20. OUTSIDE WORK
Outside Work with a Monetary Value
20.1 A Staff Member must obtain the University’s written consent prior to being engaged in any activity for any person or entity (other than the University except where this is part of any University Consultancy), for which the Staff Member derives a benefit, which has a monetary value (Monetary Activity). The written consent of the University must be obtained in accordance with the University’s policy as varied from time to time.
20.2 If a Staff Member is involved in any Monetary Activity for which they have not obtained the University’s written consent, the University can require the Staff Member to cease involvement in the Monetary Activity at any time. If the University requires an Academic Staff Member to cease involvement in the Monetary Activity under this subclause, the Staff Member must cease all involvement immediately in the Monetary Activity unless and until any such time that the University permits the Staff Member in writing to re-commence involvement in the Monetary Activity.
20.3 The provisions in subclause 20.1 and 20.2 apply to all full-time Staff and all part-time Staff whose part-time appointment is at a time fraction of 0.8 or above.
20.4 For the purposes of this clause, University Consultancy means any services provided by a Staff Member as part of any agreement between the University (or a related body corporate as defined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)) and a third party (including a third party of which the University is a member), whether the Staff Member is a party to that agreement or not.
20.5 The University has the discretion to impose reasonable conditions (including ceasing the activity) on a Staff Member in relation to the performance of any Monetary Activity and the Staff Member must comply.
Conflict of Interests
20.6 In this clause, Conflict means any actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to the best interests of the University and includes, without limitation, any matter, which may cause injury to the reputation of the University.
20.7 If a Staff Member is involved in any activity for any person or entity which gives rise to, or may give rise to, a Conflict (Conflict Activity), the Staff Member must inform the University in writing as soon as they become aware of the Conflict or potential Conflict and must resolve the Conflict or potential Conflict as reasonably required.
20.8 Without limiting the remainder of this clause, if a Conflict arises, or may arise, as a result of a Staff Member being a shareholder, joint venturer, an investor, unit holder, director, consultant, adviser, contractor, principal, agent, manager, employee, beneficiary, partner, associate, trustee or financier then the Staff Member must immediately and fully disclose the Conflict to the University in writing and must resolve the Conflict as reasonably required by the University.
20.9 The University has the discretion to impose reasonable conditions (including ceasing the activity) on a Staff Member in relation to the performance of any Conflict Activity.
20.10 In the event that a Staff Member is unable to fulfil their obligations to the University and the Staff Member’s obligations regarding any Monetary Activity or Conflict Activity, the Staff Member must give precedence to their obligations to the University and, if required to do so by the University, cease any involvement in the Monetary Activity or Conflict Activity.
20.11 In relation to any activity for any person or entity other than the University which the Staff Member is involved in, the Staff Member must ensure that:
(a) the activity will not impinge upon the satisfactory performance of their University duties;
(b University resources are not used for the activity without prior written approval;
(c) relevant activities are included in the research data collection and thus earn research quantum (or its equivalent) for the University;
(d) the activity is not injurious to the reputation of the University;
(e) the University is protected from vicarious liability in any legal action arising from the activity; and
(f) the activity does not create a Conflict for the Staff Member.