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A convicted fraudster who stole $27 million from Flinders University using two passwords and an EFTPOS machine is now an informal financial advisor to an RSL club. Largs Bay RSL will next week hold a special general meeting to deal with internal disquiet caused by the involvement of Christopher Wayne Fuss in its affairs. Club president Peter Cates stood by Fuss, saying there was neither cause for concern nor anything to hide. “This guy has done his time, he has paid his penance, he’s back in the industry, he’s advising our treasurer, he doesn’t touch our funds, he has no access to them at all,” Mr Cates said. “If he had access to our funds, petty cash and actual day-to-day takings, or had the ability to make transfers without me co-signing, maybe I would be worried. “But he has no access to it. He just shows our treasurer how to use the internal workings of our new cash flow management system.” Fuss, 54, was jailed in 2011 for at least 5½ years for defrauding $27.4 million from Flinders while working as its cashier.

Accommodation Association of Australia (AAoA) Chief Executive, Richard Munro has tendered his resignation after eight years at the AAoA.

A Hamilton woman who stole another woman’s winnings from a pokie machine has been jailed for two days. Denean Pitman, 39, of Norma Avenue, pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates Court to theft-related offences. She was arrested last Saturday after police linked her to the theft of a wallet and $100 cash from a caravan at a holiday park in Hamilton. That theft occurred between 1.30 and 3am on March 1. Pitman entered the caravan while the victim was away and stole the wallet, which was later located in her handbag. Pitman was identified on CCTV footage. At the time of the offending she was on bail for stealing $16 from a pokie machine at Hamilton’s Grand Central Hotel on November 29.

Ian Collier, Air New Zealand’s former regional affairs manager, has been appointed to head the board of the Southland Regional Development Agency from the beginning of April.

Peak Thai Restaurant has a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) to defend before Commissioner Booth in Conference Room A and Conference Room B in Brisbane (Jutilamtong).

Dnata Catering is up against a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) in front of Fair Work Commissioner Platt in Hearing Room 6.2 – Level 6 in Adelaide (Rozario).

Michael Johnson will be the next national and NSW head of the accommodation sector’s peak body – Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA).

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has appointed public servant Shane Lucas as the new chief executive officer.