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Salient. Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 26, No. 6. Tuesday, June 4, 1963

Another Executive Resignation

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Another Executive Resignation

Lindsay Cornford resigned from the Executive at the 25th April meeting. This was in protest against President Moriarty's method of solving a deadlock on the Executive by the toss of a coin.

Attempts were being made by the Executive to fill the vacancy left by Public Relations Officer Peter Blizard, who had resigned at the previous meeting.

Seven applications had been received for the position. They were narrowed down to two possibles. When the Executive came to vote on the issue six votes were cast for Brendan Walsh and six for Dave Beard. A second vote also tied.

Moriarty declined to use his casting vote. He preferred to settle the issue with a coin throw. Lindsay Cornford resigned immediately.

Cornford said: "It is undemocratic, immoral and foolish for a coin to appoint an Executive member who has the power to spend large sums of student money." Cornford wanted the students to be able to vote when such a position arose. His resignation made this necessary. (See Executive reporter's comment on this page). Realising that the by-election would cost the Students' Association considerable expense, he attempted to settle the issue with an SGM.

Consequently a by-election must be held early in the second term.