University of Newcastle - handling of allegations of plagiarism (Operation Orion)

The ICAC investigated the handling by the University of Newcastle of allegations of plagiarism by students at an offshore campus of the University’s Graduate School of Business.

In its report on this investigation, made public on 30 June 2005, the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against the then head of the Graduate School and his then Deputy.

The ICAC stated its opinion that consideration should not be given to the prosecution of any individual for specified criminal offences and stated its opinion that the Vice-Chancellor of the University should give consideration to the taking of disciplinary action (but not dismissal) against the University's Deputy Vice-Chencellor.

The report also made five corruption prevention recommendations to the University of Newcastle, relating to assessment policy, policy compliance, administrative capacity, internal investigative capacity and risk management.

This report is no longer available online. Request the report here.