As we approach the end of the year, it’s time to review matters within your schools, faculties, branches and business units and report any notifiable events or potential claims to the Legal & Risk Branch. If you previously notified an event, and have an update, let us know about that too.
The statutory responsibilities of the State’s key public integrity agencies – the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), the Office for Public Integrity (OPI) and Ombudsman SA – were recently changed by the South Australian Parliament. Simultaneously, the way reports of corruption, misconduct and maladministration in public administration are dealt with and the reporting obligations that […]
In 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This was the first legal document to articulate fundamental human rights that must be protected. Article 4 states that No one shall be held in slavery or servitude: slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms. Despite this declaration, […]
If you are reading this, you probably have an obligation under the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 to report certain types of activities or conduct to the Office for Public Integrity. This is because the University is a Public Authority and that means anyone that contributes to its operations is a Public Officer*.
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. […]
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, […]
Editor’s Note: This article was updated in October 2021 All personnel at the University have a responsibility to report Notifiable Events as and when they happen. This duty of disclosure extends to staff, students, titleholders, volunteers, visitors, contractors and staff of Controlled Entities.
We all try our best to avoid mishaps, but even then things can go wrong despite our best efforts. Notifying adverse events as they occur is key when it comes managing insurance. To get the benefit of the insurance cover the University purchases, the University must comply with an ongoing “duty of disclosure” to its […]