Key legislation for public servants
The Archives Act 1983 empowers the National Archives of Australia to preserve the archival resources of the Commonwealth - those records designated 'national archives'. Under the Act it is illegal to destroy Commonwealth records without the permission of the Archives unless destruction is specified in another piece of legislation. The Act also establishes the right of public access to Commonwealth records that are more than 30 years old.
The Crimes Act 1914 is an Act relating to offences against the Commonwealth.
An Act to require certain Commonwealth authorities to promote equal opportunity in employment for women and persons in designated groups and for related purposes. Number: No. 20, 1987 Brief Description: An Act to require certain Commonwealth authorities to promote equal opportunity in employment for women and persons in designated groups and for related purposes
An Act to require certain employers to promote equal opportunity for women in employment, to establish the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency and the office of the Director of Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace, and for related purposes.
An Act relating to the prevention and settlement of certain industrial disputes, and for other purposes.
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act provides for public access to documents, which are less than 30 years old, kept by Australian Government departments.
An Act to make Provision for Long Service Leave in respect of Employees of the Commonwealth and certain other Persons, and for other purposes.
An Act to make provision for Maternity Leave in respect of Employees of the Commonwealth and certain other Persons, and for other purposes.
An Act to provide for the establishment and management of the Australian Public Service, and for other purposes.
The purpose of the Regulations is to make necessary or appropriate provisions in relation to a range of matters for the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of the Act.
An Act relating to discrimination on the ground of sex, marital status or pregnancy or involving sexual harassment.