James Connolly is the 2016/17 President of the ANU Students' Association (ANUSA). He is currently completing a Bachelor of Laws and Asia-Pacific Studies, majoring in Asia-Pacific Politics and minoring in Indonesian language. Prior to his commencement as President, James was the ANUSA Education Officer in 2016. In 2015 he was the President of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific Students' Society (CAPSS) and a member of CAP Board as well as a Council member of Burgmann College. James has been involved in queer advocacy, having focused on queer inclusion in residential Colleges acting as Queer Officer at Burgmann College in 2015. His Asia-Pacific Studies majors and minors reflect his interest in the surrounding region and in making universities accessible spaces for international students. Upon completion of his Bachelor degree James is looking to pursue his interest in industrial relations and labour law.