1. International Money Transfers (PID), Submission to OAIC (1 Aug 2014)
  2. Biometrics at ATMs, Letter to ANZ (6 Oct 2012)
  3. PayPass Contactless Payment Technology, Submission to MasterCard Australia (30 Mar 2011)
  4. SWIFT Complaint, Further Letter to the Privacy Commissioner (July 2008) re the SWIFT Complaint, Privacy Commissioner’s holding reply (October 2007) and utterly inadequate ‘substantive’ response (June 2008)
  5. EFTS Code Review, submission to ASIC (May 2007)
  6. Letter to Minister Campbell re banks and ‘Access Card’ (February 2007)
  7. Letter to Privacy Commissioner re SWIFT Complaint of Jul/Oct 2006 (February 2007)
  8. Breach of Privacy Act by Australian Financial Institutions (through SWIFT), to Privacy Commissioner (October 2006)
  9. SWIFT – disclosures of Australians’ financial information without warrant to the USA, to Privacy Commissioner (July 2006)

Body Privacy Generally (but see also ‘Identity – Biometrics’, ‘Identity – RFID Associated with People’, ‘Identity – Genetics and DNA’, ‘Body Scanners’)

  1. Fingerprint Collection by SA Police, Letters to SA Premier and SA Leader of the Opposition (18 Feb 2014)
  2. Substance Abuse Testing, Letter to Customs and Border Protection Service (18 Feb 2013)
  3. Substance Abuse Testing and the Workplace, Policy Statement (31 Mar 2012)
  4. Substance Abuse Testing in the Workplace, Letter to AMEC (7 Feb 2012)
  5. 6th Letter to DFAT re Passports Act Amendments (April 2005)
  6. 5th Letter to DFAT re Passports Act Amendments (31 May 2004)
  7. 4th Letter to DFAT re Passports Act Amendments (15 March 2004)
  8. Letter to DFAT re U.S. Fingerprinting of Australians (5 March 2004)
  9. 3rd Letter to DFAT re Passports Act Amendments (2 March 2004)
  10. 2nd Letter to DFAT re Passports Act Amendments (25 February 2004)
  11. DFAT re Proposed Revision of the Passports Act (February 2004)

Body Scanners (see also ‘Counter-Terrorism’)

  1. Big data airport screening not ok, Letter to the Editor, AFR (6 Nov 2012)
  2. Body Scanning for Internal Drugs, Follow-Up Letter to Customs (7 Aug 2012), and the reply (13 Aug 2012)
  3. Body Scanning for Internal Drugs, Submission to Minister for Home Affairs, in conjunction with NSW CCL, Liberty Victoria, QCCL and CLA (8 Jul 2012), and Customs’ reply (18 Jul 2012)
  4. Body Scanning, Submission to Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Ctee (26 Mar 2012)
  5. Body Scanning Bill, Submission to HoR Committee on Infrastructure and Communications (4 Mar 2012)
  6. Body Scanners, Submission to Office of Transport Security, in conjunction with Liberty Victoria, NSW CCL, QCCL and CLA (30 Sep 2011)
  7. Body Scanners, Yet Another Joint Letter to Office of Transport Security (31 Mar 2011), and the Dept’s reply (21 Apr 2011)
  8. Body Scanners, Further Joint Letter to Office of Transport Security (18 Feb 2011)
  9. Body Scanners, Further Joint Reminder Letter to Office of Transport Security (2 Feb 2011), and at last, after more than 4 months, OTS’s response (9/17 Feb 2011)
  10. Body Scanners, Further Letter to Office of Transport Security (1 Nov 2010)
  11. Body Scanners, Letter to Office of Transport Security (28 Sep 2010)
  12. Body Scanning, further letter to Clth Minister for Transport, in conjunction with Liberty Victoria, NSW CCL, QCCL and CLA (17 May 2010), and the Minister’s reply (5 July 2010)
  13. Body Scanning, further letter to Clth Minister for Transport, in conjunction with Liberty Victoria, NSW CCL, QCCL and CLA (16 Mar 2010), and the Minister’s mistaken response, p. 1 and p. 2 (4 May 2010)
  14. Body Scanning at Airports, Updated Policy Statement (12 Feb 2010)
  15. Body Scanning at Airports, letter to Clth Minister for Transport, in conjunction with Liberty Victoria, NSW CCL, QCCL and CLA (20 Jan 2010), and the Minister’s seriously inadequate response (10 Mar 2010)
  16. Body Scanning at Airports, Policy Statement (October 2008)

Census & Other ABS Surveys

Census 2016

    1. Census 2016, Supplementary Submission to Senate Economic References Committee (31 Oct 2016)
    2. Census 2016, Submission to Senate Economic References Committee (27 Sep 2016)
    3. Census 2016, second letter to PM, re: cloud hosting (4 Aug 2016), and the empty reply (9 Aug 2016)
    4. Census 2016, letter to the Prime Minister (2 Aug 2016)
    5. Privacy and the 2016 Census by former statistician Bill McLennan (30 Jun 2016)
    6. Census 2016 and PIA, Submission to Australian Bureau of Statistics (12 Feb 2016), and the reply (19 Feb 2016), and a further reply (31 Mar 2016)

ABS Surveys

    1. Beware the Statistics Grinch this Christmas, Media Release (18 Dec 2012)
    2. ABS Compulsory Surveys, Submission to the Information Commissioner (4 May 2012)
    3. Compulsory Surveys, Letter to ABS (22 Apr 2012), and the ABS’s response, and its scanned letterhead (1 May 2012)
    4. Compulsory Surveys, Letter to ABS (9 Mar 2012), and the ABS’s response, and its scanned letterhead (11 Apr 2012
    5. Broken Email-Address for Complaints, Letter to ABS (13 Feb 2012)
    6. Compulsory Surveys, Letter to ABS (3 Feb 2012), and acknowledgement (7 Feb 2012) and response p.1, p.2 and p.3 (23 Feb 2012)
    7. Public Advisory Statement re Compulsory Surveys by ABS (28 Jan 2012)

Census 2011

    1. Public Advisory Statement re Census 2011 (2 Aug 2011)

Census 2006

  1. See also the Census Campaign of 2005-06
  2. ABS’s Privacy Impact Assessment of Census Proposals (11 July 2005)
  3. ‘Big Brother to watch the days of our lives’: Submission to the ABS on proposed changes to the Census (7 June 2005)

Consumer Credit (see also Consumer Matters Generally)

  1. Engagement with Consumer and Privacy Advocates, Letter to Australian Retail Credit Association (ARCA), with Financial Rights Legal Centre, Consumer Action Law Centre and Financial Counselling Australia (11 Nov 2014)
  2. The Veda Paid Credit Report and VedaScores , Complaint to OAIC, with Financial Rights Legal Centre, Consumer Action Law Centre and Financial Counselling Australia (20 Oct 2014)
  3. Veda Free Credit Report and Marketing, Complaint to OAIC, with Financial Rights Legal Centre, Consumer Action Law Centre and Financial Counselling Australia (20 Oct 2014)
  4. Veda’s Provision of Subject Access to Credit Reporting Information, plus App. A, App. B and App. C, Complaint to OAIC, with Financial Rights Legal Centre, Consumer Action Law Centre and Financial Counselling Australia (15 Aug 2014)
  5. An Online Database for Small Amount Lenders, Submission to ASIC (21 Feb 2013)
  6. Privacy Act Regulations – Credit Reporting and Detailed Document, Submission to Attorney-General’s Dept (28 Sep 2012)
  7. Credit Reporting Reform – Consumer Education, Submission to Clth Attorney-General’s Dept (20 Sep 2012)
  8. Credit Reporting – Exposure Drafts of the Australian Privacy Amendment Legislation, Submission to Senate Committee on Finance and Public Administration (25 Mar 2011)
  9. Telecommunications Industry and the Credit Reporting Code, Support for Joint Submission to Dept of Prime Minister & Cabinet (3 Mar 2011)
  10. Credit Reporting Provisions, ALRC Issues Paper No. 32 (March 2007)
  11. Genetic Testing Policy of the Investment and Financial Services Association Ltd (IFSA), to ACCC (March 2006)
  12. ACCC and ASIC re Debt Collection (29 July 2005)
  13. Submission to the Federal Privacy Commissioner re Credit Reporting Determination 2002 No 1 (Classes of Credit Providers) (10 November 2002)
  14. Seminar and Submission re the Extension of the Privacy Act 1988 to the Credit Industry (May 1989)

Consumer Matters Generally (see also Consumer Credit, Marketing)

  1. PIAs for Digital Postal Services, Further Letters to Australia Post and Digital Post Australia (6 Nov 2012)
  2. PIAs for Digital Postal Services, Letters to Australia Post and Digital Post Australia (22 Apr 2012), Australia Post’s partial response (8 Jun 2012), and Digital Post’s vacuous reply (22 Jun 2012)
  3. Review of ACCAN, Submission to Dept of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (23 Oct 2011)
  4. Smart Electricity Meters, Letter to ActewAGL (20 Jun 2011)
  5. PayPass Contactless Payment Technology, Submission to MasterCard Australia (30 Mar 2011)
  6. Smart Grids and Smart Meters, Policy Statement (15 Feb 2011)
  7. Consumer Advocacy 2010 Election Platform, Submission to the major parties (2 August 2010)
  8. Consumer Law Bill No. 2, Submission to Senate Economic Legislation Committee (22 April 2010)
  9. Guide to Unfair Contract Terms, Submission to ACCC (13 Apr 2010)
  10. Genetic Testing Policy of the Investment and Financial Services Association Ltd (IFSA), to ACCC (March 2006)
  11. Costs of Consumer Codes, to ACMA (February 2006)

‘Counter-Terrorism’, incl. ‘National Security’ (see also Body Scanners and Criminal Law Enforcement and Telecommunications – Interception & Access)

  1. Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014, Submission to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence & Security (PJCIS) (10 Nov 2014)
  2. The Use of Big Data Analytics by National Security and Law Enforcement Agencies, Submission to D2D CRC (24 Oct 2017)
  3. Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Submission to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security – JPCIS (2 Oct 2014)
  4. National Security Legislation Amendment Bill, Submission to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) (18 Aug 2014)
  5. Democratic Control of Surveillance by the State, Policy Statement (10 May 2014)
  6. Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) Framework, Submission to Clth Attorney-General’s Dept (30 Mar 2014)
  7. AML/CTF Customer Due Diligence (CDD) Rules, Submission to Austrac (28 Jan 2014)
  8. Investigation and Control of Australian Spy Agencies Essential, Public Statement (4 Dec 2013)
  9. ASD Disclosures of Personal Data to Foreign Countries, PI Complaint to Human Rights Commissioner (2 Dec 2013) and the response (6 Dec 2013)
  10. ASD Disclosures of Personal Data to Foreign Countries, PI Complaint to Inspector-General of Intelligence & Security (2 Dec 2013) and the response (9 Dec 2013)
  11. The National Security Wish-List, Submission to Joint Parliamentary Committee on Intelligence and Security (20 Aug 2012)
  12. The Cybercrime Bill is Excessive and Unbalanced, Public Statement (4 Sep 2011)
  13. Engagement by the Attorney-General’s Department with Civil Society, Letter to the Attorney-General (1 Sep 2011), in conjunction with Liberty Victoria, NSW CCL, QCCL, CLA, ISOC-AU and EFA
  14. Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill, Supplementary Submission to the Senate Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety (5 Aug 2011)
  15. Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill, Evidence to the Joint Select Committee (1 Aug 2011), mirrored here
  16. Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill, Submission to the Senate Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety (26 Jul 2011)
  17. The ‘Combating the Financing of People Smuggling and Other Measures Bill’ 2011 , Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee (9 Mar 2011)
  18. Combating the Financing of People Smuggling and Other Measures Bill, Submission to Attorney-General’s Dept (Cth) (13 Dec 2010)
  19. Cost Recovery for Austrac’s Regulatory Functions, Submission to Austrac (13 Dec 2010)
  20. PIA re Verification under the AML-CTF Act, to Clth A/G’s Dept (August 2009)
  21. AusCheck Amendment Bill 2009 (Cth), to Senate Legal & Constitutional Committee (June 2009)
  22. AML-CTF legislation – Second Tranche, to Minister for Finance and Deregulation (December 2007)
  23. AML-CTF legislation – Second Tranche, to Shadow Attorney-General (September 2007)
  24. AML-CTF legislation – Second Tranche, to Attorney-General’s Dept (September 2007)
  25. Subm. to Cth AGs Dept re Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Bill 2007 Exposure Draft (February 2007)
  26. Subm. to Senate C’tee re AusCheck Bill 2006 (February 2007)
  27. Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Bill 2006, plus Supplementary 1 and Supplementary 2, to Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee (November 2006)
  28. Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorism Financing Bill 2006, to A/G’s and AusTRAC (August 2006)
  29. Anti-Money Laundering / Counter-Terrorism Financing Legislation, to Attorney-General’s Department and AUSTRAC (April 2006)
  30. Anti-Money Laundering / Counter-Terrorism Financing Legislation, to Senate Legal & Constitutional Committee (March 2006)
  31. Security Legislation Review, Clth A/G’s, Supplementary Submission (February 2006)
  32. Terrorism (Extraordinary Temporary Powers) Bill 2005, to ACT Government (January 2006)
  33. Security Legislation Review, Clth A/G’s (January 2006)
  34. Submission re Anti-Terrorism Bill (No. 2) 2005 to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee (November 2005)
  35. Briefing on proposed new Anti-Terrorism Bill (October 2005)
  36. Federal Parliamentary Joint Committee on ASIO, ASIS and DSD (25 July 2005)
  37. Report by representatives on the Austrac Privacy Consultative Committee to Privacy, Consumer and Civil Liberties Groups (August 2003)
  38. Submission to Attorney-General’s Dept Review of Pt 1D of Crimes Act (Crimtrac) (September 2002)

Criminal Law (see also ‘Counter-Terrorism’, Law Enforcement and Internet – Cybercrime)

  1. Democratic Control of Surveillance by the State, Policy Statement (10 May 2014)
  2. The Cybercrime Bill is Excessive and Unbalanced, Public Statement (4 Sep 2011)
  3. Engagement by the Attorney-General’s Department with Civil Society, Letter to the Attorney-General (1 Sep 2011), in conjunction with Liberty Victoria, NSW CCL, QCCL, CLA, ISOC-AU and EFA
  4. Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill, Supplementary Submission to the Senate Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety (5 Aug 2011)
  5. Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill, Evidence to the Joint Select Committee (1 Aug 2011), mirrored here
  6. Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill, Submission to the Senate Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety (26 Jul 2011)
  7. Anti-People Smuggling and Other Measures Bill 2010, Submission to Senate Legal & Constitutional Committee (16 Apr 2010), and oral evidence (16 April 2010)
  8. Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Offences Against Children) Bill 2010, Submission to Senate Legal & Constitutional Committee (23 Feb 2010), oral evidence (9 Mar 2010) and Supplementary Submission (11 Mar 2010)
  9. Cyber Crime Inquiry, to HoR Standing Committee on Communications (5 August 2009)
  10. Security Legislation Review, Clth A/G’s, Supplementary Submission (February 2006)
  11. Anti-Money Laundering Reforms (19 March 2004)
  12. Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Crime Commission re CyberCrime Inquiry (August 2003)
  13. Submission re the South Australian Criminal Law Consolidation (Identity Theft) Amendment Bill 2003 (August 2003)
  14. Letter to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Crime Commission re the Cybercrime Inquiry (April 2003)
  15. Submission to Attorney-General’s Dept Review of Pt 1D of Crimes Act (Crimtrac) (September 2002)
  16. N.S.W. Office of State Revenue on Review of N.S.W. Fines Act (June 2002)
  17. Submission to Privacy Commissioner on Public Interest Determination application on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions – researchers’ access to case files (March 2002 – APCC)
  18. Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee Inquiry into the Proceeds of Crime Bill 2002 (February 2002 – APCC)
  19. Submission to an Inquiry by the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the National Crime Authority (August 2001 – APCC)
  20. Cybercrime Bill 2001, Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee (July 2001 – APCC)
  21. Model Forensic Procedures Bill and the Proposed National DNA Database (July 1999 – APCC) (DNA.doc)
  22. Review of the Australian Security Intelligence Organization Legislation Amendment Bill 1999 (25 Apr 1999 – APCC)
  23. Review of the Australian Security Intelligence Organization Legislation Amendment Bill 1999 (21 Apr 1999 – APCC)
  24. Telecommunications Interception, March 1999 (TI Reviews.doc)

Data Surveillance, incl. Data Matching, Profiling, ‘Big Data’ (see also Census, ‘Counter-Terrorism’, Identity, Internet, Telecommunications, Transport – ANPR and Visual Surveillance)

  1. Robot-Goverment and the Social Welfare System, Submission to Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs (22 Mar 2017)
  2. The Imminent Threat of Automated Government in Centrelink and Health, Media Release (18 Jan 2017)
  3. Data Availability and Use, Second Submission to Productivity Commission (19 Dec 2016)
  4. Re-Identification Offence Bill, Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee (16 Dec 2016)
  5. Open Government National Action Plan, Supplementary Submission to Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (24 Nov 2016)
  6. Open Government National Action Plan, Submission to Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (18 Nov 2016)
  7. Big Data Analytics by National Security and Law Enforcement Agencies (24 Oct 2016)
  8. Data Availability and Use, Submission to Productivity Commission (29 Jul 2016)
  9. Big Data and the APPs, Submission to OAIC (26 Jul 2016)
  10. Put a stop to invasive Stingray surveillance, Signup to International Campaign (18 Mar 2016)
  11. Surveillance in Australia, Submission to United Nations Human Rights Council, in conjunction with the US Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) (prime author), NSW CCL and Privacy International (24 Mar 2015)
  12. Open Data Policy, Submission to the WA Premier (3 Mar 2015)
  13. Draft Guide to Responsible Data Analytics, Submission to AGIMO (4 Jul 2014)
  14. Democratic Control of Surveillance by the State, Policy Statement (10 May 2014)
  15. Chemicals of Security Concern, Submission to PIA Consultants (23 May 2013)
  16. Smart Meters, Submission to Clth Dept of Resources (3 May 2013)
  17. Big Data Strategy Issues Paper, Submission to AGIMO (7 Apr 2013)
  18. Big data airport screening not ok, Letter to the Editor, AFR (6 Nov 2012)
  19. Auto-Enrolment of Electors, Submission to Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (24 Feb 2012), and evidence, mirrored here (29 Feb 2012)
  20. The PCEHR Enabling Bills, Evidence to the Senate Community Affairs Committee (6 Feb 2012), and mirror
  21. The PCEHR Enabling Bills, Submission to Senate Community Affairs Committee (21 Dec 2011)
  22. The PCEHR Draft Legislation, Submission to Dept of Health and Ageing (27 Oct 2011)
  23. EU-Australia Passenger Name Record (PNR) Agreement, Public Statement (19 Sep 2011)
  24. PCEHR Legislation Issues Paper, Submission to Dept of Health and Aging (3 August 2011)
  25. Smart Electricity Meters, Letter to ActewAGL (20 Jun 2011)
  26. The PCEHR Concept of Operations – Addendum, Submission to NEHTA (7 Jun 2011)
  27. The Collection of Third Party Data Through Networks such as Wifi, Policy Statement (31 May 2011)
  28. The PCEHR Concept of Operations, Submission to NEHTA (30 May 2011)
  29. Location and Tracking of Individuals through their Mobile Devices, Policy Statement (13 May 2011)
  30. PIA re the Proposed Merger of Centrelink, Medicare and DHS, Letter to Dept of Human Services (31 Mar 2011)
  31. The Proposed Merger of Centrelink, Medicare and the Department of Human Services, Public Statement (23 Mar 2011)
  32. PIA re the Proposed Merger of Centrelink, Medicare and DHS, Letter to Dept of Human Services (22 Mar 2011)
  33. Checklist of Privacy Concerns about the Personally Controlled eHealth Record (PCEHR), Submission to NEHTA (15 Feb 2011)
  34. Smart Grids and Smart Meters, Policy Statement (15 Feb 2011)
  35. Review of the Workplace Surveillance Act 2005 (NSW), Submission to NSW Attorney-General’s Dept (31 Jan 2011)
  36. eHealth Data and Health Identifiers, Policy Statement (28 August 2009)
  37. PIA re Verification under the AML-CTF Act, to Clth A/G’s Dept (August 2009)
  38. AusCheck Amendment Bill 2009 (Cth), to Senate Legal & Constitutional Committee (June 2009)
  39. Privacy Blueprint for the Indivual Electronic Health Record (IEHR), Submission to NEHTA (August 2008)
  40. SWIFT Complaint, Further Letter to the Privacy Commissioner (July 2008) re the SWIFT Complaint, Privacy Commissioner’s holding reply (October 2007) and utterly inadequate ‘substantive’ response (June 2008)
  41. AML-CTF legislation – Second Tranche, to Attorney-General’s Dept (September 2007)
  42. Letter to Privacy Commissioner re SWIFT Complaint of Jul/Oct 2006 (February 2007)
  43. Breach of Privacy Act by Australian Financial Institutions (through SWIFT), to Privacy Commissioner (October 2006)
  44. SWIFT – disclosures of Australians’ financial information without warrant to the USA, to Privacy Commissioner (July 2006)
  45. Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Electoral Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2005, to Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee (March 2006)
  46. ‘Big Brother to watch the days of our lives’: Submission to the ABS on proposed changes to the Census (7 June 2005)
  47. Mobile Location, to the Australian Communications Authority (30 April 2004)
  48. Submission to Attorney-General’s Dept Review of Pt 1D of Crimes Act (Crimtrac) (September 2002)Election Challenges
  49. Election Challenge – 2016, Revised graphic display (1 Jul 2016), after a very late (and dismal) Coalition response
  50. Election Challenge – 2016, Summary of Results, and graphic display (23 Jun 2016)
  51. Election Challenge – 2016, Invitation to Parties contesting the Federal Election in July 2016 (12 May 2016)
  52. Election Challenge – 2013, Summary of Results (18 Aug 2013)
  53. Election Challenge, Invitation to Parties contesting the Federal Election in Sep 2013 (11 Apr 2013), and the response from
    The Greens (10 Jul 2013)
  54. Commonwealth Election – 2010, Consumer Advocacy (August 2010)
  55. A.C.T. Election – 2008 (September 2008)
  56. Commonwealth Election – 2007 (July 2007)
  57. NSW Election – 2007 (March 2007)
  58. Commonwealth Election – 2004 (August 2004), and Summary of Responses, including the ALP, Democrats and Liberals (October 2004)

Electoral Matters

  1. Auto-Enrolment of Electors, Submission to Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (24 Feb 2012), and evidence, mirrored here (29 Feb 2012)
  2. 7 Days’ Notice to Prepare Evidence, Letter to Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (17 Feb 2012), and the Chair’s Response (20 Feb 2012)
  3. Electoral Address Maintenance, Supplementary Submission to Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters, and Evidence, mirrored here (15 Feb 2012)
  4. Electoral Address Maintenance, Submission to Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (3 Feb 2012)
  5. Police Action in Relation to Fairfax, Letter to Victorian Electoral Commissioner (19 Dec 2011), and the reply (21 Dec 2011)
  6. Abuse of Postal Voting Arrangements by Political Parties, Submission to Australian Electoral Commission (23 July 2010), and the AEC’s very prompt reply (23 July 2010)
  7. Electoral Matter on the Internet, Letter co-signed with Digital Tasmania, to the Tasmanian Electoral Commissioner (19 Feb 2010)
  8. Conduct of 2007 Elections: Postal vote applications mailed by political parties, Joint Stdg Ctee on Electoral Matters (May 2008)
  9. Postal Voting, Australian Electoral Commission (March 2007)
  10. Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Electoral Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2005, to Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee (March 2006)

Freedom of Information (FOI)

  1. Freedom of Information Amendment (New Arrangements) Bill 2014 (Cth), Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (6 Nov 2014)
  2. Review of Freedom of Information (FOI) Laws, Submission to the Independent Reviewer, Dr Allan Hawke AC (20 Dec 2012)
  3. FOI and Information Commissioner Bills, Submission to the Senate Finance & Public Admin Committee (27 Jan 2010)
  4. FOI Reform, to NSW Dept of Premier and Cabinet (June 2009)
  5. Review of the Freedom of Information Act 1991 (Tas), Submission to Tasmanian Department of Justice (May 2009)
  6. Freedom of Information Reform, Submission to Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet (May 2009)
  7. Comments re Draft Privacy and FOI Bills (Qld), to Queensland Premier (April 2009)
  8. The State of Media Freedom, 2nd submission to ‘Australia’s Right to Know’ Coalition (October 2007)
  9. The State of Media Freedom, submission to ‘Australia’s Right to Know’ Coalition (August 2007)
  10. Letter to The Australian re Support for FoI Appeal (January 2005)
  11. ALRC and the Admin Review Council’s Joint Review of the Freedom of Information Act (May 1995 – APCC) (Foisub1.doc)

Health Care – Generally

  1. Health Privacy Resources for Providers and Consumers, Submission to OAIC (20 Oct 2015)
  2. Bundled Consents, Letter to Minister for Human Services (25 Jun 2012)
  3. The Proposed Merger of Centrelink, Medicare and DHS, Letter to Dept of Human Services (15 Apr 2011)
  4. The National Partnership on E-Health, Submission to the Interim Review (5 Apr 2011)
  5. PIA re the Proposed Merger of Centrelink, Medicare and DHS, Letter to Dept of Human Services (31 Mar 2011)
  6. The Proposed Merger of Centrelink, Medicare and the Department of Human Services, Public Statement (23 Mar 2011)
  7. PIA re the Proposed Merger of Centrelink, Medicare and DHS, Letter to Dept of Human Services (22 Mar 2011)
  8. iPads for Doctors, Submission to the CIO, Victorian Dept of Health (8 Oct 2010), the CIO’s reply (20 Oct 2010), and the APF’s further letter (21 Oct 2010)
  9. Contact Details for a Patient’s Genetic Relatives, Submission to the Australian Privacy Commissioner (6 August 2010)
  10. iPads for Doctors, Letter to Alfred Health, Melbourne (5 August 2010)
  11. Support for Appropriate Approaches to eHealth, Letter to Dr M. Haikerwal, NEHTA Clinical Lead (23 Mar 2010)
  12. NEHTA Strategic Plan 2009-10 to 2011-12, Comments submitted to NEHTA (12 October 2009)
  13. eHealth Data and Health Identifiers, Policy Statement (28 August 2009)
  14. Response to Supplementary Paper on Person-Controlled eHealth Records, to National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission (May 2009)
  15. Interim Report of the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission (NHHRC), Submission (March 2009)
  16. ALRC Report Part H – Health, Submission to Clth PM & C (February 2009)
  17. NHHRC E-Health Discussion Paper, Letter to The Australian (December 2008)
  18. Health Information Privacy, Paper presented at Health Privacy Futures Conf., Brisbane (November 2008)
  19. Victoria’s Whole of Health ICT Strategy, Letter to the Minister (October 2008)
  20. Misleading Government Claims re N.T. eHealth Implementation, Letter to the Editor of The Australian (September 2008)
  21. Review of Australian Privacy Law – DP 72 – Pt H – Health Services and Research, to the ALRC (January 2008 – 9 pp.)
  22. Ethical Conduct in Human Research, to NH&MRC (March 2006)
  23. e-Health Issues from a Health Consumer’s Perspective (June 2004)
  24. Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002: Draft Statutory Guidelines, to NSW Health (November 2003)
  25. Submission to the National Health Privacy Working Group of the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council on the Draft National Health Privacy Code (April 2003)

Health Care – eHealth Records (see also Health Care – Data and Health Care – Identifiers)

  1. National Digital Health Strategy, Submission to Australian Digital Health Agency (29 Jan 2017)
  2. National Digital Health Strategy, Submission to Dept of Health (14 Apr 2016)
  3. eHealth Bill – Senate Committee on Community Affairs Report, Letter to Senators (10 Nov 2015)
  4. PCEHR (Information Commissioner Enforcement Powers) Guidelines, Submission to OAIC (2 Nov 2015)
  5. Opt-Out and the PCEHR, Letter to Senators (30 Oct 2015)
  6. Health Legislation Amendment (eHealth) Bill 2015, Submission to Senate Standing Committee On Community Affairs (28 Oct 2015)
  7. Health Privacy Resources for Providers and Consumers, Submission to OAIC (20 Oct 2015)
  8. PCEHR/IHI Legislation, Submission to Dept of Health (24 Jun 2015)
  9. The PCEHR, Notes from Meeting with Dept of Health (15 Aug 2014)
  10. Dept of Health Use of SurveyMonkey re PCEHR, Submission to OAIC (8 Aug 2014), the response from the company (9 Aug 2014), and the response from OAIC, useless as ever (22 Dec 2014)
  11. Review of the PCEHR, Submission to Dept of Health (18 Jul 2014)
  12. Review of the PCEHR, Response to the Health Minister (26 May 2014)
  13. Security and Privacy Aspects of the PCEHR, Submission to Minister for Health (16 Apr 2014)
  14. Privacy and eHealth Records: Victorian Healthcare Service, Letter to OAIC (23 Feb 2014), and the OAIC’s action-avoiding response (7 Mar 2014)
  15. Privacy and the PCEHR record, Letter to OAIC (21 Feb 2014), and the OAIC’s action-avoiding response (7 Mar 2014)
  16. Privacy and the PCEHR record, Letter to the Health Minister (21 Feb 2014)
  17. The PCEHR, Submission to the Review of the PCEHR (22 Nov 2013)
  18. Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR), Public Statement (3 Nov 2013)
  19. PCEHR – FAQ for Clinicians, Public Advisory Statement (11 Aug 2013)
  20. PCEHR – FAQ for Consumers, Public Advisory Statement (11 Aug 2013)
  21. eHealth Consumer Privacy Fact Sheets, Submission to OIAC (15 May 2013)
  22. Draft eHealth Fact Sheets, Supplementary Submission to OAIC (14 Feb 2013)
  23. Draft eHealth Fact Sheets, Submission to OAIC (12 Feb 2013)
  24. eHealth record system (PCEHR) Data Breach Notification, Submission to OAIC (29 Sep 2012)
  25. eHealth record system (PCEHR) Enforcement Guidelines, Submission to OAIC (24 Sep 2012)
  26. The Emperor’s New Clothes: PCEHR System Security, Dr Juanita Fernando’s Presentation at AusCERT (18 May 2012)
  27. PCEHR: Proposals for Regulations and Rules, Submission to Dept of Health and Ageing (11 Apr 2012)
  28. The PCEHR Enabling Bills – Governance Issues, Supplementary Submission to Senate Community Affair Committee (14 Feb 2012)
  29. The PCEHR Enabling Bills, Evidence to the Senate Community Affairs Committee (6 Feb 2012), and mirror
  30. The PCEHR Enabling Bills, Submission to Senate Community Affairs Committee (21 Dec 2011)
  31. Banning of an APF Nominee on a Pretext, Letter to NEHTA’s CEO (11 Nov 2011), and the CEO’s Reply (14 Nov 2011) and another (23 Nov 2011)
  32. The PCEHR Draft Legislation, Submission to Dept of Health and Ageing (27 Oct 2011)
  33. PCEHR Legislation Issues Paper, Submission to Dept of Health and Aging (3 August 2011)
  34. The PCEHR Concept of Operations – Addendum, Submission to NEHTA (7 Jun 2011)
  35. The PCEHR Concept of Operations, Submission to NEHTA (30 May 2011)
  36. eHealth – Consumer Consultation and Project Governance, Letter to Minister for Health (18 Apr 2011)
  37. eHealth – Consumer Consultation and Project Governance, Letter to DoHA (18 Apr 2011)
  38. PCEHR – Consumer Consultation and Project Governance, Letter to NEHTA (18 Apr 2011)
  39. The National Partnership on E-Health, Submission to the Interim Review (5 Apr 2011)
  40. PCEHR – Consumer Consultation and Project Governance, Further Letter to the Minister for Health & Ageing (7 Mar 2011)
  41. PCEHR – Consumer Consultation and Project Governance, Letter to the Minister for Health & Ageing (3 Mar 2011)
  42. PCEHR: Consumer Consultation and Project Governance, Letter to NEHTA and DoHA (25 Feb 2011)
  43. Absence of PCEHR Consultation Processes with DoHA, Emails to Dept of Health & Aging (14 and 22 Feb 2011)
  44. Checklist of Privacy Concerns about the Personally Controlled eHealth Record (PCEHR), Submission to NEHTA (15 Feb 2011)
  45. Comments on the PCEHR Consumer Reference Group Meeting and Checklist of Consumer Concerns, Submissions to NEHTA (25 Jan 2011)
  46. EHR may be a good idea, Opinion Piece submitted to the Melbourne Herald-Sun (30 Dec 2010)
  47. Consultation Process re PCEHR, Further Letter to NEHTA (10 Dec 2010), partly in response to this NEHTA Summary of Issues
  48. Consultation Process re PCEHR, Further Letters to NEHTA Clinical Lead re PCEHR Process Matters, and to NEHTA CIO re PCEHR Design Issues (15 Nov 2010)
  49. Consultation Process re PCEHR, Submission to CEO of NEHTA (8 Nov 2010), and the CEO’s reply (12 Nov 2010)
  50. The eHealth National Security and Access Framework, Submission to NEHTA (10 October 2010)
  51. Patient Access to HI-Related Patient Data, Letter to the Clth Dept of Health (12 Feb 2010), and the Department’s response (24 Feb 2010)
  52. Questions arising from NEHTA’s Strategic Plan: 2009/10 to 2011/12, Letter to NEHTA (12 Oct 2009)
  53. eHealth Data and Health Identifiers, Policy Statement (28 August 2009)
  54. Response to Supplementary Paper on Person-Controlled eHealth Records, to National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission (May 2009)
  55. Electronic Transfer of Pathology Data, to NEHTA (April 2009)
  56. Privacy Blueprint for the Indivual Electronic Health Record (IEHR), Submission to NEHTA (August 2008)

Health Care – Data (see also Health Care – eHealth Records and Health Care – Identifiers)

  1. ‘SA Laboratory exposes hundreds of personal medical details’, Interview on ABC PM, mirrored here (18 July 2011)
  2. Project Stop (Over-The-Counter Pseudoephedrine Products), Letter to Pharmacy Guild of Australia (9 Oct 2010)
  3. Data Linkage between NSW Police and Medicare, Letter to Clth Privacy Commissioner (5 October 2009)
  4. eHealth Care Data Breach, Policy Statement (28 August 2009)
  5. ‘Nurses paid to scout for Vioxx drug firm’, to OFPC (May 2009)
  6. Medical Director and AsteRx data, to OFPC (May 2009), and reply (May 2005)
  7. Interim Report of the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission (NHHRC), Submission (March 2009)
  8. Disclosure of Genetic Information Without Consent, Submission to NHMRC (March 2009)
  9. ALRC Report Part H – Health, Submission to Clth PM & C (February 2009)
  10. Heart Foundation 2008 ‘Survey’, Letter to the National President, Bruce Carter (November 2008)
  11. National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission, Submission and Summary (May 2008)
  12. Access Card: Emergency Medical Info (Discussion Paper #2), to Access Card Taskforce (March 2007)
  13. Submission to the National Health Privacy Working Group of the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council on the Draft National Health Privacy Code (April 2003)

Health Care – ID Schemes (see also Health Care – eHealth Records and Health Care – Data)

  1. Review of the Healthcare Identifiers Act and Health Identifier Service, Submission to Department of Health (14 Feb 2013)
  2. The National Partnership on E-Health, Submission to the Interim Review (5 Apr 2011)
  3. The eHealth National Security and Access Framework, Submission to NEHTA (10 October 2010)
  4. Critique of new Health Identifier (HI) Service Implementation and HI Service Communication documents, letter to NEHTA (26 June 2010), referring to APF eHealth Data and Health Identifiers policy
  5. Request for clarification of the controls in the new health identifiers bill, letter to new PM Gillard (25 June 2010)
  6. Healthcare Identifiers Bill, Letter to Shadow Health Minister (26 May 2010). Also to The Greens Health Spokesperson and similar letters to Independent Senators Fielding and Xenopohon
  7. Numbers game a threat to privacy, OpEd by Juanita Fernando in Health, The Weekend Australian (6-7 Mar 2010)
  8. Healthcare Identifiers Bill 2010, Submission to Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee (4 Mar 2010) and oral evidence (10 Mar 2010); plus the submission by CLPC. To cope with the agencies’ unreliable web-sites, here are mirrors of the Bill, submissions by NEHTA and DOHA, the Senate Committee Report, and the late-released draft Regulations
  9. Clarification Sought re Pseudonymous Health Identifiers, Letter to the Clth Minister for Health (22 Jan 2010), and Response (9 Feb 2010)
  10. Healthcare Identifiers Bill 2010 (Exposure Draft), submission to Clth Dept of Health (7 Jan 2010), plus the submissions of Liberty Victoria and CLA, and an ABC Radio interview
  11. Individual Health Identifiers, Letter to Clth Health Minister (5 October 2009)
  12. eHealth Data and Health Identifiers, Policy Statement (28 August 2009)
  13. Healthcare Identifiers, to AHMAC, Clth Dept of Health & Ageing (13 August 2009)
  14. Health card plan, to Federal government minister Roxon (9 June 2009)
  15. Interim Report of the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission (NHHRC), Submission (March 2009)
  16. Unique Patient ID or Patient Health?, Letter to The Australian (March 2009)
  17. ALRC Report Part H – Health, Submission to Clth PM & C (February 2009)
  18. Access Card: Emergency Medical Info (Discussion Paper #2), to Access Card Taskforce (March 2007)
  19. Submission to NeHTA re Unique Health Identifier (UHI) Blueprint (March 2007)
  20. Submission to the National Health Privacy Working Group of the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council on the Draft National Health Privacy Code (April 2003)

Health Care – NSW HealtheLink

  1. The Healthelink Scheme, Public Statement (28 September 2009)
  2. HealtheLink, to NSW government minister Della Bosca (9 June 2009)
  3. Healthelink, Letter to the SMH (March 2009)
  4. Evaluation of the Healthelink Records Pilot, Submission to NSW Health Minister Della Bosca (December 2008)
  5. Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002: Draft Statutory Guidelines, to NSW Health (November 2003)

Health Care – Medicare Audit

  1. Compliance Audits on Medicare Benefits (MBS), Supplementary Submission to Senate Community Affairs Committee (May 2009), and Evidence to the Committee on 6 May
  2. Government Documents (May 2009):
    1. Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance) Bill 2009
    2. The Explanatory Memorandum
    3. The Department’s PIA Report (made available too late to be considered!)
  3. Compliance Audits of Medicare Benefits (MBS), to Senate Community Affairs Committee (April 2009), and the reply from Medicare (April 2009)
  4. Medicare’s Erosion of Patient Health Privacy Rights, Media Release (April 2009)
  5. Medicare MBS Compliance Audit Initiative, Submission (March 2009)
  6. Medicare Auditor Powers, Letter to The Canberra Times (March 2009)
  7. Increased MBS Compliance Audits, Letter to Dept of Health and Ageing (November 2008)
  8. Release of patient records for Medicare auditing, Letter to Clth Human Services Minister Joe Ludwig (September 2008)

Health Care – Other

  1. Sperm Donor Anonymity, Submission to Victorian Dept of Health (11 Sep 2015)
  2. National Disability Insurance Scheme, Submission to FAHCSIA (11 Mar 2013)
  3. Health Practitioner Regulation National Law 2009, submission to the National Health Workforce Taskforce (15 July 2009)
  4. National Registration of Health Workers, to Senate Community Affairs Committee (April 2009)
  5. Harmonisation of Multi-centre Ethical Review (HOMER), Submission to NHMRC (February 2009)
  6. National [Medical] Accreditation and Registration Scheme (NRAS), Submission to Health Workforce (February 2009)
  7. Medicare and PBS Guidelines, to OFPC (February 2005)
  8. Submissions to OFPC on Application from ACHA Health for Public Interest Determination (July and August 2002)
  9. Dept of Health and Aged Care’s BMMS (July 2001 – APCC)
  10. National Pharmacy Intranet Demonstration Project (November 1998)
  11. AHEC (Aust Health E? Council?) re draft guidelines for the Protection of Privacy in the Conduct of Medical Research, Date? (Nhmrcsb1.doc) (1995?)
  12. Evidence to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs re the Pharmaceutical Benefits Transfer to the Health Insurance Commission (June 1991)