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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. [Volume 39, Number 2. 11th March 1976]

National Affairs

National Affairs

Last year the somewhat nebulous position of National Affairs Officer resulted in a dearth of activity during the first two terms, and an unprecedented spurt of galvanic action in the last - a result basically of the imminent elections, and a guilty conscience.

Six election forums were held in the time available, all of which received media coverage, interspersed with three special interest forums, featuring speakers or such diverse appeal as Mathew Conner (well know 'socialist'), the Hon Peter Gordon, Ashley Ross (Carpenters' Union Secretary), and Margaret Gellen (of brothels on Soames Island fame). A forum was also held in cooperation with the Young Socialists on Women's Rights.

Later in the year, Lisa Sacksen and NZUSA's Alick Shaw were asked to host a Radio Windy Target Talk-back.

This year plans have been formulated for the running of a fortnightly forum on current affairs throughout the full academic year, one of the first of which, on March 31, will directly relate to the proposed visit of Nelson Rockerfeller. Displays have also been suggested as possible activities.