Information about the inquiry

Inquiry into the Privacy Legislation Amendment (Emergencies and Disasters) Bill 2006

Information about the inquiry

On 14 September 2006 , the Senate referred the above Bill to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 12 October 2006.

The Bill proposes to, amongst other things, amend the Privacy Act 1988 to enhance information exchange between Australian Government agencies, state and territory authorities, private sector organisations, non-government organisations and others, in an emergency or disaster situation.

Lodging Submissions

Submissions are called for by 25 September 2006. Submissions become Committee documents and are only made public after a decision by the Committee. Unauthorised release of submissions is not covered by parliamentary privilege. Further assistance can be obtained by phoning the secretariat on (02) 6277 3560.

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794