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Salient. Victoria University Students Newspaper. Volume 38 Number 8. 1975

SRC — Be There

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SRC — Be There

As of Friday we now have 10 delegates to the May Council of NZUSA whose job it is to represent us there. They will be called on to vote on policy and administration remits and generally act as Victoria spokespeople at national level. For them to operate efficiently and well, they need to know the things that people in this Association are concerned about and what they want their national organisation to do about them. It is therefore important that you use SRC in the next two weeks to air your views. This will give your delegates not only policy motions to act on, but also an idea of how students here feel about various issues.

The agenda for this Wednesday's meeting is, so far, short with consideration of congratulations to the Khmer Rouge, studentship bond conditions and the Beech Forest motions advertised on Friday being the only major items on it. This leaves a lot of room for General Business of which we have had none at all so far this year. This is your chance to bring up anything at all that you think SRC should consider. Use it.


Wednesday, 12 Noon Union Hall

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One of the things that has always been a problem at previous councils is what reps should do in the absence of any SRC directive on a particular subject. In order to get around this and also get some sort of general statement of SRC opinion within which the Exec. and all SRC delegates can use their discretion but without which they venture at their peril (to coin a phrase), I intend to present to the last SRC before Council a comprehensive list of general statements which, if approved, would become the reps' terms of reference. Below you will find a draft of that list for your information and comment. There is definatety a need for some such list but this one is, of course, not definitive and is subject to ammendment or complete replacement. Please think about it.

1.That reps should always seek to act in the best interests of, and in accordance with the wishes of this Association.
(i)That VUWSA opposes discrimination on the basis of race, culture, sex or sexuality.
(ii)That VUWSA upholds the rights of every New Zealander to have maximum freedom of expression and behaviour.
(iii)That VUWSA strive for educational changes which will promote students' ability to gain an understanding of nature and society with a view to their using this knowledge, in co-operation with the New Zealand people to improve New Zealand's way of life.
(iv)That VUWSA work towards an education system that gives freedom, benefit, involvement and satisfaction to all those involved in it.
(v)That VUWSA supports the efforts of all those trying to free themselves from economic and political oppression and condemns any interferance with the right of all peoples to self-determination.
(vi)That VUWSA adopt NZUSA policy A1.

John Roseveare,

your friendly SRC Co-ordinator.