Next Online Referendum
10th Sept 2011
OUSA is ultimately governed by the view of its members - all students enrolled at the University of Otago.
OUSA seeks guidance from our members via an online vote or referendum.
Each online vote is preceded by a physical debate, usually held in the Main Common Room during term time.
We usually hold two referenda per year - one in each semester.
- First semester = to appoint the honorary solicitor and honorary auditor.
- Second semester = to deal with the OUSA budget and student levies for the following year.
Referendum motions: these are the questions you will be voting on
Notes 3.0 of proposed 2011 OUSA Budget
Constitution put to students in July referendum
Constitution with proposed amendments
List of proposed amendments
Explanation of proposed amendments
Should the Otago University Students' Association Annual Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 be received and accepted?
Total votes 2644
Should the Otago University Students' Association Annual Report for 2010 be received and accepted?
Should PricewaterhouseCoopers be appointed as Auditors for the Otago University Students' Association for 2011?
Should Anderson Lloyd be appointed as Honorary Solicitors for the Otago University Students' Association for 2011?
Please choose your preferred option of the following proposed amendments to the Constitution and Rules?
Option A 12%
Option B 10%
No change 9%
As neither option A or option B gained a two thirds majority, the constitution remains as it is currently.
Should OUSA adopt the following as external policy: 'That OUSA opposes factory farming and the sale of factory farmed products (including eggs, chicken and pig products) and therefore requests that all campus food outlets use free-range products?'
Should OUSA rescind the Student General Meeting motions 14/92, 16/06 and 17/06, and void the referendum result of 25-27 July 2005, and adopt the following motion as external policy: 'THAT OUSA recognises the existence of the Code of Student Conduct and will work with the University to ensure that students' best interests are taken into account in its application'?
Should OUSA adopt the following as external policy? "That OUSA oppose any changes to the 2011 government budget that reduce access to interest free student loans"?
Should OUSA adopt the following as external policy? "That OUSA actively campaign against any changes that reduce access to interest fee student loans"?