The National Union of Students ACT Branch is looking very concerned by this morning’s allegations of missing funds from the ANU Student Association.
The National Union of Students ACT Branch has demanded the ANU Students’ Association call a crisis general meeting after its funds were allegedly stolen.
Up to $60,000 is known to be missing from the Students’ Association (ANUSA), the campus newspaper, and a student sporting group.
The man suspected of the fraud is a former elected office-holder in ANUSA.
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“ANU students deserve to know if their money was stolen, how it was stolen, and who stole it”, Michael Pettersson, the President of the National Union of Students ACT, said.
“A crisis general meeting of ANUSA must be held to force current representatives to be open with students about the allegations.”
UPDATE 08/06/12 09:12: The NUS high command is deeply displeased and has issued this follow up:
The National Union of Students (NUS) ACT State Branch President, Michael Pettersson, earlier today issued a media release regarding alleged misconduct in the Students’ Association at the Australian National University.
NUS retracts all statements made in relation to this matter. The official spokesperson of NUS, National President Donherra Walmsley, said that Mr Pettersson was not acting under the authority of the National Union of Students when he made his comments.
“It would be completely inappropriate for anyone from NUS to make a comment at this time, as there is currently an investigation underway. This matter should be left to the relevant authorities and ANUSA to resolve.”
The National Union will not be commenting further on this matter.