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Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012

2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012

 

No.      , 2012

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to privacy, and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 3

Schedule 1—Australian Privacy Principles                                                             4

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                          4

Schedule 2—Credit reporting                                                                                        45

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                        45

Schedule 3—Privacy codes                                                                                            137

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                      137

Schedule 4—Other amendments of the Privacy Act 1988                         155

Schedule 5—Amendment of other Acts                                                                201

Part 1—Amendments relating to the Australian Privacy Principles   201

Acts Interpretation Act 1901                                                                                  201

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                 201

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                201

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006          202

AusCheck Act 2007                                                                                                  202

Australian Citizenship Act 2007                                                                           202

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority Act 2008       203

Australian Passports Act 2005                                                                              203

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998                                     204

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                      204

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                        204

Dairy Produce Act 1986                                                                                          204

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                      205

Defence Force (Home Loans Assistance) Act 1990                                            205

Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme Act 2008                                   205

Defence Service Homes Act 1918                                                                          205

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                         205

Extradition Act 1988                                                                                               206

Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012                                                              206

Freedom of Information Act 1982                                                                         206

Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010                                                                            206

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                    207

Horse Disease Response Levy Collection Act 2011                                           207

Inspector of Transport Security Act 2006                                                            208

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                  208

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                      209

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                              209

National Health Act 1953                                                                                       209

National Health Reform Act 2011                                                                         210

National Health Security Act 2007                                                                       210

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011              210

Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987                                                                 211

Ombudsman Act 1976                                                                                              211

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010                                                                               211

Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012                           211

Private Health Insurance Act 2007                                                                       211

Product Stewardship Act 2011                                                                              212

Quarantine Act 1908                                                                                               212

Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997                                                                212

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                          212

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012                                       213

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993                                             213

Supported Accommodation Assistance Act 1994                                               213

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                               213

Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999   215

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989                                                                                  215

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                             215

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                           215

Part 2—Amendments relating to credit reporting                                       216

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006          216

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                                                              219

Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006                                         219

National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009                                                219

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                        220

Part 3—Amendments relating to codes                                                            221

Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010                                                221

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                               221

Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999   222

Part 4—Other amendments                                                                                     223

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986                                               223

Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010                                                223

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                        224

Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990                                  224

Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010                                                                            225

National Health Act 1953                                                                                       225

Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997                                                                226

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993                                             226

Schedule 6—Application, transitional and savings provisions                228

Part 1—Definitions                                                                                                     228

Part 2—Provisions relating to Schedule 1 to this Act                               229

Part 3—Provisions relating to Schedule 2 to this Act                               230

Part 4—Provisions relating to Schedule 3 to this Act                               231

Part 5—Provisions relating to Schedule 4 to this Act                               232

Part 6—Provisions relating to Schedule 5 to this Act                               235

Part 7—Provisions relating to other matters                                                   236

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to privacy, and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedules 1 to 4

The day after the end of the period of 15 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 5, items 1 to 155

The day after the end of the period of 15 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

10.  Schedule 5, item 156

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

11.  Schedule 5, items 157 to 161

The day after the end of the period of 15 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

12.  Schedule 5, item 162

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

13.  Schedule 5, items 163 to 180

The day after the end of the period of 15 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

16.  Schedule 6, Part 1

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

17.  Schedule 6, Parts 2 and 3

The day after the end of the period of 15 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

18.  Schedule 6, Part 4

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

19.  Schedule 6, Parts 5 to 7

The day after the end of the period of 15 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.