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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol. 37, No 21. August 28, 1974

Long service pension

Long service pension

Dear Roger,

In recognition of the steadfast devotion and unwavering dedication In pursuit of unswerving student interests the establishment of a student politician long service pension scheme is shamefully overdue. How much longer can we expect the senior members of our present executive to bear the burden of enlightening the too easily misled student? Their expose of the real Middle East villain, and the revelation that international affairs in Portugal involves more than wine exporting, necessitated exhausting effort. The group resignation of a recently re-elected president, vice-president and NZUSA Liaison Officer is a grim reflection of this wearisome burden. A retirement fund is the answer.

I nominate as recipients for this scheme:
a)Barbara Leishman — a most deserving case, has contributed six years "of active involvement in a wide variety of cultural clubs: (Barbara's re-election '73 manifesto) and presently aspires to a third year on executive.
b)David Cunningham was dedicated to "an effort to reduce the runaway work load of the credit system" (David's re-election '73 manifesto for NZUSA Liaison Officer) as early as '73. David now wishes to keep his present position of SRC Co-ordinator and states if re-elected the limiting "of course work loads will need to be set".
c)Lisa Sacksen, to date five years of involvement in student politics. Presently seeks a third year on the executive.

Barbara, David and Lisa are each standing against two other contestants for these three positions. The charge that students are apathetic and no else stands for these positions is obviously untrue. One wonders why they cannot depart with the gratifying feeling that their duty has been done.

Milan Lazarevic

[This letter was held over from the last issue-Ed.]