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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 21, No. 2. March 27, 1958

Congress Resolutions

Congress Resolutions

That the New Zealand Government take steps to construct a, modern mental health service, including reform of the mental hospitals and of the law relating to mental illness, and establishing psychiatric centres serving the general community from ordinary hospitals; further that this expansion of psychiatric facilities be on the lines laid down by the W.H.O. in its technical reports, by the American Psychiatric Association in its list of standards for mental hospitals, and by the recent British Commission on the Law Relating to Mental Illness.

That Clause 4 (d) be deleted from the Fourth Schedule, N.Z.U.S.A. Constitution. Voting: 60 in favour, 38 against. 1 abstention, 6 recorded dissents.

Clause 4 (d) reads as follows:

All persons attending the Congress shall be subject to the following rules and failure to abide by or to obey these rules shall at the discretion of the Committee be subject to any one or more of the penalties provided in Clause (5). To refrain from bringing any alcoholic drinks on to the Congress site.)

That this Congress calls upon N.Z. U.S.A. to ask the Government to express to the Government of the Union of South Africa its opposition to and disapproval of the policy of Apartheid.

That the compulsory foreign language unit or the foreign language reading requirement for the Arts degree be done away with in the Universities in New Zealand where it is applicable. Voting: 57 in favour, 37 against.

That the accrediting system be abolished.

That this Congress considers necessary the early repeal of the Police Offences Amendment Act (1951) and the early revision of the Emergency Regulation.

That this Congress calls upon the Government to take urgent steps to improve the welfare of the inhabitants of New Zealand's island dependencies.