.

(5) The University Council Member may not be removed from their position otherwise than in accordance with the University's enabling Act, any relevant statutes of the University

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ANUSA Elections - Vice President

  1. Together with the President, represent Undergraduate students on other bodies including committees of the University;

  2. Be available to Undergraduate students to provide advice and advocacy;

  3. Liaise with students and relevant organisations about education and welfare issues;

  4. Assist the President in researching education and welfare issues;

  5. Assist with the development and implementation of the education and welfare policy of the Association;

  6. Assist with campaigns organised by the Association that address education and welfare issues; and

  7. Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of the workings of ANUSA in order to substitute for the President should the need arise.

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ANUSA Elections - General Secretary

  1. Convene and chair meetings of the Association as required under this Constitution;

  2. Ensure that the minutes of meetings of the Association, including a basic summary of discussion, are recorded and retained;

  3. Prepare, authorise and release all notices of the Association;

  4. Pursuant to the section 20 of the Constitution, have the power to interpret the Constitution, Regulations and Association Policy; and

  5. Be responsible for informing Officers of the Association about their responsibilities under this Constitution.

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ANUSA Elections - Treasurer

 

  1. Oversee the financial affairs of the Association;
  2. Arrange for the books and accounts of the Association to be audited and presented in accordance with section 17;

  3. Prepare and present such reports as are required under this Constitution;

  4. Be responsible for assisting Representatives of the Association in organising the finances of the Association for which they have responsibility; and

  5. Be responsible for obtaining sponsorship of the Association and its activities, and for maintaining relations with those sponsors and

  6. be a member of the Student Clubs Council.

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ANUSA Elections - Social Officer

(a) be a member of the Student Clubs Council;

(b) be a Director of Orientation Week and Bush Week and provide support for the Director(s) of Orientation Week and Bush Week;

(c) facilitate other social activities on campus;

(d) liaise with the University Union and other relevant organisations regarding social issues; and

(e) organise the production of the following year's ANUSA student diary.

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ANUSA Elections - Education Officer

(a) oversee the implementation of the higher education and related policy of the Association;
(b) organise such campaigns and actions as the SRC and Executive deem appropriate to give effect to the Constitution, Regulations and Policy of the Association;
(c) collate information on higher education issues which affect the Association and its members;
(d) convene the Association's Education Committee in accordance with section 19 (“Education Committee”);
(e) on behalf of the Association, liaise with national and local bodies on relevant campaigns relating to higher education;
(f) prepare submissions on behalf of the Association to Government inquiries and reviews on higher education matters; and
(g) petition the university administration and government on higher education issues.

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ANUSA Elections - General Representative (14 places)

General Representatives shall provide general assistance to the activities of the Association and in consultation with the Executive, or as determined by the SRC, undertake specific projects and advocacy during their term.

There are 14 General Representatives to be elected each year.

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ANUSA Elections - NUS Delegates (5 places)

NUS is the peak representative body for Australian undergraduate university students. It seeks to protect and advance the rights and interests of undergraduate students by working with campus-based student organisations, running actions and campaigns, and making sure the voices of students are heard by parliamentarians.

The National Union of Students' highest decision making body is NUS National Conference held in December each year. Each affiliated campus elects delegates from the student body at their annual elections to attend and help determine the policy of NUS, as well as elect the National and State Office Bearers for the coming year. 

ANU students are required to elect five Delegates to the NUS National Conference. For more information about the NUS, or the role of Delegates, please visit the NUS website.

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ANUSA Elections - College of Arts and Social Sciences Representative (2 places)

College Representatives are required to sit on College-designated boards or committees of the College or school(s) which they represent.

There is established a College Representative Council (CRC) that must, subject to the Constitution, the Regulations and Policies of the Association, analyse academic issues of relevance to the Colleges, and formulate methods to ensure that the academic interests of students within the Colleges are protected.

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ANUSA Elections - College of Business and Economics Representative (2 places)

College Representatives are required to sit on College-designated boards or committees of the College or school(s) which they represent.

There is established a College Representative Council (CRC) that must, subject to the Constitution, the Regulations and Policies of the Association, analyse academic issues of relevance to the Colleges, and formulate methods to ensure that the academic interests of students within the Colleges are protected.

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ANUSA Elections - College of Law Representative (2 places)

College Representatives are required to sit on College-designated boards or committees of the College or school(s) which they represent.

There is established a College Representative Council (CRC) that must, subject to the Constitution, the Regulations and Policies of the Association, analyse academic issues of relevance to the Colleges, and formulate methods to ensure that the academic interests of students within the Colleges are protected.

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