Access to Information and Privacy Legislation

Access to Information and Privacy Legislation

Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009

From 1 July 2010, the new Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (NSW). The Government Information (Public Access) Act enables a member of the public to obtain access to documents held by the Government (or public body). 

Access to Information held by UOW is managed by the Legal Services Unit. More information can be found here.

Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (NSW)

The purpose of the Health Records and Information Privacy Act (2002) is to promote fair and responsible handling of health information by:

(a) protecting the privacy of an individual’s health information that is held in the public and private sectors;

(b) enabling individuals to gain access to their health information; and

(c) providing an accessible framework for the resolution of complaints regarding the handling of health information.

Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW) & Privacy Act 1988 (Cwth)

The Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act (1998) and the Privacy Act (1988) provide for the protection of personal information and for the protection of the privacy of individuals generally. It sets down procedures for the access to, collection and disclosure of personal information.

Workplace Surveillance Act 2005 (NSW)

The Workplace Surveillance Act 2005 regulates the discretion an employer may use to oversee employees.

Last reviewed: 28 April, 2015

Committee Dates

2018 Schedule of Committee Meetings (Draft)

The 2018 Schedule of Committee Meetings is currently under development. All approved and tentative dates advised to Governance have been updated on this schedule.

Please send any additions or changes to Governance.

2017 Schedule of Committee Meetings

This schedule includes meeting details for University Council and Council Committees, Academic Senate and its committees, as well as Faculty and other University Committees.

The 2017 Schedule of Committee Meetings is currently up to date. Any additions or changes should be sent to Governance.