Sydney College of the Arts: Here to Stay

Sunday, 13 November 2016 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Within the broader context of the corporatisation of higher education, visual art colleges are under attack. The University of Sydney is planning to slash its College of the Arts; deleting courses, sacking 60% of staff and closing the Callan Park campus.

The students aren’t sitting on their hands. A vibrant movement of staff, students and supporters has sprung up. One tactic has been a live-in occupation of the College’s administration building, lasting 65 days. Listen in on the day it was broken up by police, as students regroup and fortify for the next step to save SCA. 

Guests: Che, Rachel, Grant, Dell, Kurt, Tom, Juanel and Amy.

Music: Rage Against the Machine, Nina Simone and Black Vat Trio.

More info: Let SCA Stay website and facebook page.

This is Earth Matters #1061 and was produced by Gem.

Sunday 11:00am to 11:30am
Local, national and international environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.


Em Gayfer, Megan Williams, Pauline Vetuna, Teishan Ahearne, Bec Horridge & Nicky Stott