The following arrived on the NEHTA RSS today.
Government releases UHI consultation paper
Important facts to note:
Submissions will not be made publicly available but will be shared with relevant government agencies to inform jurisdictional consideration of national privacy arrangements. Please note that submissions or comments will generally be subject to freedom of information provisions.
The closing date for comments and submissions is 5pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time), 14 August 2009.
Don't you love these people! As always, terrified someone might have an opinion they are not comfortable with. Have they actually heard of democracy?
I wonder after the development of all the Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) over the last few years – and a failure to publish them – why they are not released to encourage and facilitate informed discussion? Your guess is as good as mine!
Could it be, to release them, might just alert people to things they may have missed?
Can you really believe COAG authorised this work in 2006 and we are hoping it might start in 2010. Speedy Gonzales this collection of bureaucrats are not! (why do comparisons with an inability to organise a few drinks in a brewery leap to mind?)- see intro on web link!
Of course, whatever they propose still have to get through the Senate. That might mean a start date in 2020!