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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 6. 1969.



I Feel it incumbent upon me to point out one of the mistakes on the front page of Salient 4.

". . . Helen McGrath, who previously voted for the motion, and who was the original seconder, voted against the motion.

"This was a contravention of the constitution which states that nobody who seconds a motion can vote against it."

This statement is erroneous. There is no provision to this effect in the Constitution of the Victoria University of Wellington Students' Association, which I assume is the constitution to which you refer, Neither is any distinction drawn between what is sometimes called a "pro forma" seconding and an ordinary seconding of a motion, Therefore there is nothing to prevent the seconder of a motion voting against it.

Margaret Bryson,

Hon. Sec. V.U.W.S.A.

Note To correspondent: Mervyn P. Judge—Referred to appropriate authority—Ed.