Lessons for all universities in CCC's Murdoch report

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Friday 1st July

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.

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