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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Attorney-General’s Department: Find out how our services are being delivered and how you can access them. For the latest COVID-19 news, updates and advice from the Australian Government, visit Australia.gov.au

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Privacy and human rights

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has provided advice on privacy in the context of COVID-19. This includes the guide Coronavirus (COVID-19): Understanding your privacy obligations to your staff.

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has provided advice on privacy in the context of COVID-19. This includes the guide Coronavirus (COVID-19): Understanding your privacy obligations to your staff.

Visit the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner website for further information about privacy complaints.

Please refer to the Australian Human Rights Commission for further information about human rights.

A: Full details of the legislation can be on the COVIDSafe draft legislation page

Royal Commissions

The Royal Commission into National Disaster Arrangements is adjusting its operations, including using technology to consult and gather information within public health guidelines. Community forums have been suspended.

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has suspended all public hearings and workshops, for the time being, subject to ongoing review.

Following an extension, the Royal Commissioners have announced that the deadline for general submissions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will be at the close of business on Friday, 31 July 2020. Submissions can be made online, by phone, in writing or by making an audio or video recording.

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has suspended public hearings, community forums and face-to-face private sessions until further notice.

You can continue to tell the Royal Commission about your experience of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation by making a submission. You can do this by phone, in writing or by making an audio or video recording.

Foreign Influence Transparency Register

Yes. Visit the Australian Government Register of Lobbyists and Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme pages for more information, including registration obligations.

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