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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 27, No. 10. 1964.



There has been a strong reaction from Otago president Murray Brennan to the idea of broadening the basis of NZUSA.

At the June 14 meeting of NZUSA, a letter written to M. J. Moriarty, NZUSA president, was read. The contents of the letter were not made public. Moriarty said he was glad to see presidents thinking seriously about the basis of NZUSA membership. He was sure, personally, that a national students association would be more effective and could do more for students if it represented all students in tertiary education. But he realised that there were many arguments for and against which would need to be considered carefully before any action was taken.

Peter Blizard commented: "I am in favour of broadening the base of NZUSA activities."

The Otago president suggests that the time is not yet appropriate for such a change. However, he has not produced one valid reason for delay. On the contrary, he has only produced reasons for abandoning the proposition. It would seem that OUSA is confused as to whether it would support the proposition at some later date or whether it disapproves on principle.