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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 3. 1969.



May not any individual hold and express any opinion on any subject? There are, of course, some capacities?of which one is an officer in the Department of External Affairs?in which one must suppress his opinion in favour of that of the organization for which he works.

Mr. Kelly has expressed an opinion which is contrary to that of the government. Provided he in no way allows this to interfere with the effective performance of his duties, there is absolutely no reason why he should not be in his present position in the department. As we can only give Mr. Kelly the benefit of the doubt in this respect, why all this fuss?

Michel J. Norrish.