Legislation standards for the web

Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Accessibility Standards)

The Charles Darwin University web pages shall enable access by disabled persons by conforming to (at least) Priority 1 of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Copyright Act 1968

The Copyright Act 1968 deals with the ownership and protection of copyright works (e.g. publications). The (Digital Agenda) amendments made to this Act that came into effect on March 4 2001 take into account technological developments such as the Internet and Cable TV.

Trade Marks Act 1995

The Trade Marks Act 1995 deals with the registration, ownership and protection of trademarks.

Racial Discrimination Act 1975/Racial Hatred Act 1995

Material on the Charles Darwin University web shall not breach either Act. If the University provides links to any outside sites which themselves breach these Acts, then the University could also be liable.

Defamation Act 1994

No defamatory material will be placed on the Charles Darwin University web and there shall be no links to outside sites, which contains defamatory material.

Information Act 2002 (Privacy Statement)

This Act is designed to promote the protection of personal information and the free flow of government information subject only to the need to protect essential public interests and the private and business interests of persons.

Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students

The ESOS Act requires providers of courses to international students to register their institution and the courses they offer with Department of Education, Science and Training. Providers and their agents must not promote a course to overseas students unless it is registered on CRICOS. Each web page on the Charles Darwin University web must display our CRICOS number.

Australian Business Number

If a website within the Charles Darwin University domain is funded by the University it should display the University's Australian Business Number (ABN).

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