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Supplementary submission: Data Availability and Transparency Bill 2020 and Data Availability and Transparency (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020

The Law Council of Australia appreciates the opportunity to have appeared before the Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee on 20 April 2021 in relation to the Data Availability and Transparency Bill 2020 and Data Availability and Transparency (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020.

Following on from comments made during the public hearing, the Law Council seeks to provide a supplementary submission to its written submission dated 17 March 2021.

In particular, the Law Council notes the discussions regarding the uncertain scope and practical application of aspects of the proposed scheme, and the perceived reliance on yetto-be produced guidance material that will address matters such as data sharing arrangements and the exception for obtaining consent where it is ‘unreasonable or impracticable’ to be obtained.

You can read the full submission below.
 

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