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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  • Damage by Aircraft Act 1999 (Cth) - Level 4The main object of this Act is to facilitate the recovery of damages for certain injury, loss, damage or destruction caused by aircraft, or by people, animals or things that are dropped, or that fall, from aircraft that are in flight.
  • Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2008 (NSW) - Level 3An Act to make provision for safety in the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail as part of the system of nationally consistent road and rail transport laws, to ensure that dangerous goods are transported efficiently and safely to minimise impacts on people, property and the environment. This Act regulates the transport of flammable, toxic, corrosive and other substances such as petrol, acetylene, liquefied petroleum gas, chlorine, arsenic and acids. These goods, due to their physical, chemical and toxicological properties, pose a significant risk to human life, health, property and the environment, especially while being transported.
  • Data Sharing (Government Sector) Act 2015 (NSW) - Level 4An Act with respect to the sharing of government sector data with a government data analytics centre (DAC) and between other government sector agencies and to the privacy and other safeguards that apply to the sharing of that data. The University is a government sector agency for the purposes of this Act.

    Under section 7 (6) the Minister cannot give directions for data sharing with DAC to the University.
  • Defamation Act 2005 (NSW) - Level 5An Act to enact in New South Wales provisions to promote uniform laws of defamation in Australia; to repeal the Defamation Act 1974 ; to amend the Crimes Act 1900 in relation to criminal defamation; to amend the Limitation Act 1969 in relation to the limitation period for defamation actions; and for other purposes.
  • Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001 (Cth) - Level 4An Act to protect members of the Reserves in their employment and education, to facilitate their return to civilian life, and for related purposes.

    The Act states, as a minimum, an employer must:
    - not discriminate against an employee because they are, were or are going to be a Reserve member of the Australian Defence Force (ADF)
    - not compel or coerce a Reserve member to use annual / long service or any other form of accrued leave to render Defence Reserve service
    - not prevent or hinder, in any way, an employee from rendering Defence Reserve service
    - re-employ a Reservist after they return from Defence Reserve service
    - treat the employee as on leave without pay during call-out and protected voluntary Continuous Full Time Service (CFTS).

    As the Act states, while an employee is absent from the workplace to render Defence Reserve service, an employer is not obliged to:
    - pay civilian employment remuneration
    - grant civilian employment entitlements
    - meet their worker's compensation law obligations to pay premiums, contributions or similar payments
    - meet their obligations under the Superannuation guarantee (Administration) Act 1992.
  • Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 (Cth) - Level 3An Act to regulate dealings in certain goods, services and technologies and for related purposes. The Act tightens Australia's export restrictions to cover intangible transfers of technology, such as software and electronic files, and services relating to defence and dual-use technologies. Dual-use technologies are those goods which have been developed to meet commercial needs, but may be used as military components or in the development of military systems. These goods are listed in the Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL). The DSGL covers ten areas:
    * Nuclear Materials.
    * Materials, Chemicals, Microorganisms and Toxins.
    * Materials Processing.
    * Electronics.
    * Computers.
    * Telecommunications and Information Security.
    * Sensors and Lasers.
    * Navigation and Avionics.
    * Marine.
    * Aerospace and Propulsion.
    when communicating research or engaging in the transfer of technology, organisations will need to be mindful of whether the technology comes within the DSGL, whether there is a supply outside Australia or a proposed publication of the technology, and whether there is any exemption.
  • Defence Trade Controls Regulation 2013 (Cth) - Level 3Regulations made under the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012
  • Designs Act 2003 (Cth) - Level 4This Act prescribes the law regarding registered designs. It provides a range of features and benefits to register and protect a design (based on overall appearance of a product resulting from one or more visual features of the product).
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) - Level 1This Act attempts to eliminate as far as possible discrimination against persons on the ground of disability and to ensure that persons with disabilities have the same rights to equality before the law as the rest of the community.Under the Act, the University is obligated to ensure that it does not discriminate against students, prospective students and employees and prospective employees on the basis of a disability. The University has obligations under the Act in its capacity as:- (i) a provider of education; (ii) a provider of accommodation; (iii) an employer.Under the Act, the University is also responsible to ensure that all employees, external contractors and students are made aware of what constitutes acceptable standards of behaviour within the University.
  • Disability Discrimination Regulations 1996 - superseded, for pre 1 October 2019 (Cth) - Level 1The Disability Discrimination Regulations 1996 are now superseded by the 'Disability Discrimination Regulations 2019' but still apply for matters pre 1 October 2019 under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.
  • Disability Discrimination Regulations 2019 (Cth) - Level 1The Disability Discrimination Regulations 2019 are made under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. The regulations outline exemptions from prohibition of disability discrimination in terms of compliance with some specified prescribed laws and in combat, or combat related duties.
  • Disability Inclusion Act 2014 (NSW) - Level 5NOT APPLICABLE TO THE UNIVERSITY as the University is not a public authority under this Act.

    [An Act relating to the accessibility of mainstream services and facilities, the promotion of community inclusion and the provision of funding, support and services for people with disability.]

  • Disability Standards for Education 2005 (Cth) - Level 1The primary purpose of the Standards is to make more explicit the obligations of education and training service providers under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the rights of people with disabilities in relation to education and training.
  • Do Not Call Register Act 2006 (Cth) - Level 4The DNCR Act prohibits the making of telemarketing calls to personal telephone numbers listed on the Do Not Call Register. There are a limited number of exemptions to the DNCR Act specified in legislation, including an exemption for telemarketing calls made or authorised by registered charities.

    However, all telemarketersâ€"including registered charities and other exempt organisations under the DNCR Actâ€"are bound by the Telemarketing Standard.

    All organisations, including charities, are required to discontinue contacting consumers that have requested that direct marketing stop.
  • Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW) - Level 4An Act to prohibit the manufacture, supply, possession and use of certain drugs, and for related purposes.
  • Duties Act 1997 (NSW) - Level 5An Act to create and charge a number of duties. The University is exempt from Duty under the University of New England Act 1983, s22A Stamp duty exemption
    (1) Unless the Treasurer otherwise directs in a particular case, neither the University nor the Council is liable to duty under the Duties Act 1997, in respect of anything done by the University or Council for the purposes of the borrowing of money or the investment of funds of the University under this Act.
    (2) The Treasurer may direct in writing that any other specified person is not liable to duty under the Duties Act 1997 in respect of anything done for the purposes of the borrowing of money or the investment of funds of the University under this Act, and the direction has effect accordingly.