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senate vote 2017-11-14#5

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  • Motions Higher Education: Student Services Amenities Fee
  • Motions - Higher Education - Repeal Student Services Amenities Fee


  • <p class="speaker">Cory Bernardi</p>
  • <p>Yes. The third time strikes a charm! I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Senate supports repealing the Student Services Amenities Fee.</p>
  • The majority voted against a [motion]( to repeal the [Student Services Amenities Fee](, which means it failed. It was introduced by Senator [Cory Bernardi](
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate supports repealing the Student Services Amenities Fee.*
  • <p class="speaker">James McGrath</p>
  • <p>I seek leave to make a short statement.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Scott Ryan</p>
  • <p>Leave is granted for one minute.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">James McGrath</p>
  • <p>The coalition strongly opposed Labor's repeal of the voluntary student unionism laws passed under the Howard government. For many liberals and conservatives, guaranteeing students the basic right to freely associate and not be forced to join or to contribute funds to a student union has been a lifelong principle.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Scott Ryan</p>
  • <p>The question is that notice of motion No. 549, standing in the name of Senator Bernardi, be agreed to.</p>