Salient. Official Newspaper of Victoria University Students Assn. Volume 40 Number 2. Feb 7 1977
As is traditional the SRC's first major debate was a slightly ill-informed one about the cafe prices and profitability. The Cafe is run under the Union Management Committee which is controlled by a student majority. It almost invariably makes a loss on its operations and the quality of food, prices and opening hours often cause complaint among students.
All these points were made at the SRC. Some felt that the answer was to learn how things worked downtown and do the same. Others, with more experience, felt that the only cure was the subsidisation of the Cafe by the University on the same basis as most factories and offices provide subsidised meals for their workers. All agreed that a forum, to be presented with all the relevant facts, was necessary. A motion tho this effect was passed and the meeting moved on to an inquisition.