News has come to light about an “incident” involving the theft of student association funds at ANU. A joint statement from ANU Students’ Association and ANU Student Media has stated the matter has been referred to Police for investigation but offered no further comment.
The Canberra Times though is reporting an amount up to $60,000 has been stolen from the finances of ANUSM, ANUSA and a sporting organisation by a former undergraduate student (who has denied the allegations). The amount was apparently taken over an extended period of time which raises serious questions about accounting transparency.
No doubt this will be greeted with glee by opponents of the recently introduced SSAF.