10 things about the ANU Student Union

johnboy 15 August 2008 28

There’s a funny little story on Woroni detailing little known workings of the student unionism.

Enough to make you thank the Howard Government for VSU!


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magella magella 10:47 am 19 Aug 08

thanks kids, you didn’t disappoint 😉

Mr Evil Mr Evil 12:00 pm 18 Aug 08

She provoked us! 🙂

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 11:57 am 18 Aug 08

Come on Jb, we went a whole week without opressing the Left through our mere existence.

Thumper Thumper 11:54 am 18 Aug 08

Never underestimate the power of RiotACT to offend.

Nor underestimate the number of people who can’t take a joke…

johnboy johnboy 11:39 am 18 Aug 08

And there I was thinking we’d been getting better =(

Mr Evil Mr Evil 11:31 am 18 Aug 08

magella said :

moosenator said :

That’s just great. VSU came in 2 years after I graduated. I never appreciated paying money so femmo chicks with d**cks could fart arse around.

Pandy said :

I only believe in student unionism where both oily feral chicks have used a douche.

Since when did the Riotact comment section become Misogynists ‘R’ Us? You boys are an embarrassment. Try sticking to the topic at hand. *Braces self for being told to ‘lighten up and take a joke, femmo-nazi’*

…lighten up, take a joke, and go shave your armpits – femmo-nazi!

jakez jakez 11:21 am 18 Aug 08

magella said :

moosenator said :

That’s just great. VSU came in 2 years after I graduated. I never appreciated paying money so femmo chicks with d**cks could fart arse around.

Pandy said :

I only believe in student unionism where both oily feral chicks have used a douche.

Since when did the Riotact comment section become Misogynists ‘R’ Us? You boys are an embarrassment. Try sticking to the topic at hand. *Braces self for being told to ‘lighten up and take a joke, femmo-nazi’*

…lighten up and take a joke, femmo-nazi?

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 8:11 am 17 Aug 08

The only worse than student unionsim is actual unions.

bd84 bd84 10:28 pm 16 Aug 08

magella said :

moosenator said :

That’s just great. VSU came in 2 years after I graduated. I never appreciated paying money so femmo chicks with d**cks could fart arse around.

Pandy said :

I only believe in student unionism where both oily feral chicks have used a douche.

Since when did the Riotact comment section become Misogynists ‘R’ Us? You boys are an embarrassment. Try sticking to the topic at hand. *Braces self for being told to ‘lighten up and take a joke, femmo-nazi’*

and who said Canberrans didn’t have a sense of humour?

magella magella 3:43 pm 16 Aug 08

moosenator said :

That’s just great. VSU came in 2 years after I graduated. I never appreciated paying money so femmo chicks with d**cks could fart arse around.

Pandy said :

I only believe in student unionism where both oily feral chicks have used a douche.

Since when did the Riotact comment section become Misogynists ‘R’ Us? You boys are an embarrassment. Try sticking to the topic at hand. *Braces self for being told to ‘lighten up and take a joke, femmo-nazi’*

Pandy Pandy 12:54 am 16 Aug 08

I only believe in student unionism where both oily feral chicks have used a douche.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 10:13 pm 15 Aug 08

D.ckhead scumbag thugs – good riddance to them.

bd84 bd84 10:09 pm 15 Aug 08

I was another unfortunate one just to miss out on not having to fork out $200 student union fees for services I never used. All this bullsht about the fees subsidising food in the refectory, when the food was always a similar price to any food court in shopping centres around canberra, and it was half the quality. The only decent place in the ANU refectory was the fish and chips place near the bar.. if they didn’t over or under cook the food.

I fail to see the point in the student union anyway, when a whole 1000 odd out of the 10,000+ students actually bother voting because nobody gives a toss about the fantatical left or right wing polictical wannabes.

Anyway I found it amusing that the splash ad for the Woroni page is “dream large – University of Melbourne”, is the student newspaper selling out? lol

Vic Bitterman Vic Bitterman 9:00 pm 15 Aug 08

Students are tards. Gawd they think they know everything….

Mary Whitehouse Mary Whitehouse 8:34 pm 15 Aug 08

Student unions in action: In 1986 tertiary education in Australia was free. In 1996 full fee paying places were passed into law. Thank God they went.

As for all the shite about services, since when were students so special that they had to have their own sporting clubs etc? Any private operator who can’t turn a profit running a bar or catering service at a university should give up business. And universities themselves should provide childcare etc if they want a competitive edge. After all, the students are paying to go there. Better that than paying for a bunch of hippie communists or little Libs to indulge themselves.

Primal Primal 5:55 pm 15 Aug 08

I’d say that a lot of that list could be applied to just about any uni student union. ‘Tis the nature of the beast.

(‘Not having a Facebook group’ is a grievous failing these days?)

Clown Killer Clown Killer 5:45 pm 15 Aug 08

… and from what I recall, the ANU Union has always been less than competent.

So it’s a pretty low bar then. Given that, you’d expect that even the Labor club could run it at break even … or am I dreaming?

New Yeah New Yeah 5:33 pm 15 Aug 08

p1 said :

Pretty sure GSF was only ~200$ a year?

Between 1997 and 2001 it was only $180 (plus GST post July 2000)

Despite VSU, student life at ANU chuggs along and femmo chicks with d*cks continue to fart arse around.

VSU or no VSU, ANU is always full of political hacks trying to get their factional jollies off one way or another. And from what I recall, the ANU Union has always been less than competent. So nothing too new here.

p1 p1 5:04 pm 15 Aug 08

I voted against affiliation with NUS.

Yeah we are all really doing it tough now that we don’t have to pay $400 a year for our 10% discount Buzz.

Pretty sure GSF was only ~200$ a year?

hk0reduck hk0reduck 4:42 pm 15 Aug 08

So I’m guessing that the reason the Bakery charges 10c more for soft-drinks is not by choice?

It was also funny to see that one of the platforms a group was using to run for the Union election was the promise of a Subway and Boost Juice store in the refectory. I’m hoping that they were going for the Joke Vote and not a disillusioned group that thought they could make any difference to anything.

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