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Privacy Amendment (Public Health Contact Information) Bill 2020


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Amends the Privacy Act 1988 to: incorporate into primary legislation the provisions of the Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) (Emergency Requirements—Public Health Contact Information) Determination 2020 to provide privacy protections for users of, and data collected by, the COVIDSafe app; and introduce additional privacy protections. Also repeals the Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) (Emergency Requirements—Public Health Contact Information) Determination 2020; and provides for the future repeal of certain definitions and Part VIIIA of the Privacy Act 1988.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 12/05/20  
Second reading moved 12/05/20  
Second reading debate 12/05/20  
Second reading agreed to 12/05/20  
Third reading agreed to 12/05/20  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/05/20  
Second reading moved 13/05/20  
Second reading debate 13/05/20  
Second reading agreed to 13/05/20  
Committee of the Whole debate 13/05/20  
Committee of the Whole debate 14/05/20  
Third reading agreed to 14/05/20  
     
Finally passed both Houses 14/05/20  
Assent 15/05/20 Act no: 44 - Year: 2020
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 8954]
MCKIM, Sen Nick

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  • Australian Greens/Centre Alliance [sheet 8960]
MCKIM, Sen Nick
PATRICK, Sen Rex

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  • Centre Alliance [sheet 8956]
PATRICK, Sen Rex

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (20/05/2020): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 6 of 2020
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)