The Auckland University Students’ Association’s executive meeting minutes have been missing from their website since August of 2019.
In the 18 months that the executive’s minutes have not been uploaded online, the AUSA has gone through a number of changes and challenges, such as the relocation of Shadows, creation of the University’s code of conduct, the COVID-19 lockdowns and changes to the association’s constitution resulting in the disestablishment of some executive positions and creation of the Postgraduate Student Officer position. The minutes of 2020’s Special General Meeting however, where a number of constitutional changes were passed, has been uploaded to the AUSA’s website.
AUSA President Anamika Harirajh, who also served on the executive as Women’s Rights Officer in 2019 and Welfare Vice President in 2020, confirmed to Craccum that executive meeting minutes would be uploaded to the AUSA website this year.
“This year we have a full executive and a comprehensive operations plan that we are working on so there will be a lot to report on. In addition to meeting minutes, the executive will be putting together fortnightly reports which will outline what each member has been working on. This will be uploaded to the website too.”
The timing and frequency of executive meetings is yet to be determined at the time of this article’s publication, Craccum understands.
This year, the executive is staffed by a team of 12 following one of the most contested AUSA elections in recent years, with over 60 candidates running. A number of previously vacant positions have been filled in 2021 following a large push toward student participation over last year’s campaign and election period.