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South Australian Public Officers are invited to attend a general awareness session to better understand the mandatory reporting obligations that apply to the University and to Public Officers under the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act.

The event will be hosted by Deputy Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, Michael Riches.

Event details

ICAC Awareness for Public Officers
Thursday 19th March
9:30-10:30am
Theatrette, 55 Currie Street, Adelaide, SA

You can register to attend on the event webpage.

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It might seem like a time saver to abbreviate 2020 to ‘20’ on your paperwork, but doing so could open you up to fraud.

If you use the shortened ’20’ to denote the year, it’s possible for an unscrupulous person to fraudulently alter the date to any year this century by adding a couple of digits. For example, someone could turn ‘20′ into ‘2019’ – or even ‘2000’ – and then claim you failed to pay on time or meet certain obligations under a contract.

Writing out the year in full removes any ambiguity and is good record keeping practice, especially in legal documents and agreements.

Making this small change will help limit opportunities for fraud to happen – and it may save you time and trouble in the long run!

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As the New Year rolls around, many third parties seek updated copies of the University’s insurance certificates. You may receive requests from study tour providers, placement host organisations, and others who provide services to the University.

The certificates are issued yearly, with 2020 documentation available in the New Year. Regardless of the annual policy start and end dates, staff and students can be reassured that they will be insured while undertaking approved University activities in the New Year, including approved placements and travel.

Look for the certificates on our Self Service Portal in mid-January where you can download documents directly, as well as guides, legal templates and other resources.

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The University manages risk in a variety of ways – one of them is to transfer risk to our insurers. The University has an extensive insurance program to provide cover for its people, its assets and activities. An important part of the contract between the Insurer and the Insured (us – the University) is disclosing […]

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The University is gearing up globally and extending its profile through connections with international partners, staff, students and alumni. South Australia benefits enormously from these connections and the University has wisely made international capability a pillar in its strategic plan, Future Making. In pursuing these benefits for the University and the State, our global engagement […]

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Global education

As a globally geared institution, many of the University’s activities involve collaboration with people and entities overseas. Anyone engaging in activities with an international connection should be aware that various international sanctions may affect those activities.

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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The Hub

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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