The following NSW legislation establishes the key framework for recordkeeping at UNSW:
State Records Act 1998
The State Records Act commenced on 1 January 1999 and replaced the 1960 Archives Act. Under the Act the jurisdiction of the State Records Authority was broadened to cover universities. A significant impact on universities arising from the Act is the requirement to comply with standards issued by the State Records Authority and to follow their principles.
State Records Regulation 2005
The State Records Regulation commenced on 15 July 2005.
It contains a revised version of the guidelines on normal administrative practice; prescribes a number of public offices for the purpose of exempting their collections of private records from the Act; and updates the list of other legislation authorising the disposal or alteration of State records.
The following legislation also forms part of our recordkeeping responsibilities at UNSW:
- Freedom of Information Act, 1989 (NSW)
- Children And Young Persons (Care And Protection) Act, 1998 (NSW)
- University of New South Wales Act, 1989 (NSW)
- Occupational Health and Safety Act, 2000 (NSW)
- Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act, 1998 (NSW)
- Evidence Act, 1995 (NSW)
- Health Records and Information Privacy Act, 2002 (NSW)
- Public Finance and Audit Act, 1983 (NSW)