Report on a Matter of Governance at Murdoch University

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1 July 2016

A Corruption and Crime Commission report presented to State Parliament today holds important lessons for the tertiary sector - a sector that is part of an international education industry worth an estimated $20 billion nationally.

The report emphasises the role of a Vice-Chancellor in a university is pivotal and powerful; and a Senate must have a system of robust and continual governance.

The Report on a Matter of Governance at Murdoch University focusses on activities of former Vice-Chancellor Professor Richard Higgott. It illustrates what can occur when a Vice-Chancellor does not act with probity and a Senate fails to effectively articulate the parameters within which a Vice-Chancellor should act.

Report

https://www.ccc.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/Report%20on%20a%20matter%20of%20governance%20at%20Murdoch%20University.pdf

Media release

https://www.ccc.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/Lessons%20for%20all%20universities%20in%20CCC%27s%20Murdoch%20report.pdf