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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 17. August 3, 1950



Sir, At a recent meeting of the Students Association a certain Mr. Goddard was speaking on the Communist Dissolution Bill and in the course of his impassioned address he mentioned something about the Liberal Clubs in the Australian Universities all being opposed to the Bill. As one who holds a sort of watching brief for the Australian University Liberal Clubs in New Zealand I must ask you to publish the following extract from the minutes of the 2nd Annual Council of the A.U.L.F. "Realising the necessity for the future security of Australia that the Australian Communist Party should be dissolved and its members excluded from employment in the Public Service and from positions of responsibility and power in such industrial organisations as are of vital importance to the security and defence of Australia, and realising further the difficulties attendent upon the effective execution of the provisions of an Act by which the above mentioned purposes might be fully carried out, this Council declares.....(1) That the Australian Communist party is an anti-Australian anti-British Party, the aims of which are to overthrow by force the present Australian democratic system; (2) That it supports fully the move of the Federal Government in their introduction of a Bill to dissolve the Communist party; (3) That it endorses fully all the provisions of the Bill at present before the House of Representatives.

Hoping this will clear away any misunderstandings which Mr. Goddard has probably caused,

I remain,

Paul Cotton.