The Statutes Amendment (Universities) Act 2016 (SA) was recently passed by South Australian Parliament and comes into effect today. The purpose of the Act is to improve the governance arrangements for the University of Adelaide and Flinders University.
Recent amendments to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 will support the new Indigenous Student Success Program commencing 1 January 2017. The Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Act 2016 (Cth) was proclaimed in late November 2016 and establishes a new framework for the administration and funding of support programs for Indigenous students. Guidelines […]
After more than 100 years of service, Australia’s Quarantine Act 1908 has been replaced by the Biosecurity Act 2015. The Quarantine Act was first drafted at a time when people and goods only arrived by sea. Since then, changed inbound transport options and growth in the volume of trade and passengers entering Australia means that […]
Changing or falsifying financial records to conceal a bribe is now subject to significant penalties under the Australian Criminal Code. From 1 March 2016, anyone who intentionally or recklessly falsifies an accounting document to conceal an illegitimate payment or gift to a public official may be charged for assisting bribery. Penalties can be up to […]