[ucc] Re: Acts Amendment (Student Guilds and Associations)
Bill 2002 (No. 123) passed
dave at difference.com.au
Tue Dec 24 23:25:08 WST 2002
At 10:37 AM +0800 24/12/02, Adam Wright scribbled:
> > I think it will probably make you a guild member automatically. Back in
>> the old days in the dark depths of time when this sort of thing last
>> worked in 1993-94 you had the option to pay a component of the fee to a
>> charity if you objected to being a guild member. So for example the
>> guild membership might be $40 of the $110. If you present a Red Cross
>> donation receipt for $40 you are waived that part of the fee.
>> Hope that makes sense.
>And if you also object to charity?
They were fairly liberal in their definition of charity.
The reasoning was that they supported students right to not
join the Guild on grounds of freedom of association, but did not
support the idea that you could choose not to join the Guild for
Its a tragedy of the commons problem. If there are lots of
students that support the Guild in theory, but would rather have
$100+ extra dollars in their pocket that particular week, they might
each individually reason that the Guild will still go on OK if THEY
don't pay - and the cumulative effect will be bad.
Of course, it was heavily biased towards the assumption that
joining the Guild was the right thing to do.
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