Information about the Inquiry

Exposure Drafts of Australian Privacy Amendment Legislation

Information about the Inquiry

On 24 June 2010 the Senate referred the following for inquiry and report by 6 October 2011:

                Exposure Drafts of Australian Privacy Amendment Legislation.

Further, the Senate agreed that in undertaking this inquiry the committee may consider the exposure draft of the Australian Privacy Principles and the draft companion guides on the Australian privacy reforms and any other relevant documents tabled in the Senate or presented to the President by a senator when the Senate is not sitting.

* This inquiry lapsed prior to the commencement of the new Parliament. On 30 September 2010, the Senate agreed to the Committee's recommendation that the inquiry be re-adopted in the 43rd Parliament with a final reporting date of 30 September 2011.

Part 1 – Australian Privacy Principles

The Exposure Draft and the Companion Guide are available on the Committee's website here.  

The Committee is continuing to receive submissions addressing issues in relation to the Exposure Draft of the Australian Privacy Principles. Tabling date to be advised.

Part 2 – Credit Reporting

The Exposure Draft and the Companion Guide are available on the Committee's website  here.

Submissions should be received by Thursday 24 March 2011. Tabling date to be advised.
  
The Committee is seeking written submissions from interested individuals and organisations preferably in electronic form submitted online  or sent by email to  fpa.sen@aph.gov.au as an attached PDF or MS Word document. The email must include full postal address and contact details.

Alternatively, written submissions may be sent to:

Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Notes to help you prepare your submission are available from the website at  http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/wit_sub/index.htm. Alternatively, the Committee Secretariat will be able to help you with your inquiries and can be contacted on telephone +61 2 6277 3439 or facsimile +61 2 6277 5809 or by email to fpa.sen@aph.gov.au.

Inquiries from hearing and speech impaired people should be directed to Parliament House TTY number 02 6277 7799. Adobe also provides tools at  http://access.adobe.com/ for the blind and visually impaired to access PDF documents. If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

Once the Committee accepts your submission, it becomes a confidential Committee document and is protected by Parliamentary Privilege. You must not release your submission without the Committee's permission. If you do, it will not be protected by Parliamentary Privilege. At some stage during the inquiry, the Committee normally makes submissions public and places them on its website. Please indicate if you want your submission to be kept confidential.


For further information, contact:

Senate Finance and Public Administration Committees
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone:+61 2 6277 3439
Fax:+61 2 6277 5809
Email:fpa.sen@aph.gov.au

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