Saturday, September 26, 2009

ACT on Campus and democracy

It is no surprise that ACT on Campus supports voluntary membership of student unions. Even if 51% of students want compulsory membership, the group believe that a " fundamental human right" should not be taken away from the rest of students.

So, I expect a statement from ACT on Campus advising that the select committee listening to submissions on the VSM bill should take no notice of submissions that do not support voluntary student membership of unions - akin to the attitude of Rodney Hide with regards to the Maori seats in the Auckland supercity. Substantive democracy doesn't come into it for these people.

Democracy for ACT on Campus means people should be encouraged to have a say - provided that their views are ignored if they don't agree with ACT policy - with the majority of politicians voting accordingly.

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Blogger Mike Heine said...

"It is no surprise that ACT on Campus opposes voluntary membership of student unions."

Really? I would find that a huge surprise myself!

September 27, 2009 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Swimming said...

duh, It's no surprise that was a dull moment on the blog. fixed.

September 27, 2009 at 10:58 AM  

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