Salient. Victoria University Students Newspaper. Vol. 38, No. 4, 1975
The AGM then considered the march on Parliament this Wednesday. The motion passed was:
That this Association fully supports a march on Parliament on the 26 March 1975 to demonstrate to the government our disgust over their lack of action on the Standard Tertiary Bursary.
Another motion calling for a boycott of lectures on that day was lost by a substantial majority.
Speaking to the first motion John Blincoe, NZUSA General Vice-President, outlined the complete lack of responsibility which has over the last two years characterised the stand of the government in general and the Minister of Education in particular over the Standard Tertiary Bursary which they promised in their election manifesto and which has yet to appear. Also speaking were Graeme Clarke, former NZUSA Education Vice-President, Lisa Sacksen, VUWSA President and Gyles Beckford, VUWSA Man Vice-President.
The next motion was on the revoking of the Students' Association fees on the grounds of hardship. It was decided to recommend to the University Council a shift of authority for such exemptions from the Vice-Chancellor to the VUWSA executive. This motion was hurriedly passed and the meeting then collapsed for want of a quorum.