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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. Contract templates Our range of standard form contract templates are suitable for many routine and […]

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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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Your role in the University’s Insurance Renewal

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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Anti-corruption challenges – could you spot a trusted insider?

Most of us have played variations of “spot the difference” – like the classic game of Where’s Wally? Identifying a concealed difference amongst a group of  people you know and trust can be much more challenging. In some cases, not understanding this challenge in the workplace can have devastating consequences for you and your colleagues. […]

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New templates available on the Legal and Risk self service portal

Have you seen the Legal and Risk Self Service Portal? A growing range of resources are available for University personnel to download, including the following recently added templates:

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On the move: changes to Commonwealth Government portfolios

A suite of portfolio changes following the federal election has led to changes to the name and composition of the Department of Education (formerly the Department of Education and Training). A number of ministries were moved out of the Education portfolio; with vocational education and training and apprenticeships relocated to the Employment Portfolio, and migrant […]

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New SA working with children screening obligations – a quick guide

From 1 July 2019, working with children checks will be subject to a new statutory regime under the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016. The checks will be issued by a central assessment unit in the Department of Human Services (DHS), their status will be continuously monitored and they will be current for a 5 […]

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Under the spotlight – it’s Privacy Awareness Week

The theme for privacy awareness week is “Don’t be in the dark on privacy”. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner is actively encouraging people to know and exercise their right to privacy; to take care when they provide their personal information; and to ask questions about how organisations are looking after that information. We […]

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Contract management – do you need to consult a specialist area?

Planning to buy a product or service? In many cases, purchasing decisions will require consideration of a variety of different issues which may not be apparent at the outset. For example, if you are buying a product from overseas, there may be import duties, customs and quarantine rules, or the product may not meet Australian […]

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