Josie Jakovac reflects on some hard truths about free speech and how important it is to contribute to public discourse. Josie is Vice President of the Conservative Club and is currently interning at the United States Senate. Continue reading A Battle of Words and Thought
It seems as though the Ramsay Centre is getting one step closer to establishing itself on campus with a draft Memorandum being established with the University. A protest held today against the Ramsay Centre in light of the draft Memorandum is just part of a wider effort led by the campus Left to shut down diversification of thought on campus. As a Club that was … Continue reading The Ramsay Centre and the Battle of Ideas on Campus
The Semester 2, Week 4 edition of USYD student newspaper, Honi Soit contains a regrettable and ill-informed display of anti-Christian journalism at USYD. The article, “The morality revolution: why there needs to be more accountability in religion”, takes aim at the Sydney University Evangelical Union (SUEU), a Protestant Christian group and the largest faith-based group on campus.
Any supposed silent majority may remain silent, for good. A new minority has emerged: those who still hold freedom dear. Continue reading How new anti-vilification laws for the plebiscite undermine free speech
Parking tickets and pizzas for Parisian workers on strike. Ever wondered where your ‘Student Services and Amenities Fee’ goes? Well, now you know. Needless to say many students, myself included, have at one point or another scratched their head at that hundred-something dollar SSAF. The Student Representative Council (SRC) is the ‘peak representative body for undergraduate students at the University of Sydney.’ It exists to … Continue reading Captured Student Councils: Student Democracy in Decline?
Today Honi Soit has accomplished the previously thought impossible feat of destroying the modicum of journalistic integrity they had. We sincerely apologise for previously suggesting that they had hit rock bottom, we were so so wrong. We at the Conservative Club believe strongly in the freedom of speech and expression, regardless of how morally repugnant your position is. But don’t just listen to us, listen … Continue reading Letter of reply to Honi Soit
I have always known that Sydney University, like most of Australia’s tertiary institutions, has a tendency to favour the left side of politics. Being a right leaning student in the Media department I am quite accustomed to being exposed to bias and left-wing dogma on a weekly basis. If I am honest, I thrive on the constant debate I am forced to conduct, and believe … Continue reading Sydney University wants us to ‘Unlearn’ truth