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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  • Fair Trading Act 1987 (NSW) - Level 2An Act to regulate the supply, advertising and description of goods and services. This Act constitutes the main law covering business behaviour in NSW. Under the Act, it is unlawful to make false claims about a product or service; Operate in a misleading or deceptive way, or in a way that is likely to mislead or deceive your customers. The Act establishes the NSW Office of Fair Trading which seeks to protect the rights of consumers and advises business and traders on fair practice by setting the rules for fairness in transactions between consumers and traders. NSW Fair Trading has the power to investigate and prevent unfair practices and for some industries in NSW have a licensing system in place to ensure only qualified and appropriate people perform such work within the industry. Under the Act, a business must not engage in unconscionable conduct (take unfair advantage of vulnerable customers). This may occur where customers have no alternative than to do business with that vendor; or, where a product or service is in high demand and the vendor abuses their bargaining power. The Fair Trading Act gives the government a number of options to enforce the law and empowers the courts to prosecute those who have failed to comply.
  • Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) - Level 1An Act to provide a framework for workplace relations. The Act establishes and defines membership and functions of Fair Work Australia and further establishes the Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman. The Act provides for the following key elements:
    (i) Establishment of National Employment Standards - minimum standards applying to employment and relate to such issues as maximum weekly hours; requests for flexible working arrangements; annual leave; LSL etc.
    (ii) Provision of modern awards by the FWA - subject to review every 4 years. Modern awards seek to provide a minimum safety net of terms and conditions.
    (iii) Minimum rates of pay contained in modern awards - and reviewed by FWA annually.
    (iv) Termination of employment and unfair dismissal.
    (v) FWA - with divisions in federal court with powers to make orders they consider appropriate, to remedy breaches and to issue injunctions to prevent breaches.
    (vi) Bargaining - FWA will have the power to compel employers to enter into good faith bargaining for industrial agreements. Fines can be imposed for failure to bargain in good faith.
  • Fair Work Commission Rules 2013 (Cth) - Level 1Rules made under the Fair Work Act 2009
  • Fair Work Regulations 2009 (Cth) - Level 1Regulations made under the Fair Work Act 2009
  • Farm Water Supplies Act 1946 (NSW) - Level 4An Act to enable farmers to obtain advances for the purposes of carrying out works of water supply; to empower certain government instrumentalities to carry out such works on behalf of farmers; and for purposes connected therewith.
  • Fines Act 1996 (NSW) - Level 4An Act relating to fines and their enforcement, and to other matters.
  • Firearms Act 1996 (NSW) - Level 4An Act to provide for the regulation, control and registration of firearms.
  • Food Act 2003 (NSW) - Level 3An Act to regulate the handling of food for sale and the sale of food and to provide for the application of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code in New South Wales.
  • Food Regulation 2015 (NSW) - Level 3The Regulation made under the Food Act 2003.
  • Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018 (Cth) - Level 2The object of this Act is to provide for a scheme for the registration of persons who undertake certain activities on behalf of foreign governments and other foreign principals, in order to improve the transparency of their activities on behalf of those foreign principals.

    A person who undertakes activities on behalf of a foreign principal may be liable to register under the scheme established by this Act, depending on who the foreign principal is, the activities the person undertakes and in some cases on the person’s former status.

    Certain information about registrants and their activities is made publicly available.

    A registrant has various responsibilities under the scheme. In general terms, these responsibilities are aimed at ensuring that the Secretary has up to date information about the activities of registrants, especially during voting periods for federal elections.

    In addition, any person who undertakes communications activity that is registrable in relation to a foreign principal must make a disclosure about the foreign principal. This applies whether or not the person is a registrant.

    Penalties apply for persons who are liable to register under the scheme and do not register, and for those who fail to fulfil responsibilities under the scheme.
  • Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Rules 2018 (Cth) - Level 2Provides information on exceptions from registration under the scheme and information to be made available on the website
  • Fringe Benefits Tax Act 1986 (Cth) - Level 2An Act to impose a tax in respect of the value of certain fringe benefits provided in respect of the employment of employees.
  • Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 (Cth) - Level 3An Act relating to the assessment and collection of the tax imposed by the Fringe Benefits Tax Act 1986, and for related purposes
  • Frustrated Contracts Act 1978 (NSW) - Level 4A frustrated contract is a contract that, subsequent to its formation, and without fault of either party, is incapable of being performed due to an unforeseen event/s. The Act recognises that frustration discharges any future promises in the contract; and allows for the repayment of money paid before frustration, payment for any benefit that a party may have received under the contract, and payment of part of all reasonable costs incurred in performing the contract.
  • Fuel Tax Act 2006 (Cth) - Level 4An Act about fuel tax and fuel credits, and for related purposes. All off-road business use of fuel will be eligible for subsidies. In other words, organisations that do not run large vehicle fleets but consume large amounts of fuel business processes (e.g. manufacturing, construction, plant operations), are eligible for a fuel tax credit claim.