Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 30, No. 5. 1967.
Sirs—The suggestion that the New Zealand University Students Association cannot make press statements without a two-thirds majority of constituent presidents approving the statement is incorrect.
This suggestion was made in the March 31st issue of Salient
The two-thirds majority stipulation applies only to matters which are obviously controversial and not covered by Council policy motions.
Considering NZUSA has passed a motion calling for the widest possible base for the issuing of specific statements and in fact deals with an increasing number of remits at each Council, especially in the international field, it is unlikely that the need to consult constituent presidents will arise very often.
Michael King, Outgoing NZUSA Press Officer.