Sustainability-related Regulations Database

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National Enviromental Protection Council (Victoria) Act 1995
State/Territory Legislation,

The Aim of the Act is to ensure that people are equally protected from air, water, soil, and noise pollution through the establishment of a National Environment Protection Council (NEPC). The object of this Act is to ensure that, by means of the establishment and operation of the National Environment Protection Council— (a) people enjoy the benefit of equivalent protection from air, water or soil pollution and from noise, wherever they live in Australia; and (b) decisions of the business community are not distorted, and markets are not fragmented, by variations between participating jurisdictions in relation to the adoption or implementation of major environment protection measures.

Work Health and Safety Act 2012
State/Territory Legislation,

The Tasmanian Work Health and Safety Act 2012 is legislation designed to protect the health, safety, and welfare of workers in Tasmania, Australia. It imposes duties on employers, employees, and other parties to ensure a safe work environment. The Act requires risk assessments, consultation with workers, and the provision of training and resources to mitigate workplace hazards. It covers various risks, including physical, chemical, and psychological hazards. Penalties for non-compliance are stipulated, emphasizing the importance of adherence to the Act to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses and promote a culture of safety across Tasmanian workplaces.

Training and Tertiary Education Act 2003
State/Territory Legislation,

The Australian Capital Territory Training and Tertiary Education Act 2003 is legislation governing education and training in the Australian Capital Territory. It provides the framework for the regulation, funding, and quality assurance of vocational education and training (VET) and higher education institutions. The Act outlines responsibilities for governing bodies, accreditation processes, funding arrangements, and student support services. It aims to promote access to high-quality education and training opportunities, support lifelong learning, and contribute to the development of a skilled workforce and vibrant tertiary education sector in the ACT.

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.

Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act 2001 No.80
State/Territory Legislation,

The New South Wales Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act 2001 is legislation designed to regulate and facilitate apprenticeship and traineeship arrangements within the state. It outlines the legal framework for the registration, approval, and administration of apprenticeships and traineeships, ensuring compliance with training standards, employment conditions, and dispute resolution mechanisms. The Act aims to promote skill development, employment opportunities, and industry growth by providing a structured pathway for individuals to acquire vocational qualifications and practical experience. It fosters partnerships between employers, training providers, and apprentices/trainees, contributing to a skilled workforce and economic development in New South Wales.

Training and Skills Development Act 2016
State/Territory Legislation,

The Northern Territory Training and Skills Development Act 2016 is legislation aimed at enhancing the skills and capabilities of the workforce in the Northern Territory, Australia. It establishes the framework for the administration, regulation, and funding of vocational education and training (VET) programs. The Act promotes industry engagement, quality assurance, and access to training opportunities. It supports workforce development strategies, apprenticeships, and skills development initiatives to meet the Northern Territory’s economic needs. By aligning education with industry demands, the Act aims to strengthen the workforce, foster innovation, and drive economic growth and prosperity in the Northern Territory.

Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011
State/Territory Legislation,

The Northern Territory Work Health and Safety Act 2011 is legislation crafted to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of workers in the Northern Territory, Australia. It assigns responsibilities to employers, workers, and other stakeholders to foster a safe work environment via risk assessment, consultation, and training. The Act encompasses a spectrum of workplace risks, including physical, chemical, and psychosocial hazards. It establishes penalties for non-compliance, emphasizing the imperative of adhering to the Act to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses. Overall, the Act aims to cultivate a culture of safety and well-being across workplaces in the Northern Territory.

Work Health and Safety Act 2020
State/Territory Legislation,

The Western Australia Work Health and Safety Act 2020 is legislation designed to protect the health, safety, and welfare of workers and others in the state. It places duties on employers, workers, and other parties to ensure a safe work environment through risk assessment, consultation, and training. The Act addresses a wide range of workplace hazards, including physical, chemical, and psychosocial risks. Penalties for non-compliance are outlined, emphasizing the importance of adhering to the Act to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses. Overall, it aims to promote a proactive approach to health and safety management across Western Australian workplaces.

Vocational Education and Training Act 1996
State/Territory Legislation,

The Western Australia Vocational Education and Training Act 1996 is legislation governing the provision of vocational education and training (VET) in the state. It outlines the framework for the administration, regulation, and funding of VET programs. The Act aims to promote access to high-quality training, skill development, and industry-relevant qualifications. It establishes standards for training providers, assessment procedures, and accreditation processes. By aligning training with industry needs and workforce demands, the Act supports economic growth, employment opportunities, and lifelong learning in Western Australia.

South Australian Skills Act 2008
State/Territory Legislation,

The South Australian Skills Act 2008 is legislation designed to enhance the skills and capabilities of the workforce in South Australia. It establishes the framework for the administration, regulation, and funding of vocational education and training (VET) programs. The Act aims to address skills shortages, support industry needs, and promote lifelong learning opportunities. It facilitates partnerships between government, industry, and training providers to deliver relevant and high-quality training programs. By aligning training with workforce demands and economic priorities, the Act contributes to the development of a skilled and adaptable workforce, driving economic growth and prosperity in South Australia.