The SSAF is unfair, unnecessary & wastefulHelp us #AxetheSSAF

Why Axe the SSAF?

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.

In 2005, after long years of campaigning by the ALSF, compulsory student unionism (CSU) was finally abolished by the Howard Government.

This was done under the principle that if voluntary unionism is good enough for our workplaces it ought to be good enough on campus.

Wasteful Student Unions under CSU forced all students on their campus to be members of their union and to pay a fee when many students wanted nothing to do with these often politically extreme Student Unions.

After the defeat of the Howard government in 2007, Labor and the Student Unions campaign for the re-introduction of compulsory student unionism.

In 2011 the Gillard government caved in and enforced the so-called Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Make no mistake, the SSAF Is CSU under a different name.

The ALSF Campaigned against the introduction of the SSAF and has campaigned for its abolition since the Australian Parliament passed the legislation.

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    Authorised by Blake Keating, Australian Liberal Students’ Federation, 59 Blackall Street, Barton ACT 2600