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.
(a) people enjoy the benefit of equivalent protection from air, water or soil pollution and from noise, wherever they live in Australia, and
(b) decisions of the business community are not distorted, and markets are not fragmented, by variations between participating jurisdictions in relation to the adoption or implementation of major environment protection measures.
- inform government policy formulation and the Australian public; and
- meet Australia’s international reporting obligations; and
- assist Commonwealth, State and Territory government programs and activities; and
- avoid the duplication of similar reporting requirements in the States and Territories.
A prerequisite for receipt of National Health and Medical Research Council funding is compliance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) (National Statement (2007). The National Statement (2007) consists of a series of Guidelines made in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. It is intended for use by:
- any researcher conducting research with human participants;
- any member of an ethical review body reviewing that research;
- those involved in research governance; and
- potential research participants.
The National Statement is developed jointly by the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Research Council and Universities Australia.
Reserved land types include:
* National parks
* Historic sites
* State conservation areas
* Regional parks
* Karst conservation areas
* Nature reserves;
* Aboriginal areas
Each of the different types of reserved land must be governed according to a set of management principles in the Act. The Chief Executive of the OEH (Office of Environment & Heritage) has responsibility for the care, control and management of all national parks and historic sites, unless there is a board of management for the park or site. The Chief Executive of the OEH is responsible for ensuring that all reserved lands under the Chief Executive’s care, control and management are covered by a Plan of Management as soon as practicable following reservation.
The Act makes special provision relating to the reservation, lease and management of Aboriginal lands and lands subject to native title claims.
This Act is relevant to the University as the Newholme Field Laboratory surrounds the majority of the Duval Nature Reserve which has a plan of management. A plan of management is a legal document that outlines how a reserve will be managed in the years ahead.