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  1. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Human Rights Legislation Amendment Act 2017 (No. 32, 2017). - Legislation online

    Adoption: 2017-04-12 | AUS-2017-L-105249

  2. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 (Act No. 186 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-12-07 | AUS-2011-L-98609

  3. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Privacy Legislation Amendment Act (No. 99, 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-09-14 | AUS-2006-L-79757

    Inserts new section 135AC concerning the authorisation of collection of particular health information.

  4. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Human Rights Commission Act 2005 (A2005-40). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2005-09-01 | AUS-2005-L-81930

    Part 1 - Preliminary
    Part 2 - Objects and important concepts
    Part 3 - The commission
    Part 4 - Complaints
    Part 5 - Health code and health profession boards
    Part 6 - Miscellaneous

  5. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Freedom of Information (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2004 (No. 16 of 2004). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2004-06-03 | AUS-2004-L-76256

    Makes amendments to sections 4, 20, 53, 54 as well as Schedules 1 and 2. Also inserts a new Part 5 (External Review and Appeal) and section 54AA (provision of information to Minister) and repeals section 46.

  6. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Human Rights Act 2004 (A2004-5). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2004-03-10 | AUS-2004-L-81929

    Part 1 - Preliminary
    Part 2 - Human rights
    Part 3 - Civil and political rights
    Part 4 - Application of human rights to Territory laws
    Part 5 - Scrutiny of proposed Territory laws
    Part 5A - Obligations of public authorities
    Part 6 - Miscellaneous
    Schedule 1 - ICCPR source of human rights

  7. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Prostitution Act, 1999 (Act. No. 73 of 1999). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999-12-14 | AUS-1999-L-56634

    Comprehensive legislation on prostitution. Establishes a licensing system and regulates development approvals, prohibited brothels, offences related to prostitution and several administrative matters.

  8. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Prostitution Control (Amendment) Act 1999 (No. 44 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-06-08 | AUS-1999-L-58103

    Amends Prostitution Control Act 1994 in order to facilitate the prosecution of persons who operate a brothel or escort agency without holding a licence. Confers certain powers on inspectors appointed under the Fair Trading Act 1999, amends the definition of "sexual services", and generally strengthens the control of prostitution in Victoria.

  9. Australia - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Video Surveillance Regulation 1999 (No. 36 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-01-29 | Date of entry into force: 1999-02-01 | AUS-1999-R-60483

    Made under the Workplace Video Surveillance Act 1998. Prescribes form of application for the issue, variation or cancellation of covert surveillance authorities under the Act. Also makes provision for the keeping of records as well as some related matters.

  10. Australia - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Privacy and Personal Information Protection (Transitional) Regulation 1999 (No. 17 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-01-22 | Date of entry into force: 1999-02-01 | AUS-1999-R-60479

    Made under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. Enables Privacy Commissioner to exercise the function of the Privacy Committee under the Privacy Committee Act 1975 until such time as the Privacy Commissioner's function under the new Act are commenced.

  11. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Prostitution Control (Amendment) Act 1997 (No. 47 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-06-11 | AUS-1997-L-48392

    Amends provisions of the Prostitution Control Act 1994 regarding summons and disciplinary action by the Prostitution Control Board.

  12. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Human Services (Centrelink) Act 1997 (No. 31, 1997). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997 | AUS-1997-L-108755

    Part 1 - Preliminary
    1. Short title
    2. Commencement
    3. Definitions
    4. Act binds the Crown
    5. External Territories
    Part 3 - Chief Executive Centrelink
    Part 5 - Miscellaneous

  13. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Freedom of Information Amendment Act 1995 (No. 5 of 1995)

    Adoption: 1995-03-23 | AUS-1995-L-40209

    Replaces sections 36 and 37 relating to cabinet matters and Executive Council matters and inserts a new part 7 containing transitional provisions.

  14. Australia - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Freedom of Information (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations (Amendment) (S.R. No. 434 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-12-20 | AUS-1994-R-40666

  15. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Human Rights (Sexual Conduct) Act 1994 (No. 179 of 1994) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1994-12-19 | AUS-1994-L-40179

    Provides that the Human Rights (Sexual Conduct) Act 1994 extends to every external Territory and that sexual conduct involving only consenting adults acting in private is not to be subject, by or under any law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory, to any arbitrary interference with privacy within the meaning of Article 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

  16. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Whistleblowers Protection Act 1994 (No. 68 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-12-01 | AUS-1994-L-39165

    Provides for a scheme that, in the public interest, gives special protection to disclosures about unlawful, negligent or improper public sector conduct or danger to public health or safety or the environment. Deals with matters such as disclosure process, privilege, protection and compensation. Consequential amendments to the Freedom of Information Act 1992, the Health Rights Commission Act 1991, the Industrial Relations Act 1990 and the Public Sector Management Commission Act 1990.

  17. Australia - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Freedom of Information Amendment Regulations 1994 (IT301 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-09-27 | AUS-1994-R-38324

    Amends the Freedom of Information Regulations 1993, inter alia, by inserting a regulation 2A providing for a definition of "non-personal information"; by substituting in regulations 4, 5 and 6 the words "the Schedule" for the words "Schedule 1" and by inserting regulations 9 and 10 relating to prescribed personal details and specified bodies, etc., to be regarded as part of other agencies.

  18. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Information (Review of Secrecy Provision Exemption) Amendment Act 1994 (No. 34 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-08-12 | Date of entry into force: 1994-08-20 | AUS-1994-L-37959

    Provides that the exemption from access to information given in certain Acts by the section 48 secrecy provisons of the Freedom of Information Act 1992 shall continue. This amendment is intended to balance openness against legitimate claims for secrecy in the interest of people about whom the Government holds information.

  19. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Freedom of Information Amendment Act 1993 (No. 59 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-11-20 | AUS-1993-L-35208

    Amendments in respect of transfer of applications, conduct of reviews and related matters.

  20. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Freedom of Information Act 1992 (No. 42 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-08-19 | AUS-1992-L-31792

    An Act to require information concerning documents held by government to be made available to members of the community, to enable members of the community to obtain access to documents held by government, and to enable members of the community to ensure that documents held by government concerning their personal affairs are accurate, complete, up-to-date and not misleading.

  21. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Peaceful Assembly Act 1992 (No. 38 of 1992). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1992-07-23 | AUS-1992-L-29978

    This Act provides for the recognition, exercise and reasonable restriction of the right of peaceful assembly.

  22. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Freedom of Information Act 1991 (No. 20 of 1991). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1991-04-18 | AUS-1991-L-75195

    An Act to provide for public access to official documents and records;; to provide for the correction of public documents and records in appropriate cases.

  23. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Ombudsman (Amendment) Act 1989. No. 62

    Adoption: 1989-09-12 | AUS-1989-L-9465

    Minor amendments to the Ombudsman Act 1973.

  24. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Privacy Act 1988 (No. 119, 1988). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1988-12-24 | AUS-1988-L-8027

    This Act provides for the protection of the privacy of individuals, and related purposes. The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986 is amended by omitting "Sex Discrimination Commissioner or Privacy Commissioner", and substituting "Sex Discrimination Commissioner" therefor. There are also amendments to the complaints procedure of the Human Rights Act. The Merit Protection (Australian Government Employees) Act 1984 is also amended in relation to procedures for the investigation of complaints and other matters.

  25. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1987. No. 141.

    Adoption: 1987-12-18 | AUS-1987-L-6018

    Amendments include addition of subsections (3) and (4) to s. 11 of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986 (non-applicability to intelligence agencies), amendment of the Navigation Act 1912 in regard to certificates of equipment and of survey, and amendment of miscellaneous sections of the Public Service Act 1922.

  26. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (No. 125, 1986). (Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986 (No. 125, 1986).) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1986-12-06 | AUS-1986-L-3169

    This Act establishes the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, consisting of a President, a Human Rights Commissioner, a Race Discrimination Commissioner and a Sex Discrimination Commissioner. Its functions include those conferred by the Race Discrimination Act 1975, the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 or any other enactment; examining enactments and proposed enactments; inquiring into any act or practice that may constitute discrimination or be inconsistent with or contrary to any human right; seeking settlements in such cases; promoting human rights and equal opportunity; and advising on matters related thereto (ss. 11 and 31). This Act sets forth the procedures applicable to handling written complaints of infringements of human rights (s. 20) and of discrimination in relation to equal opportunity (s. 32). In the Act, the term "human rights" means the rights and freedoms recognised in the International Convenant on Civil and Political Rights, rights declared by the United Nations Declarations on the rights of the child, mentally retarded persons and disabled persons, or those recognised or declared by any relevant international instrument (s. 3(1)). The word "discrimination" encompasses discrimination on the basis of race, coulour, sex, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin, as more fully defined in s. 3(1). The ILO Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111) is containted in Schedule 1 of the Act, which empowers the Commission to report on the action, if any, that it believes needs to be taken in order to ensure compliance with that Convention (s. 31(f); see also s. 3(1) and (8)).

  27. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Freedom of Information Act 1982 (No. 3, 1982). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1982 | AUS-1982-L-84649

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Publication of certain documents and information
    Part III - Access to documents
    Part IV - Exempt documents
    Part V - Amendment and annotation of personal records
    Part VI - Review of decisions
    Part VIII - Miscellaneous

  28. Australia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Ombudsman Act 1972. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1972 | AUS-1972-L-105378

    An Act to provide for the appointment of an Ombudsman to investigate the exercise of the administrative powers of certain agencies; to provide for the powers, functions and duties of the Ombudsman; and for other purposes.


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