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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 25, No. 3. 1962.

N.Z.U.S.A. Remits — Carried

N.Z.U.S.A. Remits — Carried

1.That this official forum of N.Z.U.S.A. be dissolved and re constituted as an assembly of the students gathered together at Curious Cove and that remits may be directly released to the Press and Radio.
2.That at future Congresses, per sons over 30 years be given facilities to sit in a comfortable position and that a free passage be left for latecomers to come right in.
3.That in future years, Congress continue to be held during the last week in January from a Friday to a Friday.N.B. Any other time precludes the attendance of school teachers, training college students and university lecturers.
4.That after an appropriate increase in staff the Professorial Boards of the Universities consider the introduction of a greater accent on tutorial work, especially in the earlier stages of University courses, than exists under the present system, which is primarily based on lectures.
5.That the racial discrimination in New Zealand's immigration policies is incompatible with the principles of International Justice.
6.That this Congress deplores the recent discrimination against certain University staff members and students in the matter of permission to enter the United States of America for academic and educational purposes; and trusts that the U.S. Government will allow a greater measure of liberty and freedom in the ad mission of such peoples.
7.That this forum notes with regret that the film censor in his last annual report listed forty cuts in films as made for unspecified reasons, and requests that in future reports he should give reasons for all cuts in fullest detail.
8.That in view of the ever increasing economic and military strength of mainland China, New Zealand should give immediate diplomatic recognition to her government. This would put New Zealand in a position to negotiate in case of disagreement, learn understanding and tolerance from contact and be in a position to profit from the vast potential market offered by the Chinese nation.
9.That this Congress deeply deplores the continued Soviet occupation and Russification of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and calls on the Government of the Soviet Union to withdraw their military forces and administrative apparatus, so that the principles of self-determination and the United Nations Charter can be applied to Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian people under United Nations Charter.
10.That this Congress re-affirms its belief that New Zealand should contract out of Seato and Anzus.
11.That this body of students deplores any threat by the nuclear powers to unleash a war over Berlin.
12.That this Congress regrets United States' interfernce in the sovereign affairs of Cuba.
13.That this Congress recommends that the guidance and counsel ling facilities in the Universities be considerably expanded, in view of difficulties of high school to University transition, the huge failure rate, and mistaken course and vocational choices based on insufficient knowledge of personal aptitudes.
14.That this Congress is opposed to any form of compulsory military training, particularly the method involving "gambling" with human beings. The funds saved could well be used for peaceful purpose such as industrial development.
15.We, a gathering of University students at Curious Cove, feel that the recent trebling of University fees and the apparent reduction of maximum time limits for completion of degrees on bursary support is an attack on the rights of every New Zealand child to a free university education. This increase aggravates discrimination in many cases. These include:—
(1)People ill-equipped by their secondary education, such as children from country schools and girls doing science courses.
(2)People wishing to extend their degrees beyond the minimum requirements for graduation, such as teachers wishing to better their qualifications or catch up on recent developments; students wanting a broader foundation for post-graduate studies and graduates wishing to study additional subjects.
(3)Part-time students who are prevented by circumstances, such as requirements for practical experience, from completing their degrees within the maximum time This includes students of agriculture, engineering, mining, law and commerce and students who are self-supporting.
(4)People doing Master's degrees who, under the new regulations, will have a bursary for one academic year only, whereas the majority of Masterates require more than one academic year.
(5)People who for any reason have to extend their degrees beyond the minimum time limits. N.B.—The Parry Report slates that these include 65% of Arts students and77% of Science students.