OUSA Referendum

OUSA Referendum


Referenda

Question Yes No Total
Should the Otago University Students’ Association Annual Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2018 be received and accepted? 1810 (95.7%) 82 (4.3%) 1892
Should the Otago University Students’ Association Annual Report for 2018 be received and accepted? 1824 (96.4%) 68 (3.6%) 1892
Should s5.7 and s6.2(c) of the Constitution be amended, so that ordinary members cannot be expelled, leaving only Life Members to be expelled from the Association and not ordinary members, by making the following changes;

"The student body may expel a person life member from the Association by a Special Resolution at a Student General Meeting”

"To expel a member life member from the Association."
979 (51.7%) 913 (48.3%) 1892
Should OUSA run a competition for the design of a sign for The Zoo to be placed at the top of The Zoo stand at Forsyth Barr Stadium? 1433 (75.7%) 459 (24.3%) 1892
Should OUSA lobby to increase the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) to provide free breakfasts every weekday? 672 (35.5%) 1220 (64.5%) 1892
Should OUSA leave NZUSA? 541 (28.6%) 1351 (71.4%) 1892
Should OUSA open the Hyde Street party to first-year students? 218 (11.5%) 1674 (88.5%) 1892
Should OUSA attempt to buy the Marsh Study Centre off the University and turn it back into the Gardens Tavern (aka Gardies)? 748 (39.5%) 1144 (60.5%) 1892
Should OUSA attempt to buy the University’s Frederick St offices and turn the building back into the Bowling Green Tavern (aka The Bowler)? 881 (46.6%) 1011 (53.4%) 1892
Should OUSA investigate the establishment of an OUSA Ombudsman, to neutrally investigate complaints against the Executive? 1124 (59.4%) 768 (40.6%) 1892
Should OUSA invest in solar panel installations on the roofs of its buildings to decrease power bills, free up funds for further capital investment, and reduce the building’s carbon footprint? 1319 (69.7%) 573 (30.3%) 1892
Should OUSA lobby the University to install more solar panels on its buildings and residential colleges? 1543 (81.6%) 349 (18.4%) 1892
Should OUSA lobby the University for more exchange scholarships? 1298 (68.6%) 594 (31.4%) 1892
Should OUSA expand the Hyde St Party to increase capacity? 884 (46.7%) 1008 (53.3%) 1892
Should OUSA set up a subsidiary company to invest in flats in North Dunedin as a way to diversify revenue streams and offer students a fair and reliable flatting option? 1429 (75.5%) 463 (24.5%) 1892
Should OUSA bring back their free flu jabs programme? 1516 (80.1%) 376 (19.9%) 1892
Should OUSA lobby the University to discontinue coal-fired boilers currently used at some residential colleges for heating? 1616 (85.4%) 276 (14.6%) 1892
Should OUSA be actively looking into buying property for another student pub to further diversify and increase revenue streams, and to offer students another safe drinking environment? 1009 (53.3%) 883 (46.7%) 1892
Should OUSA fund and support the creation of a student owned and run micro-brewery and shop in North Dunedin? 779 (41.2%) 1113 (58.8%) 1892
Should OUSA lobby DCC for a safer crossing option across Albany Street? 1488 (78.6%) 404 (21.4%) 1892
Should OUSA lobby the University to observe tenancy law for UniFlats around giving notice before entering? 1637 (86.5%) 255 (13.5%) 1892
Should OUSA lobby to have majors/minors printed on graduation certificates? 1676 (88.6%) 216 (11.4%) 1892
Should OUSA lobby University Union to exclusively use biodegradable materials for their cafes and eateries? 1678 (88.7%) 214 (11.3%) 1892
Should OUSA lobby the University to start a residential recycling centre for students in Dunedin North? 1569 (82.9%) 323 (17.1%) 1892
Should OUSA lobby the University to restrict the booking of student spaces to student-only purposes? 756 (40%) 1136 (60%) 1892
Should OUSA provide every new student with a bus card? 738 (39%) 1154 (61%) 1892
Should OUSA endorse candidates in the 2019 Local Body Elections? 656 (34.7%) 1236 (65.3%) 1892
Should Critic produce more video content for online platforms? 775 (41%) 1117 (59%) 1892
Should Radio One be played in more campus spaces? 1178 (62.3%) 714 (37.7%) 1892
Should OUSA lobby for unrestricted Wi-fi access on campus? 1055 (55.8%) 837 (44.2%) 1892
Should OUSA continue to lobby the University and Private residential colleges to offer discounted rent to Residential Assistants, so that their pay will entirely cover accommodation costs? 1520 (80.3%) 372 (19.7%) 1892
Should OUSA oppose the sale of Selwyn College by the Dunedin Diocesan Trust to the University? 825 (43.6%) 1067 (56.4%) 1892
Should OUSA lobby Lime for discounted fares? 1303 (68.9%) 589 (31.1%) 1892
Should OUSA lobby Lime to not cut off at midnight? 985 (52.1%) 907 (47.9%) 1892
Should OUSA hold a competition to see who can eat the most limes (the fruit, not the vehicle)? 885 (46.8%) 1007 (53.2%) 1892
Should OUSA lobby the University for there to be more books in the library? 492 (26%) 1400 (74%) 1892
Should OUSA lobby the DCC to oppose the recent expansion of paid-parking in the student area? 1739 (91.9%) 153 (8.1%) 1892
Should OUSA change their colour from green to orange? 297 (15.7%) 1595 (84.3%) 1892
Should OUSA lobby the University for longer Mid-semester and Winter breaks? 933 (57.4%) 693 (42.6%) 1626
Should OUSA, in principle, support the restoration of meaningful policy-making powers to Student General Meetings, and direct the Executive to devise appropriate constitutional changes to give effect to this? 818 (50.3%) 808 (49.7%) 1626