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Joint Statement by Vice-Chancellor & VUWSA/Salient

Joint Statement by Vice-Chancellor and VUWSA/Salient

Professor Pat Walsh, Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington (Prof. Walsh), The Victoria University of Wellington Student's Association (VUWSA) and the editorial staff of Salient newspaper (Salient) are pleased to record that the issues between them which led the Vice-Chancellor to obtain an injunction in relation to the publication of certain confidential information have now been resolved.

The parties have agreed that:

The confidential documents leaked to VUWSA and Salient will forthwith be returned by VUWSA/Salient to Prof. Walsh and all copies destroyed;

The interim injunction obtained by Prof. Walsh in relation to the publication of the Salient edition of 3 October may be discharged and costs will lie where they fall;

The 3 October edition of Salient may be distributed;

All parties look forward to continuation of positive working relationships.

Beyond this statement, none of the parties (Prof. Walsh, VUWSA and Salient) will be making any further comment to the media about the Court proceedings.


Jude Urlich
Director Public Affairs

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