Honi Soit, reports Chinese international students have won nearly half the seats in an election for the Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association. Writing in the excellent UniSyd student paper, Janek Drevikovsky writes they ran on a range of tickets, which included students from other countries. If the four groups caucus they will have 15 votes – just short of the 17 need for a majority. The election saw the highest voter turn-out in “recent times,” so let us hear no talk of stacks. There are 22 0000 postgrads at the University of Sydney, of whom 8 000 or so are Chinese nationals.
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