Serious Incident Response Scheme for Commonwealth funded residential aged care - Finer details of operation

Closes 4 Oct 2019

Before you start - permission to collect personal information

Privacy and your personal information

The Australian Government Department of Health (the Department) invites you to share your views on the Serious Incident Response Scheme for Commonwealth funded residential aged care – Finer details of operation consultation paper.

Your personal information is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) and the Australian Privacy Principles, and is being collected by the Department, via Citizen Space, for the purposes of conducting this consultation process. The Department will collect your personal information at the time that you provide a submission, unless you choose to make a submission anonymously and you are not reasonably identifiable from the information provided in your submission.

If you consent, the Department may, at its discretion, publish part or all of your submission on the Department’s website. If your submission is published, the Department may identify you and/or your organisation as the author of the submission, if you consent to being identified.  Please note that your email address will not be published and responses may be moderated to remove content that is inappropriate/offensive, or contains sensitive information.

Submissions which have been published on the Department’s website can be accessed by the general public, including people overseas.  Ordinarily, where the Department discloses personal information to an overseas recipient, Australian Privacy Principle (APP) 8.1 requires the Department to take reasonable steps to ensure that overseas recipients do not breach the APPs. However, if you consent to the publication of your submission, APP 8.1 will not apply to this disclosure and the Department will not be accountable under the Privacy Act for any subsequent use or disclosure of the submission by an overseas recipient, and you will not be able to seek redress under the Privacy Act.

You should not include information in your submission about another individual who is identified, or reasonably identifiable. If you need to include information about another individual in your submission, you will need to inform that individual of the contents of this notice, and obtain their consent to the Department collecting their personal information.

You can get more information about the way in which the Department will manage your personal information, including our privacy policy. You can obtain a copy of the Department’s privacy policy by contacting the Department using the contact details set out below. The Department’s privacy policy contains information about:

  • how you may access the personal information the Department holds about you and how you can seek correction of it;
  • how you may complain about a breach of:
    • the APPs; or
    • a registered APP code that binds the Department; and
  • how the Department will deal with such a complaint.

You can contact the Department by telephone on (02) 6289 1555 or freecall 1800 020 103 or by using the online enquiries form at www.health.gov.au

1. I consent to the Department collecting the information requested in Citizen Space about me, including any sensitive information, for the purposes indicated above.

Note: You must provide your consent in order to complete this survey.

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