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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  • Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) - Level 1The Act gives effect to Australia's obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. Its major objectives are to promote equality before the law for all persons, regardless of their race, colour or national or ethnic origin, and make discrimination against people on the basis of their race, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin unlawful.
  • Radiation Control Act 1990 (NSW) - Level 3This Act makes provision for the regulation and control of the sale, use, keeping and disposal of radioactive substances and radiation apparatus. The Act establishes the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) as the regulatory authority and provides for a licensing system (administered by the EPA) to regulate handling and use of radioactive substances and apparatus. The Act requires that:
    - any person using radioactive substances or irradiating apparatus hold a licence.
    - Owners of sealed source devices and certain radiation apparatus must register the item and ensure that persons using the item are authorised to do so by a licence.
    - Occupiers of premises on which unsealed radioactive sources are housed must register the premises and ensure persons using the radioactive substance are authorised to do so by a licence.
    Licences are issued by the EPA for one year.
    Students using radioactive substances or apparatus are exempt from holding a licence only if they have approval from an appropriate licence holder. The University must obtain an appropriate radiation licence where using or holding radioactive substances and radiation apparatus and must comply with licence conditions. The University must ensure that facilities, equipment and procedures that meet the requirements for registration are in fact registered with the EPA. Where University premises have unsealed radioactive sources (kept or used) they must be registered with the EPA.
  • Radiation Control Regulation 2013 (NSW) - Level 3Regulation made under the Radiation Control Act 1990.
  • Radio Licence Fees Act 1964 (Cth) - Level 4An Act to provide for the payment of fees in respect of certain radio licences
  • Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Determination 2015 (Cth) - Level 4The Radiocommunications Licence Conditions Transmitter Licence Tax) Determination No. 1 of 2015 as amended, is made under paragraph 107 (1) (f) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.
  • Radiocommunications Act 1992 (Cth) - Level 4The Radio Communications Act is concerned with the regulating the use of the radio frequency spectrum within Australia.
    A fundamental principal of the Act is that the operation of all radio transmitters (<470 Terahertz, just under infra red) must be authorised by a telecommunications licence. This is independent of the Telecommunications Act 1997, where a carrier licence or nominated carrier licence is required. This Act has relevance for the University as the operator of a Radio Station.
  • Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Apparatus Licence) Determination 2015 (Cth) - Level 4Radiocommunications Licence Conditions(Apparatus Licence) Determination 2015, made by the Australian Communications and Media Authority under paragraph 107 (1) (f) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

    The Determination provides that a licensee may only operate a transmitter to communicate with a station or receiver if that communication is permitted by the licensee's licence.
  • Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Broadcasting Licence) Determination 2015 (Cth) - Level 4The Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Broadcasting Licence) Determination as amended, is made under paragraph 107 (1) (f) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

    To be ceased 01 Oct 2025.
  • Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Fixed Licence) Determination 2015 (Cth) - Level 4The Radiocommunications Licence Conditions(Fixed Licence) Determination 2015 is made under paragraph 107(1)(f) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

    To be ceased 01 Oct 2025.
  • Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Land Mobile Licence) Determination 2015 (Cth) - Level 4This Determination is made under paragraph 107 (1) (f) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 and sets out the conditions to which a land mobile licence is subject.

    To be ceased 01 Oct 2025
  • Real Property Act 1900 (NSW) - Level 4An Act for the declaration of titles to land and the facilitation of its transfer. The Act establishes the Registrar-General as responsible for the administration of the Act and requires the recording of title particulars on a Register for land. Details required on the Register are prescribed by the Act.
  • Recreation Vehicles Act 1983 (NSW) - Level 3This Act provides for the regulation of recreational vehicles on restricted land (i.e. land that is not a public road nor a recreational vehicle area). It is an offence under this Act to use vehicles on restricted land in wilful contravention of a direction given by the occupier of that land.
  • Registered Clubs Act 1976 (NSW) - Level 5An Act to make provision with respect to the rules and management of registered clubs.
  • Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Act 2013 (TAS) - Level 2An Act providing for background checking and registration of people who work with vulnerable people (this includes children).
  • Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Regulations 2014 (TAS) - Level 2Regulations made under the Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Act 2013.
  • Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002 (Cth) - Level 5An Act to regulate certain activities involving the use of human embryos. The Act deals with issues concerning the use of human embryos, including excess ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) embyros - being embryos produced during assisted reproductive technology treatment of a woman - that are no longer required by the woman and her spouse. The Act prescribes the NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) and its licensing committee as the body responsible for issuing licences to use human and excess ART embryos for the purposes of research. Further the Act provides that such research must be reviewed, recommended and monitored by an accredited Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC). The Act requires that proper consent be given by parties involved in the creation of the embryo prior to its use; and, prohibits cloning.

    The University does not conduct research involving human embryos.
  • Residential Tenancies Act 2010 (NSW) - Level 4An Act with respect to the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants, rents, rental bonds and other matters relating to residential tenancy agreements.

    Under Part 4, clause 20 of the Residential Tenancies Regulation 2010 (made under this Act), the Residential System of the University is exempt from the requirements of the Act and Regulations.
  • Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW) - Level 4An Act to make provision with respect to the leasing of certain retail shops and the rights and obligations of lessors and lessees of those shops, and for other purposes
  • Return to Work Act (NT) - Level 2A Northern Territory Act about workers' rehabilitation and compensation.
  • Return to Work Act 2014 (SA) - Level 2A South Australian Act to provide for the recovery, return to work and support of workers on relation to work injuries.
  • Road Rules 2014 (NSW) - Level 3Road Rules 2014
  • Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 (NSW) - Level 3Road Transport (general) Regulation 2013
  • Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW) - Level 3Road Transport Act 2013
  • Roads Act 1993 (NSW) - Level 4An Act to make provision for the roads of NSW. Under the Act, members of the public have rights to use public roads. The Act declares the RTA and other public authorities as roads authorities and defines their functions for the purposes of the Act. The Act makes provisions for road boundaries and road levels, opening and closing of public roads, classification of roads, road work, protection of public roads and traffic, and other road management practices including procedural matters for the establishment of tollways and financial assistance for road authorities. Further, the Act allows for compulsory acquisition (or acquisition by agreement) of land for the purposes of new roads or for road management activites (eg: widening etc).
  • Rural Fires Act 1997 (NSW) - Level 4An Act to establish the NSW Rural Fire Service, defines its functions and makes provision for the prevention, mitigation and suppression of rural fires. Rural Fire Districts are defined within the Act (as distinct from Fire Districts as defined by the Fire Brigades Act 1989). The Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service, staff and volunteer fire fighters will form the NSW Rural Fire Service. The Act establishes Bushfire Management Committees and requires them to prepare and submit a plan of operations and a bushfire risk management plan. The timing and content of such plans is dealt with in the Act. Fire Permits are also provided for in the Act. The Act establishes a duty for owners and occupiers of land to prevent bushfires and provides for bushfire prevention measures including hazard reduction. The Act also provides for persons located within the vicinity of bushfire prone land to lodge complaints where bushfire prevention activity is perceived to be inadequate. Hazard Management Officers have the authority to issue notices to owners and occupiers of land to carry out bushfire hazard reduction work. It is an offence under the Act to - obstruct the NSW Rural Fire Service in the course of their duties in fighting a fire; fail to comply with notices issued under the Act; fail to observe conditions of a fire permit and in so doing cause a fire.
  • Rural Workers Accommodation Act 1969 (NSW) - Level 4An Act to provide for the accommodation of rural workers; to repeal the Rural Workers Accommodation Act 1926 and the Rural Workers Accommodation (Amendment) Act 1951 ; and for purposes connected therewith.