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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 7. 30th May, 1957

Australia on Ceylon

Australia on Ceylon

An Englishman, an Irishman, and a Scotsman were at a conference in Ceylon. . . .

If interested, ask one of the 70 or se people who heard the lunchtime talk by Mi. J. T. Thomas in the Common Common Room, Wednesday, May I .Mr. Thomas (Queensland, law) is president of N.U.A.U.S. and was one of its delegates to the sixth International Student Congress in Ceylon last year.

Mr. Thomas enumerated Australian and New Zealand student efforts in re South east Asia and gave his opinion that these made a worthwhile contribution to relations with this area.

The conference used three official languages. English French, and Spanish, with simultaneous translation it discusses areas of the world where students are in trouble, mostly political trouble if we are to judge by this talk: South Africa, U.S.A., Venezuela, Cuba, Argentina, Goa, Greece. Its administrative arm, called C.O.S.E.C., sends fact-finding teams to such areas.

The conference was probably the most successful to date and confirmed I.S.C.'s ascendancy over its proCommunist rival I.U.S. What's the use of it all? I.S.C. acts as a clearing-house for student opinion and results in a large measure of agreement. And governments do take notice of us as representing world student opinion.