Over the past few months, we have been working on a plan to improve GSA’s governance structure and to rewrite our constitution.

Currently, GSA Council is forced to spend much of its time working on finance, HR, compliance, risk and legal issues. But, we all stood for election to address the issues that matter most to graduate students, and we don’t have enough time to give them the focus they deserve – yet.

Our proposed new structure will free us up to do just that.

It would add a professional board of directors to work alongside GSA’s Students’ Council to relieve student representatives of the pressures of governance, and free us up to work on the issues we really care about – like fighting for public transport concessions, taking part in national campaigns for equality and social justice, and ensuring all graduate students have the resources and facilities they need to succeed in their courses.

These changes will be put to a Special General Meeting (SGM) of GSA on Thursday 22 March 2018. The changes have our unanimous support.

This proposal will create a stronger and more efficient GSA, giving us greater capacity to stand up to the University of Melbourne and its bureaucracy on the issues you care about. There will be stronger oversight and greater accountability, and more students will become more involved in representing their peers. We will be able to make changes more effectively, and will do more for students.

We believe this proposed governance structure provides the strongest possible foundation for us to better serve graduate students at the University of Melbourne.

We hope to see you at the SGM on 22 March. In the meantime, we welcome your thoughts, comments and questions.

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GSA理事会关于GSA管理行更改的声明

在过去几个月里,我们一直在制定一项改善GSA治理结构并重写我们的章程的计划。

目前,GSA委员会被迫花费大量时间在财务,人力资源,合规,风险和法律等问题上 。 我们理事会的使命是解决研究生最关切,最重要的问题,但我们却没有足够的精力去解决它们。

我们提出的新结构将使我们摆脱这一困境。

它会增加一个专业的董事会,与CSA的学生会合作,减轻学生代表的治理压力,让我们解决我们真正关心的问题——比如争取公共交通优惠,参与全国范围内主张平等和社会正义的运动,并确保所有研究生拥有他们获得成功所需的资源和设施。

这些变化将于2018年3月22日星期四送交GSA特别会员大会(SGM)。这些变化得到了我们一致的认同。

该提案将创建更强大,更高效的GSA,使我们有能力在一些关键问题上与墨尔本大学及其官僚体系进行对话。将会有更强大的监督和更强的责任意识,更多的学生将进一步参与代表他们的同学。我们将能够更有效地进行变革,为学生做更多的事情。

我们相信这一提议的管理结构为我们更好地为墨大研究生服务提供了最强大的基础。

我们希望在3月22日的特别大会(SGM)上见到你。同时,我们欢迎您的想法,意见和问题。


Georgia Daly

Georgia Daly is 2017/2018 President of the University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association.