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Flexible Funding – support for Indigenous student success
Recent amendments to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 will support the new Indigenous Student Success Program commencing 1 January 2017.
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Fair-go contracts for small business
Under Australian Consumer Law, small businesses can now challenge unfair terms in standard form contracts.
Gift or Gaffe? - the dilemma of students bearing gifts
‘Tis the season for giving and it's not uncommon for students to offer their lecturers a gift as a token of their appreciation. But there is a difference between a token and a “gift of influence” which could be intended or perceived as a bribe.
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Be social media aware - take care with what you share!
Social media provides an excellent public forum for individuals and organisations to connect and share information. However, make sure you take care with what you share...
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Stick to Fair Procedure!
We make decisions every day. Often these decisions will have an impact on someone else. Sometimes those decisions will change the opportunities and choices of others. In these situations it is essential that the decision-making procedure is ‘fair and proper’.
Keep Calm and Comply! – How you support our legal compliance culture
The University operates within legal and statutory requirements. Maintaining Legal Compliance is everyone’s responsibility.
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Make no drones about it - you need to run it by URAF
Drone laws have recently been simplified but the rules governing University operations remain the same.
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Hit by the Omnibus - Higher Ed budget cuts through Parliament
The Budget Savings (Omnibus) Act 2016 was assented to on 16 September 2016 and has made a number of amendments to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA).
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Text and email like it will be read in court someday
Mobile technology means we have the freedom to text and email anyone, anytime, anywhere – it helps us get the job done, it helps us stay connected… it may also help a court or tribunal decide on the outcome of a dispute.
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Who can certify or witness?
Certified Copies, Statutory Declarations and Affidavits: What's the difference and what types of persons are authorised to certify or witness them?