> From firstname.lastname@example.org.EDU.AU Fri Mar 10 13:15:34 1995
> Date: Fri, 10 Mar 1995 13:11:12 +1000 (EST)
> From: George J Wright <email@example.com>
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> Hi all,
> I really don't see the need to make up an extra position that is
> exclusively for 1st Years. If they want to run for a position then I
> think that it is their choice (and on their own heads) and also if we as
> members vote (whether that person is a first year or not) it should be on
merit or personal taste? - democracy is nice in theory but..
I seem to remember 5 second year students (myself included) who turned up
to the AGM last year (attendence 20 ish?) for the sole purpose of voting a
particular person into (and therefore keeping a certain someone else out)
of an elected position *:)*
The only thing stopping a first year from bringing 15 friends along
and becoming president is that not that many of them are members, on the
mailing list, and endowed with enough friends :)
Democracy is a wonderful thing, lets not start stuffing around with it
by giving the minorities equal rights.
Seriously though, I hope that progsoc elections never degenerate into the
kind of self serving shit that union elections have become.
We do _seem_ to have a good thing going here (despite some faults)
so lets take care of it.
Perhaps we can have an election in the middle of each year instead?
That way at least everybody will be in someones picture, relatively
Bill Gates is the antichrist.