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27    Notice

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale) gave a notice of motion as follows: To move on the next day of sitting—That the following matter be referred to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee for inquiry and report by 13 September 2017:

Circumstances in which Australians’ personal Medicare information has been compromised and made available for sale illegally on the ‘dark web’, including:

               (a)       any failures in security and data protection which allowed this breach to occur;

               (b)       any systemic security concerns with the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) system;

                (c)       the implications of this breach for the roll out of the opt-out My Health Record system;

               (d)       Australian Government data protection practices as compared to international best practice;

                (e)       the response to this incident from government - both ministerial and departmental;

                (f)       the practices, procedures, and systems involved in collection, use, disclosure, storage, destruction, and de-identification of personal Medicare information;

                (g)       the practices, procedures, and systems used for protecting personal Medicare information from misuse, interference, and loss from unauthorised access, modification, or disclosure; and

               (h)       any related matters.