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Commonwealth Registers Bill 2019

2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Commonwealth Registers Bill 2019

 

No.      , 2019

 

(Treasury)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act relating to a government registry regime, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

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

4............ Simplified outline of this Act.............................................................. 2

5............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

Part 2—The Registrar                                                                                                          6

6............ Appointment of the Registrar.............................................................. 6

7............ Functions............................................................................................ 6

8............ Powers................................................................................................ 6

9............ Directions by Minister........................................................................ 7

10.......... Delegation........................................................................................... 7

11.......... Assisted decision making.................................................................... 8

12.......... Liability for damages........................................................................... 8

Part 3—How the Registrar is to perform and exercise functions and powers      10

13.......... Data standards................................................................................... 10

14.......... Giving information to the Registrar................................................... 11

15.......... How the Registrar is to perform and exercise functions and powers 11

Part 4—Disclosure of information                                                                              13

16.......... Disclosure framework....................................................................... 13

17.......... Protection of confidentiality of protected information....................... 14

18.......... Authorisation of recording or disclosure........................................... 15

19.......... Preventing disclosure of particular protected information................. 15

20.......... Authorisation for purposes of Privacy Act....................................... 16

21.......... Disclosure to a court......................................................................... 16

Part 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        17

22.......... Review of decisions.......................................................................... 17

23.......... Extracts of information to be admissible in evidence......................... 17

24.......... Annual report.................................................................................... 18

25.......... Rules................................................................................................. 18



A Bill for an Act relating to a government registry regime, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: