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New Trusts Governance Framework

This year, the Trusts Governance Framework will be implemented across the University to improve accountability and compliance with the University’s statutory obligations and donor expectations, and to prioritise the use of trust funds for the highest strategic benefit.

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Preying on our minds - how predatory publishers ambush scholarly effort

The adage “publish or perish” resonates throughout the academy. Scholars and universities both rely on publication statistics to measure achievements and quantify contributions to knowledge.

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“.au direct” - Time to act on your registered website name

“.au direct” domain name will come into effect on 24 March 2022. The change isn’t automatic, but existing domain name owners will have priority until 20 September 2022 to apply to register a .au direct domain.

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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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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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