TAG: Legal Compliance
The Foreign Arrangements Scheme commenced on Tuesday 10 March 2021. The scheme introduces a formal notification requirement that applies to foreign arrangements entered into by all Australian state and territory entities, including public universities. The Scheme is established by the Commonwealth legislation Australia’s Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) Act 2020 (the Act). Under the […]
Over recent decades, Australia’s economy and the higher education sector have benefited from an expansion in global engagement opportunities. With increasing connectivity through travel and technology, international student numbers grew and collaborative research projects thrived. More recently, the positive benefits to Australia have been qualified by defence and security agencies which see a down-side to […]
Zoom provides an easy and appealing platform to connect with others across different locations. Using Zoom, we can still gather virtually to hold live team meetings, facilitate group decision-making, stage webinars or simply catch-up for an informal chat. During an extended period of working from home, we’ve all come to grips with using this video […]
As a globally geared institution, many of the University’s activities involve collaboration with people and entities overseas. Anyone engaging in activities with an international connection should be aware that various international sanctions may affect those activities.
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 influence 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 […]