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In March 2020, a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement was released to examine the regulatory options under consideration, in order to understand their economic and social impacts, and determine the relative costs and benefits of proposed Enduring Power of Attorney safeguarding options.
In 2019, the Attorney-General’s Department undertook a review to consider possible amendments to the Australian Human Rights Commission Regulations 1989 and the Disability Discrimination Regulations 1996. The Regulations were due to sunset on 1 October 2019, so the reviewed looked at their currency and fitness-for-purpose prior to them being remade.
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.
In 2013, a review of the operation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) and the Australian Information Act 2010 (IC Act) is being undertaken by Dr Allan Hawke AC, a former senior Commonwealth public servant.
In 2011, a discussion paper was released for publication. It looked at how clearer and more consistent anti-discrimination legislation could make it easier for both individuals and business to understand rights and obligations under the legislation.