Intro to Legislation

The Role of Legislation

Legislation, or statutory law, is law which has been enacted by a legislature or a governing body. Prior to enactment legislation is known as a bill and following enactment as an Act. For the University of Wollongong the relevant legislatures are those of the Government of New South Wales (State Parliament) and the Commonwealth of Australia (Federal Parliament). There are a number of legislative instruments specific to the operation of the University, and many that apply to general community as well as the University. Though not exhaustive this site provides information on the instruments of legislation that have a significant role in the management and functions of the University. 

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Last reviewed: 22 March, 2013

Committee Dates

2019 Schedule of Committee Meetings

This schedule includes meeting details for University Council and Council Committees, Academic Senate and its committees, as well as Faculty and other University Committees.
Please send your 2019 Committee dates or any amendments to Governance.