Compliance Overview

Compliance Framework
Compliance Driver Electronic Transactions Act 1999 (Cth)
Classification Level 4
Local area requirement, managed locally .
Associated Legislation
Associated Standards None
Associated Codes None
Associated Information None
Return to Top Administrative Information
Administrative Body Attorney-General's Department
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Administrative Website http://www.ag.gov.au/RightsAndProtections/ECommerce/Pages/default.aspx
Return to Top General Introduction
VC Compliance Delegate Katrina Warden, Senior Legal Officer
Compliance Coordinator Katrina Warden, Senior Legal Officer
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  • Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit
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  • Australian Business Research Institute
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  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation)
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  • Office of the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
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Overview The Electronic Transactions Act 1999 ensures that a transaction under a Commonwealth law will not be invalid simply because it was conducted through electronic communication.

If a Commonwealth law requires a person to:
- give information in writing
- provide a handwritten signature
- produce a document in material form
- record or retain information
the Electronic Transactions Act means you can do these things electronically.

The Act applies to all laws of the Commonwealth unless they are specifically exempted by the Electronic Transactions Regulations 2000. If a law is exempt you may still have to use paper forms or retain paper-based information.
Most exemptions can be found in Schedule 1 of the Regulations.

Each Australian state and territory has its own Electronic Transactions Act, which generally mirrors the Commonwealth Electronic Transactions Act.