Remember how we posted a few weeks ago that last year’s Go! Secretary, Sheldon Oski, registered “Save Wholefoods” as an election ticket for the forthcoming MSA General Elections?
Well, this ploy by Sheldon was contested at the Election Tribunal and the results are now in. Here is the crux of the Tribunal’s decision on the matter:
“The Tribunal considers that the registration of the ticket ‘Save Wholefoods’ would be likely to mislead or deceive pursuant to Reg 20.11.7… There is no evidence available that Mr Oski supports or is aligned with the Friends of Wholefoods or the website. The electorate would therefore be likely to be misled or deceived if a ticket ‘Save Wholefoods’ was registered and used by Mr Oski for election purposes.”
Furthermore, the Tribunal also considered Sheldon’s involvement in registering another ticket, “The Greens.” In this case the Tribunal also found against Sheldon, a well-known member of the Australian Labor Party, for similar reasons of likely being misleading and deceptive.
In any case, Sheldon is still running for 10 positions in the forthcoming MSA Student General Election, but not with the “Save Wholefoods” ticket name.
Instead he has most recently registered a ticket called “International Student Concession Cards.”