Senate debates

Thursday, 5 March 2015


Higher Education: Student Services and Amenities Fee

6:44 pm

Photo of James McGrathJames McGrath (Queensland, Liberal National Party) Share this | Hansard source

There is a new shame in politics and I am guilty as charged of the shame—that is, to have been politically active when younger. I am very proud to have been a Young Liberal as a student and still recall being signed up to the Griffith University Liberal Club by Brad Woods back in 1992 when I was a new uni student.

Around this time of year, many new uni students head into campuses right across Australia to commence their studies for the year. For them, it is an exciting and nervous time as they plot out their subjects and become immersed in student life. University orientation week, or o-week, energises campuses and energises students with an explosion of activity. There are meet-and-greets, sports, music, student clubs vying for membership and of course launch parties for the year. Special mention for the best launch party anywhere in the world must go to the Queensland University of Technology student guild, which held the world largest toga party at the Riverstage in Brisbane last Thursday night.


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