The ANU’s Woroni has detailed just how much loot a former ANU student has drained out of student association funds.
The Canberra Times has gone further and apparently the former student’s wealthy family is talking about paying back the bare minimum to make this all go away.
And the higher ups on campus are taking an intriguing route:
ANUSA did not return calls on Thursday, but the university’s deputy vice-chancellor, Marnie Hughes-Warrington, told The Canberra Times the student association had agreed, in the wake of the revelations, to several changes to the accountability regime around student funds.
Professor Hughes-Warrington said the student association agreed to accept anti-fraud and conflict-of-interest training for all of its office-holders, as well as other improved accountability measures.
Which some could take to mean “for god’s don’t get caught”.
Happily the ANUSA is insured against this kind of thing. So future generations of students can pay the money back through increased premiums.