Governance activity – a chapter of the 2013 Annual Report of the University of Newcastle, Australia. Includes statutory compliance information.

Governance activity

In line with our ethical culture the University complies with a significant number of legislative requirements, professional standards and internal controls in order to ensure the provision of timely and transparent information for our stakeholders and the broader public. 

Ethical and responsible decision making


We foster a culture that strongly values ethical behaviour underpinned by integrity, respect and professionalism throughout the organisation. Our Code of Conduct governs our community in their day-to-day activities and decisions, and dealings with clients, colleagues and stakeholders. Honesty, fairness, trust, accountability and respect are core ethics for all University staff. Policies such as Conflicts of Interest, Ethical and Accountable Conduct, Code of Ethical Academic Conduct and Responsible Conduct of Research are in place to provide ethical guidance and support to our community in their specific responsibilities.

Protecting privacy

The University of Newcastle is committed to protecting an individual's privacy when we collect, store, use and disclose personal information. When dealing with private and personal information, we apply the principles and obligations within the Privacy and Personal Information Act 1998 and the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002, outlined in the University's Privacy Management Plan.

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