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In 2016, the following submissions were received as part of the Serious data breach consultation, and are listed in alphabetical order.
Australia lodged its response to the second-cycle UPR on 26 February 2016.
In 2015, this discussion paper was released, and included a brief summary of the draft Privacy Amendment (Notification of Serious Data Breaches) Bill 2015 and comparison of the proposed scheme with schemes in other jurisdictions.
Draft Early Assessment Regulatory Impact Statement – Privacy Amendment (Notification of Serious Data Breaches Bill) 2015
2015 consultation document - Draft Privacy Amendment (Notification of Serious Data Breaches) Bill 2015 Regulation Impact Statement
2015 Explanatory memorandum for the Privacy Amendment (Notification of Serious Data Breaches) Bill 2015 consultation.
Draft legislation for review - Privacy Amendment (Notification of Serious Data Breaches) Bill 2015. A Bill for an Act to amend the Privacy Act 1988, and for related purposes.
United Nations human rights recommendations database that draws together UN human rights treaty body recommendations for Australia from treaties and reviews that Australia is a party to.
Australia submitted its second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) national report to the United Nations in August 2015, to review Australia’s progress in protecting and promoting human rights.
Australia has submitted its National Report to the United Nations as part of the 2015 Universal Periodic Review of Australia’s human rights record.
Review of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010 report
On 2 August 2013, the final report on the operation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) and the Australian Information Act 2010 (IC Act) was tabled in Parliament.
Commencing 1 July 2013, the guidelines apply to all Australian Government departments and agencies that maintain personal records (including employee records), and/or collect sex and/or gender information.
In 2013, the Better Practice Guide for Commonwealth agencies administering the Freedom of Information Act 1982 was published to assist agency officers and Ministerial advisers manage FOI requests efficiently and effectively.
In 2013, the following submissions were received for the Review of freedom of information laws.
In 2012, the following submissions were received in response to the discussion paper on Consolidation of Anti-Discrimination Laws.
Australia formally responded to the recommendations made as part of Australia's first UPR on 8 June 2011.
Australia lodged a national report for its first UPR in October 2010.
In 2012, the terms of reference for the Review on the operation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) and the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010 were released.
The uniform electronic transactions legislation of the Commonwealth, states and territories provides certainty for electronic transactions and allows electronic commerce to operate on the same basis as paper based commerce.
In 2011, the discussion paper 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.