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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. [Volume 39, Issue 8. April 1976]

SRC not Valid

SRC not Valid

So the main issue on the political front is that SRC is not seen as a valid way of pushing your average, ordinary ideas. Either because you don't see anything coming out of it, or because you fear that heavies descending like a proverbial tonne of bricks.

The outlook is not totally grim. The SRC officers - international, national, education, welfare - have some really good ideas on involving broad members of people on issues like foreign control, the environment and assessment. And HART is starting to build up its organisation again. If you've ideas in these areas, want to help - please get in touch. So much of any movement is what the people in it want to make it And that's all of us.

So, I think the answer to the problems of SRC is two-fold. On the one hand we (ie the 'heavies') have got to become more open to others' ideas, less repressive and bureaucratic. On the other there's got to be a push to get SRC active on real issues, debating the pros and cons and decising action.

If you've read this far you're probably fuming over my errors of analysis, my arrogance in assuming peoples' attitudes or my stupid suggestions. Good - lets get some constructive debate going on how SRC and this Association can best serve and help students.

Gary Henderson last week was looking for a dignified way for SRC to die. It doesn't have to. SRC has immense potential for bringing us together to decide issues and what we'll do on them. How much that potential comes alive is up to all of us. Now