Wokester police state bullies Chinese takeover at Monash

Via Domain:

Monash University’s senior executives have forced a student election to be cancelled after uproar over a “racist” move that banned foreign students from running.

…The decision to exclude foreign students, revealed by The Age on Wednesday, was said to be designed to counter a union takeover by a group of mainly Chinese international students, who were widely tipped to win the election that was scheduled for Monday.

The state government confirmed it contacted the university over the issue, while the federal government refused to respond to claims it pressured the university for resolution on Wednesday.

…Multiple university executives travelled from the main Clayton campus to Caulfield to speak to student leaders on Wednesday. Following those discussions, the student union announced it would cancel the elections and dump its plan to ban foreign students running.

Just wow. The state and federal government intervened on behalf of the Chinese kiddies! What they didn’t do was pause to consider:

  • why the local kids might be up in arms given issues of campus integration and collapsing pedagogical standards;
  • how the geniuses at Monash stuffed a campus full of 62% foreigners and expected it to be all good;
  • what should be done about the massive over-population of international students at the policy level.

International students should have representation in student bodies and the experience of democracy itself is good for suppressed Chinese. But these numbers are preposterous. As Professor Salvatore Babones argued yesterday:

Addressing the National Press Club earlier this year in her role as chair of Universities Australia, Monash University vice-chancellor Margaret Gardner boasted that Australian universities have been ‘incredibly successful’ competitors in the international education marketplace…

Australia ranks third in the world in the number of international higher education students, trailing only the United States and the United Kingdom. Australia has more than twice as many as Canada, which has a population 50 per cent larger than Australia’s.

Measured on a per capita basis, Australia now hosts more international students than any other major country in the world. They make up 3.6 per cent of Australia’s total population, with international higher education students alone accounting for 1.5 per cent of Australia’s population.

At most of Australia’s universities, international students now account for more than 20 per cent of total enrollment. At Sydney, Melbourne, and ANU the figure is more than one-third. At the Sydney and Melbourne business schools, it’s more than two-thirds, with data not published for ANU.

No public university in the entire United States even comes close to these concentrations of international students. Only one, the University of California at San Diego, has more than half of the international student concentrations of Sydney, Melbourne, and ANU. If Australian public universities were included in an international student league table alongside American public universities, the Australians would fill all 20 slots at the top of the table and 31 of the top 33.

Which all raises the question: how much is too much?…

If the most successful American public universities are any guide, when it comes to international students, 10 per cent adds diversity to the student body, 15 per cent is the maximum reasonable level, and 20 per cent represents internationalisation gone wild. In Australia, the average level of international students across the entire university system is 26.7 per cent. By any reasonable standard, that’s too high.

Nope. They just shut the “racists” down.

David Llewellyn-Smith
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  1. Monash is the last of the big university SRCs the Chinese CCP does not control.

    Organised factions of Chinese international students are dominating elections at all Australia’s major universities, beating the established political parties at the same time as national authorities warn about foreign influence.


    This is probably good education for the future of local Australians, getting experience of having the Mainland Chinese as their bosses, something they will have all their lives.

  2. “boasted that Australian universities have been ‘incredibly successful’ competitors in the international education marketplace…”
    wow ‘marketplace’ i think that says it all really.

  3. reusachtigeMEMBER

    I seriously think SUCK SH1T to the local students! These organisations have traditionally been dominated by the SJW political types and now they are feeling the results of their own democracy in action. Awesomeness!

  4. ” The state and federal government intervened on behalf of the Chinese kiddies!”

    Entirely predictable. The war on white people has robbed them of an identity they can claim, and in this absence of a culture and heritage to protect, politicians are now just exercise the will of the highest bribe payers.

    Thus, the lose value, morals and fortitude.

    One would expect a sovereign country to exercise decisions that benefit their own citizens… except when you’ve no longer any values to protect. Whatever you’re values are, they’re wrong, because you’re white. Even when a like for like example can be pointed out.. dialectic thinking… so what. What if’s a useful because they display consistency and a moral underpinning.

    We don’t have that, what we have is a display of supremacy. Every decision is boiled down to “In a clash between whites and non-whites, whites MUST yield”, At Monash, so it is.

  5. It’s going to be amusing when Aussies avoid Monash because of this, pushing those numbers to 90+%.

    Then… when some shock happens, or their reputation nosedives because it becomes apparent they’re a degree factory, they’ll be empty and broke.

  6. If foreign students are banned from voting, Monarch university would be introducing Apartheid, and that will seriously damage the Chinese student-to-visa trade. But is being taken over by the CCP a lessor evil?

    The international students pays much, much more than the local students. From the university’s point of view, international students are a fee generating asset, while local student is a loss making liability, so they would want as many international students as possible.

    • this is going to lead to the inevitable decline of Monash University being a credible University for local students to attend, and that’s a good thing in my opinion.

  7. Shifty Politician

    Democracy is now over rated.

    I love how peoples values are so “flexible” depending on the agenda.

    • Even StevenMEMBER

      Only the most ardent supporter of democracy would argue that it has no faults. The key fault is that a significant block of determined individuals can influence the outcome, particularly when the majority are apathetic (or there is no compulsory voting).

      Maybe let this play out. Will send the Monash student body a shot across the bows, that’s for sure. And if not, well, the battle is lost anyway.

  8. ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER

    The Deep betrayal of Young Australian citizens continues by our treasonous establishment.
    I hope they are given no Mercy if the revolution ever comes.

    • Australians can’t unify on the self evident basics of the premise of free speech or X&Y chromosomes.

      How do you expect them to unify on citizenship vs servitude?

  9. NoodlesRomanovMEMBER

    The locals can always form a new union with their own new manifesto. If you don’t like how the Peoples Front of Judea is going, you can always form the Judean Peoples Front.

  10. Hate to say it, but they should let the international students vote in the election. It is emblamatic of how bad things have gotten. And imagine the scandals that will take place once the Chinese international students get into power! I can forsee future student council elections with two main parties, the Intenational student group and the Australian student group. The conflict that will develop around that might actually get people to question whether the international student rates are perhaps a wee bit high?

    • “Hate to say it, but they should let the international students vote in the election.”

      On what basis? Not saying I disagree, more about what do you assert philosophically backs their enfranchisement?

      Should working holiday visa holders be able to vote because they pay tax for example?

      You need to comprehend, accept and frame a basis of discrimination (discernment perhaps?).

      Go for it.

  11. Don’t suppose there would have been a Lennon wall for HK had the “mainlanders” won the last election.