TAG: Legal Compliance
One of the most challenging aspects of compliance can be figuring out what and how legal obligations apply to your role. You might be familiar with Acts that apply specifically to your disciplinary area or research expertise, but less familiar with the broad range of State or Commonwealth Acts that apply to the whole of […]
From undue interest to foreign interference – some integrity obligations you should know not to ignore
In the day to day pursuit of University objectives, there are some obligations that may be more difficult to recognise and will require additional vigilance before the right decision can be made. This is because the right decision requires due consideration of broader legal and ethical contexts and awareness of the various (maybe competing) interests […]
Employers have many legal obligations associated with their workers such as Pay As You Go instalments, payroll tax, WorkCover and superannuation payments. The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) imposes penalties for employers who engage workers as contractors when they are really functioning as employees.
Good service is often summed up by the phrase “the customer is always right”. The idea being that if you look after your customer, they will look after you – or at least, not give you a bad review. The reality is that all consumers of goods and services have legal rights under Australian Consumer […]
Futurists like to predict the many and varied uses of drones: drone taxis, first responder drones and drones that deliver are just a few anticipated applications. Drones, or remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), provide an agile and relatively cheap way to get clever technology into the air and to where we need it quickly. For […]
Editor’s Note: This article was updated in September 2018 Between 2 May 2018 and 14 August 2018, drone activity was suspended due to recruitment of a new University Chief Remote Pilot. During this time, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) confirmed that no operations involving drones, or remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), were to be […]
If your activities involve the collection or processing of information about any residents of the European Union, please email the Legal and Risk Branch before 1 May 2018. New data protection regulations commence on 25 May 2018 and will impact on how you must collect and manage that data. The Legal and Risk Branch can […]
From 1 January 2018, a revised National Code under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 will come into effect. The code sets standards that govern the provision of education to international students holding a student visa by Australian registered providers.
Did you know that over 200 State and Federal Acts specifically apply to the University? But don’t worry, no-one at the University is expected to know all of these laws! The University has a Framework to proactively support staff and other personnel to more confidently manage their compliance obligations and support their decision-making. The trick […]
Did you hear about the academic who went to prison for ignoring export controls? Academic freedom was no defence.
The experience of Emeritus Professor John Roth from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, USA is a cautionary tale for all academic researchers about the limits of academic freedom in a world troubled by threats of nuclear proliferation, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Professor Roth was sentenced to 4 years prison for not observing […]