UofA Election 2019/20 — The Factions

Words by Sam Chapman

There are 6 major factions at the University of Adelaide, double that of any other South Australian University. All of them differ on policy, effectiveness once in power and their target constituency. Grades have been awarded to the effectiveness of their campaign, taking into account electoral and primary gains and losses, as well as the comparison to their previous results and what was expected of them.

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Unite

Associated with: Student Unity, Adelaide University Labor Club

Political Leaning: Center Left

Leader: Ali Amin

2018 Primary Vote: 280–310

2019 Primary Vote: 380–430

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Activate

Associated with: National Labor Students

Political Leaning: Left

Leader: Sarah Tynan / Tamsin Anspach

2018 Primary Vote: 300–550

2019 Primary Vote: 290–310

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Connect (Previously Swipe Right)

Associated with: Australian Liberal Students’ Federation, Adelaide University Liberal Club

Political Leaning: Right

Leader: Angus Heaton / Kian Raffie

2018 Primary Vote: 200

2019 Primary Vote: 270

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Climate Action (Previously Left Action)

Associated with: Socialist Alternative, Socialist Alternative Adelaide University

Political Leaning: Far Left

Leader: Tom Gilchrist

2018 Primary Vote: 160–200

2019 Primary Vote: 220–250

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Progress

Associated with; Various multicultural AUU clubs, religious groups, ‘apolitical students’

Political Leaning: Center Right (claims to be apolitical)

Leader: Oscar Ong

2018 Primary Vote: 560–600

2019 Primary Vote: 760–780

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International Voice

Associated with: Adelaide University Chinese Students Association

Political Leaning: Left

Leader: Bangao Qin

2018 Primary Vote: 510–580

2019 Primary Vote: 290–300

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Adelaide University student magazine since 1932. Edited by Nicholas Birchall, Felix Eldridge, Taylor Fernandez and Larisa Forgac. Email us at onditmag@gmail.com

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