A little bit about the Committee

The Election Culture Committee works closely with Guild Council and the Western Australian Electoral Commission to identify shortcomings in our electoral processes and opportunities for improvement

Key areas of focus for the committee include voter experience, candidate wellbeing and upholding the values and expectations of the University and the Guild. The Committee investigates and makes changes to our election processes to ensure the Guild elections can be a positive experience for voters and candidates alike.


The Election Culture Committee membership consist of:

    • Robert Whitehurst (Chair of Guild Council & Chair & Executive Officer of the Election Culture Committee)
    • Ashley Lui (Deputy Chair of Guild Council)
    • Geemal Jayawickrama (Guild President)
    • Alex Villa Gomez (Ethnocultural Co-Officer)
    • Khoa Mai (Pride Co-Officer)
    • Cooper Mason (Ordinary Guild Councillor)
    • Claudia Bruce (Ordinary Guild Councillor)
    • TBC (Ordinary Committee Member)
    • TBC (Ordinary Committee Member)
    • TBC (Ordinary Committee Member)

* TBC - Executive Officer of Election Culture Committee

Standing Invitees on the Committee include:

    • Taniya Shrimali (Public Affairs Council President or nominee)

Staff sitting on the committee include:

    • Tony Goodman (Managing Director)
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