Legal and Risk

As part of the Division of University Operations, we provide legal, compliance, insurance and risk management support and advice to the University.

Travel insurance

Travelling on behalf of the University? Learn more about cover available under the University's corporate travel insurance policy.

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 1991 (SA) gives anyone the right to request access to documents created or held by the University, in a manner that is fair and transparent. Information includes how to make or respond to a request, staff member information and forms and fact sheets.

Latest announcements

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Jun

What you should know when undertaking activities outside the University

In their personal capacity, University staff can be involved in a variety of activities outside of the University. Where those activities relate to an area of academic expertise or are connected to employment or status at the University, we all need to carefully draw a line between our personal interests and those of the University. …

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May

New laws address academic freedom and freedom of speech in higher education

Academic freedom and freedom of speech are a part of laws regulating the higher education sector and academic activities. In March 2021, the Australian Parliament amended the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (Cth) (the HESA) to specify that one of the specific purposes of the higher education sector is “the promotion and protection of freedom …

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Apr

Freedom of Information: Public access to University records

The Freedom of Information Act 1991 (SA) (FOI Act) gives anyone a right to access documents held by public agencies such as universities. The object of the FOI Act is to promote openness and public accountability. In this spirit, all documents within the scope of an FOI request must be made available to the person …

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