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HIA: Home Lending Posts First Rise Since January

Date: 11 Dec 2008, Filed under: Administrative Law, Freedom of Information

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) said that it was encouraging to see October mark the first rise in home lending since January, especially as the...

Rudd Govt announces "broad ranging" FOI reform

Date: 25 Jul 2008, Filed under: Intellectual Property, Administrative Law, Freedom of Information

Federal Cabinet Secretary, Senator John Faulkner, has announced the first stage in what he called "broad ranging" Freedom of Information (FOI) law ref...

Better access to FOI - Hulls

Date: 05 Oct 2006, Filed under: Administrative Law, Freedom of Information

Victorian Attorney-General Rob Hulls has announced documents were provided in 97.4 per cent of Freedom of Information access decisions in 2005-06, an increase...

Cross-tasman initiative announced to promote privacy protection

Date: 21 Sep 2006, Filed under: Workplace Privacy, Administrative Law, Freedom of Information

The Australian Privacy Commissioner, Karen Curtis, and the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner, Marie Shroff, have announced the signing of an agreement allowing...

Privacy concerns raised with Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism

Date: 25 Aug 2006, Filed under: Court Appearances, Administrative Law, Freedom of Information

Privacy Commissioner Karen Curtis, has made a submission to the Attorney-General’s Department on the second exposure draft of the Anti-Money Laundering...

Queensland government wrong on interception amendments - Ruddock

Date: 18 Jul 2006, Filed under: Court Appearances, Resisting Arrest, Divorce, Freedom of Information

Attorney-General, Philip Ruddock, said the Commonwealth Government will not be amending the federal telecommunications interception regime to accommodate...

ID Card: Fels’ Taskforce Makes 'Smart' Start on Smartcard - AMA

Date: 22 Jun 2006, Filed under: Workplace Privacy, IT, Administrative Law, Freedom of Information

President of the Australian Medical Association (AMA), Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, said that apart from longstanding concerns about privacy, security and confidentiality,...

ID Card: Privacy Foundation says proposal is worse than Australia Card

Date: 13 Jun 2006, Filed under: Administrative Law, Human Rights, Freedom of Information

Chair of the Australian Privacy Foundation (APF), Anna Johnston has said the Commonwealth Government's so-called ‘Access Card’ proposal "is...

ID Card: KPMG Smartcard report reveals signatures will be held on a central database - Labor

Date: 08 Jun 2006, Filed under: Administrative Law, Freedom of Information

Federal Shadow Minister for Public Accountability and Human Services, Kelvin Thomson, said the Government's KPMG Smartcard Public Extract reveals that...

ALRC: Telemarketing, information privacy top community concerns

Date: 06 Jun 2006, Filed under: Administrative Law, Freedom of Information

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has announced that three out of four callers to a National Phone-in have nominated unsolicited telemarketing...

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