Now this pretty amazing scandal which has been the talk of the town here in South Australia today - ABC;
South Australia's Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) has confirmed he is investigating allegations of improper conduct by the vice-chancellor of the University of Adelaide.
The investigation relates to potential misconduct or maladministration, not corruption.
Vice-chancellor Professor Peter Rathjen took special leave earlier this week, hours after the university's chancellor, Kevin Scarce, resigned.
The university had refused to comment on the reasons for the departures of its key figureheads.
Wow, I'm so relieved it was just misconduct and not corruption! That makes such a huge difference.
The announcement today clears up a mystery with both the VC and the Chancellor quitting their respective positions on Monday with no real reason given for the departure of both University of Adelaide heads at that time.
Peter Rathjen was quite aggressive in increasing international student revenue when he was Vice Chancellor at the University of Tasmania; he also sold the Sandy Point campus of the university to a property developer for a tidy sum. You have to wonder where all this corporatist ideology has got universities given they're all in varying degrees of trouble right now - it'll be interesting to hear exactly what form the misconduct that (former) Vice Chancellor Rathjen was engaged in as it comes out...