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Guild Election 2015: The Numbers

The votes have been counted and the winners have been announced, but before Murdoch University's 40th Guild take office, here is the breakdown of this years numbers. This year a total of 4113 votes were cast, marking a staggering 471 percent (yes, that's right) increase from 2014, when only 720 votes were cast.  Judging from… Continue reading Guild Election 2015: The Numbers

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Cowabunga! TMNT takes majority of Guild Council

By Madura McCormack The Murdoch Now Team, headed by Guy McDonald, has emerged as the overall winners of the 2015 Murdoch student elections. This year marks the largest voter turnout since 2011, with 4113 votes across 15 ballots. The new Guild Executive, which will take office from 1 December, will be headed by Guy McDonald… Continue reading Cowabunga! TMNT takes majority of Guild Council

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Guild Elections: Everyone just chill the f#ck out

by Madura McCormack Student election season has gone into hyperdrive, with voting now open and the stupollies going hard and fast on Bush Court. I’d first like to acknowledge that METIOR remains impartial, especially in the wake of contributor and outgoing EVP Roland Belford’s endorsement of the ACTION ticket. Roland recently analysed both TMNT’s and… Continue reading Guild Elections: Everyone just chill the f#ck out

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No quendas running for 2016 Guild Council

By Madura McCormack Murdoch student election nominations are in, with two official tickets and what is slated to be a three-way fight for Guild President. After running mostly unopposed in the last election, the ‘Action’ ticket is back for another political season, this time with outgoing Sustainability officer Troy Treeby at the helm. ‘Action’ faces… Continue reading No quendas running for 2016 Guild Council

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Guildsplainer: The un-official guide to who does what in Murdoch Student Politics.

There's less than a week to go until nominations close and #MUpol kicks into high gear. Which means campaigning and sledging and all that fun politics stuff. Onions anyone? Unlike our brethren in UWA, Curtin and everyone else who actually rank in some chart somewhere, Murdoch tends to not give a shit. Last year, 73… Continue reading Guildsplainer: The un-official guide to who does what in Murdoch Student Politics.

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Elections postponed due to Student Announcements glitch

by Madura McCormack UPDATE: Election season will resume on Wednesday September 9, with nominations lasting for 2 weeks until September 23. __________________________________________________________ Murdoch student elections have been postponed due to a glitch within the Student Announcement Systems. The Returning Officer is expected to release a statement tomorrow, September 8, detailing when nominations will open again.… Continue reading Elections postponed due to Student Announcements glitch

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Majority elected without a fight at last election

Almost three quarters of Murdoch University's student politicians were elected unopposed last year, while the total vote count dwindled to just 720, according to data provided by the Returning Officer. 19 out of 26 filled positions went uncontested in 2014, the highest since 2011. This includes all 5 Guild Council Officers; Clubs Officer Brodie Skalko,… Continue reading Majority elected without a fight at last election