Legal and Compliance

Legal Advice

Legal Advice

We strive to ensure our services are independent, contemporary and of the highest quality. Our expertise and capabilities are aligned with the core functions of the University.

Subpoenas and Notices to Produce

Subpoenas and Notices to Produce

The University General Counsel is the only staff member authorised to receive subpoenas for the production of documents.

Privacy

Privacy

The University of Newcastle values the privacy of it students, staff, alumni and members of the  public who come in contact with the University.

Government Information Public Access

Government Information Public Access

The GIPA Act sets out the rules about how members of the public can access government information held by public sector agencies in New South Wales, including the University of Newcastle (the University).

Complaints and Grievances

Complaints and Grievances

The University of Newcastle recognises an individual’s right to raise an issue or concern regarding the conduct of the University’s operations, services, staff and facilities, and the applications of its policies and procedures.

Compliance and Breach Reporting

Compliance and Breach Reporting

As University of Newcastle staff members, we are public officials. This means if you suspect, or become aware of any fraud, corruption, misconduct or maladministration in relation to any aspect of the University’s operations, it is a matter of public interest and you have a responsibility to report it.

Public Interest Disclosure

Public Interest Disclosure

A PID is also known as "whistleblowing". The Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 is a form of whistle-blower protection legislation and applies to all public officials in NSW.


The Legal Office Team

The Legal Office team deploys its years of experience and expertise to a diverse range of legal issues and projects throughout the University. The team are committed to the efficient and effective delivery of legal services to University stakeholders.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.