The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) costs Australian students more than one hundred million dollars every year. The tax hits struggling students the hardest while benefitting those students who are better off and therefore have more time to engage in activities and the services that it funds.
Since its introduction in 2011, the ALSF has been a fierce advocate for the abolishment of the unfair, undemocratic and unnecessary tax. Its a position backed by the majority of students, the most recent polling showed that only one in five students support the tax, while 52% don’t believe that they are getting value for money.
The SSAF is compulsory student unionism under a different name that forces students to pay their money for the extreme left on University campuses across Australia to engage in radical campaigns that seek to destroy the Australian way of life.
The average student rarely, if ever, has a say in how the SSAF is spent.