University of Adelaide. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

How far should the fallout go once a big organisation is faced with a sexual harassment reckoning? 

AMP and the University of Adelaide believe there is a cut off point -- that you can only have so many fall guys (or girls). Now there’s a lingering question over the university’s stance, given that one of its fall guys has been replaced by someone who encouraged him to go, and who also had a role in overseeing the handling of misconduct allegations. 

This week the university has had to defend itself against claims its new chancellor Catherine Branson had a conflict of interest because she suggested her predecessor Kevin Scarce quit over the sexual harassment case involving former vice-chancellor Peter Rathjen.