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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  • Safe Work Australia Act 2008 (Cth) - Level 4An Act to establish Safe Work Australia, and for related purposes
  • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth) - Level 4An Act relating to the rehabilitation of employees of the Commonwealth and certain corporations and to workers' compensation for those employees and certain other persons, and for related purposes.
  • Sale of Goods (Vienna Convention) Act 1986 (NSW) - Level 4An Act to give effect within New South Wales to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods , and for other purposes.
  • Sale of Goods Act 1923 (NSW) - Level 4Each state and territory has its own Sale of Goods Act to cover contracts where a seller transfers, or agrees to transfer, their right of ownership in goods to a buyer for a money consideration called the price. This Act codifies the common law as well as amending it.
  • Science and Industry Endowment Act 1926 (Cth) - Level 4An Act to constitute a Fund to be utilized for the purposes of Scientific and Industrial Research.
  • Science and Industry Research Act 1949 (Cth) - Level 4An Act relating to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Security Industry Act 1997 (NSW) - Level 3An Act to provide for the licensing and regulation of persons in the security industry.
  • Security Industry Regulation 2016 (NSW) - Level 3Regulations made under the Security Industry Act 1997.
  • Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 (Cth) - Level 1 The object of this Act is to provide a framework for managing risks relating to critical infrastructure, including by:

    (a) improving the transparency of the ownership and operational control of critical infrastructure in Australia in order to better understand those risks; and

    (b) facilitating cooperation and collaboration between all levels of government, and regulators, owners and operators of critical infrastructure, in order to identify and manage those risks; and

    (c) providing a regime for the Commonwealth to respond to serious cyber security incidents.
  • Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) - Level 1An Act relating to discrimination on the ground of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status, marital or relationship status, pregnancy, potential pregnancy, breastfeeding or family responsibilities, and relating to discrimination involving sexual harassment, harassment on the ground of sex or hostile workplace environments
  • Smoke-Free Environment Act 2000 (NSW) - Level 4The object of this Act is to promote public health by reducing exposure to tobacco and other smoke in enclosed public places.
  • Soil Conservation Act 1938 (NSW) - Level 3An Act to make provision for the conservation of soil resources and farm water resources and for the mitigation of erosion.
  • Spam Act 2003 (Cth) - Level 2This Act sets up a scheme for regulating commercial email and other types of commercial electronic messages. Unsolicited commercial electronic messages must not be sent. Commercial electronic messages must include information about the individual or organisation who authorised the sending of the message. Commercial electronic messages must contain a functional unsubscribe facility. Addressâ€'harvesting software must not be supplied, acquired or used. An electronic address list produced using addressâ€'harvesting software must not be supplied, acquired or used. The main remedies for breaches of this Act are civil penalties and injunctions.
  • Sporting Injuries Insurance Act 1978 (NSW) - Level 5An Act to establish a scheme for the payment of benefits in respect of deaths and certain injuries suffered by persons participating in certain sporting or recreational activities; and for other purposes.
  • State Authorities Superannuation Act 1987 (NSW) - Level 4An Act to establish a superannuation scheme for certain employees in the public sector; and for other purposes.
  • State Emergency & Rescue Management Act 1989 (NSW) - Level 4An Act relating to the management of State emergencies and rescues.

    Under the Act, the Premier has the ability to declare that a 'state of emergency' exists in the whole or part of NSW when there is significant and widespread danger to life and or property in the state.
  • State Records Act 1998 (NSW) - Level 1An Act to make provision for the creation, management and protection of the records of public offices of the State and to provide for public access to those records, to establish the State Archives and Records Authority; and for other purposes.

    State record means a record made or received by a person, whether before or after the commencement of this sectionâ€"
    (a) in the course of exercising official functions in a public office, or
    (b) for a purpose of a public office, or
    (c) for the use of a public office.

  • State Records Regulation 2015 (NSW) - Level 2Regulations made under the State Records Act 1998.
  • Stock Medicines Act 1989 (NSW) - Level 4An Act relating to medicines for stock and other animals for the purposes of enhancing the quality of agricultural production, protecting the environment and safeguarding the health of stock and other animals; and for other purposes.
  • Student Intentifiers Act 2014 (Cth) - Level 4An Act to provide for student identifiers and for access to transcripts relating to vocational education and training, and for related purposes.

    Generally, a registered higher education provider must not confer a regulated higher education award on an individual after 2022 unless the individual has been assigned a student identifier.

    Collection, use and disclosure of an individual’s student identifier without the individual’s consent is prohibited, unless it is authorised by this Act. The Information Commissioner may deal with breaches of these rules as interferences with privacy under the Privacy Act 1988.
  • Superannuation Act 1916 (NSW) - Level 2An Act to provide a State provident fund for persons employed by the State or by certain other bodies, and for the families of such persons.
  • Superannuation Administration Act 1996 (NSW) - Level 5An Act to provide for trustees for State public sector superannuation schemes and the provision of investment and administration services for such schemes; to continue as a trustee for the defined benefit style schemes closed to new members the SAS Trustee Corporation (formerly the State Authorities Superannuation Board); to enable the establishment of additional superannuation schemes for State public sector employees and associated persons by trust deed; and for other purposes
  • Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth) - Level 2An Act relating to the establishment and administration of the Superannuation Guarantee Scheme, and for related purposes.

    As an employer the University has an obligation to pay super contributions on behalf of eligible employees. These contributions are in addition to employees' salaries and wages. This compulsory contribution is called the superannuation guarantee and it requires the University to: pay super for eligible employees; contribute to the correct super funds, and pay contributions by the cut off date each quarter.
  • Superannuation Guarantee Charge Act 1992 (Cth) - Level 4An Act to impose a charge on any shortfall in the amount contributed by employers to RSAs or superannuation funds for the benefit of employees.
  • Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (Cth) - Level 2An Act to make provision for the supervision of certain entities engaged in the superannuation industry, and for related purposes
  • Surveillance Devices Act 2007 (NSW) - Level 4An Act to regulate the installation, use, maintenance and retrieval of surveillance devices.

    Information obtained from the use of an approved surveillance device is deemed 'protected information' - communication and publication of 'protected information' is prohibited under the Act.