Consultation on the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) Revised Draft Guidelines

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Closes 12 Oct 2020

Privacy Information

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Privacy and your personal information

The Australian Government Department of Health (the Department) invites you to share your views on the MSAC Guidelines Review.

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 a consultation process in relation to the MSAC Guidelines Review. The Department will collect your personal information at the time that you provide a submission.

The submissions will be reviewed by the MSAC which comprises Departmental officers and appointments. The list of members of the Guidelines Review Steering Committee and Technical Reference Group can be found on the MSAC website http://www.msac.gov.au/internet/msac/publishing.nsf/Content/guidelines-review.

If you consent (as indicated in Question 1 below), 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  Please note that your email address will not be published and responses may be moderated to remove content that is inappropriate/offensive, or contains sensitive information.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 may 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 the 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.

You should not include any health related information about yourself in your submission.

You can access more information about the way in which the Department will manage your personal information, including our privacy policy, at https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/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; and
  • 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 http://www.health.gov.au.

1. Publication of submission
(Required)
2. Please read and agree to the below declarations:

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

By making a submission, I acknowledge that:

  • I understand that the giving of my consent is entirely voluntary
  • I am over the age of 18 years
  • I understand the purpose of the collection, use, publication or disclosure of my submission
  • I understand that copyright in the content of my submission will vest in the Commonwealth of Australia
  • Where relevant, I have obtained the consent of any individuals whose personal information is included in my submission, to the Department collecting this information for the purposes outlined in this notice
  • I understand that, where I have provided consent to my submission being published, the Department has complete discretion as to whether my submission, in full or part, will be published.
(Required)