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8960

2019-2020

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Privacy Amendment (Public Health Contact Information) Bill 2020

 

 

(Amendments to be moved by Senator McKim, on behalf of the Australian Greens, and Senator Patrick, on behalf of Centre Alliance, in committee of the whole)

(1)     Schedule 1, item 2, page 12 (after line 16), at the end of section 94H, add:

             (4)  A person commits an offence if the person engag es in conduct that is intended to coerce another person (including by physical intimidation or imposing a financial disadvantage) into doing any or all of the following:

                              (i)  downloading COVIDSafe to a communication device;

                             (ii)  having COVIDSafe in operation on a communication device;

                            (iii)  consenting to uploading COVID app data from a communication device to the National COVIDSafe Data Store.

Penalty:   Imprisonment for 5 years or 300 penalty unit s, or both.

[additional coercion offence]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 2, page 15 (after line 3), at the end of section 94P, add:

Commissioner to assess compliance with deletion obligations

             (4)  The Commissioner must:

                     (a)  conduct an assessment of the data store administrator’s compliance with the obligations in this section, to verify that all COVID app data from the National COVIDSafe Data Store has been deleted; and

                     (b)  as soon as practicable after completing the assessment, prepare and give to the Health Minister a writt en report of the assessment.

             (5)  The Health Minister must table a copy of the report in each House of Parliament within 15 sitting days after the Commissioner gives a copy of the report to the Minister.

             (6)  The data store administrator must provide the Commissioner with any assistance reasonably required to conduct the assessment. This section does not limit the Commissioner’s other powers under this Act.

[verifying deletion]

( 3 )     Schedule  1 , item  2 , page 20 (line 27) , omit “ subsection (2) ”, substitute “ subsections (2) and (4) ”.

[end of COVIDsafe data period]

( 4 )     Schedule  1 , item  2 , page 2 1 (after line 11) , at the end of section  94Y , add:

COVIDSafe data period ends if human biosecurity emergency ceases

             (4)  Despite subsections (1) and (2), if:

                     (a)  the Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) Declaration 2020 ceases to be in force on a day (the emergency declaration expiry day ); and

                     (b)  the Health Minister:

                              (i)  has not already determined a day under subsection (1); or

                             (ii)  has determined a day under subsection (1) that is later than the emergency declaration expiry day;

the Health Minister is taken to have determined the emergency declaration expiry day as the day under subsection (1).

Note:          The Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) Declaration 2020 is made under section 475 of the Biosecurity Act 2015. The period for which the declaration is in force can be extended under section 476 of that Act.

[end of COVIDsafe data period]

(5)     Schedule  1 , item  2 , page 21 (line 30) , omit “ 6 month period ”, substitute “ 3 month period ”.

[reporting period]

(6)     Schedule  1 , item  2 , page 21 (line 32) , omit “ 6 month period ”, substitute “ 3 month period ”.

[reporting period]

(7)     Schedule  1 , item  2 , page 22 (lines 2 to 3) , omit “ 6 month period ”, substitute “ 3 month period ”.

[reporting period]

(8)     Schedule  1 , item  2 , page 22 (lines 7 to 8) , omit “ 6 month period ”, substitute “ 3 month period ”.

[reporting period]

(9)     Schedule  1 , item  2 , page 22 (line 10) , omit “3 months ”, substitute “1 month ”.

[reporting period]

(10)   Schedule  1 , item  2 , page 22 (line 17) , omit “ 6 month period ”, substitute “ 3 month period ”.

[reporting period]

( 11 )   Schedule  1 , item  2 , page 22 (line 19) , omit “ 6 month period ”, substitute “ 3 month period ”.

[reporting period]

( 12 )   Schedule  1 , item  2 , page 22 (lines 27 to 28) , omit “ 6 month period ”, substitute “ 3 month period ”.

[reporting period]

( 13 )   Schedule  1 , item  2 , page 22 (line 30) , omit “3 months”, substitute “1 month ”.

[reporting period]