The University is a large and complex organisation that is working very hard to improve the culture. Focus is on flexibility, wellness and team bonding.
If you get to interview stage you are extremely lucky to get that far. Seriously consider your other job options before going to the interview unless you want to work where you won't be appreciated and they will use you.
Official working hours were 9 am to 5 pm Weekdays. However, for my research works, sometimes I worked more than 8 hours a day.
Does University of Newcastle require a background check? What kind of background check does University of Newcastle do?
Yes - Working with Children if contact with children is required of your position