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Gift or Gaffe? – the dilemma of students bearing gifts

‘Tis the season for giving and it’s not uncommon for students to offer their lecturers a gift as a token of their appreciation. But there is a difference between a token and a “gift of influence” which could be intended or perceived as a bribe. Students offering gifts or incentives (financial & otherwise) to staff in […]

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

Editorial note: This article was updated in November 2021 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 […]

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Wheeling and False Dealing – new penalties

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 […]

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