Why is procedural fairness important?
How does it apply within the University of Southern Queensland?
The three principles of procedural fairness are:
The hearing rule ...
requires a decision-maker to give a person whose interests will be adversely affected by the decision, an opportunity to be heard. An individual shall not be penalisedby a decision affecting his rights or legitimate expectations unless he has been given prior notice of the case against him, a fair opportunity to answer it and the opportunity to present his own case.
- The bias rule ...
requires a decision-maker to be disinterested or unbiased in the matter to be decided. A person adjudicating on a dispute must have no pecuniary or proprietary interest in the outcome of the proceedings and must not reasonably be suspected, or show a real likelihood, of bias.
The no evidence rule ... requires that a decision be based upon evidence.