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Key legislation for public servants

Archives Act 1983

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.

Attorney-General's Department

Crimes Act 1914

The Crimes Act 1914 is an Act relating to offences against the Commonwealth.

Attorney-General's Department

Equal Employment Opportunity (Commonwealth Authorities) Act 1987

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

Attorney-General's Department

Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999

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.

Attorney-General's Department

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009

An Act relating to the prevention and settlement of certain industrial disputes, and for other purposes.

Attorney-General's Department

Freedom of Information Act 1982

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act provides for public access to documents, which are less than 30 years old, kept by Australian Government departments.

Attorney-General's Department

Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1976

An Act to make Provision for Long Service Leave in respect of Employees of the Commonwealth and certain other Persons, and for other purposes.

Attorney-General's Department

Maternity Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1973

An Act to make provision for Maternity Leave in respect of Employees of the Commonwealth and certain other Persons, and for other purposes.

Attorney-General's Department

Public Service Act 1999

An Act to provide for the establishment and management of the Australian Public Service, and for other purposes.

Attorney-General's Department

Public Service Regulations 1999

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.

Attorney-General's Department

Sex Discrimination Act 1984

An Act relating to discrimination on the ground of sex, marital status or pregnancy or involving sexual harassment.

Attorney-General's Department

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