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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 no. 16. 1972

Sweet and Sour Sheppard

Sweet and Sour Sheppard


So Tim Sheppard, Insurance Liason Officer, Travel Officer etc. etc. is also disturbed at "suggestions of possible racial discrimination in the activities of insurance companies" made by me. How sweet of him.

Tim first told me how concerned he was in March of this year. He also told me how hard he had been working on the problem and how hard he would continue to work on it.

Last month he tried to tell me the same thing. When I enquired just what he had done he was pretty vague. Neither did the future plans sound, very inspiring. So I said to Tim (and Peter Cullen is my witness), "Fuck this, you won't do anything till some shit has been stirred!"

I wrote a letter and sent a copy to Salient. Eventually it was printed. On the same page was a letter from Tim saying "I too am concerned..." And what an exciting plan, get the President to write away for official clarification. Wow!

My guess is there's a need for more shit stirring before Tim does anything significant. Letters are okay but if somebody started spouting about whether student officers should be paid commissions for insurance sales etc, I recken we would see some real action.

Love and peace.

Paul Burns.