Project No. 65(I)
The Commission’s reference was parallel to a reference given by the Commonwealth Attorney General to the Australian Law Reform Commission. The purpose of the parallel reference was to enable the Commission to evaluate the recommendations of the ALRC, to make appropriate recommendations at the state level, and to explore the possibility of developing legislation suitable for adoption on a uniform basis throughout Australia.
In 1976 the Commission was asked to advise upon:
The reference was deferred in 1986, with the Commission and the Attorney General agreeing to identify specific areas affecting privacy for individual examination. The reports on Confidentiality of Medical Records and Medical Research (Project No. 65(II)) and Professional Privilege for Confidential Communications (Project No. 90), certain aspects of the report on Police Act Offences (Project No. 85), and the earlier working paper on Privacy and Statutory Powers of Intrusion all dealt with aspects of the terms of reference of the privacy project. The reference was formally withdrawn in 1993.
Last updated: 31-Jan-2017
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