Directory of Legislation

On this page you will find a list of legislation and legislative instruments applicable to compliance management at UNE.  Clicking on the name will take you to more information, where a link is provided.  This may be an external website or document.

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  • Bankruptcy (Estate Charges) Act 1997 (Cth) - Level 5An Act to impose charges in relation to certain matters under the Bankruptcy Act 1966.
  • Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cth) - Level 5An Act relating to Bankruptcy.
  • Bills of Exchange Act 1909 (Cth) - Level 5The Bills of Exchange Act governs the rights and obligations of parties to two types of negotiable instruments - bills of exchange and promissory notes - and is essentially a codification of the common law relating to these financial instruments. The Bills of Exchange Act also applies to cheques drawn before 1 July 1987. Cheques issued since that date are governed by the Cheques Act 1986.
  • 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), and 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 3An Act to make provision for the biological control of pests in New South Wales, and for related purposes.
  • Biosecurity Act 2015 (Cth) - Level 2An Act relating to diseases and pests that may cause harm to human, animal or plant health or the environment, and for related purposes.

    The objects of this Act are the following:

    (a) to provide for managing the following:

    (i) biosecurity risks;

    (ii) the risk of contagion of a listed human disease or any other infectious human disease;

    (iii) the risk of listed human diseases or any other infectious human diseases entering Australian territory or a part of Australian territory, or emerging, establishing themselves or spreading in Australian territory or a part of Australian territory;

    (iv) risks related to ballast water;

    (v) biosecurity emergencies and human biosecurity emergencies;

    (b) to give effect to Australia’s international rights and obligations, including under the International Health Regulations, the SPS Agreement, the Ballast Water Convention, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the Biodiversity Convention.
  • Biosecurity Act 2015 NSW (NSW) - Level 2An Act to provide for the prevention, elimination, minimisation and management of biosecurity risks.
  • Biosecurity Regulation 2016 (Cth) - Level 2Regulations made under the Biosecurity Act 2015
  • Biosecurity Regulation 2017 (NSW) - Level 2Regulations under the Biosecurity Act 2015 NSW.
  • Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (Cth) - Level 3An Act relating to broadcasting services, data casting services and online services. The Amendment Act specifically regulates the content of websites that are administered by content service providers. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is the regulatory body for the purposes of the Act.
    Content service providers have a responsibility to remove or prevent access to prohibited content from their service once notified by the ACMA of the existence of the content.
  • Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) - Level 3The object of this Act 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.
  • Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010 (Cth) - Level 4The object of this Act is:

    (a) to promote the disclosure of information about the energy efficiency of buildings; and

    (b) to contribute to the achievement of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets.
  • Business Names Registration (Fees) Act 2011 (Cth) - Level 4An Act to impose, as taxes, fees for things done under the Business Names Registration Act 2011.
  • Business Names Registration Act 2011 (Cth) - Level 4This Act implements the national scheme for registering business names. The main purpose of the national registration scheme is to ensure that businesses not operating under their own entity names, register their business names and details on a national register so that those engaging or who propose to engage with these businesses are able to determine the identity of the entities behind the business names, as well as their contact details.