Good news for Voluntary Student Membership (VSM) supporters. Heather Roy has just posted a piece on her blog strongly criticising the actions, or rather lack of them by VUWSA on ANZAC day. She ends with this:
There's a simple solution to this problem—make student association membership voluntary. People can then choose which group they want to speak on their behalf. This works in the rest of the country and there's no reason it can't work at tertiary institutions. Misrepresentations caused by incidents like this — and dozens of others around the country and over the years — confirm that voluntary membership is long overdue. I'm determined to see a change in the law.
How true, and great to see our Heather is keeping an eye on the continuing disgraces that are abound in Complusory Student Membership (CSM) student associations, particularly as she is Associate Education Minister.