Significant changes were made to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) which came into effect on 12 March 2014. For detailed information on Commonwealth Government Agencies and Non-Government privacy obligations see the website of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
There is no general right of access to information held by individuals or private organisations. In certain situations, the collection, storage and release of privately held information is subject to legislation.
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