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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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  • Ombudsman Act 1974 (NSW) - Level 1This Act provides for the appointment of an Ombudsman, and defines the functions of the Ombudsman including investigations, conciliations, and reporting. Subject to certain conditions, any person (including a public authority) may complain to the Ombudsman about the conduct of a public authority (all NSW public universities are public authorities over which the Ombudsman has jurisdiction). Whilst complaints are the primary mechanism to trigger an investigation by the Ombudsman, an investigation may take place whether or not a complaint has been received.

    The types of conduct that a complaint can be made about include:
    • If a person believes the University (or a university officer) has acted dishonestly, unfairly or unreasonably towards them, and they have been unable to resolve the matter within the University.
    • If a person believes the University’s policies or procedures are flawed or unfair.
    • If a person has experienced what they believe to be unreasonable delays or if the University has made a decision that they should have provided reasons for, but did not.
    • If a person believes they have made a public interest disclosure within the meaning of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1993 and the university has not handled it correctly.
    • If there is good evidence of maladministration on the part of the University.
    • If a person has been advised by the University at the conclusion of an appeals process that you can make a complaint to the Ombudsman.

    For the purposes of an investigation under this Act, the Ombudsman may require the University to: give the Ombudsman a statement of information; produce to the Ombudsman any document or other thing; or give the Ombudsman a copy of any document. In addition, the Ombudsman may, at any time enter and inspect any premises occupied or used by a public authority as a public authority, and inspect any document or thing in or on the premises.
  • Ozone Protection Act 1989 (NSW) - Level 3This Act provides a broad power to make regulations to control or prohibit the production and use of:
    * substances that deplete or are likely to deplete stratospheric ozone when emitted into the atmosphere, and
    * articles that contain or use those substances in their operation.
  • Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 (Cth) - Level 3The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 and related Acts (the Ozone Acts) protect the environment by reducing emissions of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and Synthetic Greenhouse Gases (SGGs). The Ozone Acts control the manufacture, import, export and end use of ODS and SGGs and products containing these gases. These gases are commonly used as refrigerant gases in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.

    This Act does operates concurrently with the N.S.W. Ozone Protection Act 1989.