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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Two planes cross paths at sunset

No fly drone zones: Why can’t you fly a RPA on campus?

It’s about public safety The reason for restrictions on drone, or remotely piloted aircraft, operations is simple: public safety. Imagine the commercial pilot who encounters an unknown object in their flight path as they are descending over the city towards the Adelaide Airport. A split second decision will determine the outcome for the pilot, the […]

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Keep it real! How to avoid misleading students

Editorial note: This article was updated in November 2021 If you think that only marketing and promotions people need to worry about what they say to students, think again! Anyone providing advice or guidance to current or future students has to get their facts right. Students ask a lot of questions – as they should. […]

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Employee and Contractor Check Boxes

Contractor or Employee? Engage workers correctly to avoid sham contracting

Before you engage a consultant or contractor to work for the University, stop and consider whether an independent contractor relationship is appropriate. You may find that the person should be hired as an employee. Under the Fair Work Act 2009, there are serious penalties for employers (and individuals) who engage workers as contractors when they are really functioning as employees. […]

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Tug of War

Good deals from third parties? Don’t force the issue!

When it comes to the University’s dealings with suppliers, retailers and students, the Competition & Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) lays down the law. The purpose of the CCA is to protect consumer choice by preventing unfair trade or anti-competitive practices. Third line forcing is a type of prohibited conduct that involves the supply of a […]

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