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 4"The 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 )".
  • Biological Control Act 1985 (NSW) - Level 3The Act regulates organisms declared to be biological control agents. It provides for releases of such agents with protection from litigation following the release of the declared agents. Target organisms are those organisms deemed to require control. Agent organisms are those organisms that may be used to control specific target organisms. There is a complex approval process and provisions for Commissions of Inquiry in determination of appropriate declarations of target and agent organisms.The University's research and teaching activities may potentially result in the production or release of biological control agents.
  • Biosecurity Act 2015 (Cth) - Level 2The objects of this Act are:
    (a) to provide for managing the following:
    (i) biosecurity risks;
    (ii) the risk of contagion of a listed human disease;
    (iii) the risk of listed 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 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 (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2007 (Cth) - Level 4The Broadcasting Services (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2007 are made under section 33 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.
  • 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.
    Universities and research organisations with a presence on the World Wide Web are considered content service providers, and thus are obligated to remain compliant with relevant provisions 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 4An Act to promote the disclosure of information about the energy efficiency of buildings, and for related purposes
  • 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.