Sustainability-related Regulations Database

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Farm Household Support Act 2014 (Cth)
Federal Legislation,

The object of this Act is to improve the financial situation of farmers and their partners, who need financial assistance, by providing them with financial assistance that consists of:

(a) farm household allowance for up to 4 years in each specified 10 year period; and

(b) funding to engage in certain activities; and

© funding to obtain a farm financial assessment.

Regional Investment Corporation Act 2018 (Cth)
Federal Legislation,

This legislation establishes the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC). The RIC is an Australian Government provider of low-interest loans for farm businesses, particularly relevant during periods of drought. The purpose is to support the growth, resilience and sustainability of Australia’s agricultural economy.

Export Control Act 2020 (Cth)
Federal Legislation,

The objects of this Act are the following:

(a) to ensure that goods that are exported:

(i) meet relevant importing country requirements to enable and maintain overseas market access for goods exported from Australia; and

(ii) comply with government or industry standards or requirements relating to the goods; and

(iii) are traceable and, if necessary, can be recalled;

(b) to ensure the integrity of goods that are exported;

© to ensure that trade descriptions for goods that are exported are accurate;

(d) to give effect to Australia’s rights and obligations relating to goods that are exported under any international agreements to which Australia is a party

Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)
Federal Legislation,

The object of this Act is to enhance the welfare of Australians through the promotion of competition and fair trading and provision for consumer protection

Long Service Leave Act 1981
State/Territory Legislation,

The Northern Territory (NT) Long Service Leave Act of 1981 provides a framework for long service leave entitlements within the territory, Australia. It stipulates conditions for eligibility, accrual rates, and leave calculation, typically after a specified period of continuous service with an employer. The Act aims to ensure employees receive remuneration and time off for extended service, promoting retention and acknowledging their contributions to the workforce. Additionally, it establishes mechanisms for resolving disputes related to long service leave, contributing to a fair and equitable working environment in the Northern Territory.

Long Service Leave Act 1987
State/Territory Legislation,

The South Australian Long Service Leave Act of 1987 establishes provisions for long service leave entitlements within South Australia, Australia. It outlines criteria for eligibility, accrual rates, and conditions for taking leave, typically after a specified period of continuous service with an employer. The Act aims to ensure that employees receive remuneration and time off for extended service, promoting retention and acknowledging their contributions to the workforce. Additionally, it addresses matters such as leave calculation upon termination and provides mechanisms for resolving disputes related to long service leave, contributing to a fair and equitable working environment in South Australia.

Fair Work Act 2009
Federal Legislation,

The Fair Work Act, established in Australia, is a key piece of labour legislation that governs the relationship between employers, employees, and unions. It sets the national standards for employment, including minimum wage, leave entitlements, and maximum working hours. The Act also outlines the rules for collective bargaining, unfair dismissal, and industrial actions. It aims to balance the needs of businesses and workers, promoting fair and productive work practices. The Fair Work Commission and the Fair Work Ombudsman play crucial roles in enforcing the Act, resolving disputes, and ensuring compliance. This framework is vital for maintaining fair labor practices in Australia.

Modern Slavery Act 2018
Federal Legislation,

This legislation mandates Australian businesses with an annual consolidated revenue of at least AUD$100 million to provide annual modern slavery statements. These statements must address must set out the reporting entity’s actions to assess and address modern slavery risks in their global operations and supply chains. Voluntary statements can be provided by entities which do not meet the thresholds for mandatory reporting. However, once an entity has volunteered to report and the related reporting period commences, they are bound as though they are a mandatory reporting entity. An alternative for voluntary reporting is to publish the statement on the organisation’s website.

Long Service Leave Act 1976
State/Territory Legislation,

The Tasmanian Long Service Leave Act of 1976 outlines provisions for long service leave entitlements within Tasmania, Australia. It establishes criteria for eligibility, accrual rates, and conditions for taking leave, typically after a specified period of continuous service with an employer. The Act aims to ensure that employees receive remuneration and time off for extended service, promoting retention and recognition of their contributions to the workforce. Additionally, it addresses matters such as leave calculation upon termination and provides mechanisms for resolving disputes related to long service leave, contributing to a fair and equitable working environment in Tasmania.

Long Service Leave Act 2018
State/Territory Legislation,

The Victorian Long Service Leave Act of 2018 is a comprehensive legislation designed to safeguard the rights of workers in Victoria, Australia, by providing entitlements to long service leave. This Act ensures that employees who have completed a specified period of continuous service with their employer are entitled to a period of paid leave, typically after completing seven or ten years of service, depending on the industry. It outlines provisions for accrual, calculation, and taking of long service leave, while also addressing issues such as transfer of entitlements and employer obligations. Through its robust framework, the Act aims to promote employee well-being, retention, and fair treatment in the workplace.