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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  • National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (Cth) - Level 1National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 made under subsection 33(1) of the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000.
  • National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 (Cth) - Level 5An Act relating to credit, and for related purposes
  • National Environment Protection Council (New South Wales) Act 1995 (NSW) - Level 3The object of this Act is to ensure that, by means of the establishment and operation of the National Environment Protection Council:

    (a) people enjoy the benefit of equivalent protection from air, water or soil pollution and from noise, wherever they live in Australia, and
    (b) decisions of the business community are not distorted, and markets are not fragmented, by variations between participating jurisdictions in relation to the adoption or implementation of major environment protection measures.
  • National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (Cth) - Level 3This Act for National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER ) provides for a single national reporting framework for information related to greenhouse gas emissions, greenhouse gas projects, energy production and energy consumption. At present, organisations that are (1) Constitutional corporations; and (2) Meet an NGER threshold; must report their greenhouse gas emissions, energy production, and energy use for a reporting year for each year in which they meet a threshold. The legislation includes regulations and guidelines for measurement of emissions, energy production and use to ensure standardisation of terms and measurement data. The Act aims to provide the basis for the future introduction of an emissions trading scheme.

    The University currently does not meet the threshold for registration and reporting.
  • National Health Act 1953 (Cth) - Level 4An Act relating to the provision of pharmaceutical, sickness and hospital benefits, and of medical and dental services.
  • National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992 (Cth) - Level 3An Act to establish a National Health and Medical Research Council, and for related purposes.
  • National Health Security Act 2007 (Cth) - Level 5An Act to provide for National Health Security which seeks to
    (a) provide a national system of public health surveillance to enhance the capacity to identify, and respond to, significant public health events including the occurrence of:- certain communicable diseases; certain releases of chemical, biological or radiological agents; public health risks; overseas mass casualties; and
    (b) provide for the sharing of information with the World Health Organization; and countries affected by an event relating to public health or an overseas mass casualty; and
    (c) support the Commonwealth, States and Territories in giving effect to the International Health Regulations.
    The University has obligations under this legislation specifically related to Security Sensitive Biological Agents (SSBA). Entities/facilities handling SSBA are required to maintain and review:- records of authorised/ approved personnel; incident reports; inventory records; decontamination procedures; transport, handling and management of SSBA; SSBA risk assessment and risk management plans; Policy, procedures relating to SSBA.
  • National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NSW) - Level 2An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the establishment, preservation and management of national parks, historic sites and certain other areas and the protection of certain fauna, native plants and Aboriginal objects; to repeal the Wild Flowers and Native Plants Protection Act 1927 , the Fauna Protection Act 1948 , the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1967 and certain other enactments; to amend the Local Government Act 1919 and certain other Acts in certain respects; and for purposes connected therewith.
  • National Trust of Australia (New South Wales) Act 1990 (NSW) - Level 5This Act makes provisions with respect to the constitution, objects and functions of the National Trust of Australia.

    The principal objects of the Trust are to acquire, control, maintain, protect, and preserve for the benefit of the public generally land, buildings, works, structures, and articles of beauty or of national, historical, antiquarian, scientific, artistic, architectural, or cultural interest (including Aboriginal relics, Aboriginal rock carvings, and Aboriginal rock paintings and archaeological sites), and to protect and preserve the natural features of, and to conserve the flora and fauna on, any land acquired by or under control of the Trust.
  • National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (Cth) - Level 5An Act to establish the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator, and for related purposes
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) - Level 2Native title is the recognition in Australian law, under common law and the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), of Indigenous Australians' rights and interests in land and waters according to their own traditional laws and customs. Unlike freehold titles or leases, native title is not a grant or a right that is created by governments. Native title may be recognised in places where Indigenous people continue to follow their traditional laws and customs and have maintained a link with their traditional country.
  • Native Vegetation Act 2003 (NSW) - Level 3An Act relating to the sustainable management and conservation of native vegetation. Native vegetation is defined under the Act as indigenous vegetation including trees; understorey plants; groundcover; and wetland plants. Further, the Act stipulates that vegetation is "indigenous" if it is vegetation that existed in NSW before European settlement. Note: the Act excludes mangroves, seagrasses or marine vegetation covered by Fisheries Management Act 1994. The Act has relevance for the University in its landscape management activities. Under the Act, clearing of native vegetation must be done in accordance with a development consent (issued per the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979) or an approved property vegetation plan (approved by the Minister in accordance with this Act).
  • New Business Tax System (Capital Gains Tax) Act 1999 (Cth) - Level 5An Act to implement the New Business Tax System by amending the law relating to capital gains tax, and for related purposes.
  • New Business Tax System (Venture Capital Deficit Tax) Act 2003 (Cth) - Level 5An Act to impose a tax in respect of venture capital sub-account deficits of pooled development funds, and for related purposes.
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987 (Cth) - Level 3An Act to make provision in relation to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and to establish, in accordance with certain international treaties and agreements to which Australia is a party, a system for the imposition and maintenance of nuclear safeguards in Australia, and for related matters