The Sydney University Liberal Club
(SULC) was established in 1933. The Club organises a range of policy debates, guest speaker events with Member of Parliament
(MPs), social events, and campaigns in student elections.
Many notable Australians have come through the Club, including former Prime Minister, John Howard
, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott
, former Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull
, and Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey
. The official patron of the club is John Howard
The Club is an affiliate of both the NSW Liberal Students Association, and the Australian Liberal Students' Federation
. Whilst many members of the Club are members of the Liberal Party of Australia
, and the Young Liberals
, the Club itself is not formally affiliated with the party.
The Club operates under the auspices of the University of Sydney Union
The Sydney University Liberal Club (SULC) is the oldest continuously running Liberal Club in Australia.
One of the defining debates in the Club over the past 30 years has been Voluntary Student Unionism
(VSU). With the exception of a long period in the late 90s, the Sydney University Liberal Club has been a consistent supporter of voluntary student unionism, and has attracted national media coverage in recent years for its pro-VSU counterprotests .
It was alleged the Club had become more conservative in recent... Read More