Corporate governance and members' rights at Australian public universities

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Orr, John. 2007. "Corporate governance and members' rights at Australian public universities." 2007 Corporate Law Teachers Conference: Corporate Law and Corporate Governance: Stocktaking on Compliance and Enforcement. Melbourne, Australia 04 - 06 Feb 2007 Australia.
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Corporate governance and members' rights at Australian public universities

Presentation TypePaper
Authors
AuthorOrr, John
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 2007 Corporate Law Teachers Conference: Corporate Law and Corporate Governance: Stocktaking on Compliance and Enforcement
Number of Pages10
Year2007
Place of PublicationAustralia
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://users.austlii.edu.au/clta/papers-archive.html
Conference/Event2007 Corporate Law Teachers Conference: Corporate Law and Corporate Governance: Stocktaking on Compliance and Enforcement
Event Details
2007 Corporate Law Teachers Conference: Corporate Law and Corporate Governance: Stocktaking on Compliance and Enforcement
Event Date
04 to end of 06 Feb 2007
Event Location
Melbourne, Australia
Abstract

[Abstract]: Corporate members have important legal rights that are incorporated into the statutory and common law of Australia. These members’ rights serve as a protective mechanism against abuse and mismanagement by those that govern corporate business. Australian universities are statutory corporations, some of which have statutory member provisions in their enabling legislation. Universities are being forced to venture further into commercial operations to survive and in some instances are undertaking unacceptable risks in their commercial activities. Some universities are experiencing difficult financial times and the following question is raised: What avenues do university members have to protect themselves where their university’s commercial ventures threaten to undermine the core purpose of higher education?

The presentation will discuss some legal characteristics of Australian public universities as they relate to university members and members rights.

Keywordscorporate governance; universities; Australia
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020480103. Corporations and associations law
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Southern Queensland
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