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The Australian Government has made changes to functions overseen by the Attorney-General's Department and Department of Home Affairs. These changes involve the transfers of:

  • identity and biometrics functions into the Attorney-General's Department
  • protective security policy and government and major event security functions to the Department of Home Affairs.

Submissions received - Review of the Privacy Act 1988 issues paper

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The government is reviewing the Privacy Act 1988 to ensure privacy settings empower consumers, protect their data and best serve the Australian economy. Submissions received in response to our issues paper are progressively published here. The review is considering submissions and will use this feedback to inform the future direction of the review.