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    7.4 General legislation

    Aside from specific legislation applying to the Government Board, members may also have additional responsibilities and obligations placed upon them by a number of pieces of other legislation, including but not necessarily limited to:

    • Anti-Discrimination Act 1991
    • Company Law Review Act 1998 (Cth)
    • Competition Policy Reform (Queensland) Act 1996
    • Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)
    • Crime and Misconduct Act 2001
    • Environmental Protection Act 1994
    • Fair Trading Act 1989
    • Financial Accountability Act 2009
    • Financial and Performance Management Standard 2009
    • Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (Cth)
    • Information Privacy Act 2009
    • Integrity Act 2009
    • Judicial Review Act 1991
    • Libraries Act 1988
    • Ombudsman Act 2001
    • Public Records Act 2002
    • Public Service Act 2008
    • Public Sector Ethics Act 1994
    • Right to Information Act 2009
    • Statutory Bodies Financial Arrangements Act 1982
    • Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth)
    • Whistleblowers Protection Act 1994
    • Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003
    • Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995

    Government Board members should familiarise themselves with all legislation relating to their specific responsibilities and obligations. The appropriate government department(s) should also provide information to Government Board members on relevant legislative responsibilities. It may be the case that in certain circumstances enabling legislation may specifically exempt members of a Government Board from some or all of the provisions of these general pieces of legislation.

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    Last reviewed:
    29 July, 2010