Dropping like flies. Who is still in the running for Guild Elections 2023?

We’ve had quite a bit a movement in the candidate list since the close of nominations a few weeks ago for the Guild elections. We are now down to 23 candidates vying for election to the SRC, and another 18 have now been elected unopposed – some due to no other candidates nominating, and some due to candidates being disqualified.

Glass understands that there is no way for a Guild election candidate to “withdraw” their nomination, but candidates who no longer wish to run usually deliberately disqualify themselves from the race by not attending the mandatory candidate briefings.

You’ll be pleased to hear that campaigning is officially done on campus from this afternoon, so there’ll be no more taking the long route around campus to avoid the pesky stupollers who have been plaguing walkways all over GP and KG this week.

Voting begins next Monday 23rd October! You can read statements from some of your candidates here.

The following positions are up still up for election:

Postgraduate Students Officer

  • Muhammad Umair Amir (independent)
  • Malgorzata Fituch (Reform)

International Students Officer

  • Joan Njoku (independent)
  • Moin Rahman (Reform)

Environment Officer

  • Milani Rawlinson (independent)
  • Isabella Foley (Left Action)

Business & Law Councillor

  • Gia Callaghan Fisher (Reform)
  • William Joseph (Reform)
  • Jasper Bennett (independent)

CIESJ Councillor

  • Ella O’Brien (Reform)
  • Erin Milne (Left Action)
  • Darcey Rowan (Left Action)

Engineering Councillor

  • Jasper Vermeulen (Reform)
  • Adeep Muitra (Reform)
  • Georgie Dobbs (Left Action)

Science Councillor

  • Courtney-Elyce Lewis (Reform)
  • Owen Nicholls (Reform)
  • Daniel Soltermann (Left Action)
  • Aaron Atkinson (Left Action)

NUS Delegates

  • Muhammad Umair Amir (independent)
  • Aaron Bui (Reform)
  • Archer Skinner – Education Officer (Reform)
  • Deepika Sharma – Engagement Officer (Reform)
  • Isabella Foley (Left Action)
  • Erin Milne (Left Action)
  • Georgie Dobbs (Left Action)
  • Daniel Soltermann (Left Action)
  • Elowyn Gampe (Left Action)
  • Declan Kerr (Left Action)
  • Kyle Muir-McMurtrie (Left Action)
The following students were elected unopposed at the close of nominations (by default, due to no other student nominating):
  • Zephaniah Behan-Howell – Board of Directors (independent)
  • Andrew Nguyen-Vo – Board of Directors (independent)*
  • Muskan Sharma – Clubs & Societies Officer (Reform)
  • Ethan Johnstone – Disability Officer (Reform)
  • Archer Skinner – Education Officer (Reform)
  • Deepika Sharma – Engagement Officer (Reform)
  • Eli Spencer – Queer Officer (Reform)
  • Usama Shafiq – Treasurer (Reform)
  • Tegan O’Connor – Welfare Officer (Reform)
  • Lauren Cuthbert – Women’s Officer (Reform)
The following candidates have been elected unopposed since the close of nominations, due to to other candidates withdrawing/being disqualified from the race:


Aaron Bui (Reform)

Following Phearun Kuch (independent) is no longer a candidate.


Juliet Veskova (Reform)

Jatinkumar Hirapara (independent) is no longer a candidate.

      Media Editor

      • Celeste Muller (Peachy)
      • Benjamin Steele (Peachy)
      • Jessica Morgan (Peachy)
      • Jacinta Rosetto (Peachy)
      • Tione Zylstra (Peachy)

      Madison Shepherd (independent) is no longer a candidate.

      Health Councillor

      Arya Chaudhari (Reform)

        Zachary Hyde (Reform) and Naima Hashi (Left Action) are no longer candidates.

        *Andrew Nguyen-Vo did not initially appear on the initial declaration of candidates. Glass understands this was due to a tech issue with the candidate’s nomination.

        The First Nations Officer position was the only position with no nominations and it will be advertised as a casual vacancy after the start of the new term on 1 December 2023. 

          Ciaran Greig
          Ciaran Greig

          Ciaran (she/her) is a Meanjin/Brisbane-based writer and an editor at Glass Magazine. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative Writing)/Bachelor of Laws.

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