We collect personal information:
- directly from you
- from other persons acting on your behalf
- from our website
- from third parties and publicly available sources
We take steps to protect the personal information we hold against misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
These steps include password-protecting access to electronic information technology and communications systems and securing paper files in locked cabinets with physical access restrictions.
We store personal information securely and our staff may not access personal information records unless they are doing so for a relevant business need.
Accessing and changing your personal information
You can request access to personal information about you that we hold and ask for correction to your personal information. We will need evidence of your identity before access can be granted to information about you or to change any information held.
We do not automatically collect personal information about you when you visit our website and you can use our website without telling us who you are or revealing other personal information.
If you complete the contact us form we will collect your name, email, phone number and other details you supply. When using the form, you may choose to use a pseudonym to make an enquiry or provide feedback; however, the extent to which we may be able to respond or assist may be limited.
This site is hosted in Australia in secure, government-accredited facilities. To help protect the privacy of data and personal information we collect and hold, physical, technical and administrative safeguards are maintained.
Our website uses a range of analytics services. These services do not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held for other purposes. We use reports provided by analytics providers to understand website traffic and web page usage.
We are bound by the Australian Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act. We also follow the Guidelines for Federal and ACT government websites issued by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
Privacy enquiries and complaints
- human resources
- financial management
- management of requests from Ministers and other members of Parliament.
Last update 18 December 2018