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Key legislation

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977

An Act relating to the Review on Questions of Law of certain Administrative Decisions.

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Auditor-General Act 1997

An Act to provide for the appointment of an Auditor-General, to set out the functions of the Auditor-General, and for related purposes.

Attorney-General's Department

Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997

An Act to provide reporting, accountability and other rules for Commonwealth authorities and Commonwealth companies, and for related purposes.

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Copyright Act 1968

An Act relating to copyright and the protection of certain performances, and for other purposes.

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Disability Discrimination Act 1992

An Act relating to discrimination on the ground of disability.

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Electronic Transactions Act 1999

Ensures that a transaction under a Commonwealth law will not invalid because it was conducted through electronic communication.

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Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997

An Act to provide for the proper use and management of public money, public property and other Commonwealth resources, and for related purposes. The Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA Act) states that an APS employee who misapplies, improperly disposes of, or improperly uses Commonwealth records may be in breach of the Act.

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Ombudsman Act 1976

An Act to provide for the appointment of a Commonwealth Ombudsman who is also the Defence Force, Immigration, Law Enforcement, Taxation, Postal Industry, ACT and Overseas Students Ombudsman.

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Privacy Act 1988

An Australia Law which regulates the handling of personal information about individuals.

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