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Category: Legal Alerts

Notifications of new or amended legislation and regulations that affect the University’s legal compliance obligations. Areas of the University that may be affected by a change in legislation will also be notified via email.

Managing COVID-19 risks in new and existing contracts

A lot has changed in just a few weeks as COVID-19 has spread globally. Those responsible for managing contracts in these changing circumstances may feel uncertain about what this means for arrangements they are currently committed to, or considering entering into. There is potential that circumstances may arise due to COVID-19 which impact the ability […]

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Are you ICAC aware? Attend a short info session

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 […]

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Why you shouldn’t abbreviate ‘2020’ on official documents

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 […]

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New Year, New Resources on the Legal & Risk Self Service Portal

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 […]

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End of Year – Notifiable Event Reporting

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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A global reach into the future and biosecurity risks

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

International sanctions – some ins and outs

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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Change of University Insurance Broker

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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Legal and risk support at your elbow

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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Information: managing a most valuable asset

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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