- researchers using funds for personal use (personal/domestic equipment),
- supervisors using postgrad students' funds for themselves,
- research assistants claiming for additional hours/expenses,
- etc. etc etc.
The report in the Newcastle Herald today comes as no surprise: "Uni academic investigated for fraud".
This is good news - the University is taking steps in this case, even though the committee itself cannot impose "a disciplinary action".
We can give them a few other cases to investigate - or at least remind them of the info on the fraudulent use of research/university money that they already have in our written complaints, protected disclosures, etc.
7th December 2011 - update: See additional information in today's article in The Australian.