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Waste not, want not – new measures to reduce harmful single-use plastics

The University makes every effort to identify and implement environmentally sustainable practices wherever possible.

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The promise of education cannot be guaranteed

University students

The University has a lot to offer students including access to the knowledge, skills and experience to build a future career. But great education services are no guarantee of future outcomes.

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Simplified reporting obligations for public officers

The statutory responsibilities of the State’s key public integrity agencies – the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), the Office for Public Integrity (OPI) and Ombudsman SA – were recently changed by the South Australian Parliament.

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Deeds: Who can sign them on behalf of the University?

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.

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Modern slavery statements shine a light on a hidden global problem

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.

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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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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.

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Updated contract templates for Foreign Arrangements

The Foreign Arrangements Scheme commenced on Tuesday 10 March 2021. The scheme introduces a formal notification requirement that applies to foreign arrangements entered into by all Australian state and territory entities, including public universities.

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Foreign engagement activities – collaborating within the national interest

Over recent decades, Australia’s economy and the higher education sector have benefited from an expansion in global engagement opportunities. With increasing connectivity through travel and technology, international student numbers grew and collaborative research projects thrived.

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