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Civil rights

Australian Privacy Principles

The APPs cover the collection, use, disclosure and storage of personal information. They regulate the handling of personal information by Australian government agencies and some private sector organisations.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Children's rights

Provides information about children's rights, how they are protected and some of the major human rights issues facing children around the world today.

Australian Human Rights Commission

Freedom of information

The FOI Act is the legislative basis for open government in Australia and covers Australian Government ministers and most agencies. This section is about the FOI Act as it applies across the Australian Government.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Freedom of Information Act 1982

An Act to give to members of the public rights of access to official documents of the Government of the Commonwealth and of its agencies.

Attorney-General's Department

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)

An independent Australian Government agency established under the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010 and has three functions: freedom of information, privacy and government information policy.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

The Privacy act

Regulates the handling of personal information about individuals. This includes the collection, use, storage and disclosure of personal information.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

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