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Privacy Amendment Bill 2004


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Privacy Amendment Bill 2003



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

Summary

Amends the Privacy Act 1988 to: ensure that the protections under the Act are available to all persons irrespective of nationality; provide the private sector with greater flexibility in relation to privacy codes; correct an unintended limitation on the provision of superannuation services to Commonwealth employees; and enable the Privacy Commissioner to audit acts and practices of Commonwealth agencies in relation to certain personal information. Also contains application provisions.

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 03/12/03  
Second reading moved 03/12/03  
Second reading agreed to 04/03/04  
Consideration in detail debate 04/03/04 Amendment details: 1 government amendment agreed to
Third reading agreed to 04/03/04  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09/03/04  
Second reading moved 09/03/04  
Second reading agreed to 25/03/04  
Third reading agreed to 25/03/04  
     
Assent 21/04/04 Act no.: 49 - Year: 2004
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum

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  • Explanatory Memorandum

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  • Revised Explanatory Memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

  • (HoR) Government 1

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)