News: legal compliance
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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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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Hosting a Zoom Meeting? Pause before you record
Zoom provides an easy and appealing platform to connect with others across different locations.
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International sanctions - some ins and outs
As a globally geared institution, many of the University’s activities involve collaboration with people and entities overseas.
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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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From undue influence to foreign interference - some integrity obligations you should know not to ignore
In the day to day pursuit of University objectives, there are some obligations that may be more difficult to recognise and will require additional vigilance before the right decision can be made. This is because the right decision requires due consideration of broader legal and ethical contexts and awareness of the various (maybe competing) interests of those involved.
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New process for contractor management
Employers have many legal obligations associated with their workers such as Pay As You Go instalments, payroll tax, WorkCover and superannuation payments. The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) imposes penalties for employers who engage workers as contractors when they are really functioning as employees.
Students have a lot to learn, but they are always right under Australian Consumer Law
Good service is often summed up by the phrase “the customer is always right”. The idea being that if you look after your customer, they will look after you - or at least, not give you a bad review.
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See a drone in your future? Future-proofing University RPAS operations
Futurists like to predict the many and varied uses of drones: drone taxis, first responder drones and drones that deliver are just a few anticipated applications. Drones, or remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), provide an agile and relatively cheap way to get clever technology into the air and to where we need it quickly. For this reason, some characterise them as 'flying smartphones'.
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