Michael Spence shifted his personal membership to the exclusive social Club onto the University’s dime during his tenure as VC, saving himself eight years of fees.
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With a massive rise in online conspiracy theories during the pandemic, the members they have already drawn in are turning to more extreme and outlandish beliefs.
While Belinda Hutchinson can spend USyd money gorging herself on Southern Rock Lobster and Smoked Confit Pig Jowl at Quay Restaurant, struggling students must avail themselves of the free grocery essentials provided by the SRC and USU’s Foodhub.
USyd’s jet-setting Executive spends more than $200,000 a year on travel. Additional reporting by Christian Holman.
Michael Spence expensed $133,525.46 over two years against the University, including thousands on exclusive all-male social clubs.
Belinda Hutchinson spent $7042 of USyd money on taxis in just three years, while Michael Spence travelled by personal University car. Strangely, Hutchinson went to the effort of claiming $3.90 from USyd for refreshments – despite owning a $20 million apartment in Point Piper.
USyd’s $3.41 billion investment portfolio is linked to F-35 fighter planes, Patriot missile systems, Apache helicopters, Predator UAVs, and heat-seeking Javelin missile systems.
EnviroWeek included sustainability lectures, bake sales and floral treasure hunts – all while $338,130 of the USU’s funds was effectively financing BHP, Rio Tinto, and Woodside Petroleum.
Much like the rest of Sydney, crime in USyd’s surrounding suburbs peaked in the 70s to 80s.