Salient. The Newspaper of Victoria University College. Vol. 19, No. 6. May 31, 1955
On the question of whether NZUSA should pursue the matter of a representative on Senate, Mr K. B. O'Brien (Res. Exec.) suggested that the benefit would be a two-way exchange of opinions.
A representative of NZUSA would have representative status on that body, not delegate status—i.e., he would be bound to bring up those matters which his constitutents asked him to bring up, but he would not be bound, to support them. The Reichel-Tate Commission had found it desirable that the students should have a representative on the College Councils, but that it was not desirable that they should be directly represented on the University Senate.
MAC proposed that the Vice Chancellor be asked to accept a brief for NZUSA until such time as a permanent student rep was appointed. Mr. M. J. O'Brien suggested that such a proposal meant in effect that the two posts were mutually exclusive and contradictory.