The Constitution and Regulations of The Australian National University Students’ Association Incorporated form the key governance document for the Association, containing information about roles, structure, meetings, finances, elections – everything to do with the running of the Association.
To modify the Constitution, proposed amendments must be circulated to give notice to members no less the 21 days before the date of the General Meeting at which the amendments are to be debated. The amendments must also be passed by a 3/4 majority of those present and voting at that General Meeting and then approved by University Council.
Amendments to the regulations of the Association require only the regular notice (i.e. they must be included in the agenda sent out no less than three teaching days before the meeting) and need only be passed by a 2/3 majority of those present and voting at a General Meeting.
The electoral regulations can be found from page 44 onwards of the Constitution.
ANUSA Constitution and Regulations
The Disputes Committee is established to consider the validity of resolutions calling for the dismissal of Representatives of the Association, and to consider allegations of breaches of this Constitution and the Regulations, and such other matters as are provided for in this Constitution, the Regulations or the Policy of the Association. The Disputes Committee must undertake a thorough investigation into any matter referred to it under the Constitution, the Regulations or any Policy.
Source: ANUSA Constitution s28(2)
Responsibilities of the Financial Review Committee:
- Consider the Association’s financial controls and the association’s compliance with financial controls;
- Consider allegations of financial breaches of this Constitution and the Regulations, and such other matters as are provided for in this Constitution, the Regulations or the Policy of the Association; and
- The Financial Review Committee must undertake a thorough investigation into any matter referred to it under the Constitution, the Regulations or any Policy.
Source: ANUSA Constitution s31(2)
Policies and Procedures
ANU Students’ Association has a number of governance policies and procedures as found below. Should you have further inquiries, please direct them to the Operations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Approved Enterprise Agreement and Fair Work Commission Decision
Association Media Policy
Career and Performance Development
Code of Conduct
Compensation for Loss or Damage to Personal Property
Conflict of interest
Consultation on Major Change
Domestic Violence Leave
Employment and Selection
Flexible Working Arrangements
HR Info Practices
Payment of Wages
Privacy (Draft for comment)
Review of Decisions
Sexual Harassment and Harassment
Underperformance and Misconduct Policy
Work Health and Safety
Work, Study and Family Responsibilities
Appendix A: Fraud Checklist
Expense Form Additional Page
POLICY: Accounts Receivable
POLICY: Financial Reporting
POLICY: Cash Management Policy
POLICY: Financial Handover Policy
POLICY: Fraud Management
POLICY: Gifts & Entertainment
POLICY: Payments to Individuals for Services Rendered
POLICY: Purchases/Debit Card
REGISTER: Affiliations, Contracts and Subscriptions
POLICY: Writing Off Bad Debt Policy