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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 29, No. 10. 1966.



Sir,—I draw to your attention that your report upon the association's AGM inadvertently left out what was perhaps the meeting's most important conclusion.

The decision to emasculate the students' association executive's disciplinary powers because the executive was thought to be both too immature and incompetent to use any powers Justly, must lead to doubts about the general ability of executives.

The decision was not made lightly, nor was it intended to abolish disciplinary powers within the university. Many of the speakers who supported the emasculation, were previous executive members and all emphasised that disciplinary powers still lay with the University Professorial Board and the Union Management Committee where, they argued, the powers would not be misused.

Brian Easton.

[Thank you, Mr. Easton, for pointing to this omission. But it is questionable whether the motions which sought to cut down executive's disciplinary powers in fact do so —the probable situation is that the old system continues. Certainly, though, the conclusions you draw would seem reasonable.— Ed.]