Risk-based regulation: an important tool for local government as regulator

Why is risk-based regulation important for local government? There is a broad range of areas for which local government has a regulatory oversight role, including building, planning, food safety and animal management. In July 2012, the Productivity Commission (Commission) issued a report entitled ‘Performance Benchmarking of Australian Business Regulation: the Role of Local Government as … Continued

Key changes to privacy law explained: the impact on business

The Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 (Amending Act) was passed on 12 December 2012 and takes effect on 12 March 2014. The Amending Act will bring significant changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) including: – a new and more cohesive set of privacy principles – the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) … Continued

eAlert | Privacy complaints and investigations

With the revised privacy legislation coming into effect on 12 March 2014, it is a timely reminder to review your processes for dealing with privacy complaints. The document aboveĀ is a reference guide, and details how the Commissioner has been dealing with complaints over the last five years. It includes what you can do to effectively … Continued