Privacy Commissioner's Submissions

The Privacy Commissioner may make submissions to relevant inquiries, bills and discussion papers. The following is a list of submissions made by the Commissioner. 

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Submissions by the IPC and Commissioners to parliamentary committees or inquiries are privileged. The IPC provides links to submissions authorised for publication, usually directly to the submission as it is available from the Parliament’s website.

Date Submission
Jul 22 Submission to the Inquiry into conduct of elections in NSW
Jul 22 Submission to the proposed changes to Queensland's Information Privacy and Right to Information Framework
Mar 22 Submission to the Parliament of Victoria's Integrity and Oversight Committee Inquiry review into witness welfare management during integrity agency investigations.
Jan 22 Submission to the Inquiry into the Adequacy of the Funding Allocation of the NSW Electoral Commission for the 2023 State General Election
Dec 21 Submission to the Review of the Privacy Act 1988 Discussion Paper
Nov 21 Submission to the Enhancing Online Privacy Bill 2021
Nov 21 Submission to the Public Interest Disclosures Bill 2021
Sep 21 Submission on the NSW Department of Communities and Justice Multicultural Plan 2022-2025
Jul 21 Submission to the Digital Identity Legislation Position Paper
Jun 21 Submission on the proposed changes to NSW Privacy Laws
Apr 21 Submission to the Children's Guardian Regulation 2021
Mar 21 Submission to the Review of the Data Sharing (Government Sector) Act 2015
Feb 21 Submission to NSW Law Reform Commission Open Justice Inquiry
Dec 20 Submission to the Digital Transformation Agency on the Digital Identity Legislation Consultation Paper
Nov 20 Submission to the Review of the Privacy Act 1988 - Issues Paper
Oct 20 Submission to the Data Availability and Transparency Exposure Draft Bill 2020
Sep 20 Submission to UN Special Rapporteur on Children’s Right to Privacy
Sep 20 Submission to the Inquiry into Cybersecurity
Feb 20 Submission to the Human Rights and Technology Discussion Paper
Feb 20 Submission to the Online Safety Legislative Reform Discussion Paper
Dec 19 Submission to the Inquiry into the provisions of the Digital Restart Fund Bill 2019
Oct 19 Submission to Australia's 2020 Cyber Security Strategy
Aug 19 Submission on Mandatory Notification of Data Breaches by NSW Public Sector Agencies
Aug 19 Submission to Public consultation - Disclosure of Public Servants' Names and Contact Details
Nov 18 Submission to National Transport Commission on Regulating Government Access to C-ITS and Automated Vehicle Data
Oct 18 Submission to the NSW Ministry of Health on Improving Information Sharing Arrangements Across NSW Government Agencies Relating to High-Rick and/or Complex Needs Patients
Oct 18 Submission on the Review of National Arrangements for the Protection and Management of Identity Information
Sep 18 Submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for the Inquiry into the My Health Records System
Aug 18 Submission on the Consultation on Australian Government Data Sharing and Release Legislation
Jul 18 Submission to NSW Parliament Legislative Council for the Inquiry on Landowner Protections from Unauthorised Filming or Surveillance
Jun 18 Submission into NSW Law Reform Commission: Access to Digital Asset After Death or Incapacity 
Feb 18 Submission on the Department of Justice Review of the Exercise of the Royal Prerogative of Mercy and Petitions to the Governor for Review of Convictions and Sentences
Nov 17 Submission to the Department of Justice on Review of the Terrorism (Police Powers) Act 2002
Apr 2017 Submission to the NSW Parliamentary Accounts Committee Inquiry into the Management of Health Care delivery in NSW
Juy 2016   Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Data Availability and Use 
Jun 2015 Submission into the NSW Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme discussion paper
Jan 2015 Submission on inquiry into the Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 and the Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014
Jan 2015 Submission on inquiry into the conduct and progress of the Ombudsman's inquiry "Operation Prospect"
Aug 2014 Submission on inquiry into measures to reduce alcohol and drug-related violence
Apr 2014 Submission on complaint handling and information sharing – Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records
Mar 2014 Submission on inquiry into comprehensive revision of the Commonwealth Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
Feb 2014 Submission on State Owned Corporations Review Issues Paper
Feb 2014 Submission on Discussion Paper "Enhancing Online Safety for Children"
Feb 2014 Submission on the draft Disability Inclusion Bill 2014
Jul 2012 Submission on the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012 
Jun 2012 Submission on Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record System: Proposals for rules and regulations
May 2012  Submission on Terrorism (Police Powers) Act 2002 
Feb 2012 Submission on Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record System (PCEHR) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs
Dec 2011 Submission on the issues paper: A Commonwealth Statutory Cause of Action for Serious Invasion of Privacy 
Dec 2011 Submission on inclusion of donor details on birth certificates 
Dec 2011 Submission on the exposure draft the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record Bill and Explanatory Memorandum 
Oct 2011  Submission on review of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Privacy Guidelines for Broadcasters
Oct 2011  Submission on proposed Heavy Vehicle National Law, Oversight Provisions
Sep 2011  Submission on NSW Government Information and Communication Technology strategy 
Aug 2011  Submission on the Legislative Issues Paper for Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) system
Aug 2011 Submission on the review of disclosures of spent Commonwealth convictions for the purposes of working with children checks
Jul 2011  Inquiry into Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill 2011
May 2011 Submission on the Draft Concept of Operations: Relating to the introduction of a personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) system 
May 2011 Inquiry into Exposure Drafts of the Australian Privacy Amendment Legislation Credit Reporting
Feb 2011 Request for submission on the Workplace Surveillance Act 2005 (NSW)
Dec 2010 Submission on the Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill 2010 (CCYP Bill)
Jun 2004 Submission on the Review of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998