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October 15, 2018
October 15, 2018

This year, the defence industry’s annual Defence Industry and National Security Forum will take place at a Palmerston North Council venue. Protestors are pressuring the council to cancel the event for its “truly vile weapons” and “blood money”. Should local councils have the right to restrict controversial forums? Why? VicLabour Let’s remember why the expo […]

October 8, 2018

As I am held at gunpoint forced by both Bad Memes and Salient to write this article, all I can say is one thing: Bad Memes for Suffering Victoria University Teens is, was, and will always be, an absolute shit show. That isn’t a new concept, or even particularly interesting or surprising, all things considered. […]

October 8, 2018

Kylie Jenner “shares” her baby Stormi with her boyfriend, according to a report Salient would fervently deny reading if we were ever asked. This raises more questions: does Kylie consider her baby an object that can be shared? Is the baby just an accessory that allows her to #stayrelevant? Salient would like to answer these […]

October 8, 2018

New Zealand First may seek a law change to force migrants and refugees to sign up to a set of core Kiwi values. The Respecting New Zealand Values Bill would require new migrants to respect gender equality, legal sexual preferences, freedom of religion, and a commitment not to campaign against alcohol consumption. Should New Zealand have the right to force Kiwi values onto migrants? Where […]

October 8, 2018
October 2, 2018

Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association Inc. Te Rōpū Tauira o te Kura Wānanga o te Upoko ō te Ika a Māui DECLARATION OF ELECTION RESULT I, Timothy Kendrew, Returning Officer, declare that I have complied with all the provisions of the constitution and its schedules regarding elections and declare that the following number of […]

October 1, 2018

Is the plastic bag ban simply a tokenistic gesture? Why or why not? VicNats “The plastic bag ban is a tokenistic policy that ultimately does more harm than good. The use of plastic bags is proven to contribute less CO2 emissions over time than the production of reusable bags. Meaning that the Government has ignored […]

October 1, 2018

Following the announcement of the name change, student councillors Alexandria Mark and Isabella Lenihan-Ikin have faced significant online backlash. Alexandria and Isabella both voted in favour of the name change. “We have been called shills, puppets, out of touch elites, been accused of selling our votes, and had cruel and degrading memes made about us,” […]