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Social media - is your personal profile professional?

Unless you curate your profile carefully, your online presence may reflect on the institution you work for as well.

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ICAC obligations for contractors too

Did you know that it’s not just University staff who are public officers? Contractors to the University are public officers too, and as such have the same responsibilities and obligations under the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 2012 (SA).

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The 2017 Higher Ed Budget: what you need to know

The Australian Government has announced a number of reforms to the higher education sector which will impact both universities and students.

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The FYI of FOI

The Freedom of Information Act 1991 (SA) (the FOI Act) gives everyone the right to request access to documents held by public agencies, including universities.

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Why the medium for your message always counts

We often work at a hectic pace. Mobile communications systems mean that we can transact business wherever we are. On average, we each send or receive 122 emails in a working day.

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Seen a rogue drone? Report it to CASA!

Drones seem to be turning up in all sorts of places they shouldn't be.

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No fly drone zones: Why can't you fly a RPA on campus?

The reason for restrictions on drone, or remotely piloted aircraft, operations is simple: public safety. Imagine the commercial pilot who encounters an unknown object in their flight path as they are descending over the city towards the Adelaide Airport. A split second decision will determine the outcome for the pilot, the passengers and for all the people on the ground below who are going about their daily business. There is no room for error in this scenario!

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Keep it real! How to avoid misleading students

If you think that only marketing and promotions people need to worry about what they say to students, think again! Anyone providing advice or guidance to current or future students has to get their facts right.

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Contractor or Employee? Engage workers correctly to avoid sham contracting

Before you engage a consultant or contractor to work for the University, stop and consider whether an independent contractor relationship is appropriate. You may find that the person should be hired as an employee.

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Good deals from third parties? Don’t force the issue!

When it comes to the University’s dealings with suppliers, retailers and students, the Competition & Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) lays down the law.

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