AUS & ACUMA congratulate the Government on the reversal of VSU

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Australian University Sport (AUS) and the Australasian Campus Union Managers Association (ACUMA) have been lobbying in partnership for the return of a student services and amenities fee for more than 5 years now. The legislation will allow universities to charge a deferrable fee in support of student services such as health, sport, recreation, childcare and clubs and societies and other activities as per the allowed list of expenditure areas in the legislation.

“The Bill’s passage will enable universities and on campus service organisations to fund and rebuild vital services that have been hit hard by the now defunct VSU legislation. Students on campuses will now have more opportunities for engagement via clubs and events and a broader educational experience”, stated ACUMA President, Tom O’Sullivan.

“The passage of this Bill is great news and will provide stronger support for increasing participation in sport and regular physical activity among the 18 to 27 year old student demographic. This in turn represents an excellent investment in the longer term health and well-being of Australia and may well have a positive impact on the fight against obesity and diabetes”, added AUS CEO, Don Knapp.

“AUS and ACUMA jointly congratulate the Government for its dogged pursuit of this matter. This legislation enables Australian Higher Education institutions to be more competitive internationally, especially through improved student engagement, added Mr O’Sullivan. 

Please note that this article is courtesy of Australian University Sport and the Australasian Campus Union Managers Association.

Contacts:

For further information please contact either:

Tom O’Sullivan (mobile: 0411 742 301 or email: [email protected]) on behalf of ACUMA or

Don Knapp (mobile: 0409 374 100 or email: [email protected]) on behalf of AUS

 

 

 

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