Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 5. 1969.
The International Affairs Commission N.Z.U.S.A. has been under considerable attack at the Councils. Victoria has continued to contribute to discussion and forward remits to it. Several good proposals to improve it have been made, and providing these are carried out matters should improve considerably. N.Z.U.S.A. overseas aid will be mainly centred around the University of the South Pacific, for which books have been collected.
Under my chairmanship an ad hoc committee organised a teach-in on this issue. This was very successful, being attended by over 400 people including large numbers from the public. N.Z.U.S.A. is to make submissions to the government.
Very little contact was maintained with overseas students, although a questionnaire on their involvement in activities was carried out for the National Youth Council. Response was disappointing but re-emphasised the need for greater efforts to be made to ensure that overseas students received help, and information if it is wanted. The job is far too big for the International Affairs Officer as he has quite enough to do already. In my opinion a portfolio of Overseas Student Office on Executive is essential.