Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this version of the document. It also contains information contact details for the subject matter expert.  To the right, a brief summary of the changes between this and the previous version is provided.

Conflict of Interest Policy

Status Current
Effective Date 17th November 2020
Review Date 17th November 2023
Approval Authority University Council
Approval Date 9th October 2020
Expiry Date Not Applicable
Enquiries Contact Martin Sainsbury
Chief People and Culture Officer
martin.sainsbury@newcastle.edu.au
Human Resource Services

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

22 March 2021:  Definition of “University business” updated. Approved as administrative amendment by University Secretary.


17 November 2020:  Administrative amendments to Clause 4 and 16, and addition of Clause 5 and Clause 37. Definition of “researcher” added. Approved by University Secretary.


A full review of the policy was undertaken with resulted in new definitions, introduction of requirement of all staff to avoid unnecessary conflicts of interest; a broadening of the groups of identified staff who are required to make annual disclosure of personal interests; inclusion of requirements for disclosure of relevant interests by Researchers; separation of policy from procedure and the introduction of a new Conflict of Interest Procedure; and removal of content related to Key Management Personnel declarations.



Clauses Amended:Policy/Schedule: All