Submissions

These documents comprise Submissions to Parliamentary or other Inquiries, and discussion papers, which raise privacy issues.

 

Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era - Discussion Paper 80
Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission, May 2014.

Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems - Regulatory Policy Issues Discussion Paper
Submission to the National Transport Commission, February 2013.

Inquiry into Sexting
Submission to the Victorian Parliament Law Reform Committee, June 2012. The submission focuses on the nature and prevalence of youth sexting currently in Victoria, and discusses the social and legal ramifications of sexting and the existing awareness of the issue.

Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012
Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, July 2012.

A Statutory Cause of Action for Serious Invasion of Privacy - Issues Paper
Submission to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, November 2011.

Inquiry into access by donor conceived people to information about donors
Submission to the Victorian Parliament Law Reform Committee (VLRC), August 2011.

Australian privacy amendment legislation (Australian Privacy Principles) 2010
Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration on the Exposure Drafts of Australian privacy amendment legislation (Australian Privacy Principles), 27 July 2010.

Adequacy of protections for the privacy of Australians online - Inquiry 2010
Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Communication and the Arts on the Inquiry into the adequacy of protections for the privacy of Australians online - 23 July 2010.

Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bills of 2010
Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on its Inquiry into the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010 and the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010.

Cyber-Safety Issues Affecting Children and Young People 2010
Submission to the Australian Parliament's Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety Issues Affecting Children and Young People, 25 June 2010.

Personal Property Security Regulations 2010
The Personal Property Securities Reform will harmonise and streamline more than 70 existing pieces of Commonwealth and State legislation and establish a national personal property securities register (PPSR) with electronic registration and search processes.

The future direction and role of the Standing Committee 2010
The Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills (SOBC) called for submissions on the future direction and role of the SOBC, including any additional roles the SOBC may undertake in relation to human rights obligations applying to the Commonwealth.

Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) and Information Commissioner Bills 2009
Submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee on the Freedom of Information (Reform) Bill 2009 and Information Commissioner Bill 2009

Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Bill 2009
This submission, to the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations (SARC) Committee of the Victorian Parliament, on the Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Bill 2009, raises concerns over the Bill's adverse privacy impacts.

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill 2009
Submission to the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill 2009 - Network Protection.

Inquiry into Cyber Crime 2009
Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications: Inquiry into Cyber Crime. July 2009.

National Human Rights Consultation 2009
On 15 June 2009 the Victorian Privacy Commissioner made a submission on the National Human Rights Consultation to the relevant Committee.

President's Review: "The role of VCAT in a changing world"
Submission to the President's Review: "The role of VCAT in a changing world". June 2009.

FoI Amendment (Reform) Bill 2009 and Information Commissioner Bill 2009
Submission to the Privacy and Freedom of Information Branch, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, on the Exposure Draft - Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) Bill 2009 and Information Commissioner Bill 2009.

Freedom of Information Regulations 2009
Submission to the Department of Justice on the Freedom of Information Regulations 2009, forming part of the Regulatory Impact Statement.

Personal Property Securities Bill 2008
Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the Inquiry into the Exposure Draft of the Personal Property Securities Bill December 2008.

Improving Access to Victorian Public Sector Information and Data - Inquiry 2008
Submission to the Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee on its Inquiry into Improving Access to Victorian Public Sector Information and Data 2008.

Vexatious Litigants - Inquiry 2008
Submission to the Parliament of Victoria Law Reform Committee on its Inquiry into Vexatious Litigants 2008.

Telecommunications Interception and Access Bill 2008
Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on its Inquiry into the Telecommunications Interception and Access Bill 2008.

Review of Australian Privacy Law (Discussion Paper No. 72)
Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission's – Review of Australian Privacy Law (Discussion Paper No. 72). December 2007.

Comms Legislation Amendment (Information Sharing and Datacasting) Bill 2007
Submission to the Senate Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee on its Inquiry into the provisions of the Communications Legislation Amendment (Information Sharing and Datacasting) Bill 2007.

Review of Privacy (Issues Paper No. 31) - Australian Law Reform Commission
Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission's – Review of Privacy (Issues Paper No. 31).

A Charter of Human Rights for Victoria - Inquiry 2005
Submission to the Victorian Human Rights Consultation Committee on its inquiry into A Charter of Human Rights for Victoria.

Review of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic)
Submission to the Victorian Ombudsman on his Review of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic).

Working with Children Bill 2005
Submission to the Victorian Parliament's Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee in relation to the Working with Children Bill 2005.

Inquiry into the Commonwealth Privacy Act (supplemental letter)
Supplemental letter to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee on its Inquiry into the Privacy Act 1988.

Inquiry into the Commonwealth Privacy Act (edited transcript)
An edited summary of Victorian Privacy Commissioner Paul Chadwick's appearance before the Senate's Legal and Constitutional References Committee.

Inquiry into the Commonwealth Privacy Act - 2005
Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee on its Inquiry into the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

Victorian electronic democracy - Inquiry 2005
Submission to the Victorian Parliament's Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee on its inquiry into Victorian Electronic Democracy.

Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment (Stored Communications) Bill 2004
Submission to the Senate Legal & Constitutional Committee on its inquiry into the Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment (Stored Communications) Bill 2004.

Future use of location information - Inquiry 2004
Submission to the Australian Communications Authority on its inquiry into the future use of location information to enhance the handling of emergency mobile phone calls. May 2004.

Surveillance Devices Bill 2004
Submission to the Commonwealth Parliament's Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee on its inquiry into the provisions of the Surveillance Devices Bill.

Employee Records discussion paper 2004
Submission to the Australian Government on its discussion paper on information privacy and employee records. April 2004.

Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Bill 2004
Submission to the Commonwealth Parliament's Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee on its inquiry into the provisions of the Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Bill 2004. March 2004.

Protection of Human Genetic Information - Inquiry 2002
Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission and Australian Health Ethics Committee joint inquiry into Protection of Human Genetic Information.

Review of the Direct Marketing Model Code of Practice 2002
Submission to the Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs on its Review of the Direct Marketing Model Code of Practice.

Inquiry into Forensic Sampling and DNA Databases 2002 (supplemental)
Supplemental submission to the Victorian Parliament Law Reform Committee on its Inquiry into Forensic Sampling and DNA Databases.

Inquiry into Forensic Sampling and DNA Databases 2002
Submission to the Victorian Parliament Law Reform Committee on its Inquiry into Forensic Sampling and DNA Databases.