Med school nepotism: We didn’t mislead, says UQ boss

The Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) last week released its report into the scandal at the University of Queensland, where the daughter of former vice-chancellor Professor Paul Greenfield was given a publicly funded placement despite falling short of entry requirements.

She was awarded a place in the medical school over 343 more suitable applicants, despite failing a qualifying exam.

The CMC was scathing of the university, saying it put its reputation above the public interest in 2011 by downplaying the scandal to investigating journalists.

The scandal forced the resignation of Professor Greenfield and deputy vice-chancellor Professor Michael Keniger in late 2011.

Mr Greenfield's successor, vice-chancellor Professor Peter Hoj, said he does not believe the university misled journalists or the public.

"There's a fine line between people misleading and people not telling the full story," Professor Hoj told ABC Radio today.

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