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Governance (Official Emblems) Rule 2023

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Section 1 - Preliminary

Name of Rule

(1) This Rule is the Governance (Official Emblems) Rule 2023.


(2) This Rule originally commenced on 21 February 2008 under resolution CNL08/11. The current version commences 12 September 2023.


(3) This Rule is enacted for the purpose of defining the official emblems of the University.


(4) This Rule is made pursuant to authority granted to the Council under sections 31(1)(f) and 32 of the Charles Sturt University Act 1989.

Notes: Sections 31(1)(f) and 32 of the Act state that the Council may make Rules with respect to governance and administration of the University.
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Section 2 - Rule

Official emblems

Official motto

(5) The official motto of the University is 'For the Public Good'.

Official floral emblem

(6) The official floral emblem of the University is the Sturt Desert Pea or Swainsona formosa.

Coat of arms

(7) The coat of arms of the University is shown at Item 1 of Schedule 1 and consists of the following elements:

  1. the official arms of the University at the centre
  2. a helm positioned above the arms showing a knight's helmet crowned with three golden stars above which sits the crest - a lion holding three keys
  3. mantling dressed in green and gold at either side of the helm and arms, and
  4. a motto scroll inscribed with the official motto at the base of the arms.



(8) For the avoidance of doubt, the image of an official emblem contained in Schedule 1 is the correct rendering of the official emblem of the University and where there is an inconsistency between the description provided in this Rule and the image the form set out in Schedule 1 prevails.


(9) The University Secretary may approve official use of the coat of arms.

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Section 3 - Interpretation

(10) In this Rule, unless the contrary intention appears:

  1. a word or term that has not been defined in this Rule has the same meaning attributed to that word or term in the Act or By-law
  2. a reference to an officer of the University includes any person acting in that position, and
  3. headings and notes do not form part of this Rule.