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Connecting the dots – Should declared interests be registered under the Commonwealth’s Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme?

With the commencement of another Planning Development and Review cycle supervisors may receive declarations by staff of conflicts of interest, or become aware of someone seeking to exert undue influence over staff members’ activities.

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Not all quiet on the quarantine front – recent penalties are loud and clear.

Researchers who deal with quarantine status materials should take note of the recent prosecution of a Brisbane transport company found to have breached their biosecurity obligations.

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Are you contracting for services? Some myths and regulatory truths about your contractor's entitlements.

If you are engaging an individual or a sole trader to perform, present or complete some work for you, there are some common myths about contractual relationships you shouldn’t believe.

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Contract management – checklist for ending a contract

In most cases, contracts end naturally when the agreed obligations have been performed or the contract reaches its expiry date.

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2019: a new year for copyright protection

With the New Year, amendments to the Copyright Act 1968 commenced. As of 1 January 2019, copyright duration has become standardised across all types of works in Australia regardless of whether they were in the public domain or not.

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International Anti-Corruption Day reminder: If you see it, report it!

Last Sunday - 9 December 2018 - was International Anti-Corruption Day.

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Commencement of Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme

The Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme introduces a new registration requirement for anyone acting on behalf of a foreign entity where the intended purpose is to influence political outcomes. The Scheme commences on Monday, 10 December 2018.

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ICAC hones in on private email accounts - again

Editor’s Note: SA integrity laws were amended in October 2021, which has changed reporting obligations for Public Officers. Further information

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Notifiable Event reporting - on time, every time

Editor’s Note: This article was updated in October 2021

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Solving the legal compliance puzzle – we can help

One of the most challenging aspects of compliance can be figuring out what and how legal obligations apply to your role. You might be familiar with Acts that apply specifically to your disciplinary area or research expertise, but less familiar with the broad range of State or Commonwealth Acts that apply to the whole of the University.

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