Poor wording has forced a university students’ union to pull a U-turn on its stance towards an anti-abortion club.
A provisional decision to disaffiliate ProLife Auckland from the Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) will not proceed after legal advice found the move to be “unconstitutional and void”.
In August, an online referendum was held asking asking the question: “Should AUSA disaffiliate the ProLife Club and ban any clubs with similar ideology from affiliating in the future?”
However, legal advice presented to AUSA found the referendum question could be considered biased or leading, as it was asking two questions under the umbrella of one question.
A setback for the campus fascists. A club should only be disaffiliated if it has misbehaved in some way.