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Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct: Appendix 1. Relevant acts

Appendix 1

Relevant Acts and Workplace Agreements

There are a number of Commonwealth and State Acts relevant to members of this University. While the University has policies, guidelines, awards and agreements that reflect this legislation, such Acts take precedence over any internal policies or practices (including this Code). Relevant examples of this legislation are:

State Legislation

  • Animal Welfare Act
  • Corruption and Crime Commission Act
  • Criminal Law Amendment Act
  • Disability Services Act
  • Equal Opportunity Act
  • Financial Management Act
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Gender Reassignment Act
  • Industrial Relations Act
  • Industrial Training Act
  • Lesbian and Gay Law Reform Act
  • Minimum Terms of Employment Act
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • Public Interest Disclosure Act
  • The University of Western Australia Act
  • Worker’s Compensation and Injury Act

Commonwealth Legislation

  • Age Discrimination Act
  • Australian Human Rights Commission Act
  • Copyright Act
  • Disability Discrimination Act
  • Disability Standards for Education
  • Fair Work Act
  • Gene Technology Act
  • Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act
  • Privacy Act
  • Racial Discrimination Act
  • Sex Discrimination Act
  • Superannuation Acts (various)
  • Taxation Acts (various)
  • Telecommunications Acts (various)
  • Workplace Gender Equality Act

University Collective Workplace Agreements

  • The University of Western Australia Academic Staff Agreement 2010
  • The University of Western Australia Professional and General Staff Agreement 2010
  • The University of Western Australia Child Care Employees’ Agreement 2009 – 2012
  • The University of Western Australia ELICOS Teachers Agreement 2011

(Or as replaced from time to time)

This list of legislation and Agreements is current as of January 2014.

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and other Acts may apply in some circumstances.

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