Sydney University temporarily removes Hong Kong police job ad

A University of Sydney spokeswoman said its advertisement went live again on its CareerHub website on Tuesday.

“As with all ads on the hub, it is accompanied by a disclaimer that makes clear we do not vouch for the accuracy of the information provided or endorse the organisation that has submitted the ad; students are also advised to verify any information provided for themselves,” she said.

“Sydney CareerHub is a jobs database that allows our students to search for advertised and unadvertised work opportunities including casual jobs, internships and graduate roles.

“The hub caters for all our students who may be seeking work – those currently in Australia and also our international students who may be returning home after graduation to pursue their careers.”

The Hong Kong Police Force is advertising for an inspector with applications closing on December 31.

A complaint sent to the university called for its removal in “the national interest” in response to the use of police force in the Chinese Communist Party’s human rights abuses and the opportunity it provided to recruit students in Australia.

The university spokeswoman said if it receives a complaint about any advertisements on its hub, the standard process is to remove the ad from public view while further investigations are undertaken, and for advice to be sought if required.

The advertisement was originally published on September 28 and was temporarily hidden on Monday.

The University of NSW also reportedly removed a job listing for the Hong Kong Police Force earlier this year.

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