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Data Availability and Transparency Regulations 2022

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Regulations as made
This instrument supports the scheme created by the Data Availability and Transparency Act 2022, for the purpose of authorising the sharing of public data.
Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet
Registered 13 Apr 2022
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Data Availability and Transparency Regulations 2022

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated 10 April 2022

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Stuart Robert

Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business

 

 

 

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

5............ Prescribed provisions.................................................................................................... 1

6............ Order or direction etc. under prescribed provision........................................................ 3

7............ Barred data custodians: entities acting in a capacity under My Health Records Act 2012 4

8............ Circumstances in which sharing is barred: Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918............ 4

9............ Circumstances in which sharing is barred: Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983.. 4

10.......... Circumstances in which sharing is barred: Health Insurance Act 1973......................... 4

11.......... Circumstances in which sharing is barred: Migration Act 1958.................................... 5

12.......... Circumstances in which sharing is barred: Privacy Act 1988........................................ 5

13.......... Circumstances in which sharing is barred: Royal Commissions Act 1902..................... 5

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Data Availability and Transparency Regulations 2022.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

14 April 2022

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Data Availability and Transparency Act 2022.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Data Availability and Transparency Act 2022.

System Operator has the same meaning as in the My Health Records Act 2012.

5  Prescribed provisions

                   For the purposes of subparagraph 17(4)(a)(i) of the Act, the provisions of Acts and legislative instruments specified in the following table are prescribed.

Note:          Sharing that is prohibited by a prescribed provision is barred under the data sharing scheme.

 

Prescribed provisions

Act or legislative instrument

Prescribed provisions

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006

section 122

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002

section 25A

Australian Federal Police Act 1979

subsection 40ZA(2)

subsection 60A(2)

Australian Federal Police Regulations 2018

section 17

section 28

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998

section 56

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979

subsection 8A(5)

section 81

section 92

Aviation Transport Security Act 2004

section 74

Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016

section 106

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989

section 150

section 150AA

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988

section 16

section 16AA

Crimes Act 1914

section 15JQ

section 15JR

section 15LB

section 15LC

paragraph 85ZS(1)(d)

paragraph 85ZU(b)

paragraph 85ZW(b)

Criminal Code

section 104.22

section 105.45

section 122.1

section 122.2

section 122.3

section 122.4A

Defence Act 1903

section 73A

Defence Force Discipline Act 1982

section 58

Defence (Inquiry) Regulations 2018

section 36

section 37

Defence Regulation 2016

section 37

Health Insurance Act 1973

section 106ZR

Inspector‑General of the Australian Defence Force Regulation 2016

subsection 21(3)

Intelligence Services Act 2001

section 41

Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006

section 77B

subsection 90(6)

section 92

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018

section 99

section 104

National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004

paragraph 29(5)(e)

subsection 38PE(3)

subsection 38PF(2)

section 40

section 41

section 45

section 46

section 46A

section 46B

section 46D

section 46F

section 46G

section 46H

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

section 217

clause 16 of Schedule 1

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

section 65

Public Service Act 1999

subsection 72A(2)

subsection 72B(2)

Reserve Bank Act 1959

section 79A

Surveillance Devices Act 2004

section 45

Telecommunications Act 1997

subsection 315H(3)

subsection 317ZF(1)

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

section 63

section 108

section 133

section 181A

section 181B

section 182

section 182A

Witness Protection Act 1994

subsection 16(3)

section 22

section 22A

section 22B

section 28

section 28A

 

6  Order or direction etc. under prescribed provision

                   For the purposes of subparagraph 17(4)(a)(ii) of the Act, the provisions of Acts and legislative instruments specified in the following table are prescribed.

Note:          Sharing that is prohibited by an order, direction, certificate or other instrument made by an officer of the Commonwealth under a prescribed provision is barred under the data sharing scheme.

 

Prescribed provisions

Act or legislative instrument

Prescribed provisions

Foreign Proceedings (Excess of Jurisdiction) Act 1984

subsection 7(1)

subsection 13(1)

subsection 14(2)

subsection 14(3)

National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004

subsection 26(2)

subsection 26(3)

7  Barred data custodians: entities acting in a capacity under My Health Records Act 2012

                   For the purposes of paragraph 17(4)(b) of the Act, the following are prescribed as entities that must not share data in the capacity of data custodian:

                     (a)  the System Operator, while acting in its capacity as System Operator;

                     (b)  the data custodian within the meaning of the My Health Records Act 2012, while acting in its capacity as data custodian within the meaning of that Act;

                     (c)  the Chief Executive Medicare, while acting in his or her capacity as a registered repository operator under section 38 of, or clause 10 of Schedule 1 to, the My Health Records Act 2012;

                     (d)  any other entity that is a participant in the My Health Records system within the meaning of the My Health Records Act 2012, while acting in its capacity as participant in the My Health Records system within the meaning of that Act.

8  Circumstances in which sharing is barred: Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

                   For the purposes of paragraph 17(4)(c) of the Act, sharing is barred if the data was collected for the purposes of:

                     (a)  the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918; or

                     (b)  the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984.

9  Circumstances in which sharing is barred: Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983

                   For the purposes of paragraph 17(4)(c) of the Act, sharing is barred if:

                     (a)  the data is the contents of, or an extract from, an instrument given or furnished to the Director of Public Prosecutions under subsection 8(1) of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983; and

                     (b)  the relevant time for the purposes of section 8 of that Act has not occurred in relation to the instrument.

10  Circumstances in which sharing is barred: Health Insurance Act 1973

                   For the purposes of paragraph 17(4)(c) of the Act, sharing is barred if the data is held by the Director of Professional Services Review for the purposes of Part VAA (the Professional Services Review Scheme) of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

11  Circumstances in which sharing is barred: Migration Act 1958

                   For the purposes of paragraph 17(4)(c) of the Act, sharing is barred if:

                     (a)  the data is health information (within the meaning of the Privacy Act 1988) about a person, including a deceased person; and

                     (b)  the data is included in a record held by, or on behalf of, the Department administered by the Minister administering the Australian Border Force Act 2015; and

                     (c)  the record was created at a time when the person was a detainee within the meaning of the Migration Act 1958.

12  Circumstances in which sharing is barred: Privacy Act 1988

                   For the purposes of paragraph 17(4)(c) of the Act, sharing is barred if the data is COVID app data within the meaning of the Privacy Act 1988.

13  Circumstances in which sharing is barred: Royal Commissions Act 1902

                   For the purposes of paragraph 17(4)(c) of the Act, sharing is barred if the data:

                     (a)  was produced by, or given to or obtained by, a Royal Commission within the meaning of the Royal Commissions Act 1902 (whether or not the data is still required for the purposes of the Royal Commission); and

                     (b)  has not been made publicly available in accordance with that Act.