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.
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.
Did you know that there are formal requirements for signing deeds? To streamline this process, the University has recently authorised specific officeholders to sign deeds under a Power of Attorney. What is a deed? A deed is a special type of legal document under which a party makes a binding promise to do something. Unlike …
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, …
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. …