Logan Edgar (Chair), Jono Rowe, Ryan Edgar (late), Blake Luff, Juana Diesing, Min Chua (late), Maria Pozza and Francisco Hernandez
Alasdair Johnston (Minute Secretary)
Ryan arrived at 9.10am
There was a discussion about the approved questions from the previous executive meeting, these were:
247/12 THAT the student body approves the modifications made to the budget for 2012 that have enabled OUSA to continue to provide great students services following the VSM Bill.
248/12 THAT OUSA support the Marriage Equality Bill before Parliament
249/12 THAT Alasdair Johnston be given speaking rights for the duration of the meeting.
There was discussion around the University Council stance on making the University a smoke free campus at the end of 2013.
250/12 THAT OUSA supports the University Council's move to make the University Campus smoke free from December 31st 2013.
Francisco bought up the issue of asset sales; there was a range of discussion around asset sales and the magnitude of controversy. Logan called for a straw poll. The result was strongly against this.
A further discussion ensued about supporting a potential national referendum on asset sales. It was felt by majority of the executive that a question on such a divisive political issue without a broader indication of student support would be contrary to the student focus of the objects of the Association. The Executive were mindful of the VSM environment in which the Association operates. Once again the Chair gauged with a straw poll. Logan called for a straw poll and the result showed only a couple of members agreed.
Jono bought up the lack of student driven questions. Jono will coordinate with Alasdair to put another notice of the website and Facebook page and extend the deadline until Sunday 9th September 2012, 6pm and following this that the powers of setting the questions be given to the composite committee consisting of Logan, Jono, Ryan and any other executive member wanting to attend.
251/12 THAT any further student driven questions be directed to the committee to decide their potential inclusion into the 2012 semester two referendum.
Meeting Closed at: 9:37am