A-Z Register

UNE Compliance Register

This Register lists the compliance drivers (Commonwealth, NSW and international laws and other statutory instruments, and industry, community and ethical standards and codes) that impact on University activities and operations, to the extent that the University has some obligation of compliance or accountability.

The currently documented drivers are listed below in alpha-order by title.  Click on the title to access a detailed overview.  You can also search the register to find all of the compliance drivers and obligations relevant to your activities and the people who can help with your compliance responsibilities.

Note: the Register is being continually enhanced, with drivers and obligations added and amended as required.

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  • Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 (NSW) - Level 4The purpose of this Act is to maintain a healthy, productive and resilient environment for the greatest well-being of the community, now and into the future, consistent with the principles of ecologically sustainable development (described in section 6(2) of the Protection of the Environment Administration Act 1991). In particularâ€"
    (a) to conserve biodiversity at bioregional and State scales, and
    (b) to maintain the diversity and quality of ecosystems and enhance their capacity to adapt to change and provide for the needs of future generations, and
    (c) to improve, share and use knowledge, including local and traditional Aboriginal ecological knowledge, about biodiversity conservation, and
    (d) to support biodiversity conservation in the context of a changing climate, and
    (e) to support collating and sharing data, and monitoring and reporting on the status of biodiversity and the effectiveness of conservation actions, and
    (f) to assess the extinction risk of species and ecological communities, and identify key threatening processes, through an independent and rigorous scientific process, and
    (g) to regulate human interactions with wildlife by applying a risk-based approach, and
    (h) to support conservation and threat abatement action to slow the rate of biodiversity loss and conserve threatened species and ecological communities in nature, and
    (i) to support and guide prioritised and strategic investment in biodiversity conservation, and
    (j) to encourage and enable landholders to enter into voluntary agreements over land for the conservation of biodiversity, and
    (k) to establish a framework to avoid, minimise and offset the impacts of proposed development and land use change on biodiversity, and
    (l) to establish a scientific method for assessing the likely impacts on biodiversity values of proposed development and land use change, for calculating measures to offset those impacts and for assessing improvements in biodiversity values, and
    (m) to establish market-based conservation mechanisms through which the biodiversity impacts of development and land use change can be offset at landscape and site scales, and
    (n) to support public consultation and participation in biodiversity conservation and decision-making about biodiversity conservation, and
    (o) to make expert advice and knowledge available to assist the Minister in the administration of this Act.
  • Biological Control Act 1985 (NSW) - Level 3The Act regulates organisms declared to be biological control agents. It provides for releases of such agents with protection from litigation following the release of the declared agents. Target organisms are those organisms deemed to require control. Agent organisms are those organisms that may be used to control specific target organisms. There is a complex approval process and provisions for Commissions of Inquiry in determination of appropriate declarations of target and agent organisms.The University's research and teaching activities may potentially result in the production or release of biological control agents.
  • Biosecurity Act 2015 NSW (NSW) - Level 2Biosecurity is the protection of the economy, environment and community from negative impacts associated with pests diseases and weeds. The objectives of the legislation is to manage biosecurity risks from animal and plant pests and diseases, weeds and contaminants by:

    (a) preventing their entry into NSW;
    (b) quickly finding, containing and eradicating any new entries; and
    (c) effectively minimising the impacts of those pests, diseases, weeds and contaminants that cannot be eradicated through robust management arrangements.
  • Building Code of Australia (Cth) - Level 3The Building Code of Australia (BCA) is Volumes One and Two of the National Construction Code (NCC). Under the clause 98 of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 building "work must be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia" (a prescribed condition of s80A (11) of the Act).

    The goal of the BCA is to enable the achievement of nationally consistent, minimum necessary standards of relevant safety (including structural safety and safety from fire), health, amenity and sustainability objectives efficiently.

    The BCA contains technical provisions for the design and construction of buildings and other structures, covering such matters as structure, fire resistance, access and egress, services and equipment, and energy efficiency as well as certain aspects of health and amenity.
  • Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) - Level 3The object of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 is to ensure that any person who undertakes to carry out construction work (or who undertakes to supply related goods and services) under a construction contract is entitled to receive, and is able to recover, progress payments in relation to the carrying out of that work and the supplying of those goods and services.