Higher Education Focus

March 2010

In this edition

New Right to Information and Privacy Legislation in Queensland

In 2009 the Queensland Parliament enacted new legislation regarding access to information and privacy. The new legislation applies to public higher education institutions in Queensland.
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Victorian university legislative reforms

The Victorian Parliament has enacted legislation to rationalise and modernise university governance.
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Academics as expert witnesses: considerations for employers

Academics are often called to give evidence as expert witnesses and use the name of their employer institution in doing so. This article demonstrates that an expert's role is not necessarily straightforward.
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Corporate governance - good governance in the university context

The Victorian Parliament has enacted legislation to rationalise and modernise university governance.
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Transfer of business rules - implications for universities

More than six months after the transfer of business laws commenced under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), it is clear that the new laws may affect universities' industrial instrument coverage.
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Authorisation of copyright infringement and the iiNet case

Universities should still beware of copyright infringement by those using their internet facilities.
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The decision in UWA v Gray is here to stay

If universities want to ensure that they own inventions developed by academic staff in the course of their employment, they need to review their IP arrangements and take immediate steps to ensure that they have properly secured those rights.
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