Legislation

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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  • Medical Research Future Fund Act 2015 (Cth) - Level 3The object of this Act is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians by establishing the Medical Research Future Fund to provide grants of financial assistance to support medical research and medical innovation.
  • Medicare Levy Act 1986 (Cth) - Level 4An Act to impose a Medicare levy upon certain incomes.
  • Mental Health Act 2007 (NSW) - Level 4An Act to make provision with respect to the care, treatment and control of mentally ill and mentally disordered persons and other matters relating to mental health. The Act results from a review of the legislation initiated by the Government and carried out through extensive consultations with consumers, carers and service providers. It retains many of the significant principles of the Mental Health Act 1990, builds on patient and carer rights and protections and provides for modern models of service provision.
  • Migration Act 1958 (Cth) - Level 2An Act relating to the entry into, and presence in, Australia of aliens, and the departure or deportation from Australia of aliens and certain other persons. The object of this Act is to regulate, in the national interest, the coming into, and presence in, Australia of aliens, and the departure or deportation from Australia of aliens and certain other persons. As an Employer: This Act is relevant for the University in its capacity as an employer. The University must only employ persons who can prove they have a 'right to work' in Australia. It is worth noting that student visas allow work in Australia but there are limitations to the number of hours etc (only relevant if the University employs foreign students). The University must comply with terms and conditions of visa's and observe visa start and end dates. For Students attending the University: University responsibilities in its capacity of providing education services for overseas students are covered by the ESOS Act. There are some obligations for the University with respect to Migration legislation as the University has an obligation to provide an electronic confirmation of enrolment that DIAC (Department of Immigration and Citizenship) uses to assess Student Visa applications. It is important that the University complies with the requirements surrounding the issue of this document as it becomes a trusted source document for the Immigration department.
  • Minors (Property and Contracts) Act 1970 (NSW) - Level 4An Act relating to the entry into, and presence in, Australia of aliens, and the departure or deportation from Australia of aliens and certain other persons. The object of this Act is to regulate, in the national interest, the coming into, and presence in, Australia of aliens, and the departure or deportation from Australia of aliens and certain other persons. As an Employer: This Act is relevant for the University in its capacity as an employer. The University must only employ persons who can prove they have a 'right to work' in Australia. It is worth noting that student visas allow work in Australia but there are limitations to the number of hours etc (only relevant if the University employs foreign students). The University must comply with terms and conditions of visa's and observe visa start and end dates. For Students attending the University: University responsibilities in its capacity of providing education services for overseas students are covered by the ESOS Act. There are some obligations for the University with respect to Migration legislation as the University has an obligation to provide an electronic confirmation of enrolment that DIAC (Department of Immigration and Citizenship) uses to assess Student Visa applications. It is important that the University complies with the requirements surrounding the issue of this document as it becomes a trusted source document for the Immigration department.
  • Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) - Level 1This Act requires entities based, or operating, in Australia, which have an annual consolidated revenue of more than $100 million, to report annually on the risks of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains, and actions to address those risks. Other entities based, or operating, in Australia may report voluntarily.

    The Commonwealth is required to report on behalf of nonâ€'corporate Commonwealth entities, and the reporting requirements also apply to Commonwealth corporate entities and companies with an annual consolidated revenue of more than $100 million.

    Reports are kept by the Minister in a public repository known as the Modern Slavery Statements Register. Statements on the register may be accessed by the public, free of charge, on the internet.
  • Modern Slavery Act 2018 NSW (NSW) - Level 1The objects of this Act are to combat modern slavery, provide assistance and support for victims of modern slavery, provide for an Anti-slavery Commissioner, provide for detection and exposure of modern slavery that may have occurred or be occurring or that is likely to occur, raise community awareness of, and provide for education and training about, modern slavery,
    to encourage collaborative action to combat modern slavery, provide for the assessment of the effectiveness and appropriateness of laws prohibiting modern slavery and to improve the implementation and enforcement of such laws, provide for mandatory reporting of risks of modern slavery occurring in the supply chains of government agencies and commercial organisations, make forced marriage of a child and certain slavery and slavery-like conduct offences in New South Wales and to further penalise involvement in cybersex trafficking by making it an offence to administer a digital platform for the purpose of child abuse material.
  • Multicultural NSW Act 2000 (NSW) - Level 2An Act (formerly known as the Community Relations Commission and Principles of Multiculturalism Act 2000) to establish principles of multiculturalism as the policy of the State; to constitute the Community Relations Commission of New South Wales; to provide for its objectives and functions; to repeal the Ethnic Affairs Commission Act 1979 and to amend certain other Acts and regulations; and for other purposes