BREAKING: SRC Undergraduate Positions Announced

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Grapeshot has received the successful candidates for the undergraduate positions available on the SRC after election polling closed at 3pm today.

With the exception of Caitlin Rhodes, who campaigned under the Voice ticket, and Kimberly La, an independent, all positions were claimed by the All1ance ticket.

Grapeshot understands that the other tickets and some independent candidates are launching official complaints to governance concerning alleged breaches of conduct carried out by All1ance over the course of campaign week. Candidates are claiming All1ance campaigned in the library, which violates the candidates’ code of conduct. The code forbids nominees from campaigning ‘on any premises, such as the library and other similar areas reserved for teaching, study or research’.

Damien Pace, former President of the Macquarie University Liberal Club and Campaign Manager for All1ance, has denied that he campaigned inside the library, and says that he instructed other members of his ticket to avoid the inside of the library.

He told Grapeshot, ‘If complaints against our members were going to be lodged they should have occured well before the results were announced. This smacks of sour grapes.’

The fourth General Undergraduate position is currently under dispute, allegedly due to a computer glitch. Suren Missaghi is tipped to take the position but this has not been formally recognised as of yet.

Close calls included the Representative from the Faculty of Business and Economics  position, which was secured by Alex Mikaelian by a margin of 27 votes, and the Representative from the Faculty of Human Sciences position, which was won by Cissy Shen by 40 votes.

Elections for Council and Academic Senate will remain open for another week, and successful candidates will be announced next Friday. Grapeshot is awaiting the release of the 12 appointed SRC positions.

UPDATE: Grapeshot has been informed by Governance that the fourth General Undergraduate Position was delayed becuase ‘the University needed to seek external advice on an interpretation of the vote counting rules’. The advice has been received and Suren Missaghi has been confirmed as a successful candidate.

The confirmed successful candidates are as follows:

General Undergraduate Representatives

Caitlin Rhodes VOICE

Kimberly La INDEPENDENT

James Cummins ALL1ANCE

Suren Missaghi ALL1ANCE

Overseas Student Representative

Zwee Paing Sett ALL1ANCE

Representative from the Faculty of Arts

Dee Zegarac ALL1ANCE

Representative from the Faculty of Business and Economics 

Alex Mikaelian ALL1ANCE

Representative from the Faculty of Human Sciences 

Cissy Shen ALL1ANCE

Representative from the Faculty of Science and Engineering 

Alexander Hablutzel ALL1ANCE

Representative from the Faculty of Business and Economics 

Aditya Srivastava ALL1ANCE (uncontested)

Representative from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Stacey Broll (uncontested)

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