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We regularly conduct public consultations to better understand the views and concerns of our stakeholders and the broader community.

Visit our Consultation Hub to find open consultations and provide feedback on topics that interest you.

Closed consultations

We will publish the outcomes of consultations held from October 2021 onwards on our Consultation Hub.

To find consultations held before October 2021, see below.


APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules – Australia’s participation

Closing date
In July 2017, the Australian Government invited businesses and interested stakeholders to comment on a discussion paper about Australia's participation in the Cross Border Privacy Rules system. The system was developed by participating APEC economies with the aim of building consumer, business and regulator trust in cross border flows of personal information.

Review of Information sharing in family law and child protection

Closing date
In April 2012, Professor Richard Chisholm AM was engaged by the department to assist with the development of a best practice framework to improve the exchange of information by the federal family courts and the state and territory child protection systems. Outcomes were published in 2013 and 2014.

COAG Review of Counter-Terrorism Legislation

Closing date
Report of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). The review evaluated the operation, effectiveness and implications of key Commonwealth, state and territory counter-terrorism laws.