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.
The independent government organisations:
- the Fair Work Ombudsman, and
- the Fair Work Commission
regulate Australia's workplace relations system but have different roles. Part of the role of the Fair Work Ombudsman is to ensure compliance with Australian workplace laws (the Fair Work Act, related legislation, awards and registered agreements); the Fair Work Commission is the independent national workplace relations tribunal, responsible for maintaining a safety net of minimum wages and employment conditions.
Other laws which relate to food and promotion and packaging are enforced by other agencies and include:
1. Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cwlth) - enforced by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
2. Trade Measurement Act 1989 (NSW) - enforced by the NSW Fair Trading
3. Fair Trading Act 1987 (NSW) - enforced by the NSW Fair Trading
Under the scheme, people or entities that undertake certain activities on behalf of a foreign principal for the purpose of political or governmental influence are required to register unless an exemption applies.
A foreign principal includes: a foreign government; a foreign political organisation; a foreign government related entity and a foreign government related individual.
Categories of registrable activities include: parliamentary lobbying on behalf of a foreign government; parliamentary lobbying on behalf of other kinds of foreign principals for the purpose of political or governmental influence; •general political lobbying for the purpose of political or governmental influence; communications activities for the purpose of political or government influence; disbursement activities for the purpose of political or governmental influence; activities undertaken by former Cabinet ministers on behalf of a foreign principal
•activities undertaken by recent designated position holders in the 15 year period immediately following their public role where those activities draw on the knowledge, skills or experience gained in their previous role.
UNE may have an obligation to report in the event that it is involved in or aware of a registrable activity.
The scheme also:
•allows for the Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department to issue a transparency notice if the Secretary is satisfied that a person is a foreign government related entity, or a foreign government related individual, and
•establishes criminal offences ranging from failing to comply with obligations under the scheme, through to failing to register in circumstances where a person is required to do so.