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. […]
Officers of the University have have a crucial role to play in promoting integrity within the University and calling out wrongdoing. All university personnel should be familiar with the University’s Reporting Suspected Wrongdoing webpage. You should also be aware that you have legal obligations under the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act to report any reasonable […]
Last Sunday – 9 December 2018 – was International Anti-Corruption Day. The Day serves to remind everyone that fraud, bribery and corruption are unpalatable features of the global and domestic economies which undermine opportunities for fair exchanges between countries, organisations and individuals. The United Nations has identified the negative impact corruption has on education, health, […]
The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption has again cautioned public officers about using private email accounts for business purposes in his latest annual report (2017/18). There is nothing wrong with private email accounts in and of themselves, but the Commissioner’s point is that they are not an appropriate medium for official business transactions and records. Persistent […]
Contractors might be working for themselves or a private company, but if they are performing contract work for the University then they are a public officer under the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (SA). The Commissioner, Hon Bruce Lander QC, will explain the mandatory reporting obligations that apply to contractors at the upcoming event […]
South Australian public officers are invited to attend a general awareness session hosted by the Commissioner, the Hon Bruce Lander QC. The next session has been scheduled for: Thursday 17th August 9:30-10:30am Theatrette, 55 Currie Street, Adelaide, SA You can register here.
Did you know that it’s not just University staff who are public officers? Contractors to the University are public officers too, and as such have the same responsibilities and obligations under the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (SA).
The Freedom of Information Act 1991 (SA) (the FOI Act) gives everyone the right to request access to documents held by public agencies, including universities. Did you know that over 220,000 Freedom of Information applications have been submitted to public agencies in South Australia since 1992? On average about 15 applications per year are made […]
We often work at a hectic pace. Mobile communications systems mean that we can transact business wherever we are. On average, we each send or receive 122 emails in a working day. In these circumstances there are lots of reasons why the medium for your communication should always be via University systems, and never via […]
The Commissioner, the Hon Bruce Lander QC, will be hosting an awareness session on Monday 27 February 2017 9:30-10:30am in the Theatrette, Ground Floor, 55 Currie Street Adelaide SA. You can register here. Everyone involved with the University is a Public Officer All public authorities and all public officers need to understand and meet obligations […]