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Principles as made
This instrument amends the Information Principles 1997 to give effect to amendments made as a consequence of the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Ltd (ACSAA Ltd) being replaced by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency (Quality Agency) including references to whom the Secretary of the Department can provide protected information.
Administered by: Social Services
Made 19 Dec 2013
Registered 23 Dec 2013
Tabled HR 11 Feb 2014
Tabled Senate 11 Feb 2014
Date of repeal 02 Jan 2014
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
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Information Amendment (Quality Agency) Principle 2013

I, Mitch Fifield, Assistant Minister for Social Services, make the following principle under section 96-1 of the Aged Care Act 1997.

Dated: 19 December 2013






Mitch Fifield

Assistant Minister for Social Services







1             Name of principle                                                                                                           1

2             Commencement                                                                                                              1

3             Authority                                                                                                                        1

4             Schedule(s)                                                                                                                     1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Information Principles 1997                                                                                                               2



1  Name of principle

                   This principle is the Information Amendment (Quality Agency) Principle 2013.

2  Commencement

                   This principle commences on 1 January 2014.

3  Authority

                   This principle is made under the Aged Care Act 1997.

4  Schedule(s)

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments


Information Principles 1997


1  Section 16.4


Quality Agency means the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency.

2  Paragraph 16.5(1)(c)



(c)   to the chief executive officer of the Quality Agency, to assist the chief executive officer to perform the functions mentioned in section 12 of the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Act 2013; or


3  Paragraph 16.5(1)(c) (note at the end)

Repeal the note.

4  Paragraph 16.5(1)(f)

            Repeal the paragraph, substitute:


(f)   to the Aged Care Pricing Commissioner, to assist the Pricing Commissioner to perform his or her functions; or

(g)   to the chief executive officer of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, to assist the body to perform its functions under the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987, subject to the confidentiality and other information protection provisions in that Act, including but not limited to section 29.

5  Subsection 16.5(2) (boxed note at the end)

Repeal the boxed note.