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As of 1 October 2019, the University has moved its insurance brokering services from Arthur J Gallagher (AJG) to Marsh Pty Ltd.

Marsh are able to assist with travel insurance arrangements and claim management. Extension to the travel insurance policy and insurance for private travel can be arranged by emailing uoa.travel@mmc.com.

There is no change to the University’s insurance policies.

If you have any queries or concerns please contact the Legal and Risk Branch.

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Getting help on university legal, risk, compliance and insurance issues has never been easier!

We have been working hard to give you access to the resources you need, when you need them on the Legal and Risk Self Service Portal.

Contract templates

Our range of standard form contract templates are suitable for many routine and straight forward university agreements such as consultancies, confidentiality agreements and internships. The consultancy services agreement and accompanying guidelines (previously “consultancy services agreement – short form”) have recently been reviewed and updated.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have answers to many of your compliance, legal and insurance frequently asked questions to help you navigate a range of topics including:

Education and Awareness

Learn more about contract management, risk management, legal compliance obligations and more with our handbooks, guides and online training courses. You can also request a tailored training session to improve your knowledge of legal, risk, compliance or insurance issues. Visit our Education and Awareness webpage for more information.

If your query is more specific or complex, or isn’t addressed in our resources, contact our Helpdesk and a member of the Legal and Risk team will assist you directly.

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Universities have always been curators and custodians of knowledge and information. As institutions of learning we understand, perhaps better than any other organisation, the value of preserving this valuable asset for the benefit of future generations.

Managing and recording information properly also allows us to leverage information for better decision-making, improved efficiency and accountability in our processes. (more…)

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The University maintains an extensive insurance program to protect its people, property and activities. The program consists of a range of policies that span the breadth of the University’s activities, from corporate travel to property to research projects. The program is renewed annually. Providing all relevant details to the insurer before they “accept the risk” […]

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Most of us have played variations of “spot the difference” – like the classic game of Where’s Wally? Identifying a concealed difference amongst a group of  people you know and trust can be much more challenging. In some cases, not understanding this challenge in the workplace can have devastating consequences for you and your colleagues. […]

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Have you seen the Legal and Risk Self Service Portal? A growing range of resources are available for University personnel to download, including the following recently added templates:

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A suite of portfolio changes following the federal election has led to changes to the name and composition of the Department of Education (formerly the Department of Education and Training). A number of ministries were moved out of the Education portfolio; with vocational education and training and apprenticeships relocated to the Employment Portfolio, and migrant […]

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From 1 July 2019, working with children checks will be subject to a new statutory regime under the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016. The checks will be issued by a central assessment unit in the Department of Human Services (DHS), their status will be continuously monitored and they will be current for a 5 […]

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The theme for privacy awareness week is “Don’t be in the dark on privacy”. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner is actively encouraging people to know and exercise their right to privacy; to take care when they provide their personal information; and to ask questions about how organisations are looking after that information. We […]

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Planning to buy a product or service? In many cases, purchasing decisions will require consideration of a variety of different issues which may not be apparent at the outset. For example, if you are buying a product from overseas, there may be import duties, customs and quarantine rules, or the product may not meet Australian […]

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