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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 22, No. 10. September 14, 1959

Death to Unity

Death to Unity

New Zealand is perhaps lucky in its National Student set-up, we think of the University of New Zealand though it may be only a flimsy body and therefore N.Z.U.S.A. falls naturally into place.

Not so Australia where interstate rivalry is far more pronounced than anything we know in New Zealand. The National Union of Australian University Students (N.U.A.U.S.) of course also suffers from the great distances involved in travelling between the universities.

"Farrago" (Melbourne) reports: "The Melbourne S.R.C. (Student Representative Council) has made the first steps to bring pressure on the National Union of Australian University Students.

These moves have been designed as a constructive attempt to make N.U.A.S.U. workable.

They further comment that they consider Queensland's, action in seceding from N.U.A.S.U. rash, and consider that the loss of Melbourne "would mean the virtual collapse of the Union."

They consider that N.U.A.U.S. is desirable, it should be limited to Education and International affairs, the executive should be reduced to three with in addition a paid non-voting general secretary and that the Travel Department be disbanded.

This would virtually mean the end of Any co-operation for our travel and exchange scheme—not that New Zealand has ever been satisfied with the arrangements in Australia anyway.

The moral—N.Z.U.S.A. is not such a bad thing after all, unity is strength.


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