22nd June 2018

Important Notice

Monash Student Association (the Applicant) has applied to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) for exemptions from the Equal Opportunity

2010 to allow it to:

With respect to a Disabilities and Carers Officer (Application H160/2018):

  • Advertise for, nominate for election, elect and engage a person or people who have a disability or who are carers in the position of Disability and Carers Officer.
  • Provide an exclusive and safe space on the Clayton Campus on Monash University for use by all students who have a disability or who are carers.

With respect to a Women’s Officer (Application H161/2018):

  • Advertise for, nominate for election, elect and engage a woman or women in the position of Women’s Officer.
  • Permit only students who identify as women to stand for membership and be a member of the Women’s Affairs Committee.

With respect to a Queer Officer (Application H162/2018):

  • Advertise for, nominate for election, elect and engage a person or people who identify as queer in the position of Queer Officer.
  • Require that one person who holds the position of Queer Officer must identify as female.

With respect to a People of Colour Officer (Application H163/2018):

  • Advertise for, nominate for election, elect and engage a person, or persons, of colour in the position of People of Colour Officer.

With respect to an Indigenous Officer (Application H164/2018):

  • Advertise for, nominate for election, elect and engage a person, or people, who is indigenous in the position of Indigenous Officer.

The Tribunal will hear the Applications at 10.00 am on 27 August 2018 at William Cooper Justice Centre, 223 William Street, Melbourne.
If you want to make a submission to the Tribunal either for or against the Application you must send it in writing addressed to Human Rights List VCAT Level 5, William Cooper Justice Centre, 223 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000. Please quote reference(s) as follows:

a. H160/2018 – Disabilities and Carers Officer
b. H161/2018 – Women’s Officer
c. H162/2018 – Queer Officer
d. H163/2018 – People of Colour Officer
e. H164/2018 – Indigenous Officer

The closing date for submissions is 20 July 2018.

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