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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 33 No. 4. 7 April 1970

SRC Apathy

SRC Apathy


I wish to express grave concern at the apparent lack of interest shown by the majority of students towards the SRC and especially towards the filling of positions on sub-committees of the SRC.

It should not have been necessary for Bill Logan to have returned to the SRC to gain a vote of confidence for his actions over exclusion. The students showed too little regard prior to Logan's attack on exclusion. Students reacted in an even less responsible manner when they allowed the SRC to become an airing place for personality clashes. The SRC is a worthwhile experiment which is still on trial. If used responsibly with enough student participation it could prove unique in student power.

My second concern, for the sub-committees, is based again on the lack of students standing for positions. It should not be necessary for Bill Logan to have to go around asking people to stand for positions on committees, as he had to on the night that nominations closed for Publications Board. At that time only two people had expressed their wish to stand. It is to his credit that seven people stood at the time of election. This was for a committee where vital student interests are at stake. Students and workers unite, participate in SRC, don't be led like lambs, it is only too easy for a strong group or club to go along to SRC and pass a motion dissolving SRC.

R.S. Middleton

P.S. Simon Arnold is a foul-mouthed Forum Controller.