Funding from the Tobacco Industry
The Funding from the Tobacco Industry Policy establishes Macquarie University's principle that it will not accept funding and other forms of support from the Tobacco Industry.
The purpose of this policy is to state that the University will not accept funding and other forms of support from the Tobacco Industry.
Tobacco smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death and disease in Australia. Smoking leads to a wide range of diseases including many types of cancer, heart disease and stroke.
Many research granting agencies, including the Cancer Council and the National Health and Medical Research Council, prohibit awarding of funds to institutions that receive funding from the Tobacco Industry.
This policy applies to all staff, contractors, students, visiting academics, volunteers and other personnel of the University.
The following definitions apply for the purpose of this Policy:
Tobacco Industry means individuals, corporations and their related entities and other entities that primarily manufacture, distribute, promote or market tobacco and related products.
University means Macquarie University and its controlled entities.
5 POLICY STATEMENT
The University will not seek or knowingly accept funding or other forms of support, other than via government levies, charges and taxes, from the Tobacco Industry or from any agencies or foundations primarily funded by the Tobacco Industry, or agents known to be acting on their behalf.
6 RELEVANT LEGISLATION
7 KEY RELATED DOCUMENTS
The Donations and Fundraising Policy
|8.1||Contact Officer||Manager, Research Policy and Contracts|
|8.2||Implementation Officer||Manager, Research Policy and Contracts|
|8.3||Approval Authority / Authorities||Endorsed by Executive Group and approved by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)|
|8.4||Date Approved||1 December 2016|
|8.5||Date of Commencement||1 December 2016|
|8.6||Date for Review||December 2019|
|8.7||Documents Superseded by this Policy||Nil|