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Privacy and managing health information in general practice

Australian state and territory advice on privacy

Last revised: 24 May 2023

Australian state and territory advice on privacy


Australian Government

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
Website: https://www.oaic.gov.au/
Phone: 1300 363 992


ACT

Human Rights Commission
Website: https://www.hrc.act.gov.au/
Phone: (02) 6205 2222


NSW

Information and Privacy Commission
Website: https://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/
Phone: 1800 472 679


NT

Office of the Information Commissioner
Website: https://infocomm.nt.gov.au/
Phone: 1800 005 610


QLD

Office of the Information Commissioner
Website: https://www.oic.qld.gov.au/
Phone: (07) 3234 7373


SA

Privacy Committee of South Australia
Website: https://www.archives.sa.gov.au/privacy-committee/making-a-privacy-complaint
Phone: (08) 7322 7077


TAS

Ombudsman Tasmania
Website: https://www.ombudsman.tas.gov.au/
Phone: 1800 001 170


VIC

Office of the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection
Website: https://ovic.vic.gov.au/
Phone: 1300 006 842
  

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  2. National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council, Australian Vice-Chancellors’ Committee. National statement on ethical conduct in human research (2007) (updated 2018). 2018 [Accessed 16 January 2023].
  3. Commonwealth of Australia. Privacy Act 1988.1988 [Accessed 7 November 2022].
  4. Australian Government, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. Australian Privacy Principles guidelines: Privacy Act 1988. 2015 [Accessed 16 January 2023].
  5. Australian Government, Attorney-General. Parliament approves Government’s privacy penalty bill. 2022 [Accessed 16 January 2023].
  6. Medical Board of Australia, AHPRA. Good medical practice: A code of conduct for doctors in Australia. 2020 [Accessed 16 January 2023].
  7. Australian Government, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. Business resource. Chapter 9: Research. 2019 [Accessed 16 January 2023].
  8. Australian Government, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. Chapter 5: APP 5 – Notification of the collection of personal information. 2019 [Accessed 8 November 2022].
  9. Australian Medical Association. Frequently asked questions – Fees. [date unknown] [Accessed 8 November 2022].
  10. Australian Government, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. Privacy for organisations: Trading in personal information. [date unknown] [Accessed 16 January 2023].
  11. National Health and Medical Research Council. Use and disclosure of genetic information to a patient’s genetic relatives under Section 95AA of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) – Guidelines for health practitioners in the private sector. 2014 [Accessed 16 January 2023].

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