Last week’s issue of De Minimis sparked a furore of controversy. Behind the cloak of anonymity and in between burst blood vessels many students flocked to our website to comment. Here is a selection of comments, the full rants can be found at deminimis.com.au.
"Instead of whining like a baby, go start a poor student's law ball at a reception centre out in the suburbs with a cost-effective meal at McDonalds beforehand“
“Never been to a law ball. Can't afford it, can't budget for it. Have a FEE-HELP limit…But mostly I don't go because some of you are a bunch of privileged wankers”
“And on this day we uncovered the positive jus cogens right of access for all law students to a fancy ball”
“Yeh, you poor kids don't have to come, geez... The fact that it's not compulsory is hardly an argument"
"I fully intend to try and drink greater than $130 worth of alcohol. That is the experience I am paying for and I see the higher ticket price as a challenge."
"Whilst the article is junk, I agree we should all have 24 hour access. Good stuff."
"'Maybe we should all take a breather from our entitled little worlds to actually take notice of the inequity here”
"DM with some hard-hitting speculation about speculation"
“I know how you'll be able to afford rent, books, coffee AND law ball. Get a job.”
“Instead of directing the book fairy funds to a use that is not required, why not put them towards the cost of law ball, and decrease the overall cost and resultantly the individual ticket price”
“De Minimis has crossed the line from its eponymous Latin meaning of being 'about minimal things' to essentially become a rag about nothing.”
“This is absolute garbage and completely pointless. Lift your game DM. This whole edition was rubbish; TMZ-like bs.”