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AusCheck Bill 2007

2004-2005-2006

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AusCheck Bill 2006

 

No.      , 2006

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to provide a regulatory framework for coordinating and conducting centralised criminal, security and other background checking, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                1

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

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

3............ Object of Act...................................................................................... 2

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

5............ Definition of background check ......................................................... 3

6............ Crown to be bound............................................................................. 3

7............ Extension to external Territories......................................................... 3

Part 2—Establishment of AusCheck scheme                                                           4

8............ Establishment of AusCheck scheme................................................... 4

9............ Matters covered by AusCheck scheme.............................................. 6

10.......... AusCheck scheme may require an individual to apply for a background check in relation to certain matters        7

11.......... Secretary may give directions under AusCheck scheme..................... 7

12.......... Delegation by Secretary...................................................................... 7

Part 3—Information management                                                                                  9

Division 1—Collection, use and disclosure of information                        9

13.......... Authorisation of information collection, use and disclosure.............. 9

14.......... Authorisation of retention and subsequent use of information.......... 9

Division 2—Protection of information                                                                11

15.......... Protection of information................................................................. 11

Part 4—Transitional provision in relation to information collected before commencement              13

16.......... Authorisation of use and disclosure of personal information collected for specified purposes              13

Part 5—Other matters                                                                                                         14

17.......... Use of the name AusCheck.............................................................. 14

18.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 14



A Bill for an Act to provide a regulatory framework for coordinating and conducting centralised criminal, security and other background checking, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: