GSA Elections are coming soon

4th March 2022

GSA is pleased to announce the GSA General Election for 2022/2023. This is a great opportunity for our graduate membership to take on a range of roles within the Board and Representative Council Membership and support student advocacy.

Key dates

  • Nominations will open on the 22 March 2022 and close on the 19 April 2022.
  • General elections will be held from 28 April 2022 to the 26 May 2022.
  • The GSA Annual General Meeting will be held on the 2 June 2022.

Key information

This year, listed below are the vacancies we will be conducting elections for:

Board – 2 vacancies

Representative Council Vacancies

Representative Councillor Offices 2022-23 Term  Notes Restricted Constituency*
Activities Officer Retained from 2021-2022 N/A
Women’s Officer Retained from 2021-2022 Those who identify as a woman.
International Officer Retained from 2021-2022 Those who are enrolled as an international student.
Health and Welfare Officer Retained from 2021-2022 N/A
Families Officer Retained from GSA Council Those who identify as student parents or those with caring responsibilities.
Queer Officer Renamed from current LGBTIQ officer position Those who identify as Queer, including, but not limited to, being same-sex attracted, homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, intersex, trans, non-binary, or sex and/or gender diverse.[1]
Education (Coursework) Officer Retained from 2021-2022 Those who are enrolled in a graduate coursework program, as defined by the University of Melbourne.
Education (Research) Officer Retained from 2021-2022 Those who are enrolled in a higher degree by research program, as defined by the University of Melbourne.
First Nations Officer Renamed from current Indigenous Officer Retained from 2021-2022 Those who are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin.
Environment and Sustainability Officer Retained from 2021-2022 N/A
Disability and Equity Officer New Position for 2022/2023 Those with long-term physical, intellectual, psychiatric, sensory, neurological, learning disabilities well as persistent chronic illnesses.[2]

* Any restrictions on voting and standing for election in these constituencies should be interpreted as providing an inclusive definition of graduate students who may fall into these categories.

Please note, the Faculty Council Elections will only be held in August 2022.

More information about elections will be published here: gsa.unimelb.edu.au/elections

We’re looking forward to another exciting phase in GSA history and student leadership.

GSA

 

[1] Adapted from the University of Melbourne Student Union Constitution s 1.2, def of “Queer Students”, in consultation with the GSA LGBTIQ Officer.

[2] Adapted from the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth), s 4(1) def of “Disability”, “Know Your Rights: Disability Discrimination | Australian Human Rights Commission”, Humanrights.Gov.Au (Webpage, 2022) <https://humanrights.gov.au/our-work/disability-rights/know-your-rights-disability-discrimination>.