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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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  • Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) - Level 1The Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (RDA) gives effect to Australia‚Äôs international human rights commitments and promotes equality between people of different backgrounds. The Act protects people across Australia from unfair treatment on the basis of their race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin in different areas of public life (including employment, education, accommodation, obtaining or using services, accessing public places). Both direct and indirect race discrimination and racial vilification is against the law.

    Racial discrimination is when a person is treated less favourably than another person in a similar situation because of there race, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin or immigrant status. Racial vilification (racial hatred) is doing something in public - based on the race, colour, national or ethnic origin of a person or group of people - which is likely to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate.

    Under the Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (AHRCA) a complainant has a choice of taking action under the RDA or the equivalent State or Territory legislation (in the case of NSW the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 is the applicable State law). If action is taken under the State or Territory legislation, the complainant is statute barred from making a complaint under the AHRCA.
  • Radiation Control Act 1990 (NSW) - Level 3The objectives of this Act are to:
    1. secure the protection of persons and the environment from exposure to ionising and harmful non-ionising radiation to the maximum extent that is reasonably practicable, taking into account social and economic factors and recognising the need for the use of radiation for beneficial purposes
    2. to protect security-enhanced sources from misuse that may result in harm to people or the environment
    3. to promote the radiation protection principles.

    A person is to take the radiation protection principles into consideration when exercising functions under this Act or under a licence. The radiation protection principles are as follows:
    a. justification of a practice - by assessing that the benefits of the practice involving exposure to ionising radiation outweigh any detriment.
    b. optimisation of protection - by ensuring that each of the following is kept as low as reasonably achievable taking into account economic and social factors:
    - the magnitude of individual doses of ionising radiation
    - the number of people exposed to ionising radiation
    - the likelihood of exposure to ionising radiation.
    c. dose and risk limitation - by setting dose limits or imposing other measures so that the health risks to any person exposed to ionising radiation is kept below levels that are generally considered to be unacceptable.
  • Radiocommunications Act 1992 (Cth) - Level 4The Radio Communications Act is concerned with the regulating the use of the radio frequency spectrum within Australia. The operation of all radiocommunications transmitters, including broadcasting transmitters must be authorised by a licence issued under the Act. This Act has relevance for the University as the operator of a Radio Station.

    The University has been issued with a Broadcasting Licence - "Narrowcasting Service stations (HPON)". Open narrowcasting services are defined in section 18 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.
  • Recreation Vehicles Act 1983 (NSW) - Level 3This Act provides for the regulation of recreational vehicles on restricted land (i.e. land that is not a public road nor a recreational vehicle area). It is an offence under this Act to use vehicles on restricted land in wilful contravention of a direction given by the occupier of that land.
  • Road Rules 2014 (NSW) - Level 3The objects of the Road Rules 2014 (NSW) are:
    (a) to consolidate in a single instrument the road rules that are applicable in New South Wales, and
    (b) to provide for road rules that are based on the Australian Road Rules so as to ensure that the road rules applicable in this State are substantially uniform with road rules applicable elsewhere in Australia, and
    (c) to provide for other road rules to be observed in this State in relation to matters that are not otherwise dealt with in the Australian Road Rules.

    Staged repeal status: This legislation is currently due to be automatically repealed under the Subordinate Legislation Act 1989 on 1 September 2020 (check after this date as new Road Rules may have been published).
  • Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW) - Level 3The objects of this Act are as follows:
    (a) to consolidate in the one Act most of the existing statutory provisions concerning road users, road transport and the improvement of road safety in this jurisdiction,
    (b) to provide for the following in a manner consistent with the Agreed Reforms within the meaning of the Inter-Governmental Agreement for Regulatory and Operational Reform in Road, Rail and Intermodal Transport entered into by the Commonwealth, the States and the Territories:
    (i) a driver licensing system as part of a uniform national approach to driver licensing (including uniform driver licence classes and licence eligibility criteria),
    (ii) a vehicle registration system as part of a uniform national approach to vehicle registration and standards,
    (iii) systems for the improvement of road safety and transport efficiency,
    (iv) the reduction of costs relating to administering road transport,
    (c) to facilitate the recovery of expenses incurred in the administration of this Act (particularly, in connection with driver licensing and vehicle registration) and the collection of fees and charges payable under this Act and the statutory rules,
    (d) to provide for additional matters concerning the regulation of road users and road transport and the improvement of road safety in this jurisdiction that are not otherwise dealt with by the Agreed Reforms.

    Refer also to:
    - the Road Rules 2014 (NSW). The objects of the Road Rules (2014) are:
    (a) to consolidate in a single instrument the road rules that are applicable in New South Wales, and
    (b) to provide for road rules that are based on the Australian Road Rules so as to ensure that the road rules applicable in this State are substantially uniform with road rules applicable elsewhere in Australia, and
    (c) to provide for other road rules to be observed in this State in relation to matters that are not otherwise dealt with in the Australian Road Rules.