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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Volume 31, Number 12 June 11, 1968

Democracy The Answer

Democracy The Answer

Methods for better representation of student views are being studied.

"The ability of the executive to adequately represent students on international matters has often been questioned," said Doug While, President of the Students' Association on Thursday.

"The solution, it is said, is direct democracy whereby all interested students may express their views to make association international policy.

One method of achieving this would be the establishment of a student council or senate with students elected annually on a faculty basis.

"Such a council could decide association policy on national and educational issues as well as purely international matters.

"The relationship between any council and the present form of executive would be a vital matter.

"The question of final responsibility for financial and administrative decisions raises acutely the problems faced by any organisation which needs to delegate these powers.

"The desirability of a student council or senate is being investigated by a committee set up by the Association's Annual General Meeting.

"This Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, 11th June, at 7.30 p.m. in the Executive Room. All interested persons are invited."