TAG: Legal Compliance
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 […]
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).
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 […]
Drones seem to be turning up in all sorts of places they shouldn’t be. As drones have become cheaper, access and use has increased dramatically. But that doesn’t mean that the people flying the estimated 50,000 drones in Australia are aware of their obligations.
If you think that only marketing and promotions people need to worry about what they say to students, think again! Anyone providing advice or guidance to current or future students has to get their facts right. Students ask a lot of questions – as they should. Students committing to University education rightly anticipate a future […]
When it comes to the University’s dealings with suppliers, retailers and students, the Competition & Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) lays down the law. The purpose of the CCA is to protect consumer choice by preventing unfair trade or anti-competitive practices. Third line forcing is a type of prohibited conduct that involves the supply of a […]
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 […]
Are you compliant with the State Records Act? The start of a new academic year is a good time to review your records management. This might include putting aside a regular time to manage your files, or clarify what documents or correspondence you need to file. All University personnel have obligations to maintain files under the State […]
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 responsible for monitoring compliance with legislation at a local […]
We all know that fraud and corruption in its many forms can flourish when nobody bothers to report suspicious conduct. Under the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012, all Public Officers have a mandatory obligation to report any conduct they reasonably suspect might be corruption or serious misconduct or maladministration in public administration. Everyone who […]