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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  • 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 (NSW) - 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.
  • Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) - Level 1The Sex Discrimination Act 1984 gives effect to Australia's obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and certain aspects of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention 156.
  • 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 electronic messages. Under the Act, the practice of sending unsolicited commercial electronic messages is prohibited; commercial electronic messages must state the name of the individual or organisation who authorised the sending of the message; there must be an 'unsubscribe' function and software that can harvest electronic addresses must not be used, supplied, or acquired (note: for the purposes of the Act, email addresses and telephone numbers are electronic addresses, however, voice calls are not considered to be electronic messages).
  • 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; to constitute a Sporting Injuries Committee and to confer on it powers, authorities, duties and functions with respect to the administration of the scheme; 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. The Act establishes the State Disasters Council and deals with emergency management at the State, District and Local levels via respective emergency management committees and emergency operations controllers. The Act allows for expeditious measures to be taken during a 'state of emergency' bypassing usual steps to ensure that emergency officers are able to perform such functions as necessary to promote safety (eg: evacuation by order; other safety measures such as to take possession or use property for the purposes of responding to the emergency). It is an offence under the Act to hinder emergency services officers in the execution of their duties during a 'state of emergency'.
  • State Records Act 1998 (NSW) - Level 1The aim of the State Records Act is to ensure that the business of the NSW public sector is properly documented and that official records are managed efficiently and effectively to support service delivery, good governance and accountability. A State record is any record made and kept, or received and kept, by any person in the course of the exercise of official functions in a public office, or for any purpose of a public office, or for the use of a public office. As a public office the University must comply with the Act and legislative instruments issued under it by NSW State Records. The Act stipulates that the Chief Executive of each public office has the duty to ensure compliance with this Act and associated regulations.
  • 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.
  • Strata Schemes Management Act 1996 (NSW) - Level 4An Act to provide for the management of strata schemes and the resolution of disputes in connection with strata schemes; and for other purposes.
  • Superannuation Act 1916 (NSW) - Level 2An Act to provide a State provident fund for persons employed by the State or other relevant bodies. The Act deals with procedural matters relating to the State Superannuation Fund including setting up reserves and general operations and management of the fund. The superannuation scheme set up by this Act is not generally available to persons employed on or after 1 July, 1985 with certain exceptions. The obligations under this legislation largely rest with the Fund administrator, however, the University may have employees who have contributions in this fund and as such must make appropriate arrangements for contributions to the fund.
  • 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 to impose a charge on any shortfall in the amount contributed by employees to Retirement Savings Accounts (RSA's) or superannuation funds for the benefit of employees. 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. Under the Act, a warrant or emergency authorisation is required where a surveillance device is to be used to record private conversations where a person might reasonably expect the spoken words to remain private. Surveillance Device includes a listening device, optical surveillance device, tracking device, data surveillance device etc - It is an offence under the Act to utilise a surveillance device to record private conversation(s) without an approved warrant or authorisation. The Act deals with procedural matters regarding the form and content of an application for a warrant, retrieval warrant, emergency authorisation and corresponding authorisation for the use of a surveillance device and defines who is authorised under the Act to approve and grant such a warrant or authorisation. Further, the Act prescribes the process for determining the application for the warrant or authorisation and the form and content of the issued warrant or authorisation.
    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.