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Keep Calm and Comply! – How you support our legal compliance culture

The University operates within legal and statutory requirements. Maintaining Legal Compliance is everyone’s responsibility. But don’t be alarmed, the Legal Compliance Framework assists all personnel to identify compliance issues, understand how the law applies and sort out any problems that may arise. Local Area Heads are responsible for monitoring compliance with legislation at a local […]

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Make no drones about it – you need to run it by URAF

Drone laws have recently been simplified but the rules governing University operations remain the same. On 29 September 2016, amendments to the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (Part 101) came into effect. The purpose of the change is to simplify the regulation without increasing the risk to public safety posed by the uncontrolled use of […]

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Hit by the Omnibus – Higher Ed budget cuts through Parliament

The Budget Savings (Omnibus) Act 2016 was assented to on 16 September 2016 and has made a number of amendments to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA). The Act contains provisions that will affect future funding for the Higher Education sector and tertiary student HELP repayments. From 1 January 2018, the indexation method used to calculate annual increases […]

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Text and email like it will be read in court someday

Mobile technology means we have the freedom to text and email anyone, anytime, anywhere – it helps us get the job done, it helps us stay connected… it may also help a court or tribunal decide on the outcome of a dispute. In November of last year, the South Australian Evidence Act 1929 was updated […]

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Who can certify or witness?

Certified Copies, Statutory Declarations and Affidavits: What’s the difference and what types of persons are authorised to certify or witness them? Certified Copy A Certified Copy is a copy of a document that has been compared against the original and certified by an authorised person as being a true copy of the original document. When would […]

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SA’s Integrity Watchdog – know your obligation

We all know that fraud and corruption in its many forms can flourish when nobody bothers to report suspicious conduct. Under the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012, all Public Officers have a mandatory obligation to report any conduct they reasonably suspect might be corruption or serious misconduct or maladministration in public administration. Everyone who […]

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Dependable cover for your dependent

In some cases, the University of Adelaide corporate travel insurance policy extends to include spouses, partners or dependent children. Does this cover travelling overseas on University business? Yes. The University of Adelaide corporate travel insurance policy extends to spouses, partners or dependent children of staff members who are travelling on University approved business. If you are […]

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Game of Drones

The “Game of Drones” has well and truly begun and Universities are at the centre of the action in exploring possible uses in education, research and other activities. Drones are becoming more commonplace, but before you play this game you must know the rules and ensure that any operations comply with the legislation. A drone is also known as […]

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Dual Nationals – Who’s got you covered?

If you are a Dual National, there may be implications for you if you are planning on travelling to the country of your second nationality under the University’s travel insurance policy. The University of Adelaide’s travel insurance policy covers unlimited medical however, unlimited medical benefits are payable only in the absence of the injured person being […]

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Should I make a note of that?

The next time you participate in negotiation or decision-making or even a conversation, be sure to make a record of it. It could protect both you and the University. We often jump from one thing to another in the course of the working day.  As a result it is often easy to overlook, forget or […]

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