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Legislation

The following lists of Acts and Regulations, Australian Standards, International Standards and Principles, and Advisory Standards and Practice Guides may be of relevance to providers in the community services sector. These are a guide only. It is each provider’s responsibility to be familiar with the regulatory requirements that are relevant to their scope of practice. For access to current copies of relevant legislation, we recommend that you Google the title.

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Community Resourcing Worldwide has endeavoured to keep this information current and correct, however we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or continuing availability of this information.

 

Acts and Regulations

  • Anti-Discrimination Act (1991)
  • Associations Incorporation Act (1981)
  • Associations Incorporation Regulations (1999)
  • Corporations Act (Commonwealth) (2001)
  • Australian Securities and Investment Commission Act (2001)
  • Child Protection Act (1999)
  • Commission for Children and Child Guardian Act (2000)
  • Commission for Children and Young People Act (2000)
  • Community Visitors Grant Amendment Principles (2006)
  • Copyright Act (Commonwealth) (1968)
  • Copyright Amendment Act (Commonwealth) (2006)
  • Coroners Act (2003)
  • Crime and Misconduct Act (2001)
  • Criminal Code Act (1995)
  • Defamation Act (2005)
  • Disability Discrimination Act (Commonwealth) (1992)
  • Disability Services & Other Legislation Amendment Act (2008)
  • Disability Services Act (Qld) (2006)
  • Drugs Misuse Act (1986)
  • Electrical Safety Act and Regulations (2002)
  • Equal Opportunity in Public Employment Act (1992)
  • Evidence Act (Qld) (1977)
  • Evidence Act (Commonwealth) (1995)
  • Evidence Amendment (Confidential Communications) Act (NSW) (1997)
  • Family Services Act (1987)
  • Financial Administration and Audit Act (1977)
  • Fire and Rescue Service Act (1990)
  • Food Act (Australia) (2008)
  • Food Hygiene Regulations (NSW) (2010)
  • Food Production (Safety) Act (2000)
  • Food Regulation (2006)
  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act (1991)
  • Freedom of Information Act (ACT) (1989)
  • Freedom of Information Act (Commonwealth) (1985)
  • Freedom of Information Regulation (ACT) (1991)
  • Freedom of Information Act (NSW) (2009)
  • Freedom of Information Act (Queensland) (1982)
  • Freedom of Information Act (SA) (1991)
  • Freedom of Information Act (Victoria) (1982)
  • Freedom of Information Act (WA) (1992)
  • Guardianship and Administration Act (2000)
  • HACC Act (1985)
  • Health (Drugs & Poisons) Regulation (1996)
  • Health Act (1937)
  • Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act (2009)
  • Health Practitioners (Professional Standards) Act (1999)
  • Health Practitioners (Special Events Exemptions) Act (1998)
  • Health Quality & Complaints Commission Act (2006)
  • Health Rights Commission Act (1991)
  • Health Services Act (1991)
  • Health Services Regulation (2002)
  • Hospital Foundations Act (1982)
  • Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) Act (1986)
  • Industrial Relations Act and Regulations (1999)
  • Industrial Relations Reform Act (Commonwealth) (1993)
  • Information Act (NT) (2002)
  • Information Privacy Act (2009)
  • Juvenile Justice Act (1992)
  • Mental Health Act (2000)
  • Nursing Act (1992)
  • Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act (1991)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (Commonwealth) Regulations and Code (1991)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (NSW) (2000)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (Victoria) (2004)
  • Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare (Safe Work SA) Amendment Act (2005)
  • Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations (SA) (1995)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (WA) (1984)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (WA) (1996)
  • Pest Management Act (2001)
  • Pest Management Regulation (2003)
  • Powers of Attorney Act (1998)
  • Privacy Act (1988) and Privacy Principles (Privacy Amendment [Private Sector] Act (2000)
  • Private Health Facilities Act (1999)
  • Public Health (Infection Control for Personal Appearance Services) Act (2003)
  • Public Health Act (2005) and Public Health Regulation (2005)
  • Public Records Act (2002)
  • Public Sector Ethics Act (1994)
  • Public Service Act (1996)
  • Public Service Act (2008)
  • Queensland Disability Services Act (2006)
  • Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Act (1990) and Building Fire Safety Regulations (1991)
  • Racial Discrimination Act (Commonwealth) (1975)
  • Racial Hatred Act (1995)
  • Radiation Safety Act (1999) and Radiation Safety Regulation (1999)
  • Right to Information Act (Tasmania) (2009)
  • Sex Discrimination Act (Queensland) (1984)
  • SPAM Act (Commonwealth) (2003)
  • Statistical Returns Act (1896)
  • Superannuation Guarantee Ruling SGR 94/4 (Australian Taxation Office) (2008)
  • The Aged Care Act (1997)
  • The Aged Care Act (1997) Accountability Amendment Principles (2006)
  • The Aged Care Act (1997) Accountability Principles (1998)
  • The Aged Care Act (1997) Accreditation Grant Principles (1999)
  • The Aged Care Act (1997) Aged Care Principles
  • The Aged Care Act (1997) Quality of Care Principles
  • The Aged Care Act (1997) Records Principles
  • The Aged Care Act (1997) Records Amendment Principles (2006)
  • The Aged Care Act (1997) User Rights Principles
  • The Aged Care Act (1997) Aged Care Amendment (Security and Protection ) Bill (2007)
  • Tobacco and Other Smoking Products Act (1998)
  • Tobacco and Other Smoking Products Amendment Act (2004)
  • Training Reform Act (2003)
  • Trusts Act (1973)
  • Vocational Education Training and Employment Act (2000)
  • Vocational Education Training and Employment Regulation (2000)
  • Water Fluoridation Act (2008) and Water Fluoridation Regulation (2008)
  • Whistleblowers Protection Act (1994)
  • Work Cover Act (1996)
  • Work Health (Occupational Health and Safety) (NT) Act (1996)
  • Work Safety Act (ACT) (2008)
  • Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act and Regulations (2003)
  • Workplace Health and Safety Act (Queensland) (1995)
  • Workplace Health and Safety Regulations (Queensland) (1997)
  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition Forward with Fairness) Act (2008)

 

Australian/National Standards

  • Australian Accounting Standard 25 Financial Reporting by Superannuation Plans
  • Australian Accounting Standard Board (AASB) Accounting Standards (1991)
  • Australian Standard AS 1319 Safety Signs for the Occupational Environment
  • Australian Standard AS 1680 Part 1:1990 Interior Lighting: General Principles and Recommendations
  • Australian Standard AS 1765P:1975 Clinical Lighting
  • Australian Standard AS 1851: Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment
  • Australian Standard AS 2120.1-1992, AS 2120.2-1992, AS 2120.3-1992 Medical Suction Equipment
  • Australian Standard AS 2182:1981 Steam Sterilisers
  • Australian Standard AS 2487:1981 Dry heat Sterilisers
  • Australian Standard AS 2488:1981 Resuscitators
  • Australian Standard AS 2500:1986 Electro-medical equipment
  • Australian Standard AS 2828.1:1985 Medical Record Content
  • Australian Standard AS 2828.2:1985 Hospital Medical Records
  • Australian Standard AS 3003:1985 Electrical installations
  • Australian Standard AS 3009:1985 Emergency Power supplies
  • Australian Standard AS 3590.2:1990 Screen Based Workstations part 1: Workstation Furniture
  • Australian Standard AS 3745:2002 Emergency Control Organization and Procedures for Buildings, Structures and Workplaces
  • Australian Standard AS 3760 Electrical Safety
  • Australian Standard AS 3806:1998 Compliance Programs
  • Australian Standard AS 4031:1992 Sharps Containers
  • Australian Standard AS 4083 Safety
  • Australian Standard AS 4083:1992 Healthcare Facilities – Emergency Responses
  • Australian Standard AS 4083:1997 Healthcare Facilities – Planning for Emergencies
  • Australian Standard AS 4146:1994 Laundry Practice
  • Australian Standard AS 4187:1994 Sterilising of Equipment - Medical & Surgical Instruments
  • Australian Standard AS 4481.1:1997 Security for Healthcare facilities - General Requirements
  • Australian Standard AS 4485.2:1997 Security for Healthcare facilities - Procedures Guide
  • Australian Standard AS 4811:2006 Employment Screening
  • Australian Standard AS 8000:2003 Corporate Governance – Good Governance Principles
  • Australian Standard AS 8001:2003 Corporate Governance – Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Australian Standard AS 8001:2003 Corporate Governance – Fraud and Corruption Control
  • Australian Standard AS 8002:2003 Corporate Governance – Organisational Codes of Conduct
  • Australian Standard AS 8004:2003 Corporate Governance – Whistleblower Protection Programs for Entities
  • Australian Standard AS 8015:2005 Corporate Governance of Information and Communication Technology
  • Australian Standard AS/ISO 15489.1-2002 Records Management – General
  • Australian Standard AS/ISO 15489.2-2002 Records Management – Guidelines
  • Australian Standard AS/NZS 1680.2.4:1997 Industrial Tasks and Processes
  • Australian Standard AS/NZS 4360:2004 Risk Management
  • Australian Standard AS/NZS 4442:1997 Office Desks
  • Australian Standard AS/NZS 4581:1999 Integrated Management Systems
  • Australian Standard AS/NZS 4801:2001 Occupational Health and Safety – Specifications
  • Australian Standard AS/NZS 4804:2001 Occupational Health and Safety – General guidelines
  • Australian Standard AS/NZS ISO 10013:2001 Quality Management Systems Documentation
  • Australian Standard AS/NZS ISO 14001:1996 Environmental Management System
  • Australian Standard AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management Systems Fundamentals and Vocabulary
  • Australian Standard AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems Requirements
  • Australian Standard AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems – Requirements
  • Australian Standard AS/NZS ISO 9004:2000 Quality Management Systems Guidelines for Improvement
  • Australian Standard Handbook GB 013.1-2004 Integrated Management Systems - Framework
  • Australian Standard Handbook GB 013.2-2004 Integrated Management Systems - Implementing and Operating
  • Australian Standard Handbook GB 013.3-2004 Integrated Management Systems - Creating a Manual
  • Australian Standard Handbook GB 013.4-2004 Integrated Management Systems – Customer Satisfaction
  • Australian Standard Handbook GB 013.5-2004 Integrated Management Systems - The Excellence Model
  • Australian Standard Handbook HB 142-1999 A Basic Introduction to Managing Risk
  • Australian Standard Handbook HB 158-2002 A Guide to the use of AS/NZS 4360 Risk Management within the Internal Audit Process
  • Australian Standard Handbook HB 203:2000 Environmental Risk Management – Principles & Processes
  • Australian Standard Handbook HB 228:2001 Guidelines for Managing Risk in the Health Care Sector
  • Australian Standard Handbook HB 231:2000 Information Security Risk Management Guidelines
  • Australian Standard Handbook HB 240:2000 Guidelines for Managing Risk in Outsourcing Utilising the AS/NZS 4360 Process
  • Australian Standard Handbook HB 246:2002 Guidelines for Managing Risk in Sport and Recreation
  • Australian Standard Handbook HB 254:2005 Governance, Risk Management and Control Assurance
  • Australian Standard Handbook HB 400:2004 Introduction to Corporate Governance
  • Australian Standard Handbook HB 401:2004 Applications of Corporate Governance
  • Australian Standard Handbook HB 402:2004 Business planning
  • Australian Standard Handbook HB 403:2004 Best Practice Board Reporting
  • Australian Standard Handbook HB 405:2004 Disclosure and Transparency Frameworks
  • Australian Standard Handbook HB 90.2:2000 The Service Industry – Guide to ISO 9001:2000
  • Australian Standard Handbook HB 90.5:2000 Correlation between ISO 9001:2000 & HACCP Principles
  • Australian Standard Handbook HB 90.8:2000 Healthcare Services – Guide to ISO 9001:2000

 

International Standards and Principles

  • American National Standard/National Sanitising Foundation International Standard ANSI/NSF 3-1996 Commercial Spray-Type Dishwashing and Glasswashing Machines
  • Codex Alimentarius Commission 1969 Principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system, Annex to CAC/RCP 1-1969, Rev.3. FAO Corporate Document Repository
  • Codex Alimentarius Commission HACCP Standard (1997)
  • International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) Standards for Financial Reporting (2005)
  • International Federation on Ageing Declaration of Rights of Older Persons
  • International Standards Organisation ISO 22000 Food Safety Management
  • International Standards Organisation ISO 9004:2009 Sustainable Management Systems
  • The UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities
  • The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007)
  • The United Nations Principles for Older Persons (1991)
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
  • Advisory Standards and Practice Guides
  • Australian Human Rights Commission Good Practice Good Business: Eliminating Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace www.humanrights.gov.au
  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse and the Enrolled Nurse (2002)
  • Business Excellence Framework – Principles (2007) (SAI Global)
  • Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care (2004) Infection Control Guidelines for the Prevention of Transmission of Infectious Diseases
  • Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care (2006) Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Council – Guiding Principles for Mediation Management in the Community
  • Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Influenza Outbreaks in Residential Care Facilities
  • Fire and Evacuation Guide (Queensland) (2002)
  • First Aid Advisory Standard (2004)
  • Guidelines for Carer Provisions – Administration of Medications by Carers in Assisted Care Situations (Queensland Health, Environmental Health Unit, Population Health Branch)
  • Hazardous Substances Advisory Standard (2003)
  • Manual Tasks Involving the Handling of People Advisory Standard (Queensland) (2001)
  • Manual Tasks Involving the Handling of People Code of Practice (Queensland) (2001)
  • National Model Regulations and National Code of Practice Regulations for Control of Hazardous Substances: Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Prevention of Workplace Harassment Advisory Standard (2004)
  • Queensland Nursing Council Policy on Medication Administration by Enrolled Nurses (2005)
  • Queensland Nursing Council Scope of Practice Framework for Nurses and Midwives (2005)
  • Risk Management Advisory Standard (Queensland) (2000)
  • Workplace Amenities Advisory Standard (Queensland) (2000)